Ari Richter was born in Tampa, FL in 1983. He received a debt-free, public education from grade school to grad school. His drawings, sculptures, videos and performances have been presented at The Tampa Museum of Art, The Skirball Cultural Center, The Spartanburg Art Museum, The Weatherspoon Art Museum, The Bruce High Quality Foundation University, Flux Factory, CentralTrak, Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Nexus Foundation for Today's Art, and Celebrate Brooklyn! festival. He has attended artist residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and the University of Texas at Dallas, and he presented at the academic conference, The Way of All Flesh, in collaboration with the CUNY Graduate Center and The Morbid Anatomy Museum.

 

Ari Richter is an Associate Professor of Fine Arts at LaGuardia Community College in The City University of New York. He lives and works in Ridgewood, Queens, NY.

Education
MFA, Studio Art, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2007

BFA, Drawing and Painting, Florida State University, 2005

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Exhibitions, Performances and Screenings

2018

Notorious RBG, The Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

Into the Weeds, Amos Eno Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Media Circus, Trio Contemporary, Athens, GA

GASP! Performance Festival, The Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL

2017
Another Body, Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, SC 
Unreliable Narrator, Art House Gallery, Jersey City, NJ 
Bound & Unbound: Altered Books, The University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
Worlds, Flowers for All Occasions, Brooklyn, NY

2016
Farewell to the Flesh, The Graduate Center, New York, NY (solo exhibition)

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, Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, 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 Skin I Live In, CentralTrak, Dallas, TX (solo exhibition)

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

2011
The Subterranean Jungle, SITE Fest, Arts in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
Under the Subway Video Art, 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), 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

Ari Richter: New Work, Flood Gallery Fine Arts Center, Asheville, NC (solo exhibition)

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC

 

Awards and Residencies
Vermont Studio Center Residency & Grant, Johnson, VT, 2015
CentralTrak Artist Residency, The University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX, 2012
PSC/CUNY Adjunct Professional Development Fund Grant, New York, NY, 2012

 

Bibliography

Luciano-Adams, Beige. "The 'R' in Notorious RBG stands for 'Realness'." LA Weekly, 2 November 2018

Vankin, Deborah. "Sky is the Limit for the 'Notorious RBG,' and She Keeps on Pressin' on." Los Angeles Times, 17 October 2018

Mingst, Raymond E., Ari Richter, et al. Artists and Other Friends in the Kitchen. Curious Matter, Jul. 2018

Smith, Jessica. “ ‘Media Circus’ Showcases Unexpected Art Materials.” Flagpole Magazine, 9 May 2018

Warner, David. “What to See When: A Guide to GASP! 2018.” Creative Loafing, 15 May 2018

Mingst, Raymond E., and Arthur Bruso. Unreliable Narrator (catalog). Curious Matter, Oct. 2017
Duncan, Mat. Episode 01: Art Now Podcast. Spartanburg Art Museum, July 2017

Stories from the Community Colleges. Study with the Best. CUNY TV, 27 April 2016
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
Richter, Ari. The Starting of Poo Poo Man. Self-published, October 2014
Eler, Alicia. "Practicing the Art of the Selfie." Hyperallergic, 10 February 2014
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
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
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
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
Patterson, Tom. "A High Degree of Variety." Winston-Salem Journal, 27 May 2007

 

Teaching
2015-present 
Associate Professor of Fine Arts, LaGuardia Community College/CUNY, Long Island City, NY

2012-2015 

Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, LaGuardia Community College/CUNY, Long Island City, NY

2013

Faculty, The Bruce High Quality Foundation University, New York, NY

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

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

2008            

Adjunct Art Faculty, Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock, NC

 

Related Activities

2018

Curator, Into the Weeds, Amos Eno Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Artist Contributor, AccessArt Benefit, Brooklyn Arts Council at Usagi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY  

2017

Artist Talk, Another Body, The Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, SC 

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

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