Zygote Press Faces COVID-19: “Creating is Medicine”

When artist Kill Joy arrived in Cleveland from Mexico City in February for her two-month residency, it was snowing. To cope with the frigid weather, the first works she started carving at Zygote were images of the hottest natural substance on Earth: lava from volcanic eruptions. The series, featuring volcano sites she has visited, takes on quite a different meaning […]

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Art from a Distance: Genius Loci at Zygote Press

In this installment of CAN’s Art from a Distance series, take an eerily silent tour of Genius Loci _toward understanding of place, at Zygote Press. The exhibit features works of Boston-native, Pittsburgh-based Tressa Jones and Arron Foster, who is currently visiting professor of printmaking at Ohio University. As the curators say in a statement, “Place carries the markings of time […]

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Photography Meets Printmaking at Zygote Press

Five years ago, Zygote Press made transitioning to an environmentally friendly studio a priority. Key to making this change work was ensuring that all printmaking processes would still be available, and the resulting prints would be as good or better than using the traditional toxic chemistry. Since then, through research and innovation, Zygote has evolved into a green shop. Eliminating […]

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Our Legacy of Cultural Exchange

For over twenty years, Zygote has been a pioneer in artist residencies. Nearly 200 artists have traveled the world…and brought the world to Cleveland. Zygote Press’ residencies are made possible by support from: The Ohio Arts Council, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, The Cleveland Foundation, The George Gund Foundation, The Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation,  The National Endowment for the Arts, The Martha […]

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Finding Book-Ness: ABC at CSU

Once books were simply vehicles, carrying the information they contained. For centuries, they were the most efficient way to traffic in words and pictures. In these digital days they still do that, but they have other functions, too: They are monuments to those ideas, celebrations, commemorations, and elaborations on them. They are a way not just to pass words and […]

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Eight Artists, Eight Countries, Six Exhibitions and Infinite Prints

After a steamy Cleveland summer of local, national, and international art and Zygote artists exhibiting in both FRONT International and the CAN Triennial, we are ready to shift into a cooler fall season with a sustained focus on both the local and the global arts through artist residencies and their culminative exhibitions. This fall, Zygote is thrilled to welcome five […]

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CAN Triennial Dealer Guide: Zygote Press

Zygote Press is a community art organization and open-access print workspace that has hosted local artists and international residencies for decades. At the Zygote Press booth, you will find silkscreens, etchings, aquatints, plate lithographs, letterpress and monoprints. Some limited edition, fine art prints were created at Ink House, Zygote’s secondary facility in the Waterloo Arts District, where our experienced printers […]

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