Bill Richards

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BILL RICHARDS


Born in Brooklyn, New York, 1944


EDUCATION

1970       University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, M.F.A.
1968       University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, M.A.
1966       Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, B.F.A.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015-16   Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
2011       Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
2003       Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1995-96       Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1989       Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1986       Tomasulo Gallery, Union County College, Cranford, New Jersey
1985       Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
      Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
1983       Allen R. Hite Art Institution, University of Louisville, Kentucky
1980       Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1973       Irwin Tuttle Gallery, Dallas, Texas


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016       “Tiny Treasures,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
2014       “Summer,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
2013-14       ”Winter Blues,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
2013       “Seeing Voices: Contemporary Drawing,” Dona Beam Gallery, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
2012-13       “Forty Years,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
2012       “Pencil Pushed: Exploring Process and Boundaries in Drawing,” The Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
2011       “Black and White,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
2010       “REAL(ist),” Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida
2009       Summer Group Exhibition, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
2008       “Faculty Show,” Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York
2006       “Drawing the Line,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
      “Faculty Show,” Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York
      “Gifts from the Glenn C. Janss Collection,” Boise Art Museum, Idaho
2005       “Botanicals: Contemporary and Historical,” Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, Georgia
2004       “11th International Exhibition of Botanical Art and Illustration,” Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
      “Faculty Show,” Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York
      “Foliage,” Kraushaar Galleries, New York
      “Summertime,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
2003       “Black & White,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
      “Landscape: Unique Views,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
2002       “Celebrating 30 Years,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
      “Collector’s Show,” The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock
      “Summer,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
2001-02       “Collector’s Show,” Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock
      “Winter Orchidarium,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York; The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio
2001       “I Love New York,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
2000       “Collector’s Show,” The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock
1999-00       “Contemporary American Realist Drawings,” The Jalane and Richard Davidson Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago,” Illinois
      “Gateways,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1999       “Summer Light,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery
1998       “The Power of the Line: Contemporary Drawings by Twenty-Two International Artists,” Taipei Gallery, New York
      “25 Years,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1997-98       “Collector’s Show,” Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock
1997       “Nancy Hoffman: A Perspective on Art,” Flanders Contemporary Art, Minneapolis
1996       “Small Scale,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
      “Summer Pleasures, Summer Treasures,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1995       “Poetic Images in American Realism,” Sun Valley Center Gallery, Ketchum, Idaho
1994       “A Bouquet for Juan,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
      “Series and Editions,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1993       “20 Years,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1992       “Drawings II,” Koplin Gallery, Santa Monica, California
      “An Ode to Gardens and Flowers,” Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York
      “Preview,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1991       “Black and White,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1990       “Divergent Styles,” University Gallery, University of Florida, College of Fine Arts, Gainesville
1989-90       “Naturalism: Selections from the Glenn C. Janss Collection.” Traveling to: Center for Contemporary Arts, Great Falls, Montana; Fresno Arts Center and Museum, California; Redding Museum and Art Center, California; Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon State College, Ashland; Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California
1989       “Small is Big,” Parsons School of Design, New York
      “Summer Pleasures: Water,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1987       “Drawing: The New Tradition,” Huntsville Museum of Art, Alabama
1986-87       “Contemporary Romantic Landscape,” Orlando Museum of Art at Loch Haven, Florida
1986       “Summer Group Show,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
      “Works on Paper,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1985-87       “American Realism: Twentieth-Century Drawings and Watercolors from the Glenn C. Janss Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California.  Traveling to: Akron Art Museum, Ohio; Mary & Leigh Block Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois; DeCordova & Dana Museum and Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts; Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas, Austin; Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts
1985       “Focus on Realism: Selections from the Glenn C. Janss Collection,” Boise Art Gallery, Idaho
      “37th Annual Purchase Exhibition Hassan and Speicher Fund,” American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, North Gallery, New York
      “Winter Solstice,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1984       “Summer Group Show,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1982-83       “Perspectives on Contemporary American Realism: Works of Art on Paper from the Collection of Jalane and Richard Davidson,” Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
1982       “Major New Works: Tenth Anniversary Show,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
      “Nature Transformed,” Virginia Commonwealth University, Anderson Gallery, Richmond
      “Prints and Drawings by Gail Cohen Edelman, Naomi Hilton, Bill Richards, Aida Whedon,” New Rochelle Public Library, New York
      “Works on Paper,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1981-83       “Contemporary American Realism Since 1960,” Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.  Traveling to: The Oakland Museum of Art, California; Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon, Portugal; Kunsthalle, Nuremberg, Germany; Salas de Exposiciones de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond.
1981       “The American Landscape: Recent Developments,” Whitney Museum of American Art, Stamford, Connecticut
      “Contemporary American Landscape,” Hirschl & Adler, New York
      “Pratt Stars—Winners All,” Pratt Manhattan Center Gallery, New York and Pratt Institute Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
1980       “American Drawing in Black and White: 1970-1980,” The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York
      “Contemporary Drawings and Watercolors,” Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York
      “On Paper,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
      “Works on Paper,” Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, New York
1979       “Selections of Photo-Realist Paintings from New York City Galleries,” Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, Pennsylvania
1978       “American Drawing—New Directions—New York,” University of Southern Florida, Tampa
      “Major New Works,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1977       “Contemporary Landscape, Image and Idea,” C.A.P.A., Queensborough Community College, Queens, New York
      “Outside the City Limits: Landscape by New York City Artists,” Gallery Association of New York State, organizer.  Traveling to: Alfred University, Alfred; Lake Placid School of Art, Lake Placid, Niagara Community College, Sanborn; Roberson Center, Binghamton; Rochester Business Committee for the Arts; State University of New York at Fredonia, Oswego; Thorpe Intermedia Center, Sparkill.
1976-77       “Drawings,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York.  Traveling to Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington
1976       “Aspects of Realism,” University of Notre Dame, The Art Gallery, Indiana
1975       “Drawings,” DM Gallery, London, England
      “Major New Works,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
      “Summer Group Show,” Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
1970       “A Decade of Accomplishment-American Prints and Drawings of the 1960s,” Illinois Bell Telephone Company, Chicago
      2nd Annual Invitation Drawing Show 1970,” State University of New York at Brockport, Cortland, Geneseo, Oswego
1969       “Invitational Drawing and Small Sculpture Show,” University of Illinois, Normal
1968       “Drawings-New York,” Richard Feigen Gallery, Chicago
      “Seven Young Talents from Iowa,” Richard Feigen Gallery, Chicago
1967       “First National Student Printmakers Exhibition,” University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
      “The 48th Annual Exhibition of The Society of American Graphic Artists,” Associated American Artists Gallery, New York


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York
The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, North Carolina
Boise Art Museum, Idaho
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York
Illinois Bell Telephone Company, Chicago
Glenn C. Janss Collection, Sun Valley, Idaho
National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.
Takasawa Institution, Sokei Academy of Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York


GRANTS

1977-78       National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Arts Program
1975-76       Creative Artists Public Service Programs (CAPS) New York


ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2008-present       Adjunct Associate Professor, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York
2005-07       Adjunct Assistant Professor, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York
1999-05       Visiting Assistant Professor, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York
1989       Parsons The New School for Design, New York (fall semester)
1977-78       State University of New York, Purchase
1977-78       School of Visual Arts, New York (spring semester)
1968-70       Teaching Assistant, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque


JUROR

2006             National Scholastic Awards, drawings and works on paper
1987       “Border to Border: National Biennial Drawing Competition,” Margaret Fort Trahern Gallery, Department of Art, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee