Chris Richard is an artist who has never been afraid of taking risks, of exploring and changing so that his work might grow. He has developed through many transitions- from ceramic vessels to clay and wood wall pieces to paintings, and finally to works of wood, clay and paint.
Whatever the medium, Richard's work is grounded in a vision of simplicity and understatement, a distillation to essentials of form and design.
His work is in the collection of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, The Butler Institute of American Art and in many private and corporate collections, including the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C..
Lectures & Workshops
* Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Mass
* The Butler Institute of American Art, Yougstown, Ohio
* The Willard Hotel, Washington D.C.
* Senator Frank L. Lautenberg, New Jersey
* Burlington Northern Railroad, FT. Worth, Texas
* U.S.A. Today, Rosslyn, Virginia
* Werner Foster Architects, Vancouver, B.C.
* Rivoli Municipal Building, Baltimore, MD
* Framingham State College, Framingham, Mass.
* Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA
* Dunnels, Duvall, Bennet and Porter, Washington D.C.
* Centennial Corp., Tysons Corner, Virginia
* Cigal Corp., Washington, D.C.
* Parkway One Building, Atrium, Herndon, Virginia
* John Andrews Co., Sterling, Va/ St. Johns, USVI
* 1991: Franz Bader Gallery, Washington, D.C.
SCREENS Group invitational.
* 1990: Kornbluth Gallery, Fairlawn, New Jersey.
CHRIS RICHARD: A Decade of Exploration 1980-1990
* 1989: G.H. Dalsheimer Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland.
CHRIS RICHARD: Paintings. One person show
* 1987: Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, Mass.
Masters: Past and Present. Group invitational.
* 1987: Columbia Association/Center for the Arts, Columbia, MD
Contemporary Directions in Clay. Group invitational.
* 1986: Society of the Arts and Crafts, Boston, Mass.
Masters: Past and Present. Group Invitational.
* 1986: Maurine Littleton Gallery, Washington, D.C.
DON REITZ, TOSHIKO TAKAEZU, CHRIS RICHARD,
JAMES TANNER, JOHN GILL. Ceramic invitational.
* 1985: Craftsman’s Gallery: Scarsdale, New York
CLAY SPECTRUM. National invitational,
* 1983, 1984, 1985.1985: Kornbluth Gallery, Fairlawn, New Jersey.
PAUL ZIMMERMAN/ CHRIS RICHARD. Two person show.
* 1984: Brockton Art Museum, Brockton, Mass.
RAKU INVITATIONAL. Four Person Show.
* 1984: Creative Arts Workshop, new Haven, Conn.
CHRIS RICHARD/ NANCY EISENMEELD. Two person show.
* 1983: Incorporated galley. New York, New York.
SUSAN AND STEVEN KEMENYFFY/ CHRIS RICHARD/ DAVID BACHARACH
* 1982: The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio 34th
Annual Ohio Ceramic, Sculpture, and Craft Show.
* New York Times (NJ Section), April 8, 1990, April 22, 1984, March 17, 1985,
June 9, 1985
* Washington Post, October 4, 20, 1982, February 15, 1986
* Boston Globe, May 16, 1986, March 25, April 13, 1983
* Art News, Summer, 1989
* Art in America, October, 1983
* American Ceramics, October, 1984, March 1985
* American Craft, May, 1986, January, November, April/May, 1984, October, 1983
* Connecticut Magazine, December, 1984
* Erie Times, Showcase Magazine Cover Story, December 12, 1982
* Art New England, May 1983
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, Pa. Master of Fine Arts Degree- Ceramics, Sculpture. Studied influence of the East on the West in the 19th century with emphasis on painting, ceramics, and architecture.
Johnson State College, Johnson, Vermont Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Studio Arts Honors: Departmental Award in the Studio Arts.
University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont Independent study with Hideo Okino.
Lectures & Workshops
Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, Conn.
Washington Ceramic Guild, Wash., D.C.
Alleghany College, Meadville, Pa.
Naples Yacht Club, Naples, Fla.
I have been building boats and cabinetry in the Chesapeake Bay region for over 20 years. During that time I have continued to make art. For many reasons I had chosen to limit my exhibition schedule. “Outside” work over the years has kept me from being as prolific as I would like in the studio. I would develop an idea, get started and sometimes have to wait days or even weeks before I could re-address it. In an effort to adapt I’ve actually learned to embrace this process. It gives me more time to think and see. Making art is about being self-aware and honest. Honesty is golden. It’s also a process of exploration and on a good day…discovery.
Woody Allen said it best in Annie Hall when he said” A relationship is like a shark. It has to constantly move forward or it dies. I think what we got on our hands is …a dead shark”.
Here’s to moving forward.
Thank you for visiting my site. If you are interested in purchasing a piece, wish to show my work, or have any questions, please feel free to contact me and I will respond as soon as possible.