Bruce Richards
Born: Dayton, Ohio

Lives in: Dobbs Ferry, NY

Education:
1970  B.A., University of California, Irvine

1973  M.F.A., University of California, Irvine

Awards & Fellowships:
1998-1999  Visual Arts Fellowship, Artist Fellowship Program,                                                             California Arts Council, Sacramento, CA
1997-98       Individual Fellowship, Cultural Grants Program,                                                                City of Los Angeles, (C.O.L.A.), Los Angeles, CA
1992           Commissioned Artist, Graphics Arts Council, Los Angeles                                               County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
1984           First Award, 8th National Exhibition, Los Angeles Print Society,                                       Ed Ruscha, Juror,Los Angeles, CA
1976           Visual Arts Fellowship, Visual Arts Program, National                                                       Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C.


AS Group Exhibitions occur more frequently they have been listed ahead of the Solo Exhibition list:

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016-17 "SHAME- 100 Reasons for Turning Red", Deutsches Hygiene -Museum      Dresden, Germany
         
2016      'SKIN', Los Angeles Muncipal Art Gallery, curated by Scott Canty and Isabelle Lutterodt
2014       "Look at Me: Portraiture from Manet to the Present", Leila Heller                                           Gallery, co curated by Paul Morris and Beth Rudin DeWoody,                                         New York, NY
              "A Glimpse into This Side of Paradise", Laurie M. Tisch Illumination                                   Fund, curated by Manon Slome, New York, NY
2013       "Lust Letters", Coagula, LosAngeles, CA      

              "Letters from Los Angeles" ( expanded), Los Angeles Art Fair                                          exhibition, Los Angeles, CA

2012      "Letters from Los Angeles, Text in Art", Jack Rutberg Fine Arts,                                      Los Angeles, CA
              "This Side of Paradise", No Longer Empty, Andrew Freedman                                         House, Curated by Manon Slome, Bronx, NY         
2011       "Best Kept Secret, UC Irvine and the Development of Contemporary                               Art in Southern California 1964 - 1971",  P.S.T exhibit, Laguna Art                                   Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
               "The Lords + the New Creatures", Nye + Brown Gallery,                                                  Los Angeles, CA
2010       "Open Kitchen", Da Gallery, Chelsea, NY
              “Pyschedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960’s”                                                curated by David Rubin, San Antonio Museum of Art,                                                       San Antonio, Texas (catalog)
              “Collecting California, Selections from Laguna Art Museum,                                                Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA (catalog)
2009       “Ship of Fools”, No Longer Empty, Chelsea Hotel,                                                             curated by Michael  Bevilacqua and Manon Slome, Chelsea, NY
                “4 Artists”, Kips Gallery, New York. 
              “Contemporary Confrontations 2009”, Katonah Museum of Art,                                         Katonah, NY 
              “The Art of Democracy”, The New York Society of Etchers,                                            The  National Arts Club, New York, NY

 2008      “Occult”, The Flat, Massimo Carasi, Milano, Italy
              “The Toy Show”, Hunsaker / Schlesinger Fine Art,                                                             Santa Monica, CA
2007       “Tattoo Flash”, Saved Tattoo, curated by Scott Campbell,                                                Brooklyn, NY

              “POPcentric”, Gering & LoPez, curated by Michael Bevilacqua                                          and Sandra Gering, New York, NY
2004       “Disturbing the Peace”, Danese, New York, NY
 
              “Shakespeare as Muse”, curated by Josine Ianco –Starrels,                                             Schneider Museum of Art, South Oregon Univ., Ashland, OR                         1998       "City of Los Angeles (C.O.L.A.) Individual Artist's Grants, 97-98,"
               Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park,Los Angeles, CA
1997       "End of the Century: Prints Since 1970 from the Collection,"                                               Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
1994       "Printmaking on the Westcoast," Saddleback Community College,                                   Mission Viejo, CA
1993       "Intersections: Art and Play," The Armory Center for the Arts,                                          Pasadena, CA
1991       "Individual Realities in the California Art Scene," Sezon Museum of                                 Art,Tokyo, Japan
1984       "California Drawings," Modernism, San Francisco, CA

1981        "Abstraction in Los Angeles,1950 - 1980" Selections from the Ruth                                  and Murray Gribin Collection," Fine Arts Gallery, California State                                  Univ.,Northridge, Fine Arts Gallery, University of California,                                              Irvine, CA
1979        "Black and White are Colors: Paintings of the 1950's - 1970's,"                                        Galleries of the Claremont Colleges, Claremont, CA
1978        "Southern California Styles of the 60's and 70's," La Jolla Museum of                                Art, La Jolla, CA
1977         "Abstract Painting: A Selected Exhibition," Long Beach City                                              College, Long Beach, CA
1976         "Los Angeles," Penthouse Gallery, Museum of Modern Art,                                               New York, NY

1973         "Kurt Schwitters and Related Developments," La Jolla Museum of                                   Art (now San Diego Museum of Art), La Jolla, CA

                "Market Street Program," Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA
Solo Exhibitions: 
2014         "Bruce Richards: Future/Past" Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, LA, CA
2013         "Bruce Richards: The Scenery in my Mind,"                                                                     Katherine Cone Gallery, LA, CA
2001         "Bruce Richards," Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA
2000         “Bruce Richards” The Colburn School of Performing Arts,                                                Los  Angeles, CA
1999         "Bruce Richards," Grand Central Art Gallery, California                                                    State University, Fullerton, CA
1994          "Reflections and Revisitations," Mark Moore Gallery,                                                          Santa Monica, CA

1991          "Recent Works on Paper," The Works Gallery South,                                                      Costa Mesa, CA

1990          "Bruce Richards, Narrative Works," Pacific Bell                                                                 Headquarters, San Ramon, CA
                 "Bruce Richards," The Works Gallery, Long Beach, CA
1989          "Bruce Richards," Hunsaker/Schlesinger Fine Arts,                                                          Los Angeles, CA

1986          "California Contemporary Artists: Bruce Richards," Laguna Art                                         Museum, South Coast Plaza Site, Costa Mesa, CA ( catalog)
1985          "Bruce Richards," Santa Monica College Art Gallery, Santa                                               Monica, CA (catalog)

1984           "Bruce Richards, Recent Images: Paintings, Watercolors,                                               Monotypes and Etchings," Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery,                                          Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, CA (catalog)
1983           "Recent Works," Fine Arts Gallery, California State                                                            University, Los Angeles, CA
1982           "Paintings and Prints," Bluxome Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1981            "Bruce Richards," Laguna Beach Art Museum of Art,                                                         Laguna Beach, CA (catalog)
1980            "Bruce Richards," Newspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                    "Bruce Richards," Shirley Cerf Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1979             "Bruce Richards, A Selection of Paintings and Watercolors,"                                            Baxter Art Gallery, California Institute of Technology,                                                      Pasadena, CA (catalog)
1978             "White Paintings, Black Drawings," Casat Gallery,                                                              La Jolla,CA

1977            "Wet Paint," Morgan Thomas Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1976            "Bruce Richards," Wenger & Casat Galleries,                                                                     La Jolla,CA
                   "Bruce Richards," Morgan Thomas Gallery,                                                                       Santa Monica, CA
1975            "Bruce Richards,"  Jack Glenn Gallery, Newport Beach, CA

1973            "Bruce Richards,"  Jack Glenn Gallery, Corona del Mar, CA

1972            "Bruce Richards,"  Jack Glenn Gallery, Corona del Mar, CA
                               
Catalogs and Exhibition Brochures:
2011         "Best Kept Secret: UCI and the Development of Contemporary Art                                  in Southern California 1964 - 1971", Kook-Anderson, Grace,                                          Laguna Art Museum 
                 "L.A. Rising, SoCal Artists Before 1980", California / International                                       Arts Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
2009          "Collecting California, Selections from the Laguna Art Museum",                                       Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
                 "Psychedelic, Optical and Visionary Art since the 1960's", Rubin,                                      David S., San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX  
1999         "1998-1999, 25 Artists, California Arts Council Visual Arts                                                  Fellowship Recipients," California Arts Council, Sacramento, CA
1998         "1996-1998, COLA Individual Artist Grants," Nodel,A.,Gamblin, N.                                     City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department,Los Angeles, CA
1991         "Individual Realities in the California Art Scene," Sezon Museum of                                  Art,Tokyo, Japan
1984         "Bruce Richards, Recent Images, Paintings, Watercolors,                                                Monotypes and Etchings," Carroll, Donald, Los Angeles Municipal                                   Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1983         "Bruce Richards, Recent Works," Fine Arts Gallery, California State                                 University, Los Angeles, CA
1981         "Bruce Richards," Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA

1979         "Bruce Richards, A Selection of Paintings and Watercolors," Smith,                                  Michael, Baxter Art Gallery, California Institute of Technology,                                        Pasadena, CA

Public Collections:
Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, San Diego, CA
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Schneider Museum of Art, South Oregon Univ., Ashland, OR

Selected Private Collections:
Southern California Gas Company
Young & Rubican, New York
Mr. Peter Alexander, Los Angeles
Mr. Don Bachardy, Santa Monica, CA
Mr. Billy Al & Ms. Wendy Al Bengston, Venice, CA
Ms. Beth Rudin DeWoody, New York, NY
Ms. Ann Janss, Los Angeles, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Sonny and Gloria Kamm, Los Angeles, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Russell and Hannah Kully, San Marino, CA
Mr. & Ms. Tom and Wendy McNeil, Cain Hoy, SC
Mr. & Ms. Ted & Suzanne Paulson, Laguna Beach, CA
Ms. Claudia Parducci, Santa Monica, CA
Ms. Sarah Perry, Los Angeles, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Jack and Joan Quinn, Beverly Hills, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Stewart and Lynda Resnick
Mr. Ed Ruscha, Venice, CA
Mr. Paul Ruscha, Winslow, AZ
Mr. Anton Segerstrom, Costa Mesa, CA
Mr. Richard Shelton & Ms. Laurie MacDonald, Los Angeles, CA
Mr. Richard Smith and Pat Forbes, Portland, OR
Mr. & Ms. Ian and Manon Slome, Riverdale, NY
Ms. Sharon Twigg-Smith, Honolulu,Hawaii
Mr. & Mrs. Paul and Liz Walker, Pasadena, CA

 
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