2012 Awesomeness

So, let’s get it out of the way that a year-end review of my art life strikes me as pompous, which is kinda why I am doing it. It reminds me of the Christmas card from an aunt with a page long letter spewing tidings of glee centered around the success of her family as they take over the universe for Christ. Ahhhh, the holidays.
Anyhow, here is a primarily visual refresher on my art and events over the past year. 

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2012 The Numbers

20 exhibitions, 8 published reviews/interviews, 8 speaking engagements, 6 curated/co-curated exhibitions, 3 solo exhibits (sort of…), 1 exhibit in China, 1 catalog of interviews, 1 artwork accepted into the Nasher (sort-of…), 1 year artist-in-residence fellowship.

 2012 Highlights

The acquisition of The Art Foundation’sFountainhead” by The Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas.
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Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program from Sept. 2012 through Sept. 2013 and the creation of “The Cube,” a gallery inside my Roswell studio.
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Culture Laboratory Collective: “Best Idea Ever: Fried Gold” for “Co:Modify” and a hand-sanded 2×4 for “Land Portrait
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RJP exhibits “Dark Matter” and “Cr(e)ate” in San Antonio. Some of our best work to date.
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The Art Foundation‘s exhibit ‘twain‘ was smart and well executed, if I do say so myself.
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I really enjoyed my installation “Fulfilling the Void“. It is one of my best solo exhibits.
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Breech” in Nashville was also pretty darn nifty and lead to a great experiment in “Breech: OMFG Remix.
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And not least in coolness was my collaborative inclusion in the NCECA Invitational 2012 in Seattle (with Ian F Thomas.) The trip also lead to one of my more entertaining blog posts.
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A few more awesome moments:

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Arsenberger: a drawing collective
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The Lamb and The Chariot: Hart Moore Museum, PA_ with Ian F Thomas.
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TBA as part of “Temporary Occupants”
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By Ryder

Ryder Richards is a Dallas based artist, writer, educator, freelance curator, and collaborator.