Richard White, (b. 1944, Oak Park, Illinois). Mr. White graduated from Mercer Island High School in Seattle, Washington. He first attended RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) to earn a B.F.A. in Sculpture and Art History in 1969. From there, he went to Australia to work for the Melbourne National Ballet in set design, then accepted a teaching position at Balob Teachers College in Lae, Papua New Guinea.
He was awarded a Masters in Education, and Psychology at Alliant University (USIU), San Diego, California. In 2005, Mr. White attended the University of Miami, where he was awarded his Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Art History. He has taught fine arts and design at both the secondary and university level in the United States, England, and Papua New Guinea and served two years as a visiting professor at RISD.(Rhode Island School of Design.) White was a founder of the Intercultural Council of the Arts in San Diego, California, served on the National Bicentennial Committee, and designed the Fronteras Program. While he and his wife taught in Papua New Guinea, he served on the Prime Minister's Council to Preserve the National Culture and founded the Cultural and Contemporary Arts Museum at Balob Teachers College in Lae, PNG. In the corporate world, White managed companies in California and had successful careers as a Vice President of Operations, Marketing, and Sales. He maintains a painting studio in Pompano Beach, Florida and has exhibited both here and internationally for 45 years. He was a Dean of Academic Affairs at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and Broward College. He is currently the Interim Associate Dean of Arts and Humanities at Palm Beach State College.
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1972 COOPERS-LYBRAND, P.N.G.
1975 THE BISHOPS' SCHOOLS, CA.
1982 UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL UNIVERISTY, HERTSFORDSHIRE, UK
1984 SHERWOOD GALLERY, S.D. CA.
1991 SOMA, SAN FRANCISCO, CA.
1994 OPEN STUDIO, BERKELEY, CA.
1995 A.G. EDWARDS, OAKLAND, CA.
1996 ART CONCEPTS, WALNUT CREEK, CA.
1996 CALIFORNIA CAFE, WALNUT CREEK
1997 SP GALLERIES, RANCHO BERNARDO, CA
1999 WINTER GARDEN GALLERY, TRANSAMERICA CENTER S.F., CA.
2002 WINTER GARDEN GALLERY, TRANSAMERICA CENTER S.F. CA
2005 PRO-ARTS GALLERY, LATHAN SQUARE, OAKLAND, CA.
2009 SMALL WORKS SHOW, FORT LAUDERDALE. FLORIDA
2010 WALLS AND FENCES, FORT LAUDERDALE. FLORIDA
2014 LIGHT IMAGERY, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
2016 BROWARD COLLEGE, FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
1962 CHICAGO ARTISTS GUILD
1968 RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN
1973 S.D. COUNTY COMM. ARTS PROGRAM
1976 S.D. COUNTY FINE ARTS MUSEUM
1977 S.D. COUNTY ART ON ALCOHOLISM
1978 LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART
1980 SYRACUSE UNIV. FACULTY SHOW
1989 RISD ALUMNI ART EXHIBIT, S.F. CA.
1994 OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA
2005 INCOMING MFA STUDENTS...UNIV. OF MIAMI. CORAL GABLES, FL.
2005 REAL PAINTING SHOW....ART BASEL, MIAMI, FLORIDA
2006 LOWE MUSEUM OF ART....MIXED MEDIA AWARD, CORAL GABLES, FL.
2006 SUMMER FACULTY SHOW, RISD, PROVIDENCE, RI
2006 UNIV. OF MIAMI WYNWOOD, MIAMI, FLORIDA
2007 UNIV. OF MIAMI WYNWOOD, MIAMI, FLORIDA
2007 MFA GRADUATE SHOW, LOWE MUSEUM OF ART, CORAL GABLES, FL.
2007 SUMMER FACULTY SHOW, RISD. PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND
2008 DOMINGUES, MOSS AND WHITE, WYNWOOD GALLERY, MIAMI, FL.
2008 MFA SHOW, LOWE ART MUSEUM, CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA
2014 BIG, ARTSERVE, FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
2015 WILD SHOW, BROWARD ART GUILD, FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA