Printmaking: Derrick Riley

Derrick Riley’s prints incorporate robots and other nonhuman characters as a way of exploring the human condition. He says his works are a humorous way to comment on the way in which we deal with the problems of society. Riley talks about what inspires him, how he transferred his drawing skills to printmaking, and his approach to teaching. He also demonstrates the process of creating a reduction woodcut print in his University of Kentucky studio.

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