Art 2019

series: American Drawings || Sculpture || Paintings, Drawings, Prints
public sculpture: El Centro, Dallas
solo exhibitions: Fukuoka, Japan
projects: Bush League
group exhibitions: Tarleton State Univ. || Wassaic, NY || Laredo, TX || UT Dallas
residency: Studio Kura, Japan || “The Will to DIY” Book
writing: Sterling Ruby || Emmanuel Van der Auwera || Ian F. Thomas


American Drawings

Sculpture

Paintings

Drawings

A series of hand-tools purchased from a local Japanese hardware store.
graphite and acrylic on paper, 11″x 7.5″
created at Studio Kura, Japan

Prints

hand-cut woodblocks describing the form of router bit profiles, 10″x 7″
woodblock prints made at Studio Kura, Japan (edition of 3, 10 prints per edition)


Public Sculpture

Resilience and Remembrance 
El Centro College
Dallas, Texas
Opening Reception & Unveiling: July 17, 2019

The tragic events of July 7, 2016 changed our community forever.  To commemorate the memory of the fallen officers, the resilience of Downtown Dallas, and the El Centro College family, these lights will remain bright. 

Since that day, El Centro College has been a testimony to the fallen officers’ sacrifices by continuing to serve as a beacon of learning and growth for the downtown community.

In the tradition of fallen heroes, the light shining upward to the heavens from the earth is a marker of loss and remembrance. The blue line will continue to offer a path to sanctuary for those in need and remain a testament to the ideals of dedication, courage, empathy, sympathy, and honor.

images courtesy of Feel Da Flow Productions

PRESS: El Centro College unveils installation honoring July 7 ambush fallen officers, FOX 4 News, July 17, 2019 [link]

PRESS: Glasstire.com


Solo Exhibitions

a mere appendage

Studio Kura
Fukuoka, Japan
June 22 & 23

Studio Kura Artist Profile


Project

bux toof bush league

Bush League

by Bux Toof
Sweet Pass Sculpture Park [link]
Oct. 19- Dec 19, 2019

Bux Toof is founded by Daedalus Hoffman & Lindsay Starr, with Anthony Rundblade, Brock Carson, and Ryder Richards. Programming for Bush League will feature works by Shelby David Meier, The Wheeler Brothers, Danielle Georgiou Dance Group, Brandon Kennedy and others.

*Bush League is funded in part by a Nasher Sculpture Center Grant


Group Exhibitions

Insert Dick Joke Here ~ Ryder Richards
“Insert Dick Joke Here” acrylic, graphite on paper 30″x22″

Drawn

curated by Tim Harding [link]
Tarleton State University
Stephenville, Texas


ryder richards wassaic blow hard

Ad Astra Per Aspera

curated by the Wassaic Project [link]
Wassaic Project, New York
May 18 – September 21, 2019


impossibility of defeat: part 1

From the Collection of

artwork from the personal collections of the Laredo College faculty
Martha Fenstermaker Memorial Visual Arts Gallery
Laredo, Texas

suburbia stargate art by ryder richards

May You Survive in Interesting Times

Curated by Greg Metz
University of Texas, Dallas
September 20, 2019

Suburbia Stargate

Mixed media installation [2019]
Approximately 10x20x4 feet

Press: Glasstire.com Top 5, September 26, 2019

Press/Interview: Surviving in Interesting Times, Madison York, The Mercury, October 28


Residency

ryder richards 2019 japan

Studio Kura
Kukuoka, Japan [link]
June 2019

the will to diy, book

The Will to DIY

A series of essays (a monograph) on the practice of “do it yourself” as a sociological rebelliousness, still contained within capitalism, yet harnessing a spirit that deviates from the standard universal, through the machinic craftsman, through the emotive self, and on to political agency in a type of cyclic discourse.


Donations

Tombola Raffle
Wassaic Project Summer Benefit
Wassaic, New York

Medici Circle 5×7
Texas Tech University School of Fine Arts
Lubbock, Texas

Writing

Eutopia: Sterling Ruby [link]

Eutopia: Ian F Thomas [link]

Glasstire: Emmanuel Van der Auwera [link]