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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 in 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

August 2019-Feb 2020    Ruins, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond VA

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

2019-20                                Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship for sculpture

2012                                        Andy Goldsworthy Sculpture Competition
                                                  First place, Blue Ridge Swim Club, Ivy VA

2002                                       Virginia Commission of the Arts grant for printmaking     

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