Donald Kilpatrick: Wish Diamonds

November 17 - December 22, 2012

Extended by appointment through January 12,  2013


Wish Diamond Suite, 2012 || detail

letterpress suite of prints with laser cut on paper

Widely known for his work in illustration and letterpress, Kilpatrick has created a new body of work for his first solo exhibition at The Butcher's Daughter that delves deeper into personal thematic content, conceptual ideology, and the sculptural considerations of printmaking.

Kilpatrick explores ideologies of convention through a loose narrative that addresses themes of allegory and affectation that posit the hazards of blind ambition.

The exhibition will be commemorated by a Wish Diamond limited edition letterpress suite of prints that will be distributed as invitation and available for sale during the run of the exhibition.


Kilpatrick (b. 1974, Bountiful, Utah) earned his M.A. in Illustration from Syracuse University in 2006. He moved to Detroit in 2007 to begin his career at the College for Creative Studies as a faculty member in traditional and digital illustration of which he has been the department chair since 2010. 

A successful freelance illustrator, Kilpatrick's work has been featured in publications such as Fortune, the L.A. Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He has exhibited his art work in New York, Philadelphia, and Miami. Wish Diamonds is Kilpatrick’s first solo art gallery exhibition.

Opening Reception || November 17, 2012 6-9:00 PM

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