Merfrau and the Ferocious Five

Hoofprint Editions and Chicago Art Department present:

Merfrau and the Ferocious Five
On display March 6th through March 27th

Opening Reception Friday, March 13th, 6-9pm
at Chicago Art Department 1926 S. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60608

Six artists explore graphic territories ranging from clean, biting satire to visceral scratchings, and all the fleshy comix places between. New lithographs, monotypes, and screenprints published collaboratively at Hoofprint.


Jenny Schmid

Nicole Marroquin

Chloë Perkis

Mony Nuñez

Talya Modlin 

Alicia Obermeyer


Prints of Unusual Size III


HOOFPRINT 2433 S Oakley Ave
(our last show at the former West Town Funeral Home)

"Night Trawler: Stars and Stripes," by Gabe Hoare. 40x60'' woodcut on canvas, limited edition of 10. $500.
“Night Trawler: Stars and Stripes,” by Gabe Hoare. 40×60” woodcut on canvas, edition of 10.

  Join us for our year-end exhibition, featuring seven new, enormous woodcuts. These prints, many of which are currently in progress, are some of the most ambitious projects we’ve tackled to date. The ink is hot! We’re revving up the press for a live printing demonstration, and our holiday bazaar will be in full swing with handmade ceramics, $20 posters, tees, and other giftable works. Snacks and libations will be served. This will be our last show at the funeral home before we move to our new location, so come and celebrate–a toast to our printmaking past and future!


Carlos Barbarena

Anna Hasseltine

Victoria Martinez

S.V. Medaris

Ocho Manos

& Bob Mueller

-$50 Print Raffle
-Ceramics by Nicole Marroquin, Liz Born, and Gabe Hoare
-$20 posters, houseplants, coaster sets, tees, and other giftable works for your holiday shopping needs

***Extended Gallery Hours and 20% off custom framing orders

SAT 12/9 noon-10pm
SUN 12/10 noon-5pm
By Appointment through 12/22

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Pilsen Open Studios: Fresh Ink/Resistance Workshop

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Pilsen Open Studios
Saturday, October 21st, noon-11pm
Sunday, October 22nd, noon-8pm
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Hoofprint is pleased to present two new silkscreen posters by NICOLE MARROQUIN and TERESA PANKRATZ. These prints are the first in an ongoing series called “Resistance Workshop/We Are One.” Half of all proceeds will go to the Pilsen Housing Co-op and The Hurricane Maria Community Recovery Fund.

Additionally, we are excited to announce three new editions by RICARDO ANGELES, TALYA MODLIN, and GEORGE PORTEUS! These prints are juicy—come see what these expert draftspersons have manifested on lithographic limestone for your viewing pleasure!

Event Schedule:
All weekend:
Ceramic work by Nicole Marroquin featuring planters, small sculptures, and “F THAT” cups and mugs—caffeinate yourself with a mug that takes no $#*!

1-4pm Lithography demonstration featuring new work by George Porteus
8-11pm Afterparty

Noon-2pm Etching demo with ELISE PARISIAN
2-4pm large woodblock demonstration featuring RICARDO SERMENT’s epic woodcut, “Soñando con casa (Dreaming of Home)”

*Visit http://pilsenopenstudios.net/ to check out the interactive map. There will be so many great shows within walking distance all weekend–they’re not to miss!

**Visit pilsenhousingcoop.org to learn more. It’s a new site so the link might not be live yet!

***Visit https://connect.clickandpledge.com/w/Form/cb4a3c78-5694-4324-bead-42c8ad94c1bf to support the recovery effort in Puerto Rico.

******Cover art by Nicole Marroquin.


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Saturday, August 12th
Opening reception 7-11pm, performances at 9pm
2433 S Oakley Ave, Chicago IL
Curated by Chloë Perkis

What is it to be filthy? Trashy? Hideously gorgeous? 

Hoofprint is pleased to present SUCIAS, an exhibition of Queer, Latinx, and Womxn artists exploring—and celebrating—the undesirable, dirty, mischievous, and hysterical. Curated by Chloë Perkis, SUCIAS features 18 artists and performers who mock etiquette, deconstruct slut shaming, and illustrate abject femininity in its many forms.

New work by:
Obsidian Bellis
Mimi Chrzanowski
Lisa Czech
Krystal DiFronzo
Inés Estrada
Susana Garcia
Chloe Lewis
Anna Mielniczuk
Jessica Milton
Gabby Mulholland
Mony Nuñez
Olive Panter
and Hiromi Ueyoshi 

Performances at 9pm:
Marcela Torres
Forced Into Femininity (Jill Flanagan)
Sarah Squirm
and featuring DJ Nihilismo 2000

Celebrate with us at the opening reception! Arrive early for art, stay late for the show! Refreshments will be served.

Delicious beer from Metropolitan Brewing available for a small donation.

Prints of Unusual Size

Opening Reception:
Saturday, December 10th, 6-10pm
at HOOFPRINT 2433 S Oakley Ave, Chicago IL 60608

“Chirping Bird,” 14-color screenprint by Leslie Riley

Gallery Hours throughout the weekend and By Appointment:
Friday, December 9th: 6-10pm (PLUS 20% off all custom framing orders Friday only)
Saturday, December 10th: noon-10pm
Sunday, December 11th: 2-8pm

We’ve been dreaming of it all year, and now, PRINTS OF UNUSUAL SIZE is right around the corner! The second iteration of last year’s Woodcut Challenge, this time we’ve broadened our approach to include multiple techniques: woodcut, screenprint, monotype, and mezzotint. We’ve narrowed our scope to focus on a handful of pieces with the depth of color we crave in the winter months. These prints are the result of many hours and many hands; a truly collaborative effort on the part of the artists and our Hoofprint team. We’ll also be displaying the work of two fantastic relief artists from Estonia, and a selection of handmade wares, including unique holiday gifts, at the Hoofprint Bazaar. Yule Party!

DOUG BOSLEY (http://www.dougbosley.com/)
HECTOR DUARTE (http://www.hectorduarte.com/)
JOHN HIMMELFARB (http://www.johnhimmelfarb.com/)
S.V. MEDARIS (http://svmedaris.com/)
KATE PERRYMAN (http://www.katherineperryman.com/)
LESLIE J. RILEY (http://www.lesliejriley.com/)

From Estonia:
PEETER ALLIK (http://web.zone.ee/peeterallik/allikufolder/graafika.html)
TOOMAS KUUSING (http://toomaskuusing.com/graafika/)

PLUS: Hoofprint Bazaar
Prints, Pottery, Comix & Apparel by
LIZ BORN (https://lizborn.com/)
ALANA CUELLAR (https://www.instagram.com/alanacuellar/)
JOHN DiDOMENICO (http://36lbsofproduct.com/)
SANYA GLISIC (http://sanyaglisic.com/moth.php)
ANNA HASSELTINE (http://www.annahasseltine.com/prints.html)
GABE HOARE (http://gabehoare.com/home.html)
NICOLE MARROQUIN (http://www.nicolemarroquin.com/projects)
TALYA MODLIN (http://talyamodlin.tumblr.com/)
DEVIN OWSLEY-AQUILIA (http://cargocollective.com/devinowsleyaquilia)
CHLOE PERKIS (http://www.chloeperkis.com/)
BRAD ROHLOFF (http://www.brohloff.me/)

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Hoofprint is turning 3!

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Celebrate with us at our Summer Print Showcase
Friday, August 5th, from 7-11pm
2433 South Oakely Ave, Chicago, IL 60608

We’ll be showing two awesome portfolios, “SIGHTINGS,” and “DESERT TRIANGLE,” as well as a number of new pieces and works-in-progress made here at the shop in the past six months. Plus, enjoy homemade Guacamole atop a Chicago-style dog courtesy of Vienna Beef, and delicious brews by Metropolitan.


New aquatic lithographs by MATT BOZIK
Experimental monotypes and works-in-progress by Ketubah Queen, RACHEL ELLISON
Linocuts based on fables, starring cats and rabbits and rats from ANNA HASSELTINE (oh my!)
What dark secrets lurk in the mind of intaglio madman, JOHN DiDOMENICO?
A lithograph by mysterious newcomer DEVIN OWSLEY-AQUILIA 
Etchings by LOUIS GENTRY, the Parisian wonder, and our most recent intern. What a guy!
“What?” ask RAELEEN KAO, “You can’t handle your arsenic?” Check our her most venomous lithograph to date!
Two portraits by ZEKE PEÑA (also featured in the Desert Triangle Carpeta), who hails from El Paso, TX and visited us last summer to draw on some stones.
KATE PERRYMAN‘s monotypes will ensnare you with bold color and idiosyncratic shapes. It’s a trap! (Okay, it’s just inspired by traps)
LESLIE RILEY‘S incredible catalogue of pattern-based screenprints, some featuring as many as 20 layers!
An screenprinted, watercolor monotype by perrenial favorite, GABRIEL VILLA
As always, as selection of recent works by Hoofprint duo LIZ BORN and GABE HOARE will be available for your viewing pleasure.
A new screenprint and VERY special lavatory installation by CHLOË PERKIS

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Organized by AJ Nordhagen and Brittany Kieler (of HOLODROME and Vulture Woman Press, respectively), “Sightings” includes 30 prints from artists all over the country, each asking the viewer to delve into the unknown.

“SIGHTINGS is an illustrated collection of images developed from eyewitness accounts of unexplained beings. Thirty artists contribute personal or historically documented experiences with cryptids, ghosts, extraterrestrials, and other mysterious entities. It is presented in a box set of editioned fine art prints and includes a field guide with laser-etched cover. Honoring visual traditions across the globe that illuminate the human relationship with these entities, SIGHTINGS asks the viewer to reconsider the breadth of science, continually expanding our way of knowing the world.”

More at: http://www.sightingsinprint.com/


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We first saw this incredible portfolio in Portland at this past year’s Southern Graphics Council conference.  Organized by Krrrl, the portfolio includes 22×30” works by 30 artists who teamed up with local printshops in the southwest and Mexico to produce the editions. They have a great blog that includes images of the prints as well as process photos, essays, and more. We are very honored to show these works in Chicago–we were blown away and we think you will be, too!

Desert Triangle artists, by city:

Henry Morales, Nani ChaconKrrrl
Las Cruces
Chris Bardey
Rezizte ColectivoJellyfish Colectivo
El Paso
Manuel GuerraFrancisco Delgado, Raul Monarrez, Los DosZeke PeñaJesus “Cimi” AlvaradoTim RazoMatthew PoeFederico VillalbaVictor MuheddineTino Ortega
Joe MarshallMartin QuintanillaGonzalo EspinosaMykl WellsCristina CardenasRogoMark ChristianRudy FloresRuben Urrea MorenoTanya RichMichael ContrerasLauren Moran
Riverside, CA 
Pavel Acevedo, Posted

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Teresa Pankratz: ’59 Dreams/Into The Night’ Opening Reception

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Join us for the opening reception of ’59 Dreams/Into the Night,’ featuring Teresa Pankratz’s phenomenal series of 59 original drawings and new lithograph tunnel book, made right here at Hoofprint! Teresa has planned a number of events at the gallery this month, including a reading from her new book, as well as a screenprinting party, so mark your calendars! Refreshments and a special cocktail, “The Dreamer,” will be served, plus beer by Metropolitan Brewing.


Friday, June 3: Opening Reception, 7 to 11pm.

Saturday, June 11: Book Release Party for 59 Dreams: A Nocturnal Year, 2 to 6pm. Artist’s Talk and Dream Reading at 4 pm.

Saturday, June 18: During the annual Oakley Festa Pasta Vino,
Teresa will be at the gallery from 12 to 5pm.

Sunday, July 3: Closing Reception, 12 to 5pm. “Dream Screen” T-shirt Printing Workshop 3 to 5pm

Teresa Pankratz is an interdisciplinary book and paper artist whose work explores the relationship of the human being to familiar, domestic objects and lost sheltering spaces. She employs the mediums of printmaking, bookbinding, sculpture, writing and performance in the creation of both one-of-a-kind and small editioned narrative sculpture and artist books.

Throughout her twenty-year artist book practice, her work has been exhibited at multiple venues, including the Ryerson Library of the Art Institute of Chicago, the New York Center for Book Arts, the Chicago Cultural Center, the James R. Thompson Center’s Illinois Art Gallery, the Minnesota Center for Book Arts and Chicago’s Newberry Library. Her artist’s books have been included in multiple juried national and international traveling exhibitions, and are part of special collection libraries throughout the United States. Ancillary to her artist book practice, she completed nearly 2000 pen and ink illustrations for various Mennonite-related publications from 1985 to 2006.

more at: http://www.teresapankratz.com/
and: https://www.instagram.com/teresapankratz/


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