Born in 1977 in California's San Fernando Valley, Richard is a representational painter and draftsman.  He received his MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2014 and has been teaching for over 15 years at schools and independent studios including Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD), California Art Institute, Los Angeles Academy of Fine Art (LAAFA), and 3Kicks Art Studio. Richard has exhibited his work in Los Angeles, New York City, and Cincinnati.

Richard currently lives and works in Avon, NY.


Rochester Institute of Technology ~ Fall 2018

Drawing I; Drawing II

Laguna College of Art and Design, Laguna Beach, CA  ~  Fall 2014 - Spring 2018

MFA Advisor; Artistic Anatomy; Color & Composition; Figure Drawing; Figure Painting

Art Mentors, Huntington Beach, CA ~ Summer 2017

Figure Drawing; Portrait Drawing

Irvine Valley College, Irvine, CA ~  Fall 2016


3Kicks Art Studio, Pasadena, CA  ~  Sept 2014 - Jan 2017

Figure Drawing; Portrait Drawing; Figure Painting; Portrait Painting

Richard Morris Art Studio, Van Nuys, CA  ~  2009-2012

Independent art education studio focusing on Anatomy, Drawing, and Painting

Laguna College of Art and Design, Laguna Beach, CA  ~  Fall 2007

Figure Drawing; Composition

Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art, Van Nuys, CA  ~  2005-2009

Figure Drawing; Figure Painting

California Art Institute, Thousand Oaks, CA  ~  2003-2005

Figure Drawing; Portrait Drawing



12 x 12, A Portrait Exhibition, The Florence Academy of Art US at Mana Contemporary, NJ (January 12 - March 23, 2018)

In Search of the Real II, Laguna College of Art and Design Gallery, CA (March 1-28, 2018)

Moments in Monochrome II, Nucleus Portland, OR (September 4 - October 3, 2018 | Opening Reception: September 14)


DRAWN: 4th Annual International Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing, MANIFEST Gallery, OH

Five and Under, Arcadia Contemporary, CA


8" x 10", Maxwell Alexander Gallery, CA

PHOTOREAL (part of the FotoFocus Biennial 2016 exhibition), MANIFEST Gallery, OH

First Annual Small Works Exhibition, Laguna College of Art and Design Gallery, CA

7th Annual TAPPED: Artists and their Professors, MANIFEST Gallery, OH


In Search of the Real, Laguna College of Art and Design Gallery, CA

Summer Small Works, Maxwell Alexander Gallery, CA

Black Friday, Maxwell Alexander Gallery, CA


Tribeca Ball honoring Laurie Simmons and Carroll Dunham, New York Academy of Art, NY

2014 Thesis Exhibition, New York Academy of Art, NY

Five and Under, Arcadia Contemporary, NY


Tribeca Ball honoring Bob Colacello, New York Academy of Art, NY

Selfish: The Artist Self Portrait, curated by Sean Cheetham, Katherine Cone Gallery, CA

Take Home a Nude honoring Walton Ford, Sotheby’s, NY

Deck the Walls, New York Academy of Art, NY


Em.Bod.Y, co-curator, Bergamot Station Arts Center, CA

Drawing the Line, Arcadia Contemporary, NY

Past Presence, Lancaster Museum of Art, CA


3Kicks Studio Faculty Exhibition, 3Kicks Art Studio, CA

Torchbearers: A Collection of Luminaries, Nucleus Gallery, CA


Official Portrait Honorable Vincent P. Zurzolo, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, Roybal Federal Building, Los Angeles, CA

Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA

Private Collections, Los Angeles, CA

Private Collections, New York, NY

Private Collections, Philadelphia, PA

Private Collections, Phoenix, AZ


2016              Second Place, MANIFEST Gallery International Drawing Annual 11 (INDA 11)

2013              David Schafer Merit Scholarship, New York Academy of Art, NY

2012              David Schafer Merit Scholarship, New York Academy of Art, NY


INDA 12 (International Drawing Annual 12). MANIFEST Gallery. 2018. Cincinnati, OH. Print.

50 Great Figurative Artworks 2017. Curated by Steven DaLuz. Poets and Artists Magazine. November 2017. IL. Print.

INDA 11 (International Drawing Annual 11). MANIFEST Gallery. 2017. Cincinnati, OH. Print.

Foreword. Making Sense of Color: The Handbook of Color Anatomy for Traditional Painters, Digital Artist, Designers and Photographers.  By Quentin Johnston and Tony Hsu. 2011. Lexington, KY. 7. Print.