Manneken Press has had the pleasure of working with the celebrated Chicago artist Richard Hull on several print projects, most recently a series of unique monotypes in collaboration with acclaimed poet and critic John Yau.
In 2017 Hull created a pair of large monochromatic etchings and six large, colorful monotypes. Each print is a portrait-like structure with lobes, appendages and swirling masses suggestive of breasts, chins, hair, eyes and other body parts in place of a head. The horizontal format etchings “Tuesday” and Wednesday” depict the subject viewing itself in a mirror, the funky frame of which has become part of the figure itself. The prospectus for this project can be viewed here. Our first project with Richard Hull was in 2015. On that occasion Manneken Press published a pair of smaller etching editions and additional monotypes. Although primarily known for his paintings, Richard Hull’s printmaking oeuvre showcases his strengths as a draftsman.
Richard Hull Richard Hull has had over 40 one-person shows. His paintings are included in many private and public collections including, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Milwaukee Art Museum; the Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City; the Neuberger Museum of Art, Westchester NY and the Smithsonian, Washington DC.
1955 Oklahoma City, OK. Lives and works in Chicago, IL
1979 MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1977 BFA, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
1976 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME