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Brian Ritchard curriculum vitae




1990 Master of Fine Art, University of Chicago

1988 Bachelor of Fine Art, Northern Illinois University


Selected Exhibitions


2017    Solo Show     The University Club of Chicago

2016    Group Show   Aron Packer Gallery

2015    Group Show   Ohio University School of Art Gallery

2015    Solo Show     Schoenherr Gallery, North Central College

2011    Solo Show     Union League Club of Chicago

2010   Solo Show     South Bend Museum of Art

2010    Group Show   Sherry Leedy Gallery, Kansas City

2007    Solo Show     Beverly Arts Center, Chicago

2007    Solo Show     Navta Schulz Gallery, Chicago

2006    Group Show   Brad Cooper Gallery, Tampa

2006   Group Show   A+D Gallery, Chicago

2005    Solo Show      Morgan Stanley, Winnetka

2004    Solo Show      Gallery Sklo, Atlanta

2003   Three Person Show  Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago

2003    Group Show     ArtChicago, Navy Pier

2002    Group Show     Carrie Secrist Gallery

2001   Three Person Show  Carrie Secrist Gallery

2001    Solo Show     Riverside Art Center

2001   Group Show     ArtChicago, Navy Pier

2001    Four Person Show  Evanston Art Center

2001    Group Show     NIU Art Gallery, Chicago

2000   Group Show     Chicago Cultural Center

2000    Group Show     ArtChicago, Navy Pier

2000   Group Show     Hyde Park Art Center

1999    Group Show     Carrie Secrist Gallery

1999   Group Show     Margin Gallery, Chicago

1998   Group Show     Columbia College Art Gallery

1998   Four Person Show  NIU Art Museum

1997    Group Show     Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland

1996   Group Show     Montserrat College Gallery, Boston

1996   Solo Show        Gallery A, Chicago

1995   Group Show      Gallery A, Chicago

1994   Solo Show         Gallery A,Chicago

1994    Group Show     N.A.M.E Gallery, Chicago

1993    Two Person Show  Lorenzo Rodriguez Gallery, Chicago

1992   Four Person Show   Gallery MWMWM, Chicago

1991   Solo Show       Artemisia Gallery

1990   Group Show     Struve Gallery, Chicago

1990   Group Show     David and Alfred Smart Museum, Chicago

1990   Solo MFA Thesis Show    Midway Studios, University of Chicago

1988   Solo BFA Show   Holmes Center Gallery, DeKalb


Selected Publications, Reviews and Awards


2017    SOHO Press, cover painting for the novel Solar Bones by Mike McCormack

2017  Interview by Kate Pollasch, University Club of Chicago

2015     Chicago Tribune, feature article by Barbara Brotman

2015  South Loop Review, paintings featured

2015  Art,LTD “Best of 2015” by Jim Yood

2013  Interviewed by American Wind Energy Association

2010  Interview, South Bend Tribune

2008    Hawk and Handsaw, Unity College

2006  Review, Weekly Planet Tampa

2005  Chicago Bungalow Association Grant, City of Chicago

2002  Exhibition Catalog, Carrie Secrist Gallery

2002  New American Paintings

2002  Routledge Press, Visual Cultures citation, Julie Charmelo

2001  Review, Chicago Tribune, Alan Artner

2001  Exhibition Catalog essay by John Brunetti, Evanston Art Center

2001  City Watch, Chicago Tribune, Jon Anderson

2000  citation, Dialog Magazine, Corey Postiglione

2000  New American Paintings

2000  Exhibition Catalog, Chicago Cultural Center

1999  Exhibition Catalog, Hyde Park Art Center

1998  Exhibition Catalog, NIU Art Museum

1998  Review, Chicago Tribune, Barbara Buchholtz

1997  New American Paintings

1996  Exhibition Catalog, Montserrat College of Art

1994  Review, The New Art Examiner, Olga Zdanovics

1994  Blast/XArt Foundation, NYC. Limited Edition Multiple, Jordan Crandall

1993  CAAP Grant awarded, The City of Chicago

1992  Exhibition Catalog, MWMWM Gallery, Deborah Wilk

1991  Site/Sound Magazine, Toronto.  Martin Rumsby

1988  Full MFA Tuition awarded by the University of Chicago


Related Experience



Academic Advisor for Fine Art, Art History and Arts Management

Columbia College Chicago. Full-time undergraduate academic advisor.



Commission, City of Chicago. Created a permanent, large scale installation of five paintings for the lobby of the newly built Beverly Branch Library.



Adjunct Faculty, Columbia College Chicago. Taught a wide variety of studio courses, at all academic levels.



Instructor, The University of Chicago Graham School of Education. Developed and taught a contemporary survey, “Art in Chicago Now”, for adult continuing education students and professionals.



Commission, Schaumburg Convention Center. Created and installed eight large scale paintings for permanent display.



Gallery Staff, Jan Cicero Gallery



Artist-in-Residence, The Ragdale Foundation.  Completed a two-week residency.



Panel Discussion Participant, Evanston Art Center.  Panel focussed on contemporary critical issues in landscape. Moderated by John Brunetti in conjunction with the exhibition “Memory of Place”.



Co-curator, “BLINK: Salon Interventions” with Julie Charmelo, organized a large scale survey of site-specific installations.  NIU Gallery, Chicago.



Panel Discussion Participant, NIU Art Museum, DeKalb. Moderated by Jo Burke.



Curator, “LINK:22 Painters”, Jan Cicero Gallery.  Organized a large scale survey of contemporary midwest painters.



Co-curator, Sculpture group exhibition in conjunction with International Sculpture Conference.



Curator, The AidsCare collection.  Organized and installed a permanent art collection of artist-donated work for Chicago based hospice and non-profit.



Design and Production Staff, The Field Museum of Natural History. Preparator, Artifact Handler and supervisor of SAIC interns, teaching 2D and 3D exhibition techniques in a live museum setting.



Self-employed, freelance preparator and skilled technician for museums and galleries from Chicago, New York and Europe. A complete list is available.



Graduate work/study, The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago


Visiting Artist/Lecture/Critiques


University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana

Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio

Boise State University, Boise, Idaho

Albion College, Albion, Michigan

Montserrat College of Art, Boston

Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

North Central College, Naperville, Illinois




My work is in over 100 private, corporate and public art collections. A complete list is available on request.



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