Feb 042010

MFA Painting, 2000
Pratt Institute, New York

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


2015     Clockwork for Oracles, Richard Levy Project Room, Albuquerque NM
2008     Lolland and Other Places, Gallery Sakiko, New York, NY
2006     Confluence, Gallery Sakiko, New York, NY


SITE Unseen 9, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
Indian Summer Show, dm Contemporary, New York, NY
Art on Paper, Richard Levy Gallery, New York, NY
Miami Project, Art Basel Miami, Richard Levy Gallery, Miami, FL
Seattle Art Fair, Richard Levy Gallery, Seattle WA
Willy Bo Richardson and Edward Lentsch, Turner Carroll, Santa Fe, NM
Seduced, dm contemporary, New York, NY
Art on Paper, Richard Levy Gallery, New York, NY
Reverberant Matter, SFUAD at Wade Wilson Art, Santa Fe, NM
Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Turner Carroll, Palm Springs, CA
Miami Project, Miami Basel, Richard Levy Gallery, Miami FL
Art Collision & Repair Shop, Center for Contemporary Arts, Muñoz Waxman Gallery, Santa Fe NM
Color Fall, William Siegal Gallery, Santa Fe NM
Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Richard Levy Gallery, Houston TX
That’s Where You Need to Be, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque NM
Watercolors, Phillips de Pury & Company, New York NY
Paper Band, Jason McCoy, New York NY
Into the Woods, ClampArt, New York NY
70 Years of Abstract Painting – Excerpts, Jason McCoy Gallery, New York NY
Art Santa Fe, LaunchProjects, Santa Fe NM
Recent Works, LaunchProjects, Santa Fe NM
Songlines, Gallery Sakiko, New York NY
Summer Reverie: Invitational, William Siegal Gallery, Santa Fe NM
LaunchProjects, Santa Fe NM
Pairs, Ambient Art Projects, Las Vegas NV
New Artists, New Work, William Siegal Gallery, Santa Fe NM
Beaux Arts Ball, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe NM
Richardson2, 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
The Water Show, The Gallery, Sag Harbor NY
Black and White, Holland Tunnel, New York NY
Academy Gallery, University of Tasmania, Launceston, Australia
X Semination, Kings Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Small Works Salon, The Gallery, Sag Harbor NY
NY Art Independent 03, Ausstellungshalles des Kurorts Timmendorfer Strand, Germany,
Curated by Stephanie Buhmann,
Brooklyn On 57th Street, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York NY
NY Art Independent 02, Kunstraum, Westerland, Sylt, Germany
Editions Project, Brooklyn Front Gallery, Brooklyn NY
NY Art Independent 01, Kroll-Vogel, Hamburg, Germany
Transitions, Acquisitions, and Parochials, L-Art, Brooklyn NY
LandEscape, Dieu Donne Papermill, New York NY
Pratt Institute MFA Thesis Exhibition, Brooklyn NY
DFN Gallery, New York NY


Diamantweg 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
The Ritz-Carlton, Shenzhen, China
Scrub Island Villas, Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Isles
Swissôtel Chicago, Chicago IL


2016       Clark Hulings Fund Grant Recipient for Visual Artists
2015       SITE Santa Fe SPREAD finalist


•Aaron Gulley, Color Outside the Lines, Virtuoso Life, July | August 2016
State Bar of New Mexico Bar Bulletin, Cover, October 7, 2015, Volume 54 No 40
• Eric Kroll, El Arte de Willy Bo Richardson, Laberintos de líneas y colores, Dental Tribune Latin America, cover image and pp.29-31, No. 9, Vol. 12, Sept 2015
• Ryan Rushton, See the World Differently: Richard Levy Gallery, New Mexico Homes, Summer 2015
• Anna Furman , Three Distinct Artists United by Bold, Enthusiastic Styles, Artsy Editorial, April 3, 2015
• Kathryn Davis, “Albuquerque Contemporary”, ArtBeat radio KVSF, Aug 28, 2015
• Margaret Wright: Painters Point the Way at Richard Levy Gallery, Adobe Airstream, August-September 2014 Edition.
• Mateo Coffman: That’s Where You Need to Be, Local IQ, Tuesday, 22 July 2014.
• Elisa McGovern: Galleries Get it Up/Be Here Now, Alibi, V.23 No.32 | August 7 – 13, 2014.
• Rooney, E. Ashley. Contemporary Art of the Southwest. Atglen: Schiffer Publishing, 2014. Print.
• ¡COLORES!, KNME PBS, “Willy Bo Richardson, The Impressionists, Regional Theater, Jack Ross”, Feb 7, 2014
• Aaron Gulley: The Soul of Santa Fe, DestinAsian, Feb/March 2013
• Kristina Nazarevskaia: Willy Bo Richardson – Watercolors, galleryIntell, 2012
• Phillips de Pury: galleryIntell – Video
• Phillips de Pury & Company Watercolors exhibition, Auction Publicity, 2012
• 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,  2011
• “Artists to Watch in 2010”, Décor Magazine, January, 2010
• Kate Beck, “Color as it Happens: Steven Alexander and Willy Bo Richardson”, Kate Beck Art Notes online, August 10, 2009
• Sauthoff, Patricia: “A Father and Son Take Inspiration,” Santa Fe Reporter, October 17-23, 2007
• “Featured Artist: Willy Richardson” Art Connects New York, April 2007
• Buhmann, Stephanie: “Confluence: Willy Bo Richardson,” Catalogue 2006
• Gowans, Ali: “Artfully Saluting the Season,” The Daily Iowan, Iowa City, IA, Nov 16, 2005
• “Visiting Artist to Exhibit Work Inspired by Autumn,” The Gazette, Iowa City, IA, Nov 13, 200
• Richardsen, Neil: “Five From New York,” The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, April 2, 2005
• Webb, Penny: “The Mouse That Roared,” The Age review, Tasmania Australia, Jan 7, 2005
• Borensztajn, Jordana: “New York Comes to Town,” Herald Sun, Australia, Jan 17, 2005
• Buhmann, Stephanie: “X Semination,” Catalogue, 2004
• Riggs, Don: “Writing Under Pressure,” Drexel University Journal, Philadelphia, PA, 2004
• Wasserman, Rebecca: “Richardson’s Rainbow at Nohra Haime Gallery,” The Crimson Feet, Oct 2003
• “Sechs Künstler aus Big Apple,” Sylt Life, Sept 2002
• “New Yorker Individualisten,” Sylter Nachrichten, Sept 2002


2016 Dad, Why Do You Paint Stripes, Pyragraph, November 2016
2012 The Artistic Thinking Process, The Creativity Post
2012 Learning to Share: On Candy, Art, and Independence, Adobe Airstream
2011 Art Santa Fe, and the Market from an Artist’s Perspective, Adobe Airstream


2010–2016  Contributing Faculty, Studio Arts, Santa Fe University of Art and Design
2011-2012     Painting I and II, Santa Fe Community College
2001–2007     Painting Technician, Cooper Union, New York, NY
Fall 2005     Guest Artist, Graduate Sculpture, University of Iowa, Iowa City

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