Derrick Riley (born 1980) is a printmaker from Lexington, Kentucky where he operates dRock Press. Riley holds an MFA degree with an emphasis in Printmaking as well as being the Kentucky Division of the Outlaw Printmakers.
Riley tends to work in a highly detailed graphic style, drawing on heavy influences from his printmaking idols: Durer, Hogarth, Dore, Posada, and Zirkle. The inspiration of Riley’s work often comes from true stories, urban legends, and folklore usually centered around his adopted home state of Kentucky. It has been called, “a humorous take on the bizarre.”
The best stories are always ignored by the mass population and I think everyone needs to hear them
No one ever really thinks of a printmaker
It's really kind of an organic way of working