Richard Hricko

Richard Hricko

    Studio & Gallery

    1400 N. American St., Studio 407, Philadelphia PA, 19122

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    Printmaking

    Artist's Biography

    Richard Hricko is a printmaker whose work presents composite details of the natural and built environment that honor nature, industry, and the course of decay and recovery. Influenced by the tradition of ruins in Italian art, he similarly expresses the passage of time and invokes longing and the pathos of things forgotten, but from a uniquely magnified perspective. He embraces new technologies and experimental approaches to his medium as well as the traditional skills and focus of the master printer. Layering such disparate ideas and techniques, he explores the generative fusion of real and imaginary worlds.

    Hricko has exhibited work nationally and internationally in museums and galleries including, International Print Center New York, the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition in New York, Tanks Art Centre in Australia, PH21 Gallery in Budapest, Hungary, and the National Academy Museum in New York. Most recently he won 1st place in Experimental Prints at the 2nd Triennial of Contemporary Graphic Arts at Novosibirsk State Art Museum in Russia. In the mid-2000s he co-founded Crane Arts, where he currently maintains his studio. He also co-founded and serves on the board of Second State Press, a community-based printmaking studio.

    Artist's Statement

    My studio practice embraces new technologies and experimental approaches as well as traditional conceptions of expert print quality. In prints that explore the fusion of natural and artificial, I invent new means of integrating traditional and contemporary methods, including etching, mezzotint, photogravure, photo polymer, digital photography, photolaser relief, and intaglio printing from natural found materials. Layering textures and techniques, I explore the generative fusion of real and imaginary worlds. Most recently, I am translating small-scale photogravure ideas and processes into monumental, handprinted laser woodcuts. I strive to produce work that speaks with authority using mysterious and subtle effects of the medium.

    Selected Exhibitions

    For full resume please visit Richard Hricko's website

    Solo
    2017
    Growth and Survival, Art at Wharepuke, Kerikeri, New Zealand

    Urban Growth, C.R. Ettinger Studio Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2013
    Photogravures, Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, VA

    2012
    Richard Hricko, Thomas Hunter Projects, New York, NY

    Group
    2021
    Paperworks 2021 : Layers of Time, Upstream Gallery, Scarsdale, NY

    International Print Triennial : Dissonant Futures, Nowa Huta Cultural Center, Krakow, Poland

    Prints 2021, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC), Brooklyn, NY

    On Paper: Printmaking, Book Arts & Beyond, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomon, MD

    41st National Print Exhibition, Artlink, Fort Wayne, IN

    New Editions: A Printmaking Exhibition, The Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN

    2020
    Landscapes, Manifold Global, Virtual Exhibition

    Roots: Up Rooted, Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau, WI

    Habitus: Contemplative Manifesto, Lufrano Intercultural Gallery, Jacksonville, FL

    Sympoiesis: Printmaking in the Expanded Field, Clara Hatton Gallery, Fort Collins, CO

    Americas 2020: Paperworks, Northwest Arts Center, Minot, ND

    2019
    Print 2019, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, Canada

    Halcyon, The Continental Lofts Art Gallery, Dallas, TX

    The Boston Printmakers Travelling Flat File, The Museum of Printing, Haverhill, MA

    SAGA 85th Members Print Exhibition, Newark Public Library, Newark, NJ

    Ink & Clay 44: National Juried Competition, Kellogg Gallery, Pomona, CA

    30th Annual International Juried Exhibition: Pt. 1, Viridian Artists, New York, NY

    Abundance, Vanessa Lacy Gallery, Kansas City, MO

    The Boston Printmakers Travelling Flat File, SGCI 2019, Dallas, TX

    Pittsburgh Print Group New Member Exhibit, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA

    SGCI Members Travelling Exhibition, The Gallery at UTA, Arlington, TX

    INK IT, BLACK ROCK CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Germantown, MD

    2018
    Mapping the Invisible Landscape, Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory, Cleveland, OH

    Impression: A National Printmaking Exhibition, The d’Art Center, Norfolk, VA

    2nd Triennial of Contemporary Graphic Arts, Invitational, Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Russia

    Unique: Alternative Processes 2018, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX

    Signs and Symbols, Invitational, Fraction Print Studio, Kansas City, MO

    10x10x10xTieton 2018, Tieton Arts & Humanities, Tieton, WA

    30th Annual Juried Exhibition, Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council, Texarkana, TX

    Borders, Boundaries and Limits, Remarque New Grounds Print Workshop, Albuquerque, NM

    Political Impressions, Print Club of Rochester, Bevier Gallery, Rochester, NY

    Under The Blankets – Printmakers Together, Invitational, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA

    The Art of The Eye, Kenosha Creative Space, Kenosha, WI

    2018 International Juried Show, Beacon Gallery, Boston, MA

    2017 North American Print Biennial, Lunder Arts Center, Cambridge, MA

    2018 Professional Artist Members Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

    2017
    Nature and Neon, Arrowmont’s Sandra J. Blain Galleries, Gatlinburg TN

    Mini Prints International 2017, Galleri Heike Arndt, Berlin, Germany

    Heirloom, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

    Framework, Gilded Pear Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA

    New Directions 2017, Barrett Art Center/DCAA, Poughkeepsie, NY

    Full Court Press North American Juried Print Exhibition, Islander Art Gallery, Corpus Christi, TX

    Micro//Macro, Sulfur Studios, Savannah, GA

    No Dead Artists 2017, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA

    3rd Global Print 2017, Espaço Miguel Torga, São Martinho de Anta, Portugal

    Black & White, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC), Brooklyn, NY

    Art Now: Printmaking, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI

    Global Matrix IV, Purdue Galleries, Lafayette, IN

    2016
    Southern Printmaking Biennale International VII, Bob Owens Gallery, Dahlonega, GA

    MGC Miniature Print Exhibition, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY

    2016 A State of Mind: The Boston Printmakers Members Show, Lamont Gallery, Exeter, NH

    ŁÓDŹPRINTS, Art Inkubator, Łódź, Poland

    Nonesuch International Art on Paper Awards, Main & Station, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia

    Compact Prints International Exhibition & Exchange, Umbrella Studio, Queensland, Australia

    Inkmasters 2016, The Tanks Art Centre, Cairns in Queensland, Australia

    Paperworks 2016, Upstream Gallery, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

    International Print Exhibition, Caddebostan Kültür Merkezi, Istanbul, Turkey

    Seacourt Mini Print Biennial, Seacourt The Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Bangor, UK

    Small Print International, Leicester Print Workshop, Leicester, UK

    The Pull of the Print, Verum Ultimum, Portland, OR

    Press Play, The Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO

    53rd Annual Juried Competition, Masur Museum, Monroe, LA

    Intimate Systems, 100arts Gallery, Madison, WI

    Select Awards & Honors

    2019
    1st Place, 30th Annual International Juried Exhibition: Pt. 1, Viridian Artists, New York, NY

    Juror’s Award, SAGA 85th Members Print Exhibition, Newark Public Library, Newark, NJ

    2018
    1st Place Experimental Prints, 2nd Triennial of Contemporary Graphic Arts, Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Russia

    Director’s Honorable Mention, Unique: Alternative Processes 2018, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX

    Award of Excellence, 2018 International Juried Show, Beacon Gallery, Boston, MA

    Jurors Award, The Boston Printmakers 2017 North American Print Biennial, Cambridge, MA

    2016
    Takatch Press Corporation Award, Beyond the Norm, Normal Editions Workshop, Normal, IL

    1st Place, Professional Category, SGCI Members Exchange Portfolio/Exhibition

    Honorable Mention Award, Press Play, The Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO

    Joint Winner, Art at Wharepuke, Kerikeri, New Zealand

    2015
    Honorable Mention Award, InPrint-Is Online Exhibition

    Honorable Mention Award, Still Life: The Inanimate Subject, MPLS Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN

    Select Professional Experience

    2019
    Lecture, Art Lab Graphicsymposium, Galleri Heike Arndt DK, Kettinge, Denmark

    Artist Residency, Galleri Heike Arndt DK, Kettinge, Denmark

    2018
    Lecture, Print Think Conference, Temple University, Rome, Italy

    2017
    Artist-in-Residence & Lecture, Art at Wharepuke, Kerikeri, New Zealand

    2014
    Artist-in-Residence, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

    Lecture/Visual Presentation, Graduate Center, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

    Workshop, Photopolymer Gravure, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane, Australia

    Education

    1979
    Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
    MFA, Printmaking

    1974
    Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
    BFA, Printmaking and Painting