Printmaking has a long tradition of narrative satire. My work follows this tradition while also drawing upon many visual elements found in todayâ€™s popular culture such as comics, cartoons, signs, posters and toys. I create linoleum block prints because they produce super-graphic images.
The Terrorist series is about current issues and the fear of the unknown. Whoâ€™s behind the mask? Is it a monster or a human? Does society like/need to have scary enemies? Is the Terrorist the modern day Mummy, Werewolf, Devil, etc?
Bill Fick is a printmaker who lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies at Duke University. Over the past 20 years he has exhibited his prints nationally and internationally and has taught at many institutions across the United States including the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill and Greensboro), Pratt Institute and Rutgers University. Fickâ€™s work can be found in the collections of the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University; The New York Public Library 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 the director of Cockeyed Press which specializes in the production of linocut prints and small edition books.