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Russell U. Richards

Charlottesville, VA

(434) 825-0557/ russell@russellrichards.com







EDUCATION



1989-90                                School of Visual Arts, NYC

                                             Major: Film and Photography



1991-93                                University of Maryland, College Park

                                             BA, Film and Photography





PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE



2012- present                        Designer of pinball machines, OBX Pinball, Grandy NC



2011- present                        Art Instructor, Field School/ Field Camp, Crozet VA



2005- present                        Art Instructor, Woodberry Forest School, Woodberry Forest VA



1996- present                        Professional fine artist/ graphic designer





SOLO EXHIBITIONS



Feb 2016                                Women,McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville VA



March 2011                          Russell U. Richards Gets Real,

                                             McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville VA



Nov 2009- Feb 2010             Thoughts About Life and Death

                                             Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke VA



March 2009                          The Arts and Innards of Russell U. Richards!

                                             McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville VA



March 2009                          2: Two Years

                                             McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville VA



October 2002                       The Isle of the Living

                                             McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville VA



Sept 1999                                    The Eleventh Hour

                                             Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington DC





SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS



Oct- Dec 2015                         Other Worlds, Walker Gallery, Woodberry Forest VA



Dec 2013                                Let There Be Light 2013, annual art exhibition at PVCC

                                              Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville VA



Nov- Dec 2011                      6 Printmakers, Walker Gallery, Woodberry Forest VA



Dec 2009                                Let There Be Light 2009, annual art exhibition

                                              Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville VA



June 2006                              Going Underground, Art at Large Gallery, NYC



March 2006                           Love Letter Invitational, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville VA



Feb 2003                                                                     Beyond Words: Kathe Kollwitz and Contemporary Print Artists

                                              Portsmouth Museum, Portsmouth VA



March 2009                             WD Printmaking Workshop Exhibition

                                             Brandywine Art Center, Philadelphia PA





GALLERY AFFILIATIONS



1999- present                        McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville VA



2001- present                        Gallery 50, Rehoboth Beach, DE                      



2004- present                        Sexy Art Gallery, Amsterdam







COLLECTIONS

·          Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke VA

·          Erotic Museum, Amsterdam



AWARDS/ GRANTS/ FELLOWSHIPS



2012                                     Andy Goldsworthy Sculpture Competition

                                             First place, Blue Ridge Swim Club, Ivy VA



2002                                     Virginia Commission of the Arts grant for printmaking     



Sept 1999                                    Jim Henson’s Character Design Competition

                                             First place (with Dan Zimmer), New York NY.

                                             Juror: Jim Henson          



LECTURES/ PRESENTATIONS/ RESIDENCIES



November 2014                       TEDx Charlottesville Presentation “The Landmark as Vertical Garden”,



November 2011                       Graduate Art Student Association/ Radford University residency and artist talk “Finding Your Voice as an Artist”



December 2010                       Taubman Museum of Art

Artist talk, “Finding Your Voice as an Artist”



November 2009                       When Life Takes a Turn: Authors Write About Hardship and Healing

A reading (from my book The Arts and Innards of Russell U. Richards!)and panel discussion at the Virginia Festival of the Book




BIBLIOGRAPHY



                                             All of Them Witches

                                             By Peter H. Gilmore



                                             The Arts and Innards of Russell U. Richards!

                                             By Russell Richards

                                            

                                             Strange Maps: An Atlas of Cartographic Curiosities

                                             By Frank Jacobs