Ross Richmond

Ross Richmond - SPOTLIGHT

Artist Statement

My inspiration comes from the human figure, as I have always been drawn to its form and abilities. Before I began a career in glass, I had considered pursuing a career in the field of Medical Illustration, where I would have had the opportunity to study the figure inside and out. The figure has always played a major role in my work, and in this series I am moving away from replicating the anatomy of the figure as I had in past series, by breaking down the human body into its basic shape as if it were covered by cloth. This keeps the eye from focusing on the details of the anatomy and lets the viewer follow the sweeping gestural lines of the form. Using curves, bends and negative space to capture energy and a sense of motion to create visual tension and express movement in a still object, but also capturing a moment, a gesture, a quiet interaction between people or an individual and their thoughts. Communication is an important aspect of our existence, and has always been a main source of my inspiration, whether it be with oneself or between others.

Biography

ROSS F. RICHMOND

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cleveland Institute of Art, 1994

Major-Glass; Minor-Metals

Exhibitions

2012 “In the realm of Yin and Yang” An Exploration of Creativity, Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, ID

Northeast Ohio Art Dealers Association Art Exposition, Thomas Riley Galleries

Toledo GAS Conference, Thomas Riley Galleries

Fifty by Fifty, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI

Coming Together, Duane Reed Gallery

SOFA New York, Duane Reed Gallery

2011 “The Silver Summit” (Group Show) Friesen Gallery, Sun Valley, ID

Meditations on the Figure, Friesen Gallery, Seattle, WA

Reflections on the Figure, Thomas Riley Gallery, Cleveland, OH

SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery

SOFA New York, Duane Reed Gallery

2010 38th Annual Invitational, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

SOFA Santa Fe, Blue Rain 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 Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery

SOFA New York, Duane Reed Gallery

Crossing Boundaries, Manitou Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Solo show, Thomas Riley Gallery, Cleveland, OH

36th Annual Invitational, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

Ten Artists, 10 Sculptures, Habatat Gallery, Chicago, IL

2007 Solo show, Duane Reed Gallery

SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery

SOFA New York, Duane Reed Gallery

Blown Away, Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston, TX

Palm Beach 3, Duane Reed Gallery

2006 34th Annual Glass Invitational, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, 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 Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery

SOFA New York, Duane Reed Gallery

Solo Show, Duane Reed Gallery

Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Florida, Duane Reed Gallery

2003 SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery

Glass Weekend, Millville NJ, Duane Reed Gallery

History of the World Part IV, Pilchuck Glass School

Summer Staff Exhibition, Camano Island, WA

Bubba Mavis, Artists of my Area/Era, Seattle, WA

Constellate Emerging Artist Series, Thomas Riley Galleries, Kirkland, WA History of the World Part IV, Looking North from Pilchuck, WA

SOFA New York, Duane Reed Gallery

Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach, FL

2002 SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery

Constellate Emerging Artists Series, Thomas Riley Galleries, Columbus, OH

SOFA New York, Duane Reed Gallery

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX

Palm Springs Inter. Art Exhibition, Palm Springs, CA

Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach, FL

Experience

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, Stanwood, WA

(Demo) Public Glass, San Francisco, CA

(Instructor) Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

(Instructor) Pittsburgh Glass Center, PA

2010 Professional Artist in Residence, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

(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, OH

(Instructor) with KeKe Cribbs, Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavillion, Toledo, OH Residency with KeKe Cribbs, Tacoma Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA

2009 Professional Artist in Residence, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

(Teaching Assistant) Preston Singletary, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

(Instructor) Kent State, Kent, OH

(Visiting Artist) Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH

(Visiting Artist) Toledo Glass Museum, Toledo, OH

(3 Day Workshop) Glass Axis, Colombus, OH

2008 Professional Artist in Residence, Pilchuck Glass School¸ Stanwood, WA

(Gaffer) Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

(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, Stanwood, WA

(Visiting Artist) Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

(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, Stanwood, WA

(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, FL

2004-05 Professional Artist in Residence, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

2003 (Instructor) Red Deer College, Alberta, Canada

(Instructor) Eugene Glass School, Eugene, OR

(Instructor) Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA

2002 (Instructor) Red Deer College, Alberta, Canada

(Instructor) Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA

1997-2007 Member of William Morris Team, Stanwood, WA

 

 

News and Press

2011

Hot Glass Roadshow: Glass Art Society, Seattle – Keke Cribbs and Ross Richmond

http://www.cmog.org/blog/2011/08/05/2011-hot-glass-roadshow-glass-art-society-seattle-%E2%80%93-keke-cribbs-and-ross-richmond/