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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Speaking Out at Zygote Press

Text-based artwork will be richly represented in The Expanded Broadside: Printed Messages in Art, curated by Lisa Kurzner, on view in the gallery at Zygote Press from July 13 to August 25. While printmaking has often been a favored medium for those drawn to text, the artists selected work in a variety of media. Additionally, the Cleveland Public Library will […]

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Zygote Press: My New Home

“You’re so brave,” people have been saying. “I can’t believe you are moving away.” Part of me laughed at the notion that relocating from Dayton to Cleveland constituted a bold action—after all, I don’t even have to get a new driver’s license. And there are a lot of similarities between Zygote and the Dayton Visual Arts Center, where I was […]

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FAREWELL PROMISE

As I wind down at Zygote Press, I wanted to make note of some of my favorite moments in these last 21 years. The meeting of the founding team—Joe, Kelly and Bellamy—they all were passionate, purpose-driven artists who worked with me to create a place where artists could interact with each other, and produce amazing work. The people I have […]

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