Education

M.A., California State University – Long Beach, CA
B.A., California State University – Long Beach, CA

Employment History

1974–2005, Professor of Drawing and Painting – Rio Hondo College

Gallery Representation

Gallery 33 East – Long Beach, CA
Salisbury Fine Arts – Avila Valley, CA

Selected Exhibitions

2012 “South Bay Focus” – Torrance Art Museum – Torrance, CA
2012 “The Synchronicity of Three” – The Loft Gallery – San Pedro, CA
2010 “Cosmic Births and Other Considerations” – Long Beach Playhouse Gallery – Long Beach, CA
2009 “Landscapes/Interiors” – Salisbury Fine Arts – Avila Valley, CA
Art Auction XIII & Exhibition – Long Beach Museum of Art – Long Beach, CA
2008 “Valentine” Group Exhibit – Gallery 33 East – Long Beach, CA
“Richard Lopez New Works” – Salisbury Fine Arts – Avila Valley, CA
2007 “Inside/Outside II” – Gallery 33 East – Long Beach, CA
Harvest V – Salisbury Fine Arts – Avila Valley, CA
2006 “Inside/Outside” – Solo, Gallery 33 East – Long Beach, CA
New Works by Richard López – Salisbury Fine Arts – Avila Valley, CA
2005 Colorado Lagoon Project – Gallery 33 East – Long Beach, CA
Art Auction XI & exhibition – Long Beach Museum of Art – Long Beach, CA
2003 Solo: Richard López New Works – Salisbury Fine Art Gallery – Avila Valley, CA
- Two-Person “Hampton & López” – Collective “Another Season”
2002 Solo “Richard López Works (1997-2002)” – Metro Gallery – Pasadena, CA
“Mentor and Mente” – California State University Fine Arts Gallery – Los Angeles, CA
2001 “California Dances in a White Room” – Luckman Center for the Arts – Los Angeles, CA
“Barns, Boats, Beaches” – Salisbury Fine Art Gallery – Avila Valley, CA
2000 “LA Plants” – Pete & Susan Barrett Gallery – Santa Monica, CA
1999 “Marks and Beyond” – Mt. San Antonio College – Los Angeles, CA
“Cross Currents” – El Camino College – Torrance, CA
“Collector’s Choice” – Art Institute of Southern California – Laguna Beach, CA
“Taleteller” – El Camino College – Torrance, CA
1998 “Absolute Chalk Fest” – Pasadena Centennial Court – Pasadena, CA
“Human Conditions: The Figure” – Cerritos College Fine Arts Gallery – Cerritos, CA
“Once upon a time” – Anchorage Museum of History and Art – Anchorage, AL
“The Canvas is Paper” – Armand Hammer Museum – Los Angeles, CA
“The Light is Diverse in California” – Center for Visual Art – Oakland, CA
“That Figures” – Long Beach Arts – Long Beach, CA
1997 “River Paintings” – Yosemite Museum – Yosemite National Park, CA
Richard López recent works, solo – Tatewari Gallery – Sedona,  AZ

Permanent Collections

National Parks Foundation – Washington, DC
Art in Embassy Collection, USA State Department – Washington, DC
Yosemite Museum – Yosemite National Park, CA
National Center for Farm Workers Health – El Paso, TX
Robert Gumbiner Foundation
Providence St. Joseph Foundation – Children’s Hospital, Disney Center

Murals

Three Murals from “The Harvest Series”
Commissioned by Wild Oats Corporation – Venice, CA
Pio Pico Historical Project
Commissioned by Historical Advisory Panel – City of Whittier, CA
State of California, Parks and Recreation Department 

Artist in Residency

1996  Green River Project – Yosemite National Park
1993  Wawona – Yosemite National Park
1986  College of the Redwoods – Eureka, CA

Collaborative Works

Collaborative Performance with Liquid Skin, Wray Theater, Rio Hondo College – Whittier, CA
Collaboration with Loretta Livingston Dance Ensemble – Santa Monica, CA

Press Releases & Publications (Selected)

Artist Advocate Stream Line Publications, Summer Edition 2009, page C9
Artist Advocate Stream Line Publications, Spring Edition 2009, page C5
Artist Advocate Stream Line Publications, Winter Edition 2008, page C3
Art Scene – Richard López, “Inside/Outside” vol. 25, no.9 Pgs. 21-22 May 2006.
Best Bets, Ticket, Tribune, San Luis Obispo, CA, September 27,2002.
Central Coast Magazine “El Trabajo Artistico de Richard López” pg. 58-59 October, 2005.
Eye on Art, Grunion Gazette, December, 2010
Geer, Suvan, “Cross Currents”, ArtScene, December 1999, Vol 19, Nov. 4, pg. 13.
Gottlieb, Shirle, “Figures adds up to a power show,” Long Beach.
Kenney, Alan, “The Landscape of Migrant Labor,” Orange County Register, July 1997
Livingston Dancers Freed by Improvisation,” Sunday, May 6, 2001, pg. 1.
Lucie-Smith, Edward, Flora, published by Watson Guptill Press, 2000.
“Myths and Legends”, catalogue for the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, 1998-1999.
Negri, Sam “Richard Lopez Celebrates the Harvest” Art Life- Arizona, 1998 -Vol. 2, pg. 174.
Pasadena Star, March 22, 1992, pg. 25, “Richard López’s Montages of Time.”
Pasadena Weekly, February 21, 2002, pg. 20, “The Art of Conversation.”
Pastel  Journal Article, Top 100 Award, March 2002 issue.
Raab, Diane, “A Dance of Labor,” Art Scene, Sedona Art Quarterly, Spring 1997, Vol. 4, No.4
River’s Voice, A Journal of Art and Literature, Vol. 2, pg. 27. Rio Hondo College Spring 2001.
“River’s Voice” A Journal of Art and Literature, Vol. 1. Rio Hondo College, Spring 2000.
Telegram, Saturday, June 20, 1998, Section C, pgs. 1,3.
Tokomura, Megumi, “Artist’s Work Captures Many Sides of Human Condition” Whittier Daily News, Jan. 31, 1998
Weekend, Los Angeles Times, Calendar Section, “Absolute Chalk”, June 11, 1998, pg- 4
Weekend, Los Angeles Times, Calendar Section, Dance Review, “Dances for White Rooms.”
Weekend, Los Angeles Times, Calendar Section, Best Bets, Sunday, May 6, 2001.
Williams, John, Sex-Portraits of Passion, Watson Guptill Press, 1999.
Yosemite Renaissance IX, Catalogue 1994.
Yosemite Renaissance VII, Catalogue 1992.
Yosemite Renaissance VI, Catalogue 1991.
Zacek, lain. Dog, Watson Guptill Press, 2000.