Category Archives: printmaking

Album cover for ada and rosalind

ada rosalind album cover

I was approached by pan y rosas discos to design the album cover for Rosalind Hall and Ada Rave’s new improvisational album, a trail, a texture. Pan y Rosas Discos (pyr), is a Chicago-based netlabel that focuses on experimentalal/noise/improvisational music and sound.

The cover is a composition of an ink drawing imposed on a monoprint, with addition of type.

learn more about pyr’s release of the album – http://www.panyrosasdiscos.net/pyr158-rosalind-hall-ada-rave-a-trail-a-texture/

Screen printing process video

Here is a quick stop-motion film I made screen printing the piece at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative for the Blue Moon Artist Series…


Artwork for Blue Moon Brewing Artist Series

I have some exciting news!

My screen print has been selected as one of 20 pieces nation-wide to be featured on Blue Moon Artist Series labels, celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Blue Moon Brewing Co. Here is the original print:

Blue Moon Symphony, 2015

Now featured on a limited-edition Blue Moon Artist Series label…
Blue Moon Artist Series, bottle

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So, there is a little contest to this…
To support me and my work, please visit Blue Moon’s fb page and simply * LIKE * my piece:
here is the link – http://on.fb.me/1KDop7Q

The top 10 pieces with highest number of likes are eligible for an award. The contest goes through end of August, so feel free to share too. I sincerely appreciate your support, thank you!

Check out some of the process from creating the print…

blue moon process, pencil

blue moon process, ink

blue moon process, ink detail

glisic, Blue Moon Symphony print

via instagram:
#BlueMoon20Years
#ArtfilledFriday

Grasshopper

glisic, 'grasshopper', 2015

 
A new print from a collection of screen prints inspired by insects and seasons.

I really enjoyed designing this image, particularly researching and sketching the many patterns and geometry of grasshoppers.

The final is a 27″ x 21″ three-color screen print on Stonehenge paper. It was initially hand drawn in pen and ink, then screen printed in a limited edition of 20. Close-ups and initial process roughs are below.
It is now available in my etsy shop :)
 

'grasshopper' detail
 
'grasshopper' detail
 
color tests
 
grasshopper, rough sketch
 

‘Nutcracker’ illustrations in the Graphic Canon of Children’s Literature

Just received my contributor copies of the Graphic Canon of Children’s Literature!  It is a large, bright anthology of classic children’s stories, adaptated by various contemporary artists and illustrators. Edited by Russ Kick, out now from Seven Stories Press.

Graphic Canon of Children's Literature, cover

Graphic Canon of Children's Literature, book

It was VERY hard to choose which story to adapt, but I finally decided to go with “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King”. I have always loved the Tchaikovsky ballet, the costumes and the characters. While researching, I learned that the ballet was actually based on the short story by Alexander Dumas, which was actually a re-write of an earlier version by E.T.A Hoffmann, a German writer and composer. The original, written in 1816, is much darker, stranger, and more interesting than the later Dumas version. So of course I had to illustrate the original :)

These began as brush and ink drawings, which were digitally colored for the publication. I later decided to make the images into screen prints. You can see the original handprinted editions on my etsy page

The Battle between Dolls and Mice, detail

The Nutcracker and Doll Kingdom, spread

Seven-Headed Mouse King and The Battle between Dolls and Mice, spread

The Capital

New printmaking classes starting soon!

It’s the dead of winter, come hang in the printshop!

I’m excited to announce a new line-up of classes starting soon… Learn to print, make cool stuff, bring a buddy and some tunes to share :-)

follow the links for more info and to register…

Introduction to Relief Printmaking at Lillstreet Art Center:

2 – 5pm Saturdays, April 11 – May 9

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Screenprinting Explorations at Spudnik Press:

6 – 8:30pm Tuesdays, March 10 – May 28

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Intro to Printmaking at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative:

6 – 9pm Mondays, March 30 – May 4

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CPC 25th Exhibit: Thank you & photos

A HUGE thank you to everyone who came out to the opening at EXPO 72 for CPC’s 25th Anniversary Exhibition. Such a magical night!

opening night
photography © Jeff Lassahn 2014

opening night
photography © Jeff Lassahn 2014

cpc 25th, group
group shot of some of the artists… I stole this from somewhere online (because we look adorable!!), apologies for lack of photo credit

The exhibit included one of my new works (below), which I haven’t had a chance to post yet.

The piece is called “Moth”, from a new collection of prints exploring colors and patterns as inpired by insects and seasons.

It is 24″ x 21″ four-color screen print on Stonehenge. Please click through for larger views.

glisic 'moth' 2014

glisic 'moth' 2014

glisic 'moth' 2014, detail

For more details and purchasing info, please visit my etsy shop

The framing was done by my very talented friend and artist, Liz Born, of Pilsen’s awesome new printshop & framing studio, Hoofprint Woorkshop. These guys truly rock!

The exhibition is on view through February 28th, 2015, at EXPO 72 Gallery – right across the street from the Chicago Cultural Center

CPC 25th: Opening THIS Friday, Nov 14 at EXPO 72

Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, the awesome independent printshop where I print and teach, will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with an exhibition opening this Friday, November 14th, at EXPO 72 Gallery

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This exhibit is *not to be missed* – a beautifully curated show of over 50 artists affiliated with the Collaborative over the years, featuring an array of original artworks and prints.

Preview and Reception: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Exhibition Dates: November 15, 2014 – February 28, 2015
EXPO 72 Gallery, 72 E Randolph St (across from Chicago Cultural Center)

Featured artists:
Hiroshi Ariyama, Stephanie Barenz, Christopher Blume, Matt Bodett, Molly Briggs, Deirdre Britt, Margaret Buchen, Charles Cohan, Aaron Coleman, Carlos Cortez, Jeanine Coupe-Ryding, David Driesbach, Joel Dugan, Leslie Eliet, Tony Fitzpatrick, Christine Gendre-Bergere, Sanya Glisic, Karinna Gomez, Michael Goro, Holly Greenberg, Susan Hall, John Himmelfarb, Elise Hughes, Carrie Iverson, Michael Jackson, Catherine Jacobi, David Jones, Anne Karsten, Deborah Maris Lader, Jeff Lassahn, Kim Laurel, Alan Lerner, Bart Longacre, Jeremy Lundquist, Michelle McCoy, Bert Menco, Ruth Moscovitch, Maria Mungai, Duffy O’Connor, Dennis O’Malley, Mary O’Shaughnessy, Artemio Rodriguez, Maria Sanchez, Jenny Schmid, Andrea Schumacher, Jeff Sippel, Chase Sperry, Megan Sterling, Scott Westgard, Eric Wilson

Also expect delicious local & sustainable treats (Cafe Selmarie, Baker Miller, New Holland Brewing, Butcher & The Burger), and of course some custom-printed refreshments :)

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Relief & Screenprinting at Lillstreet

For anyone interested in an overview of screen printing and relief techniques, I will be teaching a new class at Lillstreet Art Center for their Early Winter schedule:

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Relief & Screenprinting Combo
Multi-Level, 5 weeks
Saturdays, Nov 22 – Dec 20, 2014
3 – 6 pm

Learn the basics of two processes in one class: relief and screenprinting. Students will translate their designs into original prints in both mediums. Fundamentals including carving, inking, printing linoleum blocks and exposing images to screens will be covered. Additional time will be spent choosing ink, mixing ink colors and selecting tools. Hand and press printing will be demonstrated for relief.

More info & register