Bill Fick is a printmaker who lives in Durham, North Carolina.
He is a Lecturing Fellow in the Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies at Duke University where he teaches drawing, printmaking, comics and zines. He is also the director of Supergraphic Print Lab, a printmaking studio in Durham. His work has been exhibited from New York City to Seoul, South Korea and can be found in the collections of the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts; The New York Public Library, New York, New York; and the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University. In 1993 Fick was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship and in 1995 a North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship. Fick is also co-author with Beth Grabowski of Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials and Processes published by Laurence King Publishing, London.
For the past 30 years Fick has been making super-graphic narrative prints that deal with a variety of satirical and sociopolitical themes. He’s especially interested in making work that bridges the gap between fine art and lowbrow art.
His current work focuses on monsters, clowns, misfits and low-life, characters that reflect society’s ever-growing anxieties and insecurities. These images are presented in a variety of forms including prints, posters and t-shirts.
Fick is also a Speedball Art Products Professional Artist Partner and is touring the United States with Carlos Hernandez visiting university, professional and community print shops demonstrating printmaking techniques.
WHY BILL (CO)-HEADED UP THE POSSE
I’m super excited to be in the Print Posse and to help spread the excitement about printmaking! It’s a print revolution and the Posse will be leading the way!
Bill’s Limited Edition Posse Relief Printing Ink, “PRINT REVOLUTION RED”
“Throughout the history of printmaking, red ink has played a crucial role in the making of bold, thought-provoking, graphic images. ‘Print Revolution Red’ ink by Speedball is very much a part of that tradition and will help me deliver vivid visual punches.”