Artist Statement
Exhibit History
Solo Show 2018
Solo Show 2017
Solo Show 2014
Solo Show 2008

Richard is an American artist living in China for over 16 years he works professionally since 1995. His work has been collected and exhibited throughout the world. He graduated from Kent State University (USA) with a BA in Fine Art - Painting (1995)and achieved his MA degree in Exhibition Design from the University of N. London (2002). Rick continues to explore, experiment and justify his journey into creativity producing artwork in various mediums. He is currently developing a new form of art movement based upon awakening the subconscious. The initiative is to expand, enrich and cultivate art practice by exploring ways to visually combine phenomenal qualities of experiences with thought processes of your absolute reality. -2020

- 19 years International experience in exhibitions on all
...levels: concept, design, implementation and
- 16 years International experience in academic
...lecturing including post graduate students
- 24 years International experience as a professional artist
- Basic oral Mandarin skills

Education and Certificates…
MA, Exhibition Design/Management 2000 – 2002, Real and Virtual,The Universityof N. London,England (currently known as The London Metropolitan University)
BA, FineArt–Painting1988 - 1995,Kent State University, Kent, Ohio (Evaluated and credited by: International Consultants of Delaware,Inc.)
Certificate - Professional Development Course (IGCSE)
Cambridge International Examinations , Hangzhou, China,  September 2015
Certificate - Professional Development Course (A-Level)
Cambridge International Examinations, Qingdao, China,  April 2015
PDQ – Currently working on my Diploma Certificate - Professional Development Qualification from Cambridge International Examination Board 2016 - 2017

Work Experience…
International Baccalaureate Organization (UK) Ltd, Peterson House, Malthouse Avenue, Cardiff Gate Cardiff, Wales CF23 8GL United Kingdom - Working as an online IB Visual Arts Examiner
August 2017 - Date

Shanghai World Foreign Language Academy (IB and MYP) (IB), 400 Baihua Street, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200233(MS) 602 Hong Cao South Rd, Xuhui, Shanghai, China 200233 Teaching all aspects of the IB Diploma in Visual Arts, running the bilingual MS art program August 2017 – Date
CIC Cambridge International Centre of Shanghai Normal University, 559 LaitingNan Lu, Juiting District, Shanghai, 201615 - Head of Art and Design A-Level College including the IGCSE program. As leader of the department at CIC administrative duties include: overseeing all departmental affairs; develop and coordinate the curriculum (syllabus) and scheme of work; ordering of material; department budgets; and grading.Teaching various art, design and writing disciplines. September 2010 –January 2017
Raffles International Design College ,5 Gehu Middle Road, Changzhou,China213164 – Teaching Interactive Media Design and Video ( All ADOBE CS software applications) courses include: interactive design,animation,advertising,all video applications, graphic design, illustration, photography April 2009 – July 2010
University Professor and Course Development, CAFA–Central Academy of Fine Art , Beijing, China– Taught MA students Art and Exhibition Management and undergraduate students design
December 2004–2008
Freelance Multimedia Designer, Developing myriad of multi-media projects. The mos trecent: promo material for “Conversations” solo Art Exhibition and “An afternoon of Art and Poetry” June 2017Also producing graphic images, photography, design layout, and writing the project narrative for an award submittal for Gutknecht Construction Co, (Columbus ,Ohio, USA). The proposal was then submitted to the Association of Builders & Contractors (ABC) where Gutknecht received the top award for excellence .September 2008
Freelance Creative, Academic,and Business Writer, Having many articles published in various media magazines and authored several books
Beijing Level Exhibition Design Ltd,China – Business Development / Consultant, (temporary position) May–August 2005
University Educator, North China University of Technology,Beijing,China, Oct.2003– July 2005
Exhibition Officer, CIGE –China International Gallery Exposition Co.,Beijing,China, July 2004 – January 2005
Exhibition Design and Development, Bairong Exhibition Co.,Beijing,China, (contract position) February – March 2004
Exhibition Design and Development, the Natural History Museum, London,England,2002
Exhibition Design and Development, theJewish Museum,London,England,2001 –2002
ProfessionalArtist/Painter, 1995 -Present
FreelanceGraphicDesigner, 1999–Present

Strengths and Skills…

  • Strong verbal qualities and public speaking skills
  • Employ a team – oriented leadership style with emphasis on results
  • Possess dynamic people skills and exceptional communication skills; relate easily with people on all levels
  • Self-directed; ability to prioritize assignments and complete them without supervisions
  • Excellent organization and administrative skills ability to troubleshoot and problem-solve;
  • Able to plan ahead with an eye to potential problems

Professional and Technical Experience…

  • IB Examiner - assessing creative projects and art essays for  students attending universities abroad
  • Development of curriculum on a Master Degree Level ‘Art and Exhibition Management’
  • Professional experience in education at university level including: educational criteria,
    lectures and workshops(development and execution)
  • Creative, journalistic and business writings: Published in various newspapers, magazines and other media the most recent (2016) a three-page professional critique of the Taiwanese artist Lanmei Cheng. Author of several books: (two) – textbooks ‘Art and Exhibition Practice’ and ‘Creative English’, (one) – illustrated children’s story entitled ‘Ducky’ (My Dogs favorite Toy),(two) autobiographical books about my artwork‘The Naked Tree’ and ‘The Nude Series’, and (two) short books of poems entitled My Underground Book of Poems’ and A Little Black Book with My Poems in It’.
  • Involved with a myriad of exhibitions on all levels in various countries: art / art related expositions, museums, and traveling exhibitions - participation, concept, research, development, design, coordinate, and consultation
  • Designed and developed interactive exhibits and online exhibitions using virtual and applied software, including web technologies, multimedia and graphics
  • Excellent knowledge of  interactive media including: Adobe Creative Suite 6,
  • Used my creative ability to develop active presentations, advertising campaigns, portfolios and logos for various clienteles in the business development process.
  • Proficient in all MS Office programs, new media and applied software programs
  • Apracticing artist (painter), exhibiting in myriadof venues throughout USA, England and China.
  • As a business developer/ sole proprietor at an early age- I established and ran a successful commercial art business at various (mall) locations throughout the United States.

2016 / 2017- Syllabus Consultant, CIE Cambridge International Examinations Board, UK, England Working with CIE as a syllabus consultant for the new Art and Design, and Digital Media syllabus
2007 / 2008 – Interactive Consultation, Beijing MeigeJiaxin Decoration Co., Beijing / Shanghai Consultant for the Chinese, Spanish and Saudi Arabia Pavilion at the World Expo, Shanghai, China
2007- Guest Consultant, Shanghai SiyaPainting and Art Product Business Forum – Participated in the discussion/solution of issues regarding the Chinese art market.
2006 - Consultant and Lecturer, ZendaiMuseum of Modern Art, Pudong, Shanghai –the exhibition ‘New City Vision Creation’ (December 2 - 28)
2006 – Consultant, MIDI Interior DesignCo. Beijing - on proposal for hotel interior design
2006 – Consultant, YuShan Tang, Beijing–on propaganda and marketing proposal for Bank of China

‘Surreality’ – To Date PhD research topic / proposal
‘An afternoon of Art and Poetry’ - 2017, June 12, Cerallery Gallery RM. 110 BLDG 3 No. 50 Moganshanlu (M50) Shanghai China – Organized and participated in the poetry reading event at the gallery
Professional Critique of Lanmei Cheng - 2016, Covering the Taiwanese artists’ 30 year career
‘Layers’ –2016, Research paper
My Underground Book of Poems’ –2013, Poetry
A Little Black Book With My Poems in It’ – 2012, Poetry
The Nude Series and Other Figurative Work’ – 2012, Autobiography on my Figurative painting
The Naked Tree’ – 2011, Autobiography on my Tree painting
Ducky-My Dogs Favourite Toy’ – 2009, Young Adult book including illustrations
Hint Magazine, Shanghai ‘Lost Innocence’ – 2007 Featured Article
City Weekend, Shanghai- ‘Yundian Gallery’ – 2007 Article critique, various online blogs
Metropolis Magazine, Beijing, 2007 - various published art critiques and articles
’Exhibition Practice’ – Exhibition textbook 2008, Beijing, China
‘Creative English–A Research Handbook’, Book publication 2006 – 2007, Beijing China
The Invisible Exhibition’, MA thesis2002, London, England
The Sun Newspaper, Freelance art writer / contributor2000, N. Canton, Ohio

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