Jessica Christy

Development & Fellowship Coordinator

Jessica Christy is a printmaker, designer, and North Dakota native living in the Chicago area.  She received her MFA from the University of North Dakota in 2011 and has since created works that challenge the status quo of human activity and the resulting impacts.  Heavily influenced by her upbringing in the Dakota culture, Christy often weaves the Native experience into her pieces.  Her work has shown both nationally and internationally; most recently, in a solo exhibition, Domestic Tides / Indigenous Mind, here at Spudnik Press in Chicago, Illinois.

Teaching Bio

Jessica Christy is a printmaker and designer.  She received her MFA from the University of North Dakota in 2011 and has since created works that challenge the status quo of human activity and the resulting impacts. Her work combines found images, photographs, text, and hand drawn marks, and utilizes various materials from paper to found wood and glass to textiles.

Areas of Expertise

  • Using found and repurposed materials
  • materialsPrinting anything onto unique surfaces
  • Instilling a solid technical understanding of print processes and techniques

Favorite Process: Polyester Plate Litho

Possible Process

  • Intaglio
  • Relief
  • Monotypes
  • Pronto Plates
  • Screenprinting
  • Cyanotype

Website:

www.jessicachristy.com

Classes by this Artist:

Screenprinting Explorations (May 2017)
Screenprinting Explorations (Sept 2017 – Saturday AM)
Screenprinting Explorations
Monotypes & Collographs
Screenprinting Explorations (Friday Morning, September)
Printmaking Foundations (October)
Etching & Intaglio Printmaking (January)
Printmaking Foundations (February)
Screenprinting Refresher (February)
Monotypes & Collographs (March)
Printmaking Foundations (April)
Screenprinting Refresher (June)
Screenprinting Explorations (May)
Printmaking Foundations (September 2019)
Etching & Intaglio Printmaking
Screenprinting Explorations (October 2019)
Etching & Intaglio Printmaking
Litho Made Easy: Pronto Plate Lithography
Concepts in Design: Analog to Digital
Private Lessons: Gap Lessons

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Angee Lennard

Founder & Director

In the ten years since Angee Lennard founded Spudnik Press Cooperative, Chicago’s nonprofit community-based printmaking studio, the organization has evolved from an experimental work/live space to a multi-facetted organization unique in its dedication to providing approachable access to fine art printmaking to anyone who wishes to be creative through print. Under her leadership, Spudnik Press Cooperative provides pathways for individuals to grow their artistic practice over time and at their own pace through studio access, residencies, fellowships, classes, exhibitions, collaborative projects and public programs.

Angee Lennard is also a devoted educator whose teaching experience ranges from arts administration to illustration. As a lecturer at SAIC in the Arts Administration and Policy department, Lennard is able to share her perspective on the parallels between art making and arts administration and inspire students to find enjoyment in administrative roles. At Marwen, Lennard leads high school students through illustration, design, and printmaking projects. Her teaching at Spudnik Press Cooperative focuses on the technical elements of printmaking. She earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Printmedia from SAIC in 2005.

Fun Facts: Angee owns chickens!

E-mail: angee@spudnikpress.org

Teaching Bio

Angee Lennard is the founder & director of Spudnik Press. Through her ongoing work publishing print editions for artists with disparate art practices, Angee has developed technical expertise and a focus on consistency, efficiency, logistics, and editioning. She is excited to find ways to push print processes beyond the go-to aesthetics and materials.

Favorite Process: Intaglio

Areas of Expertise:

  • Production case binding
  • Digital file preparation
  • Registration

Possible Processes:

  • Intaglio
  • Photo Intaglio
  • Airbrush aquatinting
  • Letterpress
  • Screenprinting
  • Bookbinding

Photo by Jamie Davis.

Classes by this Artist:

Intro to Printmaking
Stop Motion Animation
Printmaking Survey: Monoprinting, Etching, Letterpress
Screenprinting Refresher
Screenprinting Refresher
Printmaking Foundations: Relief, Etching, Screen
Screenprinting 201: Color Theory for Screenprinters
Etching & Intaglio Printmaking
Screenprinting Refresher
Screenprinting Refresher (Sep 2016)
Etching & Intaglio Refresher
Printmaking Foundations
Screenprinting Refresher
Color Theory for Screenprinters
Printmaking Foundations
Screenprinting Refresher (July 2017)
Screenprinting Refresher (Oct 2017)
Pre-Press Workshop: File Prep for Stress Free Printing
Screenprinting Refresher
Screenprinting 201: Color for Screenprinters
Screenprinting Refresher
Pre-Press Workshop: File Prep for Stress Free Printing
Pre-Press Workshop: File Prep for Stress Free Printing (January)
Studio Access Training: Nu-Arc Platemaker
Private Lessons: Gap Lessons

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Anders Zanichkowsky

Program Assistant

Anders Zanichkowsky is an interdisciplinary artist and writer working with paper, video, textiles, and neon. His prints, performances, and installations center queer and transgender experiences of grief, desire, and communication through disaster. Anders graduated with a B.A. in printmaking from Hampshire College in 2008, was an artist in residence with The Arctic Circle in Svalbard in 2016, and received his MFA in printmaking from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2019.

Fun fact: Anders has space-time synesthesia.

Email: anders@spudnikpress.org

Teaching Bio

Anders Zanichkowsky is a multimedia artist, writer, and educator whose addresses queer desire, uncertainty, and untimely death. He has a BA in printmaking from Hampshire College (2008) and an MFA in printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2019). In 2016 Anders was an Artist in Residence with The Arctic Circle in Svalbard, where he printed a series of cyanotypes from melting ice while sailing in the wilderness.

Favorite Processes: Intaglio and Woodcuts

Areas of Expertise

  • Teaching beginners
  • Conceptual and multimedia projects (print + video, installation, performance)

Possible Processes:

  • Intaglio
  • Relief
  • Oil-based Monotypes
  • Papermaking & Paper Sculpture
  • Risography
  • Screenprinting
  • Cyanotype

Image: Still from I am trying to think about, 4.5 hour durational performance washing a 1900 sq. foot gallery floor, 2018. Documented by Zach Kmiec

Website:

www.anderszanichkowsky.com/

Classes by this Artist:

Printmaking Foundations (October)
Studio Access Training: Screenprinting
Studio Access Training: Relief & Monoprinting
Make Yourself Known: DIY Fundraising & Communications for Artists
Private Lessons: Gap Lessons
Art Hustle: DIY Marketing & Communications for Artists

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