Wendy Richmond is a visual artist, writer and educator whose work explores public privacy, health and creativity in contemporary culture.
Her most recent work, “Like the Back of My Hand,” is a series of sculptures and installations that reflect protection and loss.
Richmond’s solo exhibitions include “Wendy Richmond Rocks TVs” (Carroll and Sons); “Wendy Richmond: Navigating the Personal Bubble” (RISD Museum); “Overheard” (gallery@calit2, University of California, San Diego); “Public Privacy: Wendy Richmond’s Surreptitious Cellphone” (Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego); and “Check Out This Sculpture!” (New York Public Library, Jefferson Market).
Richmond began mixing traditional media with new technology at MIT’s Visible Language Workshop and Media Lab, and co-founded the Design Lab at WGBH in Boston. She has taught at MIT, International Center of Photography, Rhode Island School of Design and Harvard University Graduate School of Education.
Richmond is a contributing editor at Communications Arts magazine; her regular column “Design Culture” began in 1984. She is the author of Design & Technology: Erasing the Boundaries and overneath, a collaboration of photography and dance. Her newest book is Art Without Compromise*.
She is the recipient of a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center residency, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, a LEF Foundation grant, the Hatch Award for Creative Excellence, an American Academy in Rome Visiting Artist residency and numerous art and design awards. Richmond serves on the BRIC Artists Advisory Council and the MacDowell Fellows Executive Committee.