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Brian Ritchard curriculum vitae
1990 Master of Fine Art, University of Chicago
1988 Bachelor of Fine Art, Northern Illinois University
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
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
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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