Richard Hricko’s work presents composite views that honor nature, industry and the course of growth and decay. He has exhibited work nationally and internationally in museums and galleries including, 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. Over the past year he has had two solo shows, “Growth and Survival” at Art at Wharepuke Gallery in Kerikeri New Zealand, where he also completed a two week residency, and “Urban Growth” at C.R. Ettinger Gallery in Philadelphia, PA. Recently, he won the Juror’s Award from Judith Brodie, Curator and Head of American and Modern Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, for his woodcut “Root II” at The Boston Printmakers 70th Biennial Show. Richard holds a BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology School of Art and Design and an MFA from Tyler School of Art. He lives and works in Philadelphia, PA where he is a Professor and the Program Head of Printmaking at Tyler School of Art of Temple University. In the mid 2000s he co-founded the Crane Arts Building, where he currently maintains his studio. He also co-founded and serves on the board of Second State Press, a community printmaking studio. Presently, he is creating a body of work applying his photogravure ideas and processes to largescale woodcuts. By utilizing the latest technologies with the hand working methods he has been mastering over the past 40 years, he is working towards a method of printing, which unconditionally honors nature and industry through it’s imagery and method of production.
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