Bill Fick is a printmaker who lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
He is the founder/director of Supergraphic, an open to the public printmaking studio in Durham, North Carolina. He is also a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies at Duke University where he teaches drawing, comics and zines. 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. 2nd edition forthcoming.
For the past 24 years Fick has been making super-graphic narrative prints that deal with a variety of satirical, sociopolitical and scary themes. He’s especially interested in making work that bridges the gap between fine art and lowbrow art.
His current work focuses on frightening monster images that reflect society’s ever-growing fear and anxiety of all things different and unfamiliar. These images are being presented in a variety of forms including prints, t-shirts, posters and tattoos.