Cat Head Press

Printshop and Artist Cooperative

About Us

Cat Head Press is an Indianapolis based not-for-profit community center and fine art printmaking studio located on the Near Eastside, Englewood neighborhood. Our primary mission is to enrich and increase the well being of our community through investments in creativity and artistic expression. 
CHP provides area artists and the neighboring community a place to work, collaborate, and share ideas in a fully equipped printmaking facility space.

We offer:

  • Traditional fine art printmaking workshops
  • A newly renovated gallery space in our Middle Space Gallery
  • Monthly community events including Free Ink Days, First Friday gallery receptions, and Drink and Ink pop-up workshops
  • Open Studio hours
  • Private artist studios for rent

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Executive Director

Dominic Senibaldi is a printmaker and educator based out of Indianapolis.  Dominic holds a BFA in printmaking from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago, IL, and an MFA in printmaking from Herron School of Art & Design, Indianapolis, IN.  He is the recipient of various awards, grants and fellowships including teaching and merit grants at Herron and SAIC, and has been involved with numerous group exhibitions throughout the US.  He has also participated in Portfolio Exchanges including: Print of Die (IN), A Paper Trail Redux (WA), and Meat: Print Exchange (IL), and is currently an adjunct professor at Herron School of Art & Design in the Printmaking and Drawing departments.  

Program director

Liz Wierzbicki is a multimedia artist and educator.  Liz holds a BA in mathematics and fine art from Augustana College, Rock Island, IL and an MFA in printmaking from Herron School of Art & Design, Indianapolis, IN.  She is currently an adjunct professor at Herron School of Art & Design and a former Visiting Instructor at Purdue University in the printmaking department. She is the recipient of various residencies including: Studios at MASS MoCA, Cow House Studios (Ireland), D’Clinic Studios (Slovenia), Arteles Creative Center (Finland), Winter Residence at Penland School of Crafts (NC).  Liz has participated in various solo and group exhibitions locally, nationally and internationally.

Director of Operations and Outreach

Ciaran McQuiston holds a BS in Public Affairs from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University, Bloomington. She majored in Nonprofit Management minored in printmaking. Aside from working at Cat Head Press, she is Camp Director and Teaching Artist at the Indianapolis Art Center and a Development Assistant with iMOCA.

Shop Assistant

Kaylee Williamson is a student at Herron School of Art + Design who graduates in May 2018. She will have earned a BFA in Drawing & Illustration, and has a passion for vintage clothing and fashion related art.

Board

Michael Hoefle, a founding director of Cat Head Press, is a photographer and educator based out of Indiana.  He holds a BFA in photography from the University of Texas at Arlington and an MFA Photography and Intermedia from Herron School of Art & Design, Indianapolis, IN.   Michael has been the recipient of teaching and research fellowships and participated in exhibitions across the US.  He has lead presentations and workshops at the University of Alaska Southeast (AK), the Association of Texas Photography instructors (TX), and ATPI Winter Conference (TX). He also holds a Management position within Ignition Arts, a fabrication and installation firm based in Indianapolis.

Marna Shopoff is an Indianapolis-based visual artist with an emphasis on abstract painting and intuitive drawing. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and Master of Fine Arts degree from Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN, where she has taught as an adjunct professor in the Foundations and Drawing Programs. She is currently represented by Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA.

Brian McCutcheon is an interdisciplinary sculptor utilizing all media in conjunction with highly crafted sculptural work, based in Indianapolis. His studio practice examines the relationships between play, masculinity, humor and skill. His public practice is committed to conceiving projects that are site specific and developed with the local community in mind. McCutcheon is also founder of Ignitions Arts, a company specializing in design development, management, fabrication and installation of large scale public art projects by national and international artists.

James McQuiston owns J. W. McQuiston Architecture and Interior Design. He has been involved in the arts community for many years and has served on numerous local boards. He attended the University of Michigan for his Masters in Architecture. More information can be found at www.jwmcq.com.

Tiffany Kyser is a long-time resident of the east side of Indianapolis. Tiffany engages in the performance arts, with a particular emphasis on poetry. Tiffany is a licensed language arts educator and currently serves as the Associate Director of Engagement & Partnerships for the Midwest & Plains Equity Assistance Center, a project of Great Lakes Equity Center. She has rich experience working in authorizing, education policy, outreach education, K-12 education, higher education administration, and technical assistance. Tiffany has received executive training at Harvard, Stanford, and Indiana Universities. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education, a Master of Arts in English, and a PhD of Philosophy in Urban Education Studies from Indiana University.

 

 Cat Head Press is possible through generous support from the Indianapolis Foundation: a CICF affiliate  and The Efroymson Family Fund  As well as support from iMOCA, Englewood CDC, and LISC

Cat Head Press is possible through generous support from the Indianapolis Foundation: a CICF affiliate

and The Efroymson Family Fund

As well as support from iMOCA, Englewood CDC, and LISC