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(born 1983 in Tampa, Florida; lives in Queens, New York)

Education
MFA, Studio Art, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

BFA, Drawing and Painting, Florida State University

 

Solo Exhibitions
2016
Farewell to the Flesh, The Graduate Center, New York, NY

2012
The Skin I Live In, CentralTrak, Dallas, TX

2007
Ari Richter, Flood Gallery Fine Arts Center, Asheville, NC

 

Group Exhibitions
2017
Another Body, Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, SC (upcoming)
Bound & Unbound: Altered Books, The University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD (upcoming)
Worlds, Flowers for All Occasions, Brooklyn, NY

2016
Science Inspires Art, New York Hall of Science, Flushing, NY
Art Votes: Visualizing the Democratic Process, Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ
Pool Party, Molasses Books, Brooklyn, NY
Taxing, Molasses Books, Brooklyn, NY

2015
ARCADIA, The Bruce High Quality Foundation studio, Brooklyn, NY
Tease, ATHICA, Athens, GA
Sanctus, Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ
BHQFU Night Live...LIVE!, The Bruce High Quality Foundation University, New York, NY
BHQFU Book Fair, The Bruce High Quality Foundation University, New York, NY

2014
Art Basel Mukwonago, Bahamas Biennale, Mukwonago, WI
Bye Felicia, The Bruce High Quality Foundation University, New York, NY
BHQFU XWEEN, Ray Smith Studio, Brooklyn, NY
BYOU (Build Your Own University), The Bruce High Quality Foundation University, New York, NY
Sayonara Motherfu##rs Performance Open Mic, The Bruce High Quality Foundation University, New York, NY

2013
The Wonder Cabinet, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY
That Mortal Coil, CentralTrak, Dallas, TX
Family Dinner, The Bruce High Quality Foundation University, New York, NY
The Cloud, Brooklyn Fire Proof, Brooklyn, NY

2012
The Fool’s Journey, Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ

2011
The Subterranean Jungle, SITE Fest, Arts in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
Under the Subway, Local Project, Long Island City, NY

2010
Laughter as Medium, BETA Spaces, Arts in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
The Work Office, DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY
Field of Dreams (Un Mundo Nuevo), The Bruce High Quality Foundation with Celebrate Brooklyn!, Brooklyn, NY

2009
America's Children's Home, Dugg Dugg, Charlotte, NC

2008
Yummy, Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art, Philadelphia, PA

2007
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC

 

Awards and Residencies
2015
Vermont Studio Center Residency & Grant, Johnson, VT

2012
CentralTrak Artist Residency, The University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX
PSC/CUNY Adjunct Professional Development Fund Grant, New York, NY

 

Bibliography
2016
Stories from the Community Colleges. Study with the Best. CUNY TV, 27 April 2016

2015
Mingst, Raymond E., and Arthur Bruso. Sanctus Exhibition Catalog. Curious Matter, October 2015
Smith, Jessica. "Tease Explores the Power of Hair." Flagpole Magazine, 22 April 2015
West, Lienna. "Hair as Material: Tease at ATHICA." Art Ravels, 16 April 2015
Carney, Sean J. Patrick, Ari Richter, et al. Humor and the Abject. Social Malpractice Publishing, January 2015

2014
Richter, Ari. The Starting of Poo Poo Man. Self-published, October 2014
Eler, Alicia. "Practicing the Art of the Selfie." Hyperallergic, 10 February 2014

2013
Laughlin, Jamie. “In Defense of Wolf Dong.” The Dallas Observer, 14 May 2013
Simek, Peter. "Bodies, Models, Sex and Death: That Mortal Coil at CentralTrak." D Magazine, 09 May 2013
Fontenot, Heyd, and Charissa N. Terranova, PhD. That Mortal Coil: Rebuking the Ideal in Contemporary Figurative Art. CentralTrak, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2013
Muenster, Georgia, Ari Richter, et al. The Wonder Cabinet. Flux Factory, 2013

2012
Bartlett, Josey. “LGCC Students Make Gangnam Style for Freedom Video with Anish Kapoor.” Queens Chronicle, 06 December 2012
Laughlin, Jamie. “An Art Show for Dogs? Finally.” The Dallas Observer, 27 August 2012
Art This Week-In Studio with Ari Richter, Episode 143. Art This Week, 24 August 2012
Hamilton, Brentney. "The Macabre Beauty of Ari Richter’s Skin Art." The Dallas Observer, 20 August 2012
Mingst, Raymond E., and Arthur Bruso. The Fool's Journey Exhibition Catalog. Curious Matter, 2012

2010
Wilson, Michael. "Interpretation of Dreams." Scene & Herd, Artforum, 28 July 2010
Loving, O., and S. Humphrey. "AO on Site – New York: The Bruce High Quality Foundation's 'Field of Dreams' Saturday, July 24th, 2010 in Prospect Park, Brooklyn." Art Observed, 26 July 2010

2008
Zepeda, Mara. "Trough Love." Philadelphia Weekly, 16 January 2008
Thwing, Jenny, Ari Richter, et al. Yummy: An Artist's Cookbook. NEXUS/Foundation for Today's Art, 2008
Patino, Jose. "Gala Showcases Blake High Talent." The Tampa Tribune, 23, January 2008

2007
Patterson, Tom. "A High Degree of Variety." Winston-Salem Journal, 27 May 2007

 

Teaching
2012-present
Associate Professor of Art, LaGuardia Community College/CUNY, Long Island City, NY

2009-2012           
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art, LaGuardia Community College/CUNY, Long Island City, NY

2008-2009           
Adjunct Art Faculty, A-B Tech Community College, Asheville, NC

 

Related Activities
2016
Conference Presenter, The Way of All Flesh, organized by The Morbid Anatomy Museum and the CUNY English Students Association, The Graduate Center, New York, NY
Artist Contributor, Arts Council of Hillsborough County Benefit, The Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL

2015
Artist Contributor, AccessArt Benefit, Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn, NY
Artist Talk, ATHICA: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Athens, GA

2013
Producer, Bruce High Quality Foundation How-To Series, MOCAtv, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Artist Talk, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY

2012
Performance Organizer for LaGuardia Community College, Anish Kapoor’s Gangnam for Freedom video, London, UK
Artist Talk, CentralTrak Gallery, Dallas, TX

2011
Curator, The Subterranean Jungle, SITE Fest, Arts in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
Artist Contributor, Japan Relief Fundraiser, Kravets|Wehby Gallery, New York, NY

2010
Curator, Laughter as Medium, BETA Spaces, Arts in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
Portfolio Reviewer, Bravo Television’s Work of Art: The Next Great Artist, Season 2, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

2009
Artist Contributor, Art from the Heart Fundraiser, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC