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Illustration for Facets

Illustration for the upcoming annual Boo! Bash celebration at Facets.

Boo! Bash is a multi-layered event for families and children, featuring costume competitions, carnival festivities, film screenings, and so on. It takes place in October.

I really enjoyed working on something so playful and for such an incredible place!

Facets is a Chicago-based media arts organization, providing education, conservation, and screenings of independent and international films.

Facets Boo Bash

Illustration for ‘The Monster Gasped, OMG!’

Excited to have my illustration in the just published, “The Monster Gasped, OMG!”, an anthology of children’s authored stories about monsters. I got to illustrate the story “Lonely Boy”, by Beyrali Santiago (age 11), about a time-traveling vampire warewolf boy >:)

Published by 826CHI, an amazing Chicago-based non-profit center helping students with writing and tutoring (an initiative founded by author Dave Eggers).

The Chicago Tribune also published an article about the project.

The Monster Gasped OMG book and illo

Lonely Boy illustration

Lurie Garden artwork

New illustrations for Lurie Garden’s Annual Plant Sale event.

I re-created some of the plants that will be at the sale, using a mix of hand drawing, texture and collage elements. Had a lot of fun with this.

Lurie Garden is a non-profit urban sustainable gardening project located in Millennium Park. It is an incredibly peaceful and beautiful space in the heart of downtown Chicago.


lurie sign


The view from the garden facing the Art Institute…

Lurie Garden

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…

Relief presentation

I teach a Print Basics class at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative on Tuesday nights. It is a very full class but somehow everyone manages to make it despite the snow and subzero temps… we have a lot of fun! and snacks! :D

Anyway, this week everyone rocked it! I have to post about it. Here is a photo and video of Casey Engel, my badass TA, showing off some of her relief prints and blocks. Afterwards we got the carving and printing demos… I will be posting some of the prints next week.

relief class CPC

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


Cover for Newcity’s Year End Super Issue

Cover for Newcity’s Year End super guide to Chicago.

Had a lot of fun with this. The birds, letters and stars were actually cut out of black paper, which was then scanned.

With so much violence and chaos in the news, this was a quiet, personal response to the current state of things… Possibility and hope for tranquility and peace.


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


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 :)