In 2017 Leslie Diuguid established the first and only Black female owned fine art printshop in New York and collaboratively prints for artists, designers, and institutions such as Aya Brown , Diagonal Press, andThe Museum of Arts and Design . She now needs your help to pay for the expansion of Du-Good Press into a new, beautiful Bedstuy storefront studio.
Leslie printing Aya Brown, HARDER THEN EVER, 2021
Leslie Diuguid is an expert fine art screenprinter. She is where she is today because of access to exceptional educational and professional apprenticeship opportunities.
Leslie (b. 1986 - Kansas City, MO) earned a BFA in Printmaking from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2009. She first hustled as a contract screenprinter, teacher and art handler until landing a job at Kayrock Screenprinting. There she perfected running production, matching colors, curating, and selling prints. To expand her knowledge, Leslie left Kayrock in 2018 and started working at Fine Art Printing under Alexander Heinrici, Andy Warhol's favorite printer. With Heinrici and a small team, she printed editions by artists Paula Scher and John Newsom, using hand painted films with up to 40 colors. Most recently at Powerhouse Arts, Leslie worked under Luther Davis who is known for complex screenprints for Amy Sherald, Matthew Day Jackson, John Giorno, Lorna Simpson and many more!
Throughout her experience, Leslie has gleaned methods and best practices for many different applications which form the foundational knowledge on which Du-Good press was built. Leslie also teaches screenprinting at The Cooper Union.
Maya Hayuk, 808, 2019 and Leslie Diuguid, Esteem, 2017
Photos by Waylon Bone
“Our Fathers, Making Black Men” written by Leslie’s father, Lewis Diuguid, illustrates how to grow community through Black business ownership. It chronicles the life and legacy of Leslie’s grandfather, Lincoln I. Diuguid, a PhD graduate of Cornell University and owner of Du-Good Chemical Laboratories & Manufacturers. Leslie's attraction to science manifested in art rather than chemistry. The inspiration for helping others through an expert lens is in her DNA.
Dr. Lincoln I . Diuguid / Lewis Diuguid
WHAT IS FINE ART SCREENPRINTING?
“Fine Art Screenprinting is the fastest, most direct way for artists to get their images on almost any surface. Also known as silkscreen or serigraphie, the stencil process has a rich history centuries old, but is best known for its rich bold flat colors showcased by the likes of Pop Artists. Today’s Fine Art Screenprinting hybridizes traditional fine art techniques, industrial materials and digital practices.”
-Luther Davis, Printshop Director at Powerhouse Arts
Proceeds raised through donations will pay for the remaining equipment expenses and buildout by design firm, Office of Tangible Space. The first three months rent and utilities will be funded by the sale of “Looking Back To Find A Way Forward” edition by Leslie Diuguid.
The new and improved Du-Good Press will be equipped to print on a variety of flat surfaces up to 40” x 60” on a customized AWT Seri-Glide (one armed bandit).
Production up to 30” x 40” will be run on the AWT Accuprint clamshell press thanks to a donation from Powerhouse Arts!
Proofs and tests will continue to be done by hand and worked out in formulas for artist approvals and predictable outcomes.
Conie Vallese, Room No. 2, 2020, photo by Waylon Bone
Malik Roberts, Blk Bella, 2020 Detail Photo by Waylon Bone
Scott Reeder, Fruit In The City, 2020 Photo by Waylon Bone
The expanded Du-Good Press will continue printing client commissions and artist prints. I will continue using water based inks, printing with dye and speciality projects involving and solvent based inks. I will also conduct screenprinting workshops on location and hold remote classes on how to build your own printshop for those looking to move into printing.
Please help me reach my goal of funding my business expansion in the name of art for the sake of Bedstuy and beyond! Thank you for your consideration!
- Jamaal Barber
- Denise Kupferschmidt
- Kelsey Wyman
- Gretta Buckley
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