Bio

Clark Richert grew up in Wichita, Kansas, in a family of mathematicians and scientists. In High School he felt he was destined for a career in science, when he discovered Abstract Expressionism and realized that he would be an artist.

Clark and Gene Bernofsky met as students at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, where they staged the first "droppings," conceptual artworks that included objects that were dropped from the roof of a loft space onto the street below. Clark currently is a professor in  the Painting Program at the Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design in Denver, Colorado.  His work has been exhibited throughout the country.  

 

Education:
1972              M.F.A. University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
1963              B.F.A.     University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Solo Exhibitions:

2013               Symmetry & Dimension, Gildar Gallery & RULE Gallery, Denver, CO

2011               Five Zone System, Rule Modern & Contemporary, Denver, CO

2010              1960's to Present, Philip J Steele Gallery, RMCAD, Lakewood, CO    

2007             Quasi-Symmetries, Rule Modern & Contemporary, Denver, CO

2003             Stasis/Turbulence, Cornell DeWitt Gallery, NYC, NY
                      The Turbulence Machine, Linda Fairchild Gallery, San Francisco, CA
                      Duality/Automony, Victoria H. Myhren Gallery, University of Denver, CO

2002             Shadows from the Nth Dimension, Rule Modern & Contemporary, Denver, CO

2001              Wo-Wa-Wo & Virtual Drop City, Studio 314(Chelsea), New York City    
1997              Unfolding the Vacuum, Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities, Arvada, CO
1990              World Game, Payton•Rule Gallery, Denver, CO Colorado 1990, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
1986              Systemic Patterning, Spark Gallery, Denver, CO
1982              Atomic Symmetries, Boulder Center for the Visual Arts, Boulder, CO
1976              61 Zone Truss, Art Research Center, Kansas City, MO
1976              Planar Diagrams, Edge Gallery, Boulder, CO
1973              Five-fold Symmetries, Hopper Gallery, Taos, NM
1972              Modular Structures, Fine Arts Gallery, University of Colorado
1969              Installation II, Henderson Museum, Boulder, CO
1969              Installation, Composing Room Gallery, NYC
1963              Five Paintings, Container Corporation of America, Chicago, IL

Group Exhibitions:

2015-17         HIPPY MODERNISM: THE STRUGGLE FOR UTOPIA, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Cranbrook Art Museum,                                                                 Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

2015              STRING THEORY, Rule Gallery, Denver, CO                                                                                                                                              

2012             WEST OF CENTER, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, AZ
2011             WEST OF CENTER, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO
                     Time Travel—from the Kirkland Museum, Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities, Main Gallery
                     Five Zone System, Rule Modern & Contemporary, Denver, CO
                     Artist Residential Environmental Area, Sustainability Park, Denver, CO
                     Exiting Redline, Redline, Denver, CO
                     "Redline Artists...", Redline, Denver, CO
                     Gallery Artists,  Rule Modern & Contemporary, Denver, CO
                     Fine Arts Faculty Show, Phillip Steele Gallery, RMCAD, Denver, CO

2010            GeoTHEMES, Gallery 128, NYC, NY
                    NATURE OF THINGS, Biennial of the Americas, Denver, CO
                    Navigating Boulder: Connecting with Roland Reiss, Object Gallery, Claremont, CA
                     2 Years of Local Artmaking, Redline, Denver, CO
                    ConSTRUCTURAL, Canyon Gallery, Boulder, CO
                    "Redline Artists...", Redline, Denver, CO
                    Gallery Artists,  Rule Modern & Contemporary, Denver, CO
                    Fine Arts Faculty Show, Phillip Steele Gallery, RMCAD, Denver, CO

2009           BOLLYWOOD, Denver Art Museum, Denver CO
                    Denmi,  Miami Basel Exposition, Miami Fl
                    You of All People..., Redline, Denver, CO
                    ArtPrize, U.I.C.A. Grand Rapids, MI
                    Fine Arts Faculty Show, Phillip Steele Gallery, RMCAD, Denver, CO
                    Gallery Artists,  Rule Modern & Contemporary, Denver, CO

2008           DRIVEN TO ABSTRACTION, Kirkland Museum, Denver, CO
                    Gallery Artists,  Rule Modern & Contemporary, Denver, CO

2007           GEOMETRICS, Gallery 128,  New York, NY
                    STARPOWER, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver
                    Gallery Artists,  Rule Modern & Contemporary, Denver, CO
                    Fine Arts Faculty Show, Phillip Steele Gallery, Denver, CO

2006           Extended Remix, Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver, Center for Visual Arts
                    RXART BALL, RxArt, NYC, 10003
                    DECADES OF INFLUENCE, Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver
                    THE ARMORY GROUP, Mizel Center for Arts and Culture, Singer Gallery
                    Directions in Abstraction, Edge Gallery, Denver
                    INFINITE IN ALL DIRECTIONS, Mizel Center for Arts and Culture, Singer Gallery
                    New Space, Rule Modern & Contemporary, Denver, CO

2005          Gallery Artists, Rule Modern & Contemporary, Denver, CO

2003          Gallery Artists, Linda Fairchild Gallery, San Francisco, CA
                   RETROSPECTACLE, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
                   Gallery Artists, Rule Modern & Contemporary, Denver, CO

2002          Flat Out, Cornell DeWitt Gallery, NYC, NY
                   5 Abstract, Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver
                   Gallery Artists,  Rule Modern & Contemporary, Denver, CO
                   Fine Arts Faculty Show, Phillip Steele Gallery, Denver, CO
                   Love 4 Sale, Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver

2001           Gridlock, Mizal Museum, Denver, CO
                   Gallery Artists,  Rule Modern & Contemporary, Denver, CO
                   Fine Arts Faculty Show, Phillip Steele Gallery, Denver, CO
                   Love 4 Sale, Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver

2000         Gallery Artists,  Rule Modern & Contemporary, Denver, CO
                   Founder Show, Spark Gallery, Denver, CO
                   Fine Arts Faculty Show, Phillip Steele Gallery, Denver, CO
                   A Love Affair, Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver

1999           Virtual Time & Space, OCA Gallery, Ft. Collins CO    
                   Gallery Artists,  Rule Modern & Contemporary, Denver, CO
                   Fine Arts Faculty Show, Phillip Steele Gallery, Denver, CO

1998           Gallery Artists,  Rule Modern & Contemporary, Denver, CO
                   Fine Arts Faculty Show, Phillip Steele Gallery, Denver, CO

1997           View from Denver, Museum of Modern Art, Vienna, Austria    
                   Gallery Artists,  Rule Modern & Contemporary, Denver, CO
                   Nine + One,  Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, CO
                   Fine Arts Faculty Show, Phillip Steele Gallery, Denver, CO

1996           Gallery Artists,  Rule Modern & Contemporary, Denver, CO
                   20/20 Vision, Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities
                   Fine Arts Faculty Show, Phillip Steele Gallery, Denver, CO

1995           Gallery Artists,  Rule Modern & Contemporary, Denver, CO
                   The 32 Year Show,  Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, CO
                   Fine Arts Faculty Show, Phillip Steele Gallery, Denver, CO

1994           Gallery Artists,  Rule Modern & Contemporary, Denver, CO
                   Boulder Art Commission,  The Exhibit Space, Boulder, CO
                   Fine Arts Faculty Show, Phillip Steele Gallery, Denver, CO

1993           Contemporary Collection, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
                   Gallery Artists, Rule Modern & Contemporary, Denver, CO

1991            Visions/Revisions, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
                   Gallery Artists,  Payton•Rule Gallery, Denver, CO

1990           Colorado 1990, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
                   Contemporary Collection, Denver Art Museum
                   Gallery Artists, Payton•Rule Gallery, Denver, CO

1989          Gallery Artists, Payton•Rule Gallery, Denver, CO
                  Contemporary Collection, Denver Art Museum, CO

1981           Criss-Cross at Yellowstone, Yellowstone Art Center,  Billings MT
                  7th Colorado Annual, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
                  Criss-Cross Multi-disciplinary Event, Millennium Film Workshop, NYC
                  Gallery Artists, O.K. Harris Works of Art, NYC
                  Constructivist Work, Art Research Center, Kansas City, MO

1980          Criss-Cross Pattern Show, 5E 3rd St., NYC
                  Systemic Patterning, Hansen Gallery, NYC
                  Gallery Artists, O.K. Harris Works of Art, NYC
                  Constructivist Work, Art Research Center, Kansas City, MO
    
1978          Gallery Artists, O.K. Harris Works of Art, NYC
                 Constructivist Work, Art Research Center, Kansas City, MO

1977          Twenty Colorado Artists, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

77-85        Constructivist Work, Art Research Center, Kansas City, MO

1974          Subjective Potential, Criss-Cross Gallery, Blackhawk, CO
1969          Engineering, Art, Technology, (EAT)  Exhibition, Brooklyn Museum, NYC