Our goal is to edition print-based work that represents a collaboration between the artist and a team of skilled printers. Printmaking is strongly rooted in Drawing, which increases in relevance as its definition expands. Process should extend new possibilities to preserve or transform the autographic mark of the artist’s hand. The techniques we use–lithography, relief, etching and screenprinting–create opportunities to work traditionally or experimentally, and give artists tools to re-contextualize existing themes in their studio practice. The creation of multiples allows more viewers to experience and own original art.
Print-partners Gabe Hoare and Liz Born formed Hoofprint in 2012. Our Studio is located in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood (in the southwest corner of Pilsen) in a re-purposed funeral parlor.
Gabe Hoare works primarily in sculptural installation and assemblage, transforming print-based works into interactive environments. He creates ritual objects that are both sacred and silly, affirming belief whilst simultaneously poking fun. After receiving his BFA from the University of Florida, Gabe went on to assist artists at Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop and Tandem Press, including Eddie Martinez, Sam Gilliam, and Suzanne Caporael. His work has been featured at venues including the Milk Factory and Co-prosperity Sphere.
Liz Born is a Chicago-based artist. Working primarily in relief and lithography, she illustrates the communion between animals and human-animals. Liz has taught relief, screenprinting, and intaglio at Spudnik Press, The Hyde Park Art Center, and Marwen. Her work has been featured at venues including Heaven Gallery, Woman-Made, and the Jane Addams Hull House Museum.