Artist Bio:

Todd B. Richmond is a NYC-based artist whose creative practice includes painting, design, film, and sound, encompassing an ongoing conversation across mediums, drawing inspiration from nature, form, movement, and architecture. Richmond received his MFA in Fine Arts at Otis College of Art & Design, and California Institute of the Arts/CalArts MFA Graduate Program of Art & Technology; BA from City College of New York in Music & Audio Technology with Film Studies, where he was awarded The ASCAP Foundation Louis Dreyfus Warner/Chappell City College Scholarship honoring George and Ira Gershwin. As a visual artist, he was assistant to renowned artist Richard Artschwager from 1990-95 creating major works for museums and galleries worldwide. Richmond’s large-scale paintings and installations have been shown in NYC and Los Angeles including solo exhibitions at TOPAZ ARTS, NY, and a solo show “Coast/Coast” at Chashama Lobby Exhibition at 733 Third Avenue in NYC, Jan-Jun 2022. Collaborations in painting and installation with renowned artist Manuel Ocampo at Tyler Rollins Fine Art, Chelsea, NY; group exhibitions in NY at Fountain Art Fair at the Armory, P.E.S. Limited in Midtown Manhattan; in CA at Bolsky Gallery; Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery; Otis MFA Open Studios; CalArts MFA Grad Show, among others. Richmond has designed sets, sculptures, and music for choreographers including Paz Tanjuaquio, Molissa Fenley, among many others. His work has been seen and heard in NYC at such venues as 92Y, New York Live Arts, Danspace Project, Symphony Space, Frank Sinatra School of the Arts; and internationally at the National Theater in Seoul, Korea; Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Manila, Philippines; and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He has been an artist-in-residence at Kaatsbaan in Tivoli, NY, and at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Florida for a dance on camera residency with master artist Merce Cunningham. His films have been selected for the 2020 Fifth Wall Fest, American Dance Festival’s International Screendance Festival, Queens Museum of Art, and Dance on Camera Festival at the Donnell Media Center. Richmond’s dance films are in the permanent archives at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. He has received awards from the 2021 City Artist Corp Grant; National Endowment for the Arts, Meet The Composer Commissioning/USA, Queens Council on the Arts, among others. Todd is Co-Founding Director of TOPAZ ARTS, Inc. – a nonprofit arts organization, which he founded with Paz Tanjuaquio in 2000, establishing a creative development center for contemporary performance and visual arts. www.topazarts.org