Richard Blackwell

Digital Fabrication Lab & Woodshop Coordinator


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Jul 2012 – May 2014

School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago (SAIC)

Masters In studio (Printmedia)


Canberra, Australia

Feb 2004 – Nov 2008

Australian National University

BA (vis) with Hons and University medal

Studied in the Printmedia+Drawing department


Richard Blackwell is an Australian Artist who’s interdisciplinary practice intersects sculpture, printmaking and digital fabrication. Richard relocated to Chicago in 2012 as a Fulbright Scholar to complete an MFA from the School of the art institute of the Chicago from Canberra, Australia, where he completed his undergraduate study at the Australian National University school of art. Richard’s work is exhibited regularly and is held in collections internationally. In 2011 Richard was engaged in the first of two opportunities to realize public sculptural commissions in downtown Brisbane Australia. 


Richard Blackwell is a recipient of the 2012 Fulbright Scholarship. He recently exhibited new works in his solo exhibition, Yes is More, and in 2011 exhibited his major series GROTTO - an exhibition in 3 volumes, which was shown in Canberra, Melbourne and Chicago, and was supported by the Australia Council of the Arts. His work has recently been collected for ARTBANK and his work was recently profiled in Australian Art Review. 


2015 Neue Hope, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne VIC

2015 Hiatus, Fernwey Gallery, Chicago IL, USA

2013 Louis Scullivan, School of the Art Institute of Chicago IL, USA

2013 Moves, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne VIC

2012 Yes Is More, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne VIC

2011 Grotto 3, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne VIC

2010 Grotto 2, EC-gallery, Chicago IL, USA

2010 Grotto 1, M16 Artspace, Canberra ACT

2010 Multiple, Canberra Grammar Gallery, ACT

2009 Envelope, M16 Artspace, Canberra ACT

2009 Turn A Corner, Jas Huggonet Gallery, ACT



2014 MFA show 2014, SAIC Sullivan Galleries, Chicago IL

2014 Perseptions of Space, Justin Collection Glen Eira City, VIC,

2013 Data Vis Collaborative, SAIC Leroy Neiman Center, IL

2013 But Mostly Air, ANU School of art Gallery, ACT

2012 Domestic Renewal, Craft ACT, ACT

2012 Space, Flinders Lane Galler, VIC

2012 Word of Mouth, Canberra Museum and Gallery, ACT

2012 Studio Show, Flinders Lane Gallery, VIC

2010 Everything, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, ACT

2010 FRESH, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, VIC

2009 Epidemic, Craft ACT, Canberra, ACT 

2009 Twist, Wall and Fever, M16 Artspace, Canberra,ACT 

2009 HATCHED:09, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth, WA

2009 Members Show, M16 Artspace, Canberra, ACT

2009 Left or Leaving, CCAS Manuka, Canberra, ACT

2008 GRAD SHOW 08, ANU School of Art, Canberra, ACT

2007 GRAD SHOW 07, ANU School of Art, Canberra, ACT



Australian American Fulbright Commission

2012 Fulbright Scholarship


Aug 2009

Ozco (Australia Council For The Arts)

New Work Grant (for emerging artists)


Nov 2008


University Medal for Vsual Arts




Peter and Lena Karmel Anniversary Prize for academic achievement in Visual Art




Geoffrey Yeend Memorial Scholarship for Honours study




UMAP Scholarship Exchange to The School of Art Institute Chicago (USA)