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Sedimentary Time, Catalyst Contemporary, Baltimore MD

For Now, Contemporary Venezuelan Art of the Miami Diaspora, Coral Gables Museum, Coral Gables, Florida, USA

El lenguaje del Color (The Language of Color), Espacio Monitor, Caracas, Venezuela

Anti-Readymade, Espacio Monitor, Caracas, Venezuela

Zona Maco, RGR Art Gallery, DF, México

Visión Constructiva (Constructive Vision), Espacio Monitor, Caracas, Venezuela

Big, Espacio Monitor, Caracas, Venezuela

Proposiciones Abstractas (Abstract Propositions), Galería D’Museo, Caracas

Sotheby’s Latin American Art, New York, USA.

Signos Contemporáneos en el Arte Venezolano (Contemporary Signs in Venezuelan Art), Galería La Cometa, Bogotá, Colombia

Houston Fine Art Fair, Evan Lurie, Gallery, Indiana, USA.

Pinta London Art Fair, Art Nouveau Gallery, London, UK.

2023

2016

2018

2017

2013

2019

2015

2012

RICHARD GIVENS

Artemis Herber, The Big Graveyard, Charcoal on paper, 2020, 18 x 24 inches

RICHARD GIVENS

BIOGRAPHY

Baltimore, MD

Baltimore. 1946

Baltimore City College High School

Resides

Education

Born

Richard Givens is a Baltimore visual artist who started hand-painted, geometric and illustrative designs in the 1970s. Givens started his artistic pursuits during his lunch breaks working as a draftsman in the engineering department at the Bethlehem Steel Co. and had contemporary artists such as Pete Max and M.C. Escher in mind.

During the economic downturn of 1975, Givens found more free time when he, like many others, were laid off. From then on, he painted at his kitchen table, creating a series of works on illustration board made first with flat latex paint. When this process and materials did not satisfy him, he moved onto using gloss enamel house paint, of which the fumes would later come to affect his health.

The majority of the work was completed between 1976 and 1979. After this time, Givens stopped making art. Four decades later, when COVID-19 hit and the world virtually stopped, he began working on art again to avoid any psychological spiral but rather than working with paint, he started utilizing digital technologies to create. With around 200 designs that had, at that point, only existed in his head, Givens began giving them form.


 

SELECTED WORKS

PUBLICATIONS

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023

Sedimentary Time, Catalyst Contemporary, Baltimore MD

2020

 Amerant Art Program,  Amerant Bank, Miami

2019

Torquere, Sol Taplin Gallery, Miami

Pipe-Lines, Art Nouveau Gallery, Miami

2018

2017

2014

Con-Ductos (Pipe-Lines), Galería Viloria Blanco, Maracaibo, Venezuela

Inoxidables (Stainless), Espacio Monitor, Caracas, Venezuela

Alberto Cavalieri, Brockway Memorial Library, Miami Shores, Florida

Large Scales, Spacetime Projects, Miami

Transfiguraciones (Transfigurations), Galería Viloria Blanco, Maracaibo, Venezuela

Fragmented Knot, Art Nouveau Gallery, Miami

Hierros y Epifanías (Iron and Epiphanies), Galería Freites, Caracas, Venezuela

Descontenciones (Discontentions), Galería D’Museo, Caracas, Venezuela

Estructurales IPN (IPN Structurals), Outdoor Exhibition, Isabel La Católica Square, Caracas, Venezuela

Nada en Concreto (Nothing in Concrete), Galería D’Museo, Caracas, Venezuela

Psique + Acero (Psyche + Steel), Galería UNO, Caracas, Venezuela

2012

2004

2003

2000

1996

2009

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

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