Sanya Glisic

Sanya Glisic is a Chicago-based artist and illustrator, working primarily in printmaking and drawing. She is originally from Bosnia. She received her BFA in Visual Communications from University of Arizona in 2007. She has illustrated for Penguin Books, Seven Stories Press, Black Candy Records, Rotland Press, Newcity, and The Chicago Reader. In 2012, she completed and exhibited a new body of work as Artist-in-Residence at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative. Her work has been included in recent exhibitions at Whitdel Arts in Detroit and Rubin Museum of Art in New York. She teaches illustration and printmaking at Columbia College Chicago, as well as at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative and Spudnik Press.


Residency Period:

Sep 2010–Nov 2010

Project Statement:

Struwwelpeter, first published in Germany in 1844, contains ten cautionary tales for children, each one with a clear moral and overly exaggerated consequences for misbehavior. In one parable, a mother warns her son not to suck his thumbs. The son continues his habit. A tailor with giant scissors joins the scene, and the story heads in a dreadful direction. Artist and Illustrator Sanya Glisic, while a Resident Artist at Spudnik Press Cooperative, created a new version with whimsical and playful illustrations that capture the dark, often morbid sensibilities of the tales.


Chicago Illustrator Spotlight: Sanya Glisic, Chicagoist Grim Tales, Time Out Chicago, February, 2011

Classes by this Artist:

Printmaking Survey: Screenprinting, Relief, Lithography
Printmaking Survey: Screenprinting, Relief, Lithography (Fall 2014)
Screenprinting Explorations (WI2015)
Screenprinting Explorations (SU2015)
Illustration 201: Shape, Texture and Experimentation

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