Past Events at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative Gallery
33rd Annual International Small Print Show & Holiday Sale
December 3-4, 2022 through January 31, 2023
Special Preview Showing: Friday, December 2nd, 12 - 5pm
Grand Opening Party: Saturday & Sunday, December 3rd & 4th, 11am - 7pm
Extended Gallery Hours: Tuesdays - Sundays, December 6 - 21, 12 - 5pm
SHOP LATE LINCOLN SQUARE event - Thursday, December 8 & 15, 5-8pm
Regular Gallery Hours: Friday & Saturday, 12-5 or by appointment
Over 100 artists! What?!!!! Yes, you read that right. Bite sized prints from across the known universe have winged their way to Chicago, clothing the CPC walls in a visual celebration unprecedented in both scope and quality. Featuring the finest new work being done internationally and locally by CPC gallery artists and newly invited printmakers. You know the drill people. Once you're sure you're well and can leave the house, just head over, hit the hot cider, and start collecting gorgeous, affordable prints from the walls while we attempt to keep up with the mass buying frenzy. Prepare to be inspired. Bring your parents, children, friends, teachers, and favorite holiday sweater. It's basically the hottest spot on Western Avenue just north of the Lincoln/Western split in Lincoln Square. Looking forward to seeing you at our oasis of originality...! For those of you who prefer a quieter experience, skip the opening and visit us during our special extended gallery hours, or make a private appointment. For those who would rather shop in your pj's while petting the dog, visit our online store, which we are now updating weekly with brand new work!
About the Show
Featured Artists:Grazvyda Andrijauskaite (Lithuania), Joanna Anos, Atlan Arcea-Witzl, Hiroshi Ariyama, Colleen Aufderheide, Coco Berkman, Matt Bodett, George Bodmer, Liz Born, Eric Bremer, Bright (Thailand), Margaret Buchen, Karen Butler, Corinna Button (UK), Sanchai Chaiyanan (Thailand), Jill Chittenden, Temjai Cholsiri (Thailand), Elke Claus, Jeanine Coupe-Ryding, Cathie Crawford, Alberto Cruz (Mexico), L J Douglas, Tony Fitzpatrick, Dianne Fogwell (Australia), Christine Gendre-Bergere (France), Bryn Gleason, Susan Hall, Anna Hasseltine, Eric Hoffman, Mirka Hokkanen, Carrie Iverson, Teresa James, Eric Johnson, Srijai Kantawang (Thailand), Melissa Keller, Amos Paul Kennedy Jr., Jon Keown, Scott Kiefer, Mel Kolstad, Damon Kowarsky (Australia), Shin Koyama (Japan), Jill Kramer, Tyler Krasowski, Karen Kunc, Ammarin Kuntawong (Thailand), Deborah Maris Lader, Kim Laurel, Carrie Lingscheit, Amornthep Mahamaet (Thailand), Dave Martin, Maddie May, Michelle McCoy, Hannah McMaster, Bert Menco, Andrew Mullally, Maria Mungai, Ali Norman, Kumi Obata (Japan), Duffy O’Connor, Dennis O’Malley, Mary O'Shaughnessy, Painted Tongue Press, Sage Perrott, Nick Phan, Puridon Pimsan (Thailand), Steve Prince, Nicole Purdie (UK), Jaco Putker (Netherlands), Artemio Rodriguez (Mexico), Ishbel Rodriguez, Jay Ryan, Genevieve Sachs, Justin Santora, Jeff Sippel, Yuttana Sittikan (Thailand), CHema Skandal!, Jack Spector-Bishop, Sarah Smelser, Starshaped Press, Raychel Steinbach, Megan Sterling, Jerawit Surtsit (Thailand), Narit Tananon (Thailand), Sanon Tempiem (Thailand), Octavia Thorns, Kitikong Tilokwattanotai (Thailand), Stephanie Toral, Thuong Tran, Kouki Tsuritani (Japan), Nicola Villa (Italy), Suttipong Vongson (Thailand), Carl Voss, Art Werger, Scott Westgard, Stephen Wiggins, Cleo Wilkinson (Australia), Eric Wilson, Catherine Winings, Nele Zirnite (Latvia) and others.
TONY FITZPATRICK | THE YEARS: 3 Decades of Etching
Opening Friday September 23rd 2022, 5-8pm. This exhibition runs through November 5th, 2022.
Chicago Printmakers Collaborative is thrilled to present a retrospective of etchings by prolific Chicago artist Tony Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick's work is inspired by Chicago street culture, cities he has traveled to, children's books, tattoo designs, and folk art. This exhibition includes 30 years of etchings, many of which were printed by Fitzpatrick at the Collaborative.
"It is an odd juncture to survey 30 years of doing anything. I've actually been making etchings for 5 or 6 years longer than that! I remember how much I loved the reveal with that first one I made, when you finally pull the paper off the plate.
Etching rewarded the way I drew. I was formed by comics, cartoons, Mad Magazine, and early Marvel. Nobody ever told me they were 'Art'. The etchings, very early on, were my auto-biographical device; veiled in the imagery I'd carried with me since childhood.
Art writers ask me if I've ever done a self-portrait– these are all self-portraits. They are where I go to hide in my own story.
CPC Cash ‘N Carry $20 Sale
Opening Saturday August 6th, 11-6pm. This exhibition runs through August 30th.
Chicago Printmakers Collaborative presents the infamous $20 Cash ‘N Carry Print Sale! Join us for a mid-summer bash featuring incredible deals on all kinds of printed goods! Stop by for the main event on Saturday, August 6th from 11 - 6 p.m. We will have stacks of quality prints to discover and enjoy. Bring your cash, and carry them out!
Dan Grzeca - Ground Up Press
Dan Macadam - Crosshair
Deborah Maris Lader
Delicious Design League
Jay Ryan - The Bird Machine
Jen Farrell - Starshaped Press
CPC Collected Prints & Ephemera
... and more!
About the Show
Dan McAdams (Crosshair Press)
Delicious Design League
Exhibition Dates: May 28 - July 30, 2022 Gallery Hours: Friday + Saturday 12-5pm and by appointment Closing Reception: Friday, July 29th 5-8pm
Named after a series of pressure prints by the artist, Body Rhythms is a collection of recent works by artist and storyteller Junli Song. Ranging from printmaking to ceramics, the works on display are constantly undulating. Figures move in wave-like motions while translucent colors lay smoothly on top of one another in both ink and glaze.
Inspired by the ancient Chinese cosmography, Shanhaijing, Song reinterprets tradition through a feminist, diasporic lens. With the ongoing construction of an imaginary world, Song explores how liminality can be a space for liberation. Countering the Western use of perspective, Song utilizes flatness as an Eastern artistic convention and negative space as an opening—a threshold to cross over and into. These moments of transformation, of seeing through, of absence embodied, reflect how in-betweenness can be expansive, rather than limiting.
Raised in Oak Park, Illinois, Junli Song is an artist and storyteller with a rather unusual background. In addition to her Master’s in children’s book illustration, Song studied economics at the University of Chicago and international development at the University of Oxford. She is currently pursuing an MFA with a concentration in printmaking at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. To learn more about Junli, visit her website and follow her on Instagram.
This exhibition was organized by Vic Barquin
About the ShowLa Danse, 2021, Pochoir (stencil), 22 x 30 inches Moondance, 2021, Pochoir (stencil), 22 x 30 inches The Discovery, 2021, Pochoir (stencil), 30 x 42 inches
March 11, 2022 through May 14, 2022
Opening Reception: Friday, March 11, 5 - 8pm
David Driesbach, Beauvais Lyons, Julie Murphy, Eric Wilson, Tony Fitzpatrick, Ruben Castillo, Catherine Winings, Jaco Putker, Jill Kramer, Eric Von Haynes, Wes Beeler, CHema Skandal, Maddie May, Annie Kielman, Jensen Delius, Annie Shea, Thuong Tran, Jeanine Coupe Ryding, Scott Westgard, Matt Bodett, Christine Gendre-Bergere, Michelle McCoy, Megan Sterling, Sonnenzimmer
About the ShowThe Chicago Printmakers Collaborative is excited to present a show which highlights the unique interests and passions of our staff members! Inspired by "staff picks" shelves in bookstores, this is an exhibition of prints and printmakers that our teachers and staff think are worthy of special recommendation for your viewing pleasure. Combining the distinct curatorial visions of six different printmakers resulted in a diverse collection of work, spanning a wide range of styles and mediums. While some staff curators dove deep into CPC's collection to find golden oldies that rarely get to see the light of day, others opted to include new work by contemporary Chicago artists. Old and new, earnest and whimsical, this show has a little something for everyone!
Jack Spector-Bishop's Picks: "Printmaking is a centuries-long conversation through images, constantly turning back upon itself for inspiration and always ending up the brunt of the joke. These pieces exemplify the humor, grotesquerie, and commitment to the poor image that has brought me back to the medium again and again."
Maddie May's Picks: "The works I chose are especially interesting to me as they all place the viewer as a spectator within a variety of domestic scenes and predicaments. Each artist handles illustrations of interiors, exteriors, household objects, and scenes of everyday life in differing ways. I was also drawn to the types of light depicted and how the marks from varying printmaking processes portrayed them. From light pouring in through a window, to a bedside lamp casting heavy shadows up the wall, each print feels like a window into another emotional realm."
Eric Wilson's Picks: "We all have our worlds that we live in, inside of our heads, outside of reality. These artists show us what the world looks like to them, not with beauty and perfection but honesty and humor."
Carl Voss' Picks: "Each of these pieces speaks to me in a different way. Sonnenzimmer’s piece shows an unrivaled ability to completely transform a surface, with exquisite control of texture, color, and clarity of design. Sterling’s etching shows the breakdown of borders and the flattening of the visual space that mirrors the paper itself. Finally, Bodett weaves visual poetry for what can hold, what is empty, what is resaid, and what cannot be said at all."
JJ McLuckie's Picks: "When I see the pieces chosen together they reminisce on the cruelty man exerts trying to solve it’s problems and the comfort nature provides in response solely through existing. Texture is one of the most comforting aspects to me, so the artists’ intense attention to the way textures interact within these all provide me with a melancholy joy being able to visually feel each piece."
Megan Sterling's Picks: "This collection of pieces by young women or non-binary Chicago artists showcases a dynamic range of conceptually engaging and technically sound printmaking work. Each print presents a transient relationship to the figure— fleeting traces of holding space, losing space; holding self, losing self; holding memory, losing memory. They are all a potential means to contemplate the body and its relationship to space, time, others, and ourselves."