Richard Overfield | Women of Color

Painting
Oil & gold leaf on linen canvas | 1997

Resume:
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RICHARD W. OVERFIELD Resume, September 2020
Tel: 505-994-9184
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Rio Rancho, NM 87144
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EDUCATION
1972 University of Washington, Graduate studies
1970 Arizona State University (B.A.)
1966 Cochise College, Arizona Undergraduate studies
1962 University of Arizona, Undergraduate studies

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2000 Jernigan Wicker Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
1999 Jernigan Wicker Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
1997 Jernigan Wicker Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
1995 Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto, Ontario
1993 Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto, Ontario
1992 Heffel Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1991 Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto, Ontario
1990 Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto, Ontario
1988 Nickel Art Museum, Calgary, Alberta
Stephen Rosenberg Gallery, New York, NY
Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto, Ontario
1987 The Rubicon Group, San Francisco, CA
The Burnaby Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1986 The Fiona Whitney Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1985 Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris, France
1983 Franz Wynans Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
Bank of America World Headquarters, San Francisco, CA
Leah Levy Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1982 Franz Wynans Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1980 Leah Levy Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Seattle Art Museum Gallery, Seattle, WA
1979 Leah Levy Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Circle Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1978 Leah Levy Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1977 The Artist's Gallery, Seattle, WA
1975 Unitarian Gallery, Tacoma, WA

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GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selected)
2012 Northern New Mexico Regional Art Center, Española, NM
2011 Northern New Mexico Regional Art Center, Española, NM
2010 Hewlett Packard Invitational, Rio Rancho, NM
2005 Heffel Fine Arts, Vancouver, CA
2004 Drabinsky Fine Arts, Toronto, Ontario
2002 Garth Drabinsky Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2001 Garth Drabinsky Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1999 Jernigan Wicker Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
Drabinsky Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1998 Jernigan Wicker Fine Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
Drabinsky-Friedland Galleries, Toronto, Ontario
Art Gallery of North York, Toronto, Ontario
1997 Buschlen-Mowatt, Vancouver, B.C.
Keith Alexander Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
Jernigan Wicker Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
1996 Heffel Fine Arts, Vancouver, B.C.
1995 Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto, Ontario
1994 Heffel Fine Art, Vancouver, B.C.
Stephen Rosenberg Gallery, New York City, NY
Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto, Ontario
1993 Heffel Fine Art, Vancouver, B.C.
Stephen Rosenberg Gallery, New York City, NY
Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto, Ontario
1992 Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto, Canada
Stephen Rosenberg Gallery, New York City, NY
Threshold Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
Heffel Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1991 Threshold Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto, Ontario
Stephen Rosenberg Gallery, New York City, NY
Heffel Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1990 Stephen Rosenberg Gallery, New York City, NY
Whatcom County Museum, Bellingham, WA
Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto, Ontario
Threshold Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
Heffel Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1989 Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto, Ontario
Threshold Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
Stephen Rosenberg Gallery, New York City, NY
1988 Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto, Ontario
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Stephen Rosenberg Gallery, New York City, U.S.A., NY
"Structural References," Biltmore Partners, Los Angeles, CA
"Seven Artists of Consequence," Galerie Dresdnere, Toronto, Ontario
1987 New Talent," Stephen Rosenberg Gallery, New York City, NY
Fiona Whitney Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
'Invitation Exhibition,' Commonwealth First Ministers Conference, Vancouver, B.C.
'Invitational Group Show", Foundation Gallery, Eye Care Ctr, Vancouver, B.C.
The Jackson Street Gallery, Seattle, WA
Fiona Whitney Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Michelle Isenberg, Los Angeles, CA
The Jackson Street Gallery, Seattle, WA
1985 The Jackson Street Gallery, Seattle, WA
1984 The Jackson Street Gallery, Seattle, WA
1983 Leah Levy Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"A Drawing Show," San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Franz Wynans Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1982 "Works on Paper', Leah Levy Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Franz Wynans Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
1981 "Faculty Show', Emily Carr College of Art & Design, Vancouver, B.C.
Leah Levy Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Surface Design/The New Decorative," San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
"Works on Paper,' Leah Levy Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1980 "Eight Artists, Recent Work," Leah Levy Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1979 "Recent Acquisitions," Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic
Arts, California Palace for the Legion of Honor, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA
Leah Levy Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Vancouver School of Art, Vancouver, B.C.
1978 Leah Levy Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Variations on the Grid," Pacific Grove, CA
1977 Leah Levy Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1976 Everett Annual Arts Festival, Everett, WA
1975 Bellevue Annual, Bellevue, WA
1974 Northwest Annual, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
1973 Tacoma Art Museum Invitational, Tacoma, WA
1971 "The Studio Show", Seattle, WA
1958 'Invitational," Phoenix College Gallery, Phoenix, U.S.A

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LECTURES
2017 “Art as A Way of Life vs Art as A Career,” Northern New Mexico College, Española, New Mexico
2014 “Systemic Minimalism,” College of Education, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
2012 “Systemic Minimalism” Department of Education, Graduate Studies, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
2009 “Murals,” Jemez Springs High School, Jemez Springs, NM
2009 “Murals & Painting”, Pojoaque High School, Pojoaque, NM2009 “Los Alamos Mural Project,” Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos, NM
2000 Sea Level Chronicles, Jernigan-Wicker Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1989 C54: Censorship & the Arts," Emily Carr College of Art & Design,
Vancouver, BC
1988 "Reductivist Directions," The Nickel Art Museum, University of Calgary,
Calgary, Alberta
1987 '10 Years: A Survey," The Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, B.C.
1986 "The Sea Level Chronicles,' Fiona Whitney Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1985 "The Arapaho Series,' Canadian Cultural Center, Paris, France
1984 'Painting as a Philosophical Discipline," B.C. Outreach , Kitimat, B.C.
1983 "Painting: In Search of the Irreducible X,' Emily Carr College of Art &
Design,Vancouver, B.C.
1982 "Systemic Method & Patterns,"Vancouver School of Art, Vancouver,B.C.
1980 "The Defining Elements of Painting," Vancouver School of Art, Vancouver,B.C.
1979 "Color & Painting," Vancouver School of Art, Vancouver, B.C.
1975 "The Poetics of Painting," Comet Tavern, Seattle, WA
1974 "The Possibilities of the Grid," the Overfield Gallery, Seattle, WA
"Marionette Theater as Visual Art," the Overfield Gallery, Seattle, WA
"Weldon Butler: Pantheism & Visual Art," the Overfield Gallery, Seattle, WA
2014 “Systemic Minimalism,” College of Education, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

REVIEWS & COMMENTARY (selected)
1988 "On Show" Lisa Rochon, The Globe & Mail, Toronto, Ontario (Jan. 14)
1987 "Yes, Simplicity Can Be Sensuous," E. Godley, Vancouver Sun, Vancouver, B.C. (Feb. 27)
1986 "The Art Galleries: Richard Overfield" Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA (Jan. 31)
1986 "Art Seen" Peter Clothier, L.A. Weekly, Los Angeles, CA (Feb. 14-20)
1983 "Richard Overfield; Review" C. Baxter, Arts Magazine, Toronto, Ontario
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REVIEWS & COMMENTARY (selected) continued
"Richard Overfield: Review" F. Nowosad, Vanguard, Vancouver, B.C.(Fall)
1982 "Sam Carter; Review' A. Kunard, Vanguard, Vancouver, B.C. (Summer)
"A Broad Spectrum of works on Paper,' Boettinger, San Francisco
Chronicle, (July 14)
"A Trip into the Sublime," A. Perry, Vancouver Province, Vancouver, B.C. (April)
"1st Canadian Chance to See Reductivist's Work," M. Johnson, Westender, Vancouver, B.C. (April)
1981 'The Virtues of Limitation," C. Curtis, Artweek, (March)
1980 "Systems Made Intimate," C. Curtis, Artweek, (November 8)
"Additions to a Museum," C. Curtis, Artweek, (January 19)
1979 "Richard Overfield," F. Nowosad, Vanguard, Vancouver, B.C.(March- May)
1974 "Best Bets," M. Hawthorne, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, (March)
"Gallery Openings," D. Tarzan, The Seattle Times, (February)

AWARDS
1986 'Artist of the Year', Neva-Shelby Foundation of Los Angeles, CA
1981 Art Grant 'B' for Painting, The Canada Council, Ottawa
1967 Academic Scholarship, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
1958 Award of Merit, Phoenix College, Phoenix, AZ

PUBLIC & CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts, California Palace for the Legion of Honor, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA
The Art Gallery of Guelph, Ontario
Bank of America, San Francisco, CA
Boston Consulting Group, Toronto, Ontario
Cineplex Odeon, Richmond, VA
Campbell, Godfrey, Lewtas, Toronto, Ontario
Cineplex Odeon, Richmond, VA
DEC International, Toronto, Ontario
CMCI, Toronto, Ontario
Digital Equipment Corporation, Toronto, Ontario
Founders Club, Toronto, Ontario
Hewlett Packard, Toronto, Ontario
IBM, San Francisco, CA
Imperial Oil, Toronto, Ontario
Itel Tokyo, Tokyo
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Kinross Gold, Toronto, Ontario
Lavalain Corporation, Montreal, Quebec
Lethbridge Art Museum, Lethbridge, Alberta
Loblaw Corporation, Toronto, Ontario
Loblaw Foundation, Toronto, Canada
Nickel Art Museum, Calgary, Alberta
Norr Partnership, Toronto, Ontario
Olympic & York, Toronto, Ontario
Pan Capital Corporation, Toronto, Ontario
Prudential Bache, New York, NY
Sony Music, Toronto, Ontario
Swiss Bank Corporation, Toronto, Ontario
Scott Hospitality, Toronto, Ontario
Sun Life Insurance, Toronto, Ontario
Sun Life Trust, Toronto, Ontario
Swiss Bank Corporation, Toronto, Ontario
The Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Toronto
The Swearingen Collection, Louisville, KY

RECENT AUCTION SALES
2007 (9/20) Ritchie Fine Art Auction, Toronto, Ont. “Fire and Ice”
2016 (11/9) Heffel Fine Art Auction, Vancouver, B. C. “Red Runner Blue” 2016 (9/29) Heffel Fine Art Auction, Vancouver, B. C. “Lasqueti:64 Sun Ups” 2016 (9/29) Heffel Fine Art Auction, Vancouver, B. C. “The Assumption”
2019 (1/31) Heffel Fine Art Auction, Vancouver, B. C. ”Hitting the Wall”

MISCELLANEOUS PERSONAL INFORMATION
2010-2013 Northern New Mexico Regional Art Center, Board of Directors
2012-2013 Chairman, Northern New Mexico Regional Art Center, Board of Directors
2017 Adjunct Professor, Northern New Mexico College, Española, New Mexico
2008-2013 Forty-nine articles, written or edited, published by opednews.com, Rob Kall, publisher.

2000-2019 Most Recent of 350+Commissions & Murals
2015 Mariscos Altamar Mural, Albuquerque, New Mexico
2016 Fuss Portrait, Rio Rancho, New Mexico
2016 Gomez Tuscany Installation, Albuquerque, New Mexico
2017 New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, Resource Center, New Mexico State Fair Grounds, Albuquerque, New Mexico
2018 Wendy Brown Mural, Ranchos de Albuquerque

This painting has a gold leaf text in the border.
Text:
She would take no flak from women of color. She insisted she was not paternalistic. She insisted her point was simple & straightforward. No ultimatums, no manifestoes, just her opinions, straight up. She was telling no one to think in a particular way, nor how to behave, nor even to breathe. She was an artist, &, by definition, the meaning of her acts was up for grabs.

The text to this painting is taken from journal notes I made about a conversation I had with Jill Bullitt & By Lan Chong in my Holyoke Building studio at 1st & Spring Street in Seattle in 1977. It was about the social responsibilities of artists. Jill’s position, as I understood it, was that if you wanted to fight evil in the world, becoming a lawyer might be a better choice. By Lan’s position seemed to be that artists were free of responsibilities to clients & could address a wider range of issues with fewer restraints. My position was that artists are born boundary crossers whose lives were lived in defiance of evil by definition.

Dimensions: 79 1/2in x 79 1/2in x 2in (Image)
Signature: Signed & dated in the lower right corner.
Inventory #: 105
Retail Price $20,000.00
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