Richard Wilson

Statement

I AM MOST PROFOUNDLY AFFECTED AS A PAINTER BY SPACE, LIGHT, COLOR, PROPORTION, AND CADENCE. WHEN SUCCESSFULLY COMBINED IN ART, THESE ELEMENTS CAN BE INTELLECTUALLY/EMOTIONALLY MOVING, AND EVEN REDEMPTIVE. tO BE ABLE TO ACHIEVE THIS THROUGH PAINTING REPRESENTS A DAUNTING TASK, BUT THE ONLY ONE THAT MAKES SENSE TO ME.

I SEEK IN THE WORK A KIND OF EQUILIBRIUM BETWEEN WHAT I SEE AS “HUMAN NATURE” AND “LANDSCAPE NATURE”. THEREFORE, I USE RECTILINEAR/-ARCHITECTURAL FORM COMBINED WITH TIME, LIGHT, COLOR, AND ATMOSPHERIC EFFECTS. THESE PAINTINGS are INSPIRED BY MY SURROUNDINGS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, BY STRONG MEMORIES OF MY GRANDPARENTS’ FLOWER FARM, THE CLIMATE AND COLOR OF THE SANTA CRUZ COASTLINE WHERE I GREW UP, AND BY THE EVOCATIVE QUALITIES OF MUSIC, PARTICULARLY THE RHYTHMS OF JAZZ.

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Born: Wichita, Kansas-1944

Education

California State University, San Jose, B.A., 1967 - M.A., 1968

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2008
Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2007
Resonance, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
PDX Window Project, Portland, OR

2005
Two Fold: Richard Wilson and Patrick Wilson, Curated by David Pagel, Claremont University, Claremont, CA

2004
Triangle Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2003
Triangle Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2000
Triangle Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Redding Museum and Art Center, Redding CA

1997
Triangle Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Frederick Spratt Gallery, San Jose, CA

1995
Triangle Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1994
Triangle Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Frederick Spratt Gallery, San Jose, CA
Patrick Wilson/Richard Wilson, Cate School, Carpenteria, CAS

1993
D.P. Fong and Spratt Galleries, San Jose, CA

1992
Triangle Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Valley, CA

1991
Victor Fischer Gallery, Oakland, CA

1990
D.P. Fong and Spratt Galleries, San Jose, CA

1988
Victor Fischer Gallery, Oakland, CA

1987
College of the Siskiyous, Weed, CA

1986
Victor Fischer Gallery, Oakland, CA

1984
Hank Baum Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1982
Hank Baum Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1980
Hank Baum Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Graphics Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1978
Hank Baum Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Graphics Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Redding Museum and Art Center, Redding CA
Bob McGill/Richard Wilson, Fort Steilicom College, Tacoma, WA

1977
Hank Baum Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Graphics Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA

1976
San Jose Art Museum, San Jose, CA
Hank Baum Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Graphics Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Hank Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Graphics Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1975
Hank Baum Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Graphics Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Hank Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Graphics Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1974
Hank Baum Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Graphics Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Hank Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Graphics Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1973
Hank Baum Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Graphics Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Reed College, Portland, OR

1971
University of California at Davis, Davis, CA
Hank Baum Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Graphics Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Hank Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Graphics Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1969
Graphics Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1968
Jeff Kotun/Richard Wilson, Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA
Arlene Lind Gallery, San Francisco , CA
Redding Museum and Art Center, Redding CA

Selected Group Exhibitions
2008
PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR

2007
3, Triangle Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2006
Abstraction, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Triangle Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2001
Triangle Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1998
Three person Show, Triangle Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Transcendence, Mt. San Antonio College Gallery, Walnut, CA
5th Annual Artists’ Valentine Exhibition, Nelson Gallery, UC Davis, Davis, CA

1997
Long Beach Art Museum, Long Beach, CA

1996
Triangle Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1994
Triangle Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1993
Montgomery Gallery, Pomona College, Claremont, CA
Triangle Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1992
Triangle Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1991
Poetics of Order, D.P. Fong and Spratt Galleries, San Jose, CA
Harold Segelstadt Collection Exhibit, Shasta College Gallery, Redding, CA

1986
Three Person Show, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA
10 California Colorists, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA,
Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA,
Claremont College, Claremont, CA,
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

1985
4 California Artists, University of the Pacific, Stockton. CA

1984
Two Dimensions, National Art Competition, University of Texas, El Paso, TX, (Donald Judd, Judge)

1983
Three Person Show, Chan-Elliot Gallery, Sacramento, CA
The Planar Dimension: Geometric Abstraction by Bay Area Artists, Civic Arts Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA

1982
Art Faculty/Alumni Exhibition, California State University, San Jose, CA

1981
International Art Exposition California, San Francisco, CA
Works on Paper, Spokane Falls College, Spokane, WA

1977
Arizona National Painting Competition, Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, AZ

1975
Three Person Show, California State University, Sacramento, CA

1973
Utah State University Print Invitational, Logan, UT
2nd Annual Grand Galleria National Painting Competition, Seattle, WA

1972
Cabrillo Music Festival Art Exhibit, Aptos, CA
Eight from California, Springfield, IL
1st Annual Grand Galleria National Painting Competition, Seattle, WA
15th painting Annual, Downey Museum, Downey, CA- Purchase Award

1971
Boxtop Invitational Painting Exhibit, Illinois State University, Govette-Brewster Gallery, New Zealand, National Gallery of New Zealand

1970
Drawings ’70: 1st Annual National Drawing Show of St. John’s University, New York, NY
Multiples USA/70, Western Michigan University, Michigan
Northwest Printmakers 41st international Exhibition, Seattle WA
Looking West 1970, Joslin Art Museum, Omaha, NE
Jason Aver Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1969
Jason Aver Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Artists for Peace, Hansen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Holiday Festival, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
A Selection of Young Contemporary California Artists, California Arts Commission, Traveling Exhibit
Three Printmakers ,Humboldt State College, Arcata, CA
Galleria Carl Vander Voort, San Francisco, CA

1968
Young Talents ’68, Lytton Museum, Palo Alto, CA
10th Annual San Jose City College Show, San Jose, CA
43rd Annual Kingsley Exhibit, Crocker Museum, Sacramento, CA

1967
10th Annual San Jose City College Show, San Jose, CA

1966
15th Painting Annual, Richmond, CA

Bibliography

2006
Simple, Diverse, and Powerful, David Pagel, Los Angeles Times, September
Driven to Abstraction, Shana Nys Dambrot, Lifescapes, September

2001
Summer Trio at Triangle, Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, June 30th

1994
San Francisco Reviews, Kenneth Baker, Art News, Summer

1990
Artist Link is Use of Color, Dorothy Burkhart, San Jose Mercury News, June 1st

1989
The California Art Review, Lee Krantz, The Krantz Co. Chicago, IL

1986
Contrast of Concept and Form, Kristine McKenna, Los Angeles Times, March 29th

1985
Provocative Color, Merle Schipper, Art Week, December 7th
California Colorists’ exhibit leaves Reviewer Refreshed, Cordell Koland, The Business Journal, San Jose, CA, September 2nd
Conviction Surmounts Colorists’ Apparent Hermiticism, Dorothy Burkhart, San Jose Mercury News, August 9th
Art in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945 to 1980, Thomas Albright, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

1985
American Artists/ A Survey of Contemporary American Art, Lee Krantz, The Krantz Co. Chicago, IL

1983
Bay Area Geometric Abstraction, Andrea Liss, Art Week, May 7th
Lines, Cubes, and the Roots of the Abstract, Thomas Albright, San Francisco Examiner,
April 17th

1982
Magical Variations, Thomas Albright, San Francisco Chronicle, April 7th
Interactions of Color, Judith Rohrer, Art Week, March 27th

1980
Less is More in an Abstract Realm, Thomas Albright, San Francisco Chronicle, August 22nd

1979
Mood without Melodrama, Thomas Albright, Art News, February 9th

1978
Color and Space in Motion, Judith Rohrer, Art Week, December 2nd
Serene and Mystic Art Works, Alfred Frankenstein, San Francisco Chronicle, November 17th

1977
Patrick Humble- Richard Wilson, John Weeks, San Jose Mercury News, January 14th

1976
Surveying the California Scene, Thomas Albright, San Francisco Chronicle, September 9th
Art Walk, William Wilson, Los Angeles Times, March 5th

1975
San Francisco Review, Thomas Albright, Art News, December
Pinnacle of Abstraction, Thomas Albright, San Francisco Chronicle, October 11th
Shasta Masters, Charles Johnson, Sacramento Bee, June 28th

1974
Art Walk, William Wilson, Los Angeles Times, October 24th
An Old Tradition is Revitalized, Thomas Albright, San Francisco Chronicle, June 8th

1973
Walls of Space, Light, Infinity, Thomas Albright, San Francisco Chronicle, June 9th

1971
Art Walk, Henry J. Seldis, Los Angeles Times, October 1st

1970
Looking West, critic unknown, Sunday World Herald, November 8th

1968
Hard Edge Art, Thomas Albright, San Francisco Chronicle, August 28th

Public Collections

Ball State University Museum of Art, Muncie, IN
Downey Art Museum, Downey, CA
Fort Steilicom College, Tacoma, WA
Pomona College, Claremont, CA
Redding Museum and Art Center, Redding, CA
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
California State University, San Jose, San Jose, CA
Shasta College, Redding , CA

Private Collections

American Telephone and Telegraph Company, Chicago, IL
State National Bank, El Paso, TX
Tennico Chemical Company, San Francisco, CA
Gulf Oil Company, Houston TX
IBM Corporation, Santa Theresa Laboratory, San Jose, CA
Mobil Oil Company, San Francisco, CA
I-Tel Corporation, San Francisco, CA
Data Products Corporation, Santa Clara, CA
General Reinsuance Corporation, Greenwich, CT
The Nyhart Corporation, Indianapolis, IN
Mars and Co. Consulting, Transamerica Building, San Francisco, CA