Secret Riso Club is an artist-run space that fosters a creative practice at the intersection of art, design, learning, publishing, printing, activism and community building.

In our practice, we work to build a platform that serves as a collaborative space for developing ideas and new projects. SRC is run in collaboration between Gonzalo Guerrero and Tara Ridgedell.

Gonzalo Guerrero (he/him) created SRC in 2017 a few years after immigrating to NYC from Chile. As designer, Gonzalo’s practice is focused on the use of printing as a tool to experiment and explore ideas around identity, activism and culture.

Tara Ridgedell (she/her) has a background in education and comes to the practice with accessibility in mind. Her work focuses on both inward and outward connection and breaking down capitalism’s individual centered focus. In addition to running SRC operations, Tara also runs Practice Print, our in house screen-printing studio.  

Xena Brar (they/them), a multidisciplinary designer from NYC, facilitates printing for artists, programming, and contributes to design.
Things we do at Secret Riso Club:

︎︎︎ Designing and printing our work
︎︎︎ Designing & printing for other folks
︎︎︎ Risograph printing and creative workshops
︎︎︎ Talks, collaborative workshops, creative support
︎︎︎ Publish Art Books
︎︎︎ Free/discounted protest & liberation movement resource printing
︎︎︎ Studio time is available
︎︎︎ Collaborations with artists
︎︎︎ Studio visits - come chat with us about your ideas!
︎︎︎ Events

Support Our Work

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We are an anti-capitalist studio.
For us, this means prioritizing people over profit; community over all else. We price our art, services and workshops with the intention of balancing accessibility and personal financial stability. Under this current system, financial capital allows us to continue our work.
If there is a service, workshop or piece of art that you are unable to pay for, please send us an email and we’ll work something out! Money is not the gatekeeper. We also offer free and reduced cost printing services for community activists and organizers as well as a work exchange program. If we’re not able to provide you with what you need, we know many great people we can refer you to!
We also consider our own mental health and well-being a priority over productivity. We keep regular work hours, but please be mindful that we may not be able to answer an email, fulfill an order or ship an item as quickly as a larger commercial business. We love the work we do, so a sustainable balance is necessary!

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For events, workshops, inquiries, please email
A large part of our practice is holding and facilitating events for participants to engage in creative practice, meet new people and learn the basics of risograph and screen-printing. We have worked with organizations, companies, record labels, and individual artists to create a workshop, either held at our studio in Bushwick or on-site. In addition to facilitating workshops, we also host pop-ups at our space in Bushwick. We strongly believe that all people are creative beings and love the opportunity to hold space for that.


  • Press Play Fair- Pionner Works: 2017, 2018, 2023
  • Independent Art Book Fair: 2017
  • Snail Farm & Friends: 2017
  • MayDay Fair: 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Brooklyn Art Book Fair: 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Cultural Traffic: 2018
  • Printed Matter Art Book Fair: 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022
  • New Latin Wave Festival: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021
  • Booklyn Art Book Fair: 2019
  • Chicago Art Book Fair: 2019
  • Northampton Print and Book Fair: 2019
  • Odds and Ends Art Book Fair: 2019
  • Midwinter Market: 2019
  • LA Art Book Fair: 2020 (canceled)
  • Vancouver Art Book Fair: 2020
  • Betty Art Book Fair: 2020
  • Paper Jam Alternative Book Fair: 2021
  • abC art book fair China: 2021
  • Sounds About Riso: 2019, 2021, 2022
  • Printed Matter / St Marks x 8-Ball Community’s East Village Zine Fair: 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Index Art Book Fair (Mexico City): 2022, 2023
  • Libros Mutantes (Madrid): 2022
  • Miss Read (Berlin): 2022
  • Women’s Studio Workshop Upstate Art Book Fair: 2022
  • Bergen Art Book Fair: 2023
  • Brooklyn Art Book Fair: 2023
  • East Village Zine Fest 2023
  • The Other Art Fair 2023
  • New York Art Book Fair 2024
  • East Village Art Book Fair 2024

Printmaking as Collective Action Creativity Lab
New York

Printed Matter
Dimensions Of The Artist, Designer, Writer, Publisher, Printer, Human
New York

Graphic Days
Visual Design Festival
Turin, Italy

Can Can Projects
Gallery Exhibition
Mexico City, MX

Ideal: RISO Group Show
Zygote Gallery
Cleveland, OH

Sounds About Riso
Group Exhibition
New York
2019 - 2022

Gráfica América
Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)
Long Beach, CA

Throw Out Your Masters
VOID Gallery
Saskatoon, Canada

Primary Interactions        
Pionner Works
New York
  • Book Art Review / The Economics of Publishing - Center For Books Art, 2023
  • Book Art Review / The Economics of Publishing - Center For Books Art, 2023
Talk & Panels:

Risograph Printing Workshop
May , 2024

Drop-in Art Making
April, 2024

Family Art Workshop:
Printmaking with SRC
February, 2024

Lecture Series:
Independent Publishing Panel
Pratt Institute

Keynote Speaker
Center for the Arts
Corpus Christi, TX

'How to' Publishing: A Community Conversation
Brooklyn Art Book Fair

Bergen Art Book Fair
Bergen Kunsthall, Norway