Angela Pilgrim is a NJ-based printmaker and founder of Fruishun Press Studio. Her art practice lies within screen printing, risography and textile printing. Her inspiration draws from the subject of Black beauty and Womanhood and how it is perceived in the world. She expresses her story of Black womanhood in screen printing coupled with various mixed media techniques. Many of her works show motifs of patterns, bold complimentary colors and illustration. She expands on these motifs by expressing the powerful identity of women across the African Diaspora.
- Screen Printing
1. URETHANE BLADE SQUEEGEE: I like that the durability of the squeegee gets most of my printing run jobs done and most efficiently for long printing runs in my studio. I absolutely love that it is more resistant to physical abrasion and very comfortable on my hands. While a big fan of the quality, it also makes the cleanup process that much smoother, the ink just glides right off. All of my squeegees currently are from Speedball.
2. FABRIC SCREEN PRINTING INK: I use Speedball Fabric Printing Ink on paper and fabric. The ink provides a smooth, vibrant hue to my prints that lends a hand to my work aesthetic. I truly hate when the screen clogs with ink (a pain when it comes to printing for long periods) but I love how easy this ink is to work with, I always brag to my printing friends that this ink is ideal for long printing runs.
3. SCREEN FILLER: I use Speedball Screen filler to cover pinholes in my screen from uneven emulsion coating. Sometimes, a quick screen coating can lead to uneven distribution. So on occasions when this happens, Speedball Screen Filler comes in handy. It truly helps me to not have to reburn a screen because of pinholes. All printers know the importance of a beautifully burned screen and the time that goes into the processes that come with it. This product really helps minimize the time I am working in my studio, which is important for my production time. I have plans to use this product for small workshops working with beginner printers instead of emulsion.