Ross Richmond
     
Ross Richmond Reimei

Ross Richmond Twilight

Ross Richmond Seated Beneath the Trees
Ross Richmond Seated Poppy

“My pieces are typically narrative, working mainly with figurative elements and symbolic objects.  Much of my current work is influenced by mans’ relationship with nature, as well as his impact upon nature.  I find faces and hands to be very beautiful and expressionistic, a source of silent communication, and I use gestures and titles to help convey an overall story.  My pieces are usually about communication with self, or between others.

All of my work is blown and hot sculpted, meaning that nothing is cast or mold blown, all pieces are made by hand while hot on the pipe in the glass shop.  First I establish the main shape of the piece, then allow the glass to cool working it in a colder state so that I have a more “solid core” to work from.  If the piece is too hot the shape will distort as the details are brought out.  I use a small oxygen-propane torch for all the detail work, which allows me a greater variety of flame shapes and sizes to work with.  Heads are typically blown, whereas all hands are solid.  With a blown shape I am able to inflate areas or “suck” areas in as needed.  Hands are made solid so the delicate fingers do not collapse or distort.  All colors are applied in layers of glass powders and the finished piece is coated with an acid to remove the shine for a matte finish.” artist statement

EDUCATION
1994 BFA, Cleveland Institute of Art – Glass major, Metals minor

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2012  Fifty by Fifty, Muskegon Museum of Art, Michigan
          "In the Realm of Yin and Yang" An Exploration of Creativity, Friesen Gallery
          "Coming Together", Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
          SOFA New York, Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2011  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, Habitat Gallery, 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, Creative Glass Center, Duane Reed Gallery
          The Human Formed, Flame Run Gallery, Louisville, KY
2008  Blank Expressions, Flucrum 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
          36th Annual Invatitional, Habitat Gallery, MI
          Ten Artists, 10 Sculptures, Habatat Gallery, Chicago
2007  Solo Show, Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
          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, Habitat Gallery, MI
          SOFA New York, Duane Reed Gallery
          SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery
2005  SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery
          SOFA New York, Duane Reed Gallery
          Compelled by Content, Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD
2004  Palm Beach Contemporary, Palm Beach FL
          SOFA New York, Duane Reed Gallery

Experience
2012  Visiting Artist, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL
2011  Professional Artist in Residence, Pilchuck Glass School, WA
          (Instructor) Pilchurch Glass School, WA
          (Instructor) Pittsburgh Glass Center, PA
2010  Professional Artist in Residence, Pilchuck Glass School, WA
          (Visiting Artist) California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
          Co-Teaching with Mark Petrovic, Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC
          Residency with KeKe Cribbs, Toledo Museum of Art Glass, Toledo, OH
          Residency with KeKe Cribs, Tacoma Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA
2009  Professional Artist in Residence, Pilchuck Glass School, WA
          Teaching Asst. w/Preston Singletary, Pilchuck Glass School, WA
          Instructor - Kent State University, Kent, OH
          Visiting Artist - Toledo Glass Museum, Toledo, OH
          3-Day Workshop, Glass Axis, Columbus, OH


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St. Louis, MO 63108
314.361.4100 - 314.361.4102 fax
info@duanereedgallery.com
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