PULLPROOF Studio is a membership-based workspace for artists who focus on screenprinting. We are a fully equipped silkscreen printing facility with shared workspace and a small storefront gallery, located at 5112 Penn Avenue in Pittsburgh, PA. Our mission is provide equipment, a dedicated space, and unconstrained time at an affordable cost to silkscreen artists in the Pittsburgh area, and to foster an environment of mutual support.
Aaron is a painter, printmaker, photographer, art handler, and arts administrator native to the East End of Pittsburgh, PA. Aaron’s art practice approaches themes of social and economic justice, political turmoil, climate change, consumerism, global computerization, and The Like. He is a founding member of PULLPROOF and our space’s Shop Technician.
Anna Shepperson is a printmaker, painter, and Events and Outreach Coordinator for PULLPROOF. She has lived between New York and Pennsylvania for the past 8 years. Since 2016, she has been working with Pittsburgh’s immigrant and refugee communities through Americorps. Her advocacy work includes teaching English as a Second Language, guiding job placements, and community outreach. She is excited about joining the Garfield arts community, and bridging her creative and advocacy work.
Charlie Barber is a designer with a background in illustration, service design, and prototyping. Drawing is an integral part of his design process as it allows him to quickly communicate ideas and engage in open ended dialogues with others. In addition to being a Finance Director for PULLPROOF, he illustrates houses in Pittsburgh.
Christina Lee is an illustrator, zinemaker, printmaker, animator, and designer from San Jose, CA currently based in Pittsburgh, PA. In addition to her role as Communications Director at PULLPROOF, she is an organizer of the Pittsburgh Zine Fair. Graphic novels, pop culture, and kitsch are highly influential to her work.
Matt Van Asselt
Matthew Van Asselt is an artist, designer, printer, musician, and Director of PULLPROOF. He recently moved to Pittsburgh from Brooklyn, where he worked as a silkscreen technician for an artist while simultaneously running his own small press called Mt. Home Arts. He makes large multi-color prints that reference the natural and built environment.
Thank you to our generous donors:
Lizzy Cooper, Waylon Richmond, Krista Kohr, Leah Friedman, Sam Nosenzo, Howard Parsons, Juan Lafontaine, Zoe Grant, Karissa Talanian, Casey Droege, Mike Meehan, Fay Walker, Celine Berger, Alexis Winter, Paul Roden, Michael Siemianowski, Shirley Wang, Alina Visnic, Di-ay Battad, Rachel Mandelbaum, Oshie Merski, Christopher Taylor, Yona Roberts Golding, Amanda Yuan, Eden Weingart, Allyza Lustig, Mike Bolster, Eleanor Ling, Lael Morgan, Naeem Martinez, Conrad Ennis, Amanda Hicks, Kevyn McPhail, Nigel Suzuki-Alcorn, Stephen Hawes, Christina Conway, Sean O’Connor, Meredith Rigsby, Imin Yeh, Katherine Vanhengel, Kurt E Emch, Sara Friedman, Anthony Fabbricatore, Keith Lafuente, Sarah Keeling, Rachael Lewis-Krisky, Sabina Barach, Nathan Howell, Fran Flaherty, Samuel Bender, Trisha Powell, Ryan Lammie, Andrew Marcus, Kim Beck, Caily Grube, Olivia Izzo, Emily Soule, Trevor Powchik, Christopher Loffreda, Lynn Streja, Heather Swenson, Becky Sellinger, Natali Terreri, Jack Tomascak, Phyllis Kim, Taylor Gustafson, Leah Mackin, Karen Lue, Tessa McArdle, Juan Fernandez, Erin Murphy, Catherine Soule, Daniel J Torres, Dave Zak, Maria Darron, Michael Gordon, Jacqueline Scogliettij, Ken Regal, Marie Jackson, Amber Ohiokpehai, Jenny Lin, Alexandra Mallard, Angela Runge, John Rancatore, Koji Yamamoto, Jeannie and David Van Asselt, Allison Cosby, Laurie Ling, Karen Lue, Bill Barber, Karin & Brian Barber, Summer Daughenbaugh, Paul Mullins, Madeleine Varner, Mercedes Beach, Patrick McArdle, Nathan Good, Nancy Reese, Karen Nga, Cindy Zhu, Chan Lee, Ian M, Mi Ryoung, Ann + Stuart Demanski, Lynsie Campbell, Stephanie Selya, Alex Krokus, Catherine Oldershaw, Brian Stack, Leslie Golumb, Stephanie, Tsong, Ryna Lustig, Ryan Hizer, Elaine Sherr, Nicolas Zevallos-Roberts, Dylan Demanski,Claire Jenison, Reese McArdle, Angela Runge, Cynthia Balchunas, Madeline Gent, Griffin Irvine, CL Christensen, Robert Zacharias, John Carson, Kate And Tomasz, Allison Cosby, William and Karen Tanzer, Nina Friedman, Katherine and Berl Brechner, Hee Keun Park, Siyem Yekem, Ian Aird, Martha Andrews, Diane Shepperson, Paris Glickman, Lenna Stahl, Jarrett Hawrylak, Mi Ryoung Lee, Marissa Whitworth, Jen Lee, Walter Harris, and Ethan Frier
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