Medium: Installation and Painting

Studio Location:
540 President Street (Spaceworks 2nd Floor)
Studio # 12



Artist Bio:
John Richey is a New York-based visual artist and curator who makes cross disciplinary work using themes and images borrowed from various personal collections. Originally from southwestern Arizona, he holds degrees in combined media from both the University of Arizona and the University of California, San Diego. Richey has exhibited domestically and abroad in shows at P.S. 122 and Greene Naftali Gallery in New York, the Rufino Tamayo Museum in Mexico City, and in multiple iterations of the SPRING/BREAK Art Show. His work was profiled in Art Forum Internationals "Best of 2004" issue and has been reviewed by the online art publications Art F City, Hyperallergic, and Artsy. Richey has attended artist residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada, the Bronx Museum of the Art's AIM Program, and most recently the Studios at MASS MoCA residency in North Adams, MA. Over the past decade and a half, in addition to his active curatorial and studio practice, Richey has held various professional positions at New York galleries and fine art foundations including Marian Goodman Gallery, Greene Naftali Gallery, the Keith Haring Foundation, and Pace Gallery.

Artist Statement:
I make hand-drawn animations, sculptural installations, and digitally fabricated commonplace objects using themes and images borrowed from various personal collections. My most recent body of work seeks to allow elements of chance and flexibility into a labor-intensive process that grapples with the transformative nature of information; including information retention and loss. By working back-and-forth between, and with different combinations of hand-made and digitally fabricated elements, my work investigates physical or conceptual glitches that occur in the spaces between human and digitally rendered movements and objects.

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