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Willy Richardson
Santa Fe, NM

About the Artist

Willy Richardson lived and worked in New York City for a decade, where he immersed himself in the international art scene, earning his M.F.A. in painting from Pratt Institute in 2000.

In 2011 Richardson's work was included in “70 Years of Abstract Painting” at Jason McCoy Gallery in New York, which assembled works by modern and contemporary painters, including Josef Albers, Hans Hofmann and Jackson Pollock. In 2012 he exhibited a body of watercolors at Phillips auction house in New York. Richardson's work and vision was featured on the PBS weekly arts series ¡COLORES!. He was honored t…

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About the Artist

Willy Richardson lived and worked in New York City for a decade, where he immersed himself in the international art scene, earning his M.F.A. in painting from Pratt Institute in 2000.

In 2011 Richardson’s work was included in “70 Years of Abstract Painting” at Jason McCoy Gallery in New York, which assembled works by modern and contemporary painters, including Josef Albers, Hans Hofmann and Jackson Pollock. In 2012 he exhibited a body of watercolors at Phillips auction house in New York. Richardson’s work and vision was featured on the PBS weekly arts series ¡COLORES!. He was honored to be one of the eight SITE Santa Fe SPREAD finalists in 2014. He exhibits his paintings nationally and his work is found in prestigious collections including the Albuquerque Museum.

Richard Levy Gallery wrote: “Richardson stretches vertical bands of color so intense across each canvas that they seem to crackle like neon. Gripping the viewer, a humming field suspends the sensation of time. He has described his act of painting as a sort of meditation, a give-and-take with gravity and the universal laws that determine our experience of the physical world.”

Artist’s Work

Benevolent sunrise 2
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Benevolent Sunrise 2

By Willy Richardson

Walkyries 3 2
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Walkyries 3

By Willy Richardson

Still sound 7
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Still Sound 7

By Willy Richardson

Sirens song 4
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Sirens Song 4

By Willy Richardson

Still sound 5
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Still Sound 5

By Willy Richardson

Still sound 13
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Still Sound 13

By Willy Richardson

Still sound 11
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Still Sound 11

By Willy Richardson

Benevolent sunrise 6
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Benevolent Sunrise 6

By Willy Richardson

Suffusion 6
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Suffusion 6

By Willy Richardson

Suffusion 5
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Suffusion 5

By Willy Richardson

Clear light 10
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Clear Light 10

By Willy Richardson

Suffusion 8
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Suffusion 8

By Willy Richardson

Sirens song 1
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Sirens Song 1

By Willy Richardson

Sanibel
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Sanibel

By Willy Richardson

Still sound 9
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Still Sound 9

By Willy Richardson

Snow turning to rain 2
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Snow Turning to Rain 2

By Willy Richardson

Benevolent sunrise 1
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Benevolent Sunrise 1

By Willy Richardson

Benevolent sunrise 4
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Benevolent Sunrise 4

By Willy Richardson

Snow turning to rain 5
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Snow Turning to Rain 5

By Willy Richardson

Music to drive to 4
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Music to Drive To 4

By Willy Richardson

Snow turning to rain 3
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Snow Turning to Rain 3

By Willy Richardson

Music to drive to
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Bathers 4

By Willy Richardson

Sirens song 5
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Sirens Song 5

By Willy Richardson

Clear light 17
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Clear Light 17

By Willy Richardson

Snow turning to rain 4
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Snow Turning to Rain 4

By Willy Richardson

Bathers 5
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Bathers 5

By Willy Richardson

Sirens song 7
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Sirens Song 7

By Willy Richardson

Thats where you need to be 15
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That's Where You Need to Be 15

By Willy Richardson

Walkyries 3
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Walkyries 3

By Willy Richardson

Snow turning to rain 1
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Snow Turning to Rain 1

By Willy Richardson

Benevolent sunrise 3
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Benevolent Sunrise 3

By Willy Richardson

Benevolent series 5
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Benevolent Sunrise 5

By Willy Richardson

Benevolent sunrise 15
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Benevolent Sunrise 15

By Willy Richardson

Benevolent sunrise 16
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Benevolent Sunrise 16

By Willy Richardson

Benevolent sunrise 19
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Benevolent Sunrise 19

By Willy Richardson

Three muses 7
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Three Muses 7

By Willy Richardson

Three muses 8 2012
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Three Muses 8

By Willy Richardson

Music to drive to 9
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Music to Drive To 9

By Willy Richardson

Clear light 18
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Clear Light 18

By Willy Richardson

Walkyries 7
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Walkyries 7

By Willy Richardson

Benevolent sunrise 7
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Benevolent Sunrise 7

By Willy Richardson

Benevolent sunrise 7 2
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Benevolent Sunrise 7, 2018

By Willy Richardson

Colophon 13 revised 2018
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Colophon 13 revised, 2018

By Willy Richardson

Maple 2006 2018
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Maple, 2006 - 2018

By Willy Richardson

Seven sisters 1 2015
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Seven Sisters 1, 2015

By Willy Richardson

Seven sisters 2 2015
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Seven Sisters 2, 2015

By Willy Richardson

Sky bridge 2017
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Sky Bridge, 2017

By Willy Richardson

Snow turning to rain 6
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Snow Turning to Rain 6

By Willy Richardson

Still sound 1 diptych 2018
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Still Sound 1 (diptych), 2018

By Willy Richardson

Spring thaw 3
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Spring Thaw

By Willy Richardson

Still sound 3 2018
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Still Sound 3, 2018

By Willy Richardson

Navigation 2
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Navigation 2

By Willy Richardson

Benevolent sunrise 13
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Benevolent Sunrise 13

By Willy Richardson

Selected Exhibitions

  • Phillips de Pury
    New York, 2012
  • ClampArt
    New York, 2012
  • Jason McCoy Gallery
    New York, 2012
  • Center for Contemporary Arts
    Santa Fe, 2010
  • Ambient Art Projects
    Las Vegas NV, 2010

Press and Accolades

  • Peggy Roalf : Abstraction: Informers and The Informed, Design Arts Daily
    April 21, 2011
  • Katy Crocker: Painting, Doritos and Color Theory, The Work of Willy Bo Richardson, The End of Being
    April 2011
  • Artists to Watch in 2010 Dacor Magazine
    January, 2010

Education

  • Pratt Institute, MFA
    Brooklyn, NY,2000 
  • University of Texas, Austin, BA
    Austin, TX,1996 
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison,