Paintings, Drawings, Bio and Artist Statement, Resume

Richard C. Whitten

chauchat@verizon.net

Education

University of California, Davis, CA, M.F.A., Painting ..................

Yale University, New Haven, CT, Non-Degree Studies in Painting ......

Yale University, New Haven, CT, B.A. in Economics, Cum Laude .......

1987

1980–1982

1980

Selected Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

Jamestown Art Center, Jamestown, RI ..............................

Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cotuit, MA ..............................

URI Main Gallery, Kingston, RI ....................................

Art Mora Gallery, New York, NY ....................................

Studiolo, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, ME .............

Passageways, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA .............................

Experiments, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT ........................

Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Westport, MA ..............................

Wunderkabinett, Sabbatical Exhibition, Bannister Gallery,
Rhode Island College, Providence, RI ...............................

Cabinet of  Curiosities, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA ......................

Sacre Rouge, Trustman Gallery, Simmons College, Boston, MA ..........

Wunderkammer, Anderson Gallery, Bridgewater University,
Bridgewater, MA .................................................

Allegory, Metaphor, and Paradox, Bristol Art Museum, Bristol, RI .........

Details of  Thought, Towne Gallery, Wheelock College, Boston, MA .......

Ingenium Mentis, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA ..........................

Richard Whitten: Passageways, Beard Gallery,
Wheaton College, Norton, MA .....................................

Worlds of  Wonder, Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI .................

Paintings – Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI .......................

Richard Whitten: Invisible Cities, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA ..........

Recent Paintings, Virginia Lynch Gallery, Tiverton, RI ..................

Reflection and Invention: The Paintings of Richard Whitten
Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI ................................

Architectural Icons, Virginia Lynch Gallery, Tiverton, RI ................

Recent Paintings, Mincher-Wilcox Gallery, San Francisco, CA ...........

Secret Pleasures, Mincher-Wilcox Gallery, San Francisco, CA ............

MFA Graduate Show, Shackelford & Sears Gallery, Davis, CA ...........

Harlequin Series, Basement Workshop Gallery, New York, NY ...........

2019

October 2017

Fall 2017

May 2017

2016

2016

2015

2014


2014

2014

2014


2013

2011

2011

2010


2009

2006

2003

1997

1994


1993

1992

1990

1989

1987

1986

Selected Group Exhibitions

Art of painting in the 21st Century, curated by Edward Lucie Smith
John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, Davis, CA ........................

RISCA Fellowsips 2017, Imago Gallery, Warren, RI ....................

Art Mora Gallery, Ridgefield, NJ ....................................

The Great California Art Movement 1960-1990,
John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
(in conjuction with the Manetti Shrem Museum inauguration) ..........

Networks 2015/16, Newport Art Museum, Newport RI ...................

What’s the Big Idea?, Small Paintings from the Museum Collection
University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, ME .....................

The Thing Itself  (Curated by John Yau)
Center for Contemptorary Art, Bedminster, NJ .......................

8 Visions, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro Arts Museum ..............

Newport Art Museum: Reconnection/Recollection II
Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI .................................

8 Visions, Attleboro Art Museum, Attleboro, MA .......................

Director’s Choice Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA ........................

Collegiate Alumni Gala Collegiate School, New York, NY ................

Artists of New England Triennial, Fuller Museum of Art, Brocton, MA ......

Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY ..................................

Frame-Up University of Rhode Island Main Gallery, Kingston, RI
Triennial Invitational Exhibition ......................................

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA .....................

Invitational, Michael Walls Gallery, New York, NY .....................


March 2017

March 2017

May 2017



2016

2016–2017


2016


2015

2013


2012

2008

1998

1997

1996

1995


1992

1991

1990

Awards and Fellowships

Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
Fellowship in Painting Merit Award .................................

Speaker, Presence of China: International Forum of Contemporary Artists,
Sanya, Hainan Province, China.....................................

Vermont Studio Center Fellowship..................................

Speaker, Leonard Lecture Series, University of Maine Museum of Art.....

Keynote Speaker: Art of the 21st Century: 2016 Conference,
Natsoulas Center for the Arts, Davis, CA..............................

Networks 2015....................................................

Vermont Studio Center Fellowship .................................

Ballinglen Foundation Fellowship, Ballycastle, Ireland .................

Rhode Island College Faculty Research Grants, Providence, RI:
2016–2017, 2015–2016, 2013–2014, 2012–2013, 2011–2012, 2010–2011,
2009–2010, 2008–2009, 2007–2008, 2006–2007, 2005–2006, 2004–2005,
1997–1998, 1995–1996

Rhode Island College Faculty Development Grants, Providence, RI
2016–2017, 2011–2012, 2009–2010

The E.D. Foundation Grant, Kearny, NJ .............................

Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Artist Project Grant,
Providence, RI ...................................................

Graham Foundation Grant, Chicago, IL .............................

University of California Regents’ Fellowshop, Davis CA ................

University of California Regents’ Fellowshop, Davis CA ................

Artists’ Space Exhibition Grant, New York, NY .......................


2017


2017

March 2017

2016


2016

2015

2014

2007–present







1995–96


1993

1990

1986–87

1985–86

1983

Bibliography (selected)

The Art of Painting, Edward Lucie Smith ..............................

Richard Whitten: Portals to the Unconscious, Artists Magazine .............

Networks 2015-2016, Networks, RI/Newport Art Museum ...............

Limitless Creativity Sophie Nelson;
Maine Home and Design Magazine: Arts ............................

On the Cover – Étude by Richard C. Whitten
Kate Hays (Cover Illustration) American Psychologist Magazine ........

Renaissance Man, Kevin J. Kelly, Seven Days, Burlington, VT ............

Richard Whitten Experiments, Suzanne Volmer, Artscope ..............

Objects of  Wonder: Paintings and Sculptures by Richard Whitten,
Hyperallergic Review, by Natasha Seaman ...........................

Richard Whitten, Essay by Isabel Mattia, Lead Curator
Exhibition Catalogue: Dedee Shattuck Gallery .......................

Sacre Rouge: Richard Whitten, Brigitt Lynch, Director, Trustman Gallery
Exhibition Catalogue: Trustman Gallery, Simmons College.............

Toy Story, Lindsay Tucker, Boston Magazine Home ...................

Bill Van Siclen, Old Master Meets Steampunk,
The Providence Journal ...........................................

Wunderkabinett: A Cabinet of Curiosities, Rhode Island College
Exhibition Catalogue; Essay by John Yau, Professor of Art Criticism, Rutgers University ...............................................

Wunderkammer: Paintings by Richard Whitten,
John Winters, Art New England ....................................

Richard Whitten: Wunderkammer, Bridgewater University
Exhibition Catalogue Essay by Judith Tolnick Editor Art New England ...

Art of  Painting III, John Natsoulas ...................................

Charles Munitz, Details of  Thought, Boston Arts Diary ..................

Art of  Painting, John Natsoulas .....................................

Richard Whitten: Passageways, Wheaton College Exhibition Catalogue,
Essay by Ann Murray, Professor of Art History and Director,
Beard Gallery ....................................................

February 2017

Jan/Feb 2017

2016


April 2016


January 2016

March 18, 2015

March/April 2015


Sept. 27, 2014


September 2014


February 2014

Summer 2014


April 2014



2014


July-August 2013


2013

2012

October 1, 2011

2010



2009

Teaching

Rhode Island College, Providence, RI; Department of Art Chairperson ...

Rhode Island College, Providence, RI; Professor ......................

Rhode Island College, Providence, RI; Associate Professor .............

Rhode Island College, Providence, RI; Assistant Professor .............

Rhode Island College, Providence, RI; Instructor .....................

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI; Instructor:
Summer Programs ...............................................

New York Studio School, New York, NY; Visiting Critic ................

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, MA; Lecturer ................

Assumption College, Worcester, MA; Visiting Lecturer ................

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, Visiting Assistant Professor
and Lecturer ....................................................

Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI, Visiting Critic,
School of Architecture ............................................

Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI; Visiting Instructor .............

Penn State University, University Park, PA; Assistant Professor .........

Yuba College, Marysville, CA; Instructor .............................

Collegiate School, New York, NY; Faculty ............................

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