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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My Life Working with Zygote

I am Charles Spooney with The Refresh Collective. I am a 19 year old screen printer from East Cleveland. I first met the crew at Zygote Press because of our amazing partnership with them. They have been instrumental in our process of beginning our youth led printing program, “Fresh Gear”, A program that I now run with my partners Dee […]

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Let’s Talk About Love Baby

Love is not talked about much in the world of art, but a show opening in January of 2017 brings the subject of love to light at Zygote Press. Chido Johnson, the Chief Love Developer of a traveling Love Library continues to expand this collection of  Harlequin-scaled, altered books by a Cleveland Chapter of artists to open up their concepts […]

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The Democracy of Print: Freeing the Ink at Zygote Press

For centuries, printmaking has been considered the most democratic of all art forms. Starting with the invention of the Gutenberg Press, printmaking has allowed information to be disseminated to the masses so everyone could enjoy and understand the communication of political, personal and societal ideas. To leverage the political discourse motivated by the RNC, Zygote delivers countless ways to get […]

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Creative Fusion: “What is this city about?” / Anila Rubiku / Durres, Albania / Zygote Press

Albanian by birth and a global nomad living between Toronto, Milan, and Tirana, Albania, Anila Rubiku is an artist who brings voice to important social issues.  When her residency at Zygote Press begins March 1, her plan is to immerse herself in local culture and learn about daily life. “What is this city about?” she asks. “What is the political […]

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Be Zygote Now

  Artists are Zygote’s driving purpose, and the co-founders, Joe Sroka, Kelly Novak, Bellamy Printz and myself (all artists) needed the space, the community, and the equipment to survive creatively. Opening the conversation and the physical doors to Zygote led to a movement of cooperative, shared maker spaces that now facilitate community projects and programs as well as community place-making […]

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5 Things You Don’t Know about Zygote Press…But Should

Zygote Press, Cleveland’s only nonprofit cooperative workspace for printmakers, promotes contemporary fine-art printmaking, advocates for the arts, and supports artists throughout the region and beyond. And while Zygote enjoys a certain amount of name recognition locally, we bet there a few things even you don’t know about us…yet.   Ink House No, we haven’t moved! Ink House is Zygote’s satellite […]

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