“Although my collages appear randomly constructed, they are in fact carefully assembled design studies. Selection and placement of type forms, handwriting and drawing, printed patterns, white spaces, and gradations in tonality are key factors used to examine a real or imagined internal order. On another level, all key elements of the imagery are chosen and arranged to construct or suggest a possible narrative.”
Los Angeles modernist artist William Hemmerdinger studied art, architecture and philosophy at the University of California, Riverside, and completed advanced degrees of MFA and Ph.D. at Claremont Graduate University.
In addition to collage, Hemmerdinger has produced works of architecture, artist books, assemblage, block printing, design, environmental design, drawing, etching, illustration, installation, letterpress printing, lithography, painting, paper quilts, mosaic, murals, plus sculptural objects in bronze and wood.
His works are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Barbara Hepworth Museum, St. Ives, Cornwall, England; Long Beach Museum of Art (California); Getty Research Institute, and many more. Hemmerdinger’s studio is outside Boston, Massachusetts, near America’s oldest artist colony at Provincetown.