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Ross Richmond

ARTIST STATEMENT:

The figure has always been a major theme in my work, and I am currently working on a series of pieces where I break down the human body into a basic shape as if it were draped in fabric. This keeps the eye from focusing on the details of anatomy and let's the viewer follow the sweeping gestural lines of the form. The basic shape of the body along with it's quiet contemplative facial features, gives these figures a calm meditative feel.

Lately the inspiration for my work has derived from art ranging from ancient Egyptian sculpture, Japanese prints and Art Nouveau graphics, which all use, or are inspired from natural scenes and landscapes. All of these time periods and genres are highly ornate, yet simplistic in form and composition. Color and pattern is used to decorate and adorn the robes these figures are wearing to create imagery and convey a setting or scenery to place the figure in a natural environment for which they exist. Imagery of blossoming flowers or trees convey growth or growing, to create the feeling of springtime bliss, awakening after the winter slumber. Carved imagery or applied components also give bas relief and texture to an otherwise flat and smooth surface.

RESUME:

Born
Bethesda, Md. 1971

Education
BFA Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Oh. 1994
Major-Glass; Minor-Metals  

Exhibitions (*Solo Show)
2015    Contemporary Glass of the Pacific Northwest, Rockwell Museum, Corning NY.
    Glass3, San Juan Islands Museum of Art, San Juan Island, Wa.
    43rd Annual International Invitational, Hababtat Gallery, Mi.
2014                SOFA Chicago, Abmeyer-Wood, Seattle, Wa.
     *Muse, Abmeyer-Wood Gallery, Seattle, Wa.
Unexpected Gravity, Roq La Rue Gallery, Seattle, Wa.
42nd Annual International Invitational, Habatat Gallery, Mi.    
2013    SOFA Chicago, Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa.
    *Reflections, Neusole Glassworks, Cincinnati, Oh.
    *Figure Studies and Gestures, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston, Tx.
    41st Annual International Invitational, Habatat Gallery, Mi.
2012    Northeast Ohio Art Dealers Association Art Exposition, Thomas Riley Galleries, Cleveland, Oh.
    Toledo GAS Conference, Thomas Riley Galleries
    Fifty by Fifty, Muskegon Museum of Art, Michigan
    *“In the realm of Yin and Yang” An Exploration of Creativity, Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, Id.
    *Coming Together, Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, Mo.
    SOFA New York, Duane Reed Gallery
    SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery
2011    Silver Summit, Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, Id.
    *Meditations on the Figure, Friesen Gallery, Seattle Wa
    *Reflections on the Figure, Thomas Riley Gallery    
    SOFA New York, Duane Reed Gallery
    SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery
2010    38th Annual Invitational, Habatat Gallery, Michigan
    SOFA New York, Blue Rain Gallery
    SOFA Santa Fe, Duane Reed Gallery
    SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery
2009    SOFA Santa Fe, Evoke Gallery
    SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery
    Glass Weekend, Duane Reed Gallery, Millville NJ
    The Human Formed, Flame Run Gallery, Louisville KY
2008    *Blank Expressions, Fulcrum Gallery, Tacoma Wa.
    SOFA New York, Duane Reed Gallery
    SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery
    Crossing Boundaries, Manitou Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
    *Solo show, Thomas Riley Gallery
    36th Annual Invitational, Habatat Gallery, Michigan
    Ten Artists, 10 Sculptures, Habatat Gallery, Chicago
2007    *Solo show, Duane Reed Gallery
    SOFA New York, Duane Reed Gallery
    SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery
    Blown Away, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston, Tx.
    Palm Beach 3, Duane Reed Gallery
2006    34th Annual Glass Invitational, Habatat Gallery, Mi.
    SOFA New York, Duane Reed Gallery
    SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery
2005    SOFA New York, Duane Reed Gallery
                        SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery
                        Compelled by Content, Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, Md.
    Art Palm Beach, Duane Reed Gallery
2004    SOFA New York, Duane Reed Gallery
    SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery
    *Solo Show, Duane Reed Gallery
    Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Florida, Duane Reed Gallery
2003    SOFA New York, Duane Reed Gallery
    Glass Weekend, Millville NJ, Duane Reed Gallery
    History of the World Part IV, Pilchuck Glass School
    Summer Staff Exhibition, Camano Island, Washington
    Bubba Mavis, Artists of my Area/Era, Seattle, Washington
    Constellate Emerging Artist Series, Thomas Riley Galleries, Kirkland, Washington
    History of the World Part IV, Looking North from Pilchuck
    SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery
    Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Florida

Experience
2014    (Instructor) Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pa.
2013    Residency Neusole Glassworks, Cincinnati, Oh.
    (Instructor) Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY.
    (Gaffer) Pilchuck Glass School
    Visiting Artist, Emporia State University, Emporia, Ks.
    Visiting Artist, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hi.
2012    Professional Artist in Residence, Pilchuck Glass School, Wa.
    Visiting Artist, University of South Alabama, Mobile Al.
    (Instructor) Espace Verre, Montreal, Quebec
    (Gaffer) Pilchuck Glass School
2011    Professional Artist in Residence, Pilchuck Glass School
    (Demonstration) Public Glass, San Francisco, Ca.
    (Instructor) Pilchuck Glass School
    (Instructor) Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pa.
2010    Professional Artist in Residence, Pilchuck Glass School
    (Visiting Artist) California College of the Arts, Oakland, Ca.
    (Instructor) Co Teach with Marc Petrovic, Penland School of Craft, Penland NC.
    Residency with KeKe Cribbs, Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion, Toledo Ohio
    (Instructor) with KeKe Cribbs, Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavillion, Toledo Ohio
    Residency with KeKe Cribbs, Tacoma Museum of Glass, Tacoma Wa.
2009    Professional Artist in Residence, Pilchuck Glass School
    (Teaching Assistant) Preston Singletary, Pilchuck Glass School
    (Instructor) Kent State, Kent Ohio
    (Visiting Artist) Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland Ohio
    (Visiting Artist) Toledo Glass Museum, Toledo Ohio
    (3 Day Workshop) Glass Axis, Colombus Ohio
2008    Professional Artist in Residence, Pilchuck Glass School
    (Gaffer) Pilchuck Glass School
    (Instructor) Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.
    (Instructor) More Fire Glass Studio, Rochester NY.
    (Instructor) Co Teach with Martin Janecky, Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC.
2007    Professional Artist in Residence, Pilchuck Glass School
    (Visiting Artist)  Penland School of Crafts
    (Instructor) Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Oh.
    (Instructor) Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, Tn.
    (Instructor) Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.
    (Instructor) Red Deer College, Alberta, Canada
2006    (Teaching Assistant) Preston Singletary, Pilchuck Glass School
    (Student) “Exploring the Figure in Clay” Doug Jeck, Pottery Northwest, Seattle, Wa.     
    (5 day Residency), Tacoma Glass Museum, Tacoma, Wa.
2005    (3 Day Workshop), University of Miami, Fla.
2004-05    Professional Artist in Residence, Pilchuck Glass School
2003    (Instructor) Red Deer College, Alberta, Canada
    (Instructor) Eugene Glass School, Eugene, Oregon
    (Instructor) Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle
1997-2007    Member of William Morris Team, Stanwood, Wa.

Collections
Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wi.
Tacoma Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Wa.

    

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