Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art

Wendy Richmond

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art
Region: Brooklyn
MacDowell fellowships: 2013

Wendy Richmond is a visual artist, writer, and educator whose work explores issues of health, technology, and creativity in contemporary culture. Richmond began mixing traditional media with new technology at MIT’s Visible Language Workshop. She collaborated with programmers in pioneering work at MIT’s Media Lab, and co-founded the Design Lab at WGBH in Boston.

Richmond’s photographs, videos, installations, and collaborative works have been exhibited internationally. She is the recipient of a MacDowell Fellowship, a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center residency, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, a LEF Foundation grant, the Hatch Award for Creative Excellence, an American Academy in Rome Visiting Artist residency, and numerous art and design awards. Her recent exhibitions include “BRIC Biennial” (BRIC Arts Media Brooklyn, 2014), “Wendy Richmond Rocks TVs” (Carroll and Sons, 2013), and “Wendy Richmond: Navigating the Personal Bubble” (Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 2012).

Richmond’s teaching experience includes MIT, International Center of Photography, Rhode Island School of Design, and Harvard University Graduate School of Education where she co-created courses in media and expression. She began writing the “Design Culture” column for Communications Arts magazine in 1984. She is the author of Design & Technology: Erasing the Boundaries and Overneath, a collaboration of photography and dance. Her newest book is Art Without Compromise*. Richmond serves on the BRIC Artists Advisory Council and the MacDowell Fellows Executive Committee.

Studios

Firth

Wendy Richmond worked in the Firth studio.

Originally a working barn perched atop the namesake hill of Hillcrest Farm, this building was converted to serve the arts in 1956. A grand set of windows was installed to make the large interior suitable for visual artists, bringing in abundant natural light from the north. The addition of a screened porch and accessible entrance ramp…

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