University of California, Davis, CA, M.F.A., Painting, 1987

Yale University, New Haven, CT, Non-Degree Studies in Painting, 1980–1982

Yale University, New Haven, CT, B.A. in Economics, Cum Laude, 1980

Selected Solo & Two Person Exhibitions

Richard Whitten: Recent Paintings, McGlothlin Center,
Emory and Henry College, Emory, VA, Fall 2021

William Scott Gallery, Provincetown, MA, Summer 2021

Richard Whitten: Capricci, Art Mora, Seoul, Korea May 2021

Games, Art Mora Gallery, Ridgefield, NJ, November 2020

William Scott Gallery, Provincetown, MA, Summer 2019

Jamestown Art Center, Jamestown, RI, May/June 2019

Clark Gallery Lincoln, MA, 2018

Chazan Gallery at Wheeler School, Providence, RI, 2018

URI Main Gallery, Kingston, RI, 2017

Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cotuit, MA, 2017

Art Mora Gallery, New York, NY, 2017

Art Mora Gallery, Ridgefield, NJ, 2017

Studiolo, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, ME, 2016

Passageways, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA, 2016

Experiments, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT, 2015

Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Westport, MA, 2014

Wunderkabinett, Sabbatical Exhibition, Bannister Gallery, 
Rhode Island College, Providence, RI, 2014

Cabinet of Curiosities, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA, 2014

Sacre Rouge, Trustman Gallery, Simmons College, Boston, MA, 2014

Wunderkammer, Anderson Gallery,
Bridgewater University, Bridgewater, MA, 2013

Allegory, Metaphor, and Paradox, Bristol Art Museum, Bristol, RI, 2011

Details of Thought, Towne Gallery, Wheelock College, Boston, MA, 2011

Ingenium Mentis, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA, 2010

Richard Whitten: Passageways,
Beard Gallery, Wheaton College, Norton, MA, 2009

Worlds of Wonder, Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI , 2006

Paintings, Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI, 2003

Richard Whitten: Invisible Cities, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA, 1997

Recent Paintings, Virginia Lynch Gallery, Tiverton, RI, 1994

Reflection and Invention: The Paintings of Richard Whitten,
Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI, 1993

Architectural Icons, Virginia Lynch Gallery, Tiverton, RI, 1993

Recent Paintings, Mincher-Wilcox Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 1990

Secret Pleasures, Mincher-Wilcox Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 1989

MFA Graduate Show, Shackelford & Sears Gallery, Davis, CA, 1987

Harlequin Series, Basement Workshop Gallery, New York, NY, 1986

Selected Group Exhibitions

Balance through Colors, Art Mora Gallery, Seoul, Korea, 2020

Raid the Icebox: Triple Canopy, RISD Museum, Providence, RI, 2019-20

Playing, Art Mora Gallery Seoul, Korea, 2019

Summer Salon 2018, William Scott Gallery Provincetown, MA 2018

Dreams, Art Mora Gallery, Seoul, Korea, 2017

Art of painting in the 21st Century, curated by Edward Lucie Smith,
John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, Davis, CA, 2017

RISCA Fellowships 2017, Image Gallery, Warren, RI, 2017

Presence of China: International Contemporary Art Forum,
Sanya, Hainan Province, China, 2017

​Art Mora Gallery, Ridgefield, NJ, 2017

Networks 2015/16, Newport Art Museum, Newport RI, 2016–2017

The Great California Art Movement 1960–1990,John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA, 2016 (in conjunction with the Manetti Shrem Museum inauguration)

What’s the Big Idea?, Small Paintings from the Museum Collection,
University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, ME, 2016

The Thing Itself, (Curated by John Yau),
Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ, 2015

8 Visions, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro Arts Museum, 2013

Newport Art Museum: Reconnection/Recollection II,
Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI, 2012

8 Visions, Attleboro Art Museum, Attleboro, MA, 2008

Director’s Choice, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA, 1998

Collegiate Alumni Gala Collegiate School, New York, NY, 1997

Artists of New England Triennial, Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA, 1996

​Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY, 1995

Frame-Up, University of Rhode Island Main Gallery, Kingston, RI,
Triennial Invitational Exhibition, 1992

​Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA, 1991

Invitational, Michael Walls Gallery, New York, NY, 1990

Awards & Fellowships

Golden Apple Residency, Harrington, ME, Summer 2021

Art Mora, Seoul, Korea Residency/Lecture Series, May 2021

Gilbertsville Expressive Movement Foundation
Fellowship and Residency, 2019

Rhode Island State Council on the Arts,
Fellowship in Painting Merit Award, 2017

Speaker, Presence of China: International Forum of Contemporary Artists,
Sanya, Hainan Province, China, 2017

Vermont Studio Center Fellowship Grants and Residencies,
2019, 2018, 2017, 2013

Speaker, Leonard Lecture Series, University of Maine Museum of Art, 2016

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

Networks 2015, 2015

Ballinglen Foundation Fellowship, Ballycastle, Ireland, 2007 – present

Rhode Island College Faculty Scholarship Grants, Providence, RI: 2019-2020, 2018-2019, 2017–2018, 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 Scholarship Mini-Grants,
Providence, RI: 2019-2020, 2018-19

Rhode Island College Faculty Development Grant 2016-17, 2012-13, 2011-12

The E.D. Foundation Grant, Kearny, NJ, 1995 – 1996

Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Artist Project Grant,
Providence, RI, 1993

Graham Foundation Grant, Chicago, IL, 1990

University of California Regents’ Fellowship, Davis CA, 1986 – 1987

University of California Regents’ Fellowship, Davis CA, 1985 – 1986

​Artists’ Space Exhibition Grant, New York, NY, 1983

Bibliography (selected)

Science FictionS, Art New England, Alexander Castro, May/June 2019

Whitten at Providence’s Chazan Gallery, Channing Gray,
Providence Journal, January 24, 2018

Cover Image: October Issue of Artist’s Magazine, October 2017

Time, Money, and Mentoring, by Richard Whitten,
Artist’s Magazine, October 2017

The Art of Painting, Edward Lucie Smith, February 2017

Richard Whitten: Portals to the Unconscious,
Artists Magazine, January/February 2017

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

Limitless Creativity, Sophie Nelson; 
Maine Home and Design Magazine: Arts, April 2016​

On the Cover – Étude by Richard C. Whitten, Kate Hays (Cover Illustration)
American Psychologist Magazine , January 2016

​Renaissance Man, Kevin J. Kelly, Seven Days, Burlington, VT, March 18, 2015

Richard Whitten Experiments, Suzanne Volmer, Artscope, March/April, 2015

Objects of Wonder: Paintings and Sculptures by Richard Whitten,
Hyperallergic Review, by Natasha Seaman, September 27, 2014

Richard Whitten, Essay by Isabel Mattia, Lead Curator
Exhibition Catalogue: Dedee Shattuck Gallery, September 2014

Sacre Rouge: Richard Whitten, Brigitt Lynch, Director, Trustman Gallery
Exhibition Catalogue: Trustman Gallery, Simmons College, February 2014

Toy Story, Lindsay Tucker, Boston Magazine Home, Summer 2014

Bill Van Siclen, Old Master Meets Steampunk,
The Providence Journal, April 2014

​Wunderkabinett: A Cabinet of Curiosities,
Rhode Island College Exhibition Catalogue;
Essay by John Yau, Professor of Art Criticism, Rutgers University, 2014

Wunderkammer: Paintings by Richard Whitten, John Winters,
Art New England, July/August 2013 

​Richard Whitten: Wunderkammer, Bridgewater University
Exhibition Catalogue Essay by Judith Tolnick Editor Art New England, 2013

Art of  Painting III, John Natsoulas, 2012

​Charles Munitz, Details of Thought, Boston Arts Diary, October 1, 2011

Art of  Painting, John Natsoulas, 2010

Richard Whitten: Passageways, Wheaton College Exhibition Catalogue,
Essay by Ann Murray, Professor of Art History and Director, 
Beard Gallery, 2009


Rhode Island College, Providence, RI,
Department of Art Chairperson, 2016 – present

Rhode Island College, Providence, RI; Professor, 2014 – present

Rhode Island College, Providence, RI; Associate Professor, 2012 – 2014

Rhode Island College, Providence, RI; Assistant Professor, 2006 – 2012

Rhode Island College, Providence, RI; Instructor, 1993 – 2006

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI; Instructor: 
Summer Programs, 1998 – present

New York Studio School, New York, NY; Visiting Critic, 2013 – present

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, MA; Lecturer, 1996 – 2005

Assumption College, Worcester, MA; Visiting Lecturer, 2003

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT,
Visiting Assistant Professor and Lecturer, 1995 – 1997

Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI,
Visiting Critic, School of Architecture, 1992 – 2006

Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI; Visiting Instructor, 1991 – 1993

Penn State University, University Park, PA; ssistant Professor, 1989 – 1991

Yuba College, Marysville, CA; Instructor, 1988 – 1989

Collegiate School, New York, NY; Faculty, 1987 – 1988

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