Durham, NC

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 co-director of Supergraphic, 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 25 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-lifes, 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.

Images of Work

It Keeps Going
Werewolf (002)

Techniques

Linocut

Favorite Products

Supergraphic Black Professional Relief Ink: I use it on all my relief prints. Prints beautifully. Consistent results. Super easy clean up. Love it!
Arnhem 1618 Printmaking Paper: I use it for relief prints and screen prints. A classic paper that performs as well as any other 100% rag paper I've ever used. Very versatile and reliable.
All Speedball Acrylic Screen Printing Inks, including the Professional Poster Black: I use these inks for all my screen prints. Very reliable, easy to use and very consistent.

Upcoming Workshops/Events

12 x 12 Exhibit

Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (Opens February 1st, 2018)