Chuck Sperry lives in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, where he’s made his particular style of rock poster designs for over 20 years. He operates Hangar 18, a silkscreen print studio, located in Oakland.
Sperry works in San Francisco, but exhibits internationally from Athens to Argentina, Bristol to Belgrade (visited Belgrade at the invitation of The Cultural Minster of Serbia). By conducting workshops and lectures all over the planet, Sperry’s tutelage has inspired a new generation of rock poster and silkscreen artists worldwide.
Chuck has propelled the American rock poster genre to a new level of fine art status with his print work. – JuxtapozThe Interweaving Worlds of Chuck Sperry
His artwork has been exhibited at leading art institutions including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and Fort Wayne Museum of Art; his prints have been archived in the collections of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, The Oakland Museum of California, The Fort Wayne Museum of Art, San Francisco Public Library (Main Branch), the United States Library of Congress, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
He has brought his rock artistry to projects for Goldenvoice, Live Nation, Virgin Megastore, Guitar Center, Random House, Harper Collins, Harvard University Press, Nylon, and Wired.
He has been featured in The New York Times, New York Post, San Francisco Chronicle, The Independent, The Guardian, Herald Tribune, Le Parisien, Libération, Corriere della Sera, La Repubblica, l’Espresso, La Nacion, The Huffington Post, Architectural Digest, Purple, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Vice, NME, Spin, Relix, Hi-Fructose, Juxtapoz, Beautiful Bizarre, Widewalls, We Heart, 7×7, KQED Arts, AV Club, Slash Film, Boing Boing, SF Bay Guardian and many more.
Released in early 2009, the documentary film “American Artifact” prominently features Chuck Sperry. He has been featured in documentaries for film and television in the US, Europe and Australia.
One can find his art featured in many books, most notably High Volume: The Art of Chuck Sperry, Helikon: The Muses of Chuck Sperry, The Art of Modern Rock, Peace Signs: The Anti-War Movement Illustrated, and Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo.
Chuck Sperry has honed the craft of designing and hand screen printing for over 20 years to become recognized throughout the world as one of the foremost rock poster artists and printmakers. Elevating the craft to fine art, Sperry creates socio-political artwork beyond rock. He adheres to the ideal that beauty strengthens his message.