The FugScreens Residency Program provides equipment and space for artists who wish to develop a body of screen-printing work, but lack the resources to do so independently.

Residents have scheduled access to the studio however FugScreens is unable to offer 24 hour access to the facilities due to legal restrictions on the building site. FugScreens staff will also be available to provide guidance and feedback.

Interested persons may fill out an application online. Proposals may be for a traditional edition of screen prints, textile work or a less conventional use of the medium. The resident will be expected to meet periodically (established at the beginning of the Residency) with the Director of FugScreens to share ideas and works in progress.

At the conclusion or the residency, an optional reception displaying the work will be hosted by Fugscreens Studios. FugScreens hopes to encourage emerging Chicago artists to produce high quality work in a friendly and exciting environment.



Justin Santora

Billy Craven

Kwasi Amankwah

Kwasi graduated with a Bachelors in Art History from the University of Illinois, before heading to Chicago to focus on his graphic design education at the School of the Art Institute. After earning a degree in Visual Communication from the Art Institute, Kwasi completed a Master in Graphic Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has taught design classes at Westwood College

He continues to expand his horizons both artistically and non-artistically. He feels that it takes a lot of different experiences to create art because inspiration can come from everywhere. On top of his freelancing career, Kwasi continues to paint and screen print in his personal time.

And when he grows up he wants to become a NasCAR driver.


Lloyd Patterson Jr

Hailing from St. Louis, Missouri, Lloyd Patterson Jr. has extensive experience in the world of printmaking. With an MFA from Texas Tech University, MA Studies in Webster University St. Louis and Vienna, Austria, a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute, along with reams of professional interactions with the art community, it’s remarkable how much fits into this 5’4″ package! We’re sure that Lloyd’s blue-collar Irish work ethic means exciting things as he pursues new projects at FugScreens Studios.


The FugScreens Internship Program offers the opportunity of a unique learning experience for college credit or business experience.Discover how an independent studio functions and learn how to screen print.