Zygote is excited to host our next resident artist, Chepape Makgato!
Residency Dates: February 22- April 22
Khehla Chepape Makgato was born in Johannesburg, South Arica. Chepape has degrees in Fine Arts and Media, majoring in Printmaking and Journalism from the Artist Proof Studio and Boston Media House, Sandton Campus, respectively. He has participated in and curated numerous art exhibitions both locally and internationally including in Johannesburg, Polokwane, Cape Town, Washington DC and London.
He is represented in Cleveland by Harris Stanton Gallery.
Chepape has extensive teaching experience, organizing youth art workshops and providing mentorship to the young artists in his community. He currently works full time at his studio in Johannesburg and is the freelance arts reporter for SABC radio station in Thobela FM. His long-term goal is to develop a sustainable arts education center to cater to rural youth.
The 2018 TaipeiXCLE Resident Artists have been selected!
Ya-Lan Yu will travel from Taiwan to Zygote and Michael Lombardy will travel from Cleveland to the Bamboo Curtain Studio in Taipei.
Ya-Lan Lu is a printmaker based in Taipei, Taiwan. She works primarily with woodcuts, which serve as a media for expressing personal sentiments and life experiences. The contents of her works revolve around landscapes and the search for authentic beautiful scenery. She received her BFA (2010) and MFA (2014) from the Taipei National University of the Arts.
Michael Lombardy is Visual Artist from Cleveland, Ohio, with a multi disciplinary practice primarily combining site specific installation, works on paper, and sustainably sourced upcycled clothing. He has a BFA in Printmaking from The Cleveland Institute of Art (2015) where he received the Frank N. Wilcox Award for Excellence in Printmaking. He is a Resident Artist in Printmaking at The Cleveland Institute of Art and an intern for Zygote Press.
Fabeln, Fábulas: The Work of Ron Abram
Opening Reception this Friday (Feb. 2) at 6pm in the Zygote Gallery!
Ron Abram’s interdisciplinary show of prints, film, puppets and sculpture features new works addressing issues of queer identity through the retelling of cross-cultural fairy tales and fables. The metaphorical works speak on abstract and emotional levels: a celebration of Queer magic in the face of fear, repression, and homophobia.
It’s Liz Fest 2018! Join us for sendoff party celebrating the fabulous Liz Maugans!
When: Saturday, January 20, 6 – 10 PM
Where: BayArts (Huntington Playhouse Dr, Bay Village, OH 44140)
Cost: $30 – Your ticket includes beer, wine, and appetizers.
Help Liz celebrate her many years as Zygote Press’s Executive Director, and help wish her well in her new endeavors! There will be a roast and toast from 7 – 8 PM. Ages 21+.
Purchase tickets online here.
There are many ways to give the gift of Zygote this year!
Support local artists by doing your holiday shopping with us.
Our annual holiday show and sale, Off the Wall, is fully stocked with beautiful artworks and other unique collectibles, all handcrafted by local artists. Come see and shop the show during our open studio hours, Wednesdays and Saturdays from noon to 4 pm until December 23rd.
We now offer E gift cards! Cards can be purchased here or at our gallery store and are available in the amount of your choosing. Our gift cards can be spent on everything that we offer including artworks, memberships, and classes!
Zygote’s online print shop is filled with gorgeous pieces by a diverse array of artists, browse the collection here and find something to gift to a loved one or hang on your own wall!
Please join us this Thursday, December 7th @ 6pm for a talk with artist in residence, printmaker Kevin Hogan, at Zygote Press.
Kevin Thomas Hogan was born in Liverpool, England in 1954 into a working class family of the industrial north. At eleven, Kevin arrived in Cleveland, Ohio after emigrating to the U.S. with his sister and parents.
From England, Kevin brought an interest in drawing and painting to his education at the Lakewood public schools and on to Cooper School of Art and Kent State University. During his time in the Cleveland area Kevin was the gallery director for the New Organization of the Visual Arts and was instrumental in the founding of A Space P Space, later SPACES. Hogan makes sculptural installations, paintings, prints, drawings, and mixed media artwork.
Handmade. Local. Old school. The art and ephemera at Zygote Press’s annual Off The Wall Holiday Show has all that appeal and more. Join us this weekend for the opening days of this eclectic and festive artistic showcase.
12/02 (Sat): Noon — 6pm, Reception 1-3
12/03 (Sunday): Noon — 4pm, Reception 1-3
Off The Wall is where Northeast Ohio printmakers and other artists annually sell holiday gifts to hang on your wall, as well as a multitude of items that seem to spill spontaneously from the minds and hands of printmakers—from greeting cards to handmade books, to scratch pads, and other items.
You can even give Zygote Press E-Gift Cards!