Justseeds Artists' Cooperative: 2007-present
Molly Fair, Meredith Stern, Pete Railand, Jesse Purcell, Kristine Virsis, Alec Icky Dunn, Thea Gahr, Mazatl, Mary Tremonte, Josh MacPhee, Shaun Slifer, Colin Matthes, Roger Peet, Bec Young, Kevin Caplicki, Nicolas Lampert, Lesly Geovanni Mendoza, Fernando Marti, Erik Ruin, Melanie Cervantes, Jesus Barraza, Dylan AT Miner, Chris Stain, Favianna Rodriguez, Chip Thomas, Aaron Hughes, Jess X Chen, Sanya Hyland, Paul Kjelland.
Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative is a decentralized network of 30 artists committed to making print and design work that reflects a radical social, environmental, and political stance. With members working from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, Justseeds operates both as a unified collaboration of similarly minded printmakers and as a loose collection of creative individuals with unique viewpoints and working methods. We believe in the transformative power of personal expression in concert with collective action. To this end, we produce collective portfolios, contribute graphics to grassroots struggles for justice, work collaboratively both in- and outside the co-op, build large sculptural installations in galleries, and wheatpaste on the streets – all while offering each other daily support as allies and friends.
Mike Carriere, Fidel Verdin, Paul Kjelland, Nicolas Lampert
ReciproCITY is a mobile cultural center run by two artists and one historian that focuses on community activism, social justice, and urban agricultural issues in Milwaukee and beyond. It was launched in early 2012 as an experimental cultural space located inside the Sweet Water urban aquaponic farm in Milwaukee as a means of fostering collaboration between urban farmers, artists, activists, and the greater community. After Sweet Water closed in June of 2013, ReciproCITY went mobile and now works on a number of projects and partnerships with community groups and organizations. In short we team up with community activists and community groups and collaborate on projects where art, creative resistance and problem solving will aid a community movement already in process.
Climate Prints: 2015-present
Nicolas Lampert, Paul Kjelland, Rachel Schragis, Josiah Werning, and Devon Cupery