Willy Bo Richardson

Willy Bo Richardson

Born: 1974, Santa Fe, NM

Biography and Information

Biography
Willy Bo Richardson considers the laws of nature as a primary source for his paintings.  He allows vertical lines of color to stream down, giving evidence to earth’s gravitational pull. Richardson’s gestural paintings embody atmosphere, space, and action. 

Richardson lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and has shown extensively throughout the United States. He received his MFA in painting from Pratt Institute in 2000. His work is in corporate collections in Baltimore, Houston, Boston, Miami Beach, Chicago, Shenzhen, China, and has recently been added to the Albuquerque Art Museum public collection.

Education
2000
MFA Painting, Pratt Institute, New York, NY

1996
BA Fine Arts and English, University of Texas, Austin, TX and University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Selected Exhibitions
2019
No Mofidiers, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM

2018
Navigation, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2017
Surroundings, Willy Bo Richardson and Danae Falliers, Hunt Modern, Santa Fe, NM

2016
SITE Unseen 9, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

Indian Summer Show, DM Contemporary, New York, NY

2015
Clockwork for Oracles, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

Seduced, DM Contemporary, New York, NY

Reverberant Matter/Project, Santa Fe University of Art and Design at Wade Wilson Art, Santa Fe, NM

Willy Bo Richardson and Edward Lentsch, Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2014
That’s Where You Need to Be, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

Art Collision & Repair Shop, Center for Contemporary Arts, Muñoz Waxman Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Color Fall, William Siegal Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2012
 Watercolors, Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, NY

Paper Band, Jason McCoy, New York, NY

Into the Woods, ClampArt, New York, NY

2011
70 Years of Abstract Painting – Excerpts, Jason McCoy Gallery, New York, NY

2010
Art Santa Fe, LaunchProjects, Santa Fe, NM

Recent Works, LaunchProjects, Santa Fe, NM

2009
Songlines, Gallery Sakiko, New York, NY

Summer Reverie: Invitational, William Seigal Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

LaunchProjects, Santa Fe, NM

Pairs, Ambient Art Projects, Las Vegas, NM

2008
Willy Bo Richardson: Lolland and Other Places, Gallery Sakiko, New York, NY

New Artists, New Work, William Seigal Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Beaux Arts Ball, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM

2007
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, Center For Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM

Transformations, ICD & Art Connects, New York, NY

Common Threads, Fresh Paint, Los Angeles, CA

Winter Salon, Gallery Sakiko, New York, NY

The Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY

2006
Willy Bo Richardson: Confluence, Gallery Sakiko, New York, NY

The Water Show, The Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY

Black and White, Holland Tunnel, New York, NY

2005
Academy Gallery, University of Tasmania, Launceston, Australia

2004
X Semination, Kings Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Small Works Salon, The Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY

2003
NY Art Independent 03, Ausstellungshalles des Kurorts Timmendorfer Strand, Germany,Curated by Stephanie Buhmann

Brooklyn On 57th Street, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, NY

2002
NY Art Independent 02, Kunstraum, Westerland, Sylt, Germany

Editions Project, Brooklyn Front Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2001
NY Art Independent 01, Kroll-Vogel, Hamburg, Germany

Transitions, Acquisitions, and Parochials, L-Art, Brooklyn, NY

2000
LandEscape, Dieu Donne Papermill, New York, NY

Pratt Institute MFA Thesis Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY

Collections
Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Albuquerque, NMDiamantweg Europe Center, Immenstadt Germany
Foulger-Pratt Headquarters, Baltimore, MD
Houston Medical Center, Houston, TX
Loomis Sayles & Company, Boston, MA
Miami Loews, Miami Beach, FL
Miraval Resort Villas, Tucson, AZ
Moen Group, Plaza Towers, Iowa City, IA 
Polsinelli Corporate Art Collection, Kansas City, MO
The Ritz-Carlton, Shenzhen, China
Scrub Island Villas, Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Isles
Swissôtel Chicago, Chicago, IL

Awards
2018
Clark Hulings Fund Executive Tier Year II Fellowship

2017
Clark Hulings Fund Grant Recipient for Visual Artists

2015
SITE Santa Fe SPREAD finalist

Press
2018
Patricia LaSalle – Hopkins, On the Line: Willy Bo Richardson, New Mexico Magazine, April, Volume 96, Issue 4: 74-77 

Isabelle Walker, Collectors Notebook: Getting Down to Business, Western Art and Architecture, April/May

Clark Hulings Fund Art Business Summit @ SFCC with Elizabeth Hulings & Willy RichardsonThe Richard Eeds Show, KTRC 103.7, March 15

2017
Nancy Reyner, Create Perfect Paintings: An Artist’s Guide to Visual Thinking, North Light Books, print    

Elaine Grogan Luttrull, Strategic Planning in Action: Notes from the Field, Professional Artist, December | January, Voulme 31, Number 6: p. 14-18 

2016
Aaron Gully, Color Outside the Lines, Virtuoso Travel Magazine, July/ August, p. 118

2015
Eric Kroll, Laberintos de Lineas y Colores, Dental Tribune, No.9 , Vol. 12, cover and pp. 29 -31

Kathryn Davis, Albuquerque Contemporary, ArtBeat radio KVSF, August 28

Ryan Rushton, See the World Differently: Richard Levy Gallery, New Mexico Homes 

Anna Furman, Three Distinct Artists United by Bold, Enthusiastic Styles, Artsy Editorial, April 3   

2014
Mark Perry, Willy Bo Richardson, A Matter of the Mind, KVSF101.5, Novemeber 22                                                     

Kathryn M. Davis, Buying Art is FunArtBeat KVSF101.5, July 31                              

Margaret Wright, Painters Point the Way at Richard Levy GalleryAdobe Airstream, August – September

Mateo Coffman, That’s Where You Need to BeLocal IQ, July 22


Elisa McGovern, Galleries Get It Up: Be Here NowThe Weekly Alibi, August 7-13

Ashley Rooney, Contemporary Art of the Southwest,Atglen: Schiffer Publishing

Willy Bo Richardson, The Impressionists, Regional Theater, Jack Ross¡COLORES!, KNME PBS,February 7

2013
Aaron Gulley, The Soul of Santa Fe
, DestinAsian, Feb/March

2012
Kristina Nazarevskaia: Willy Bo Richardson – Watercolors
, galleryIntell

Phillips de Pury: galleryIntell – Video
Phillips de Pury & Company Watercolors exhibition, Auction Publicity

2011
Peggy Roalf, Abstraction: Informers and The Informed, Design Arts Daily, April 21

Katy Crocker, Painting, Doritos and Color Theory – The Work of Willy Bo RichardsonThe End of Being

2010
Artists to Watch in 2010, Décor Magazine, January

2009
Kate Beck, Color as it Happens: Steven Alexander and Willy Bo Richardson, Art Notes, August 10, blog

2007
Patricia Sauthoff,  A Father and Son Take Inspiration, Santa Fe Reporter, October 17-23

Featured Artist: Willy Richardson, Art Connects New York, April

2006
Stephanie Buhmann, Confluence: Willy Bo Richardson, Catalogue

2005
Ali Gowans, Artfully Saluting the Season, The Daily Iowan, Iowa City, IA, November 16

Visiting Artist to Exhibit Work Inspired by Autumn, The Gazette, Iowa City, IA, November 13

Neil Richardsen, Five From New York, The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, April 2

Penny Webb, The Mouse That Roared, The Age review, Tasmania Australia, January 7

Jordana Borensztajn, New York Comes to Town, Herald Sun, Australia, January 17

2004
Stephanie Buhmann, X Semination, Catalogue

Don Riggs, Writing Under Pressure, Drexel University Journal, Philadelphia, PA

2003
Rebecca Wasserman, Richardson’s Rainbow at Nohra Haime Gallery, The Crimson Feet, October

Press Release
2018 Navigation at Richard Levy Gallery

2015 Clockwork for Oracles at Richard Levy Gallery

2014 Thats Where You Need to Be at Richard Levy Gallery