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After graduating with a degree in Fine Arts from the University of New Mexico, I established a store-front art studio and continued my visual arts and music pursuits, but also began interacting with the community. As part of an effort to develop artist live/work spaces in downtown Albuquerque, I worked with the Mayor and spear-headed the development of a city-wide art center, the Albuquerque United Artist (AUA). Also I was one of 6 artists who occupied the first fully developed live/work space in the downtown area. Later I spear-headed and directed a not-for-profit performing arts center, The Broadway Jazz Club. Beside running the club with it's local and visiting musicians and poets, I also produced two major concerts, one featuring Sonny Rollins, and another featuring John Mclaughlin.

 

In 1983 I moved to New York City, settling in Red Hook Brooklyn, on the New York City waterfront. I found an empty historic firehouse and made it my home. During my 32 years in Red Hook I have been studying the creative process; producing drawings, paintings, monotypes, photographs; writing songs and music; screenplays, proposals; and exhibiting my work domestically and abroad. I've taught drawing and painting classes; creatively consulted on a number of new new businesses; co-directed a Soho gallery; and conceived, curated and particpated in a successful exhibition that received a positive review in ArtNews magazine.  I appreciate all the amazing international talent found in New York City which has been very inspirational and influential. I directed a Chelsea gallery for four years and I continue to explore all my many parallel and complementary media.

After three years of intense focus and work, I finished a new book about the Creative Process as an inner transformative process. Watch for news of its release.

 

Resume of Exhibitions, Events, Education and Publications

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020

Debut of LETTER TO EMILY

SPIME Figures 2020

2020

Debut of SPIME TIME Photographs

2020

Featured Artist from the Flat Files 

Kentler International Drawing Center

2020

Debut of Night Abstraction Photographs

2020

Debut STONE PEOPLE Sculptures

Zoom Reception (Covid-Safe)

April 27,2020

2020 

Debut of New SPIME WARP Self Portrait Photographs

2019

Red Hook Open Studio

2019

Debut of SPIME WARP Self Portrait Photographs

2019

Debut of Artifacts 2019

2018

Debut of Skeletons: Photographs

2018

Debut of Phantom Spirits: Photographs

2018

Published Book- "The Creative Process:

A PRIMER Gurdjieff to Picasso and Beyond"

 

2016

Debut of MISSION X: A Journey Through SubSpace, Video

2015 

Debut of the IN MY TOMB: Six Photographs by Richard Gins

 

2015

Debut of SPIME WARP: New Photographs by Richard Gins

 

2014 

Debut of the INNER/OUTER Drawings, Video  

 

2011

QUANTUM: Paintings, Drawings, Monotypes. Salomon Arts, Tribeca, New York City

 

2008

Urban Art Works: Monotypes & Ink Drawings, Tea Lounge Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 

2007

Thirty Five Years of Self Portraits, Sunny's Red Hook Artist Space, Brooklyn

 

2003

Ridge Street Gallery at Teddy's, Williamsburg, NY, Paintings and Monotypes

 

2002 

Monotypes, "Abstract Portrait Series" Montserrat Gallery, Soho, NY

 

2002

Paintings and Photography, Red Hook Blue Gallery, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY

 

1995 

Subway Riders: A collection of ink line drawings done on the NYC Subway, 

 Kentler International Drawing Space, Red Hook, Brooklyn.

 

1994

Recent Paintings, Galerie Seghaier, Vienna, Austria

 

1993 

Recent Drawings, Monotypes, Photography Galerie Seghaier, Vienna, Austria

 

1992     

Recent Drawings, Galerie Seghaier, Vienna, Austria

 

1991 

Recent Monotypes & Drawings, Margaruite Oestreicher Fine Arts, New Orleans

 

1989

Recent Work, Paintings & Monotypes, Penson Gallery, Soho, New York

 

1988

"Night People" Monotypes, Drawings and Photography, The Tunnel, New York City

 

1987

Exhibition - Alliance of Figurative Artists, New York

 

1987

Monotypes, Sterling Gallery, New York

 

1987

Drawings, Paintings, Monotypes, Photography, Citibank, 57th St. New York

 

1986

Recent Monotypes, Hugh Piney Gallery, Soho, New York

 

1985

"1+3=2", A Collection of Figurative Works, Hugh Piney Gallery, Soho, New York

 

1983

Moved to New York. Established Firehouse Studio.

 

1982

Family Portrait – Cityscapes, Central Six Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

1981

Ink Drawings, Tanoan Country Club, Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

1981

One Man Show, Farmington Civic Center, Farmington, New Mexico

 

1981

Monotypes, Albuquerque Country Club, Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

1980

Recent Monotypes. Central Six Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

1979

Drawings, Ken Phillips Gallery, Denver, Colorado

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2016

"Dos Rios" Paintings of Richard Gins and Oskar Lopez, Rakso Zepol Gallery, Quepos, Costa Rica

2015

A FRESH LOOK: New Self Portraits, Group Show, Curator and artist, Richard Gins, Montserrat Gallery, Chelsea, NYC

 

2015

The Kentler Flatfiles: Red Hook Artists-The 90's, Peninsula Art Space, Red Hook, Brooklyn,  Curated by Florence Neal 

 

2014

 LARGE & SMALL: Selections from the Kentler Flat Files, Kentler International Drawing Center, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY

 

2010

 Noho Art Walk, Noho, New York City

 

2010

 Kentler International Drawing Space, Red Hook Brooklyn, NY

 

2009

 NYC City Drawings, Dona Levy Gallerie, St. Tropez, France.

 

2004 

 Diesel Gallery, Collectors Auction, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY

 

2003

 “Love, Hopes, Sex & Dreams”  Superfine Gallery, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY

 

2003

 A Fresh Look: An Invitational Exhibition of 19 Artist's New Self Portraits

Curated by Richard Gins & participant, Diesel Gallery, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY

 

2002 

"Three on a Match" Gallery OneTwentyEight, New York, NY

 

2002

"Red Hook" 450 Broadway Gallery, Soho, NY

 

2000

Small Works Exhibition, Kentler International Drawing Center, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY

2000

"Red Hook 8" Group Exhibition, Kentler International Drawing Center, Brooklyn, NY

 

1999

Small Works Exhibition, Kentler International Drawing Center, Red Hook,  

 

1998

Guest Artist, Images from Austria, Suzanne Seghaier, curator, New Century

Artist, Inc. Soho, NY

 

1998

"Alumni Artists", Simms Fine Art Center Gallery, Albuquerque Academy, NM

 

1993

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Association, Beard St. Pier, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NYC

 

1990

Guest Artist, Galerie Seghaier, Vienna, Austria

 

1990

 Invitational - Tanzania Wildlife Fund, New York

 

1989

23 French Artists & One American, Contemporary French Art Gallery, New York

 

1988

Four Artists, Four Countries, Penson Gallery, Soho, New York

 

1987

Micro '87, Now Gallery, East Village, New York

 

1986

Micro '86 Now Gallery, East Village, New York

 

1986

Is There Synchronicity? The Monotype Experiment, Hugh Piney Gallery, Soho, New

York (Conceived, curated & participated by Richard Gins) 

 

1985

 Mini-Max, Now Gallery, East Village, New York

 

1985

 After Dante's Inferno, C.U.A.N.D.O., East Village, New York

 

1985

 I.A.E. Artists, Cafe Americano Gallery, Tribeca, New York

 

1985

Getting It Off, Civilian Warfare Gallery, New York

 

1985

Micro Wave, Now Gallery, East Village, New York

 

1982

 Armory Show, Armory for the Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

1981

13 Albuquerque Artists, University of New Mexico

 

REVIEWS, TEACHING, LECTURES, PUBLICATIONS

 

2011

Interview by Kirpal Gordon, Giant Step Press,

 

2000

Lecture on Subway Riders...Drawings 1983-1996, NYC Transit Museum

 

1997

Figure drawing Workshop, Soho New York

 

1996 

Painting on the cover of the Chronogram publication, New Paltz, N.Y

 

1994 

Article: "Artist as Social Worker" featured in various NYC newspapers.

 

1992

 Monotype Workshop, University of Costa Rica

 

1992

Taught Workshop to visiting summer art class, University of Michigan

 

1991

Lecture/ Workshop on Monotypes, Printmaking Dept. Tulane University

 

1990

Featured Artist, "Artist in Art City" Japan Travel Bureau, Special Manhattan Edition

 

1987

Guest Lecturer, Artists Alliance, East Broadway, New York

 

1987

Downtown Magazine, published drawings with a review of current show

 

1985

Art Speak Magazine, Review of "1+3=2" A Figurative Collection of Work”

 

1986

ArtNews, Vasari Diary, Article on the Monoprint Experiment (May issue)

 

EDUCATION AND RELATED EXPERIENCE

 

1985-1987

Co-founder and Artistic Director of the Hugh Piney Gallery, Soho, NY

 

1978-1980

Spearheaded and directed Broadway Jazz Club Not-For-Profit Organization

 

1979-1980

Spearheaded Albuquerque United Artist Not-For-Profit Art Organization

University of New Mexico Intaglio Workshop (monotypes)

Senior Citizen Drawing Workshop Project, Albuquerque, NM

Teaching Artist, Alternative High School Art Program, Albuquerque, NM

 

1975 University of New Mexico, Aluminum Plate Lithography

 

1974 BFA, University of New Mexico ( Studied with Garo Antresian)

 

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The official blog of Giant Steps Press.

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