BUSHWICK PRINT LAB (BPL) was founded by Ray Cross in 2009 and has continued to evolve as a silkscreen design and production studio, artist collective, and DIY space which hosts local and international multimedia artists.
Our community of printmakers share a passion for working with graphic imagery and has conceived and produced projects on paper, textiles, and dimensional objects for established and aspiring individual artists/designers, activist groups, not-for-profits, corporations, and museums.
Besides being an active production space for our resident artists/designers, the studio is also open to the DIY community, offering basic to advanced printmaking workshops, hourly studio rentals, and pay services such as screen making, film outputs, and print production.
Ray Cross is the master printmaker, designer and organizer of Bushwick Print Lab:
a silkscreen studio and production space that extends its services and resources to local and international multimedia artists
Ray was a co-founder of Ad Hoc Art Gallery (2006 – 2009), which promoted street art -based exhibitions and hosted Peripheral Media Projects (2003 – 2009); the street art and fashion design collaborative. He has also managed and executed ‘live silkscreen’ events since 2004.
Ray holds a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and an MFA from Pratt Institute.
His paintings and works on paper have been included in internationally group and solo shows.
Administrative Director, Productions Manager, Designer
In 1998, Jennifer began working as a gallery intern in SoHo and continued on to work for the American Craft Museum and Mixed Greens. She also assisted artists including Karen Gunderson, James Hyde, and Michal Rovner.
Jennifer later became Assistant Director at The Proposition Gallery which opened first in Chelsea and more recently operated in the Lower East Side from 2010 through 2014.
Her administrative and studio arts experience now supports the BPL’s evolution.
Jennifer is committed to her personal studio practice as well and has exhibited in numerous
group and solo exhibitions in and outside of New York City and since 2000.
Shop Tech & Production Assistant
Todd began as an apparel printer in 1999 and has since spent his life learning the many facets of screen printing while working at countless shops between New York, Chicago, and his native South Florida.
He has produced prints for many clients, has taught workshops, and is responsible for the quarterly silkscreen zine “Power Washer”. Todd exhibits his own print work nationally, and often collaborates with other artists and printmakers. He holds an MFA in fine art printmaking from Ohio University and enjoys the occasional live screen print gig.
Studio & Production Assistant
Keren is an illustrator, printmaker, and graduate of Parsons School of Design, living in Brooklyn, NY. She joined the Bushwick Print Lab team in the summer of 2014 and has not only evolved as a maker of prints, but a master reclaimer and hazer of screens.
Keren’s illustrations are driven by her fascination with monsters, folklore, myths and legends. She is inspired by the adventures of childhood stories, and that feeling of trying to remember a dream when you wake up.
When she is not drawing mysterious creatures, petting animals, or napping, Keren loves: playing video games, books about ships and trains, skulls and bones, graphic novels, and cheese.
RACHEL ‘SIPPYCUP’ SIPSER
Studio & Administrative Assistant
Rachel moved to NYC from Cambridge, MA in 2010. She enjoys finding ways to use silkscreen as an experimental medium and using it as a way to put art on T-shirts.
You can find Rachel doodling, making odd collages for instagram or binge watching TV shows, probably all at the same time and probably also while eating Cheerios.
Rachel finds traveling inspiring and gets lots of satisfaction from growing as a printmaker and team member at BPL.
Kati Lacker is an illustrator, cartoonist, and screen printer currently living in Brooklyn. Originally from Florida, she studied graphic design at the University of South Florida and then set out for NYC to pursue a career in illustration.
Her work often explores the everyday; focusing on subjects that would otherwise go unnoticed in the midst of the mundane. Much of what she creates is driven by her love of color, line and patterns. In addition she’s half of Kin Comics, a comic collaboration project she started with her brother back in 2009. Over the years she’s maintained a love affair with screen printing and was happy to find BPL and become a part of the printmaking community there.
Nick Groepler is an artist, printmaker, dork-of-all-trades, and writing this bio so you can maybe read it sometime. There is a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts somewhere in his parents’ house on Long Island, where he still lives.
He started screen printing at SVA, and hasn’t looked back since, which probably isn’t good for his neck. He will print patches for your denim jacket, he will print shirts for your band, and he will print other things too, when he gets around to it. When he’s not getting around to it, you can find him at his day job printing athletic apparel, spending too much money on records/CDs, playing a video game, or watching crime dramas.