William Chickillo’s art is a natural reflection of the rolling fields and wooded hillsides of his native northeastern Pennsylvania. His landscapes evoke an ambience and integrity of the land, its mood and space distinguishing time and place. They remain faithful to nature in a tangible moment, yet inventive with observation and abstraction. Recently, Chickillo has returned to printmaking. Printed from his Charles Brand press, his montoypes embody the spontaneity and gesture of painting, while employing the techniques unique to printmaking.
Chickillo received a BFA and MFA from MICA. During the Eugene Leake years, he was introduced to Michael Mazur, Fairfield Porter, and other distinguished teachers and artists. He has taught painting and drawing at Marywood University, Keystone College and Penn State Wilkes-Barre. His work has been exhibited throughout the East Coast in galleries and museums including the Pennsylvania State Museum, Everhart Museum, Allentown Museum, Roberson Museum and Science Center, the National Baseball Hall of Fame Museum in Cooperstown, New York, and the National Academy of Design in New York. The F. Lammot Belin Arts Scholarship and a graduate fellowship in printmaking at MICA are just two of his numerous awards.
Chickillo currently works in Fleetville United Methodist Church which was established in 1896 in Fleetville, Pennsylvania.