Bill Hendricks is a Minnesotan but has spent considerable time living both in
Los Angeles and New York City. He is a new media artist and his art includes printmaking, photography, video and interactive installations. His art is in the permanent collection of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis and a number of private collections throughout the United States. His work was included in a group show titled, The Intimate Gallery, which questioned the existence of a collective consciousness, in Minneapolis at Gallery 148. His work was seen in a show titled, Visual AIDS, Postcards From the Edge in New York City at The Robert Miller Gallery. His work can be seen regularly in and around the Minneapolis and St.Paul area in Minnesota.
Bill teaches Graphic Design and Web Design at Minneapolis Community Technical College (MCTC). Over the last few years, he has completed his MFA that he holds from Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
William J. Hendricks
What is it: is man only a blunder of God, or God only a blunder of man? ~ Wilhelm Friedrich Nietzsche
What is my art really about… is it about formalistic aesthetics? Yes… but more. My work concerns an education of being and an exploration of my perceptions of reality and sharing of my insights with others. It is a dialogue that is ultimately a synthesis—a coming together of matter and energy—conscious and unconscious.
The ideas and thoughts I share are hinged on my faith that I am not unique. I trust in the fact my experience is not singular although insight is gathered from my experiences formed as a gay individual growing up in the Midwest and living on both coasts.
My medium is varied but most of my work includes the figure in some manner because it is through human experience that we communicate and identify. The figure provides the
opportunity to explore our physiology as it relates to being—dualistic or monolithic. The medium I choose most often includes a digital component. I often project images because being composed of light it refers to our temporal nature.
Drawing combined with the electronic medium, represents the ultimate metaphor for man—matter and energy.