Jessica Taylor Caponigro

Jessica Taylor Caponigro received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and before that she attended Bryn Mawr College where she earned her BA in the History of Art. Jessica runs a small handmade bag and accessory company, Fiori Falsi, where she prints the majority of the fabric. She has taught Printmaking classes at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Art Appreciation classes at Olive Harvey College. She currently teaches Printmaking for Educators, a non toxic class, at Harold Washington College. Jessica has been an instructor at Spudnik Press since 2011.


Residency Period:

Jun 2010–Aug 2010

Project Statement:

Taylor Caponigro examines the psychological affects of seemingly faux luxury materials and artificial domestic items. she is interested in the dichotomy of synthetic materials and their ability to maintain beauty while inherently retaining a sense of their own failure. Taylor brings into focus the indistinct space between the intention of ideals represented by authentic goods and the misguided interpretation of their synthetic counterparts. Taylor finds printmaking’s inherent ability to create multiples, makes prints very accessible and directly relates to the affordable faux goods. During Taylor’s residency at Spudnik she explored issues surrounding pattern, repetition, and reproduction. Taylor printed a subtly complex edition of etchings; wallpaper patterns inspired by class differences in George Eliot’s Middlemarch (1874).


MDW Fair Fall Showcase , October, 2011

Classes by this Artist:

Screenprinting on Fabric