Fatherless is a collaborative print posse from the midwestern United States. Our works are the result of 5 individual artists working cohesively with each other’s artwork. Described as a visual mix-tape of shenagination, we combine our cultural influences in ways that finished works are not only unique to our collaboration, but unique among the editions of hand-screened prints as well; we make certain no two prints are ever the same.
Influences are many and certainly captured by what we have coined as a "Rust Belt Power Pop" aesthetic. Our finished pieces aim to mirror the chaotic and detached sense that is communicated in our current consumer driven social climate. A good portion of our imagery is re-contextualized from our current throw away culture to create a finished piece.
The name was decided upon based on the notion that each member, although responsible for bringing individual styles and influences to the table, will work on each and every print made. It's a process that involves working independently with each other's images. All prints have been worked on at some point by each member of the posse. We are not 5 artists that work "under" the name of Fatherless… a Fatherless print is made by 5 artists. Those five are Jarrod Hennis, Javier Jimenez, Greg Lang, Dave Menard, and Ben Rider.
Fatherless is proud to be included in People Of Print's self-titled publication featuring the work of more than forty-five of the hottest designers, illustrators, and collectives currently committed to the tactility, materiality, and visible craft of print, alongside the gallerists and promoters who are key figures in this creative scene.
Illinois State Museum Permanent Collection—ISM, Springfield, IL.
Sketchbook Project—Art House Co-Op, Brooklyn, NY.
Fatherless (solo exhibit) — Wilson Center for the Arts (FSCJ South Campus), Jacksonville, FL. Oct. 23 - Nov. 12, 2015
Printmaker's Ball — Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL. June - September 2015
Popstractions — Kortman Gallery, Rockford, IL. September 2015
The Promise of Something and Nothing — Sonce Alexander Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. August 2015
Fighting Words — Fatherless vs. Ben Rider - Print Club London, London, UK. July 2015
Fountain Art Fair — New York. March 2014
Multiples Art Fair — Chicago. March 2014
Flanagans & Shenaginations: Fatherless vs. Justus Roe — Howard Street Gallery, Chicago, IL. November 2013
Fountain Art Fair — Chicago. September 2013
Pick Me Up 2013 — London, UK. April 2013
Chicago Truborn — Chicago, IL. September 2012—March 2013
Heart Art — Rockford University, Rockford, IL. February, 2013
Fountain Art Fair — Miami, FL. December 2012
Gallery Night — Sadler Gallery, Milwaukee, WI. October 2012
Legitimate Lies — Rockford Art Deli, Rockford, IL. October 2012
On and Of Paper — Illinois State Museum, Thompson Center Gallery, Chicago, IL. November 2012
Recent Studies Have Shown — Pirate Ninja Print Shop, Rockford, IL. May 2012
Unforgettable Art: An Affair for Alzheimer's — Rockford, IL. April 2012
Papergirl Dublin — Dublin, Ireland. January - December 2012
Papergirl Leeds — Leeds, England. January – December 2012
Papergirl San Francisco — San Francisco, CA. January – December 2012
Papergirl New York — New York, NY. January - December 2011
Papergirl San Francisco — San Francisco, CA. January - December 2011
Greetings from No. 9 — Pirate Ninja Print Shop, Rockford, IL. July 2011
Papergirl Berlin — Berlin, Germany. January - December 2010
After School Special — Pirate Ninja Print Shop, Rockford, IL. June 2010