• RAIR 2020

  • 12 New Mexico Artists to Know Now

  • The Art Of Industrial Food

    By Willie Carleton
    Edible New Mexico

  • Boston Globe Article
    by Steve Annear

  • Parallax ( A RAiR Connection Exhibition)

    Emi Ozawa, Justin Richel, Maja Ruznic

    On view this summer at the Roswell Museum and Art Center,
    July 6th - September 2nd 2018
    Parallax: (A RAiR Connection Exhibition) explores some of the RAiR Program’s extended artistic connections by featuring the work of three artists: Emi Ozawa, Justin Richel and Maja Ruznic. Each artist is the partner of a current or former RAiR, and has an equally accomplished artistic practice. From painting to sculpture, wall installations to drawing, these three artists have highly distinct aesthetics, but all have been inspired by the Gift of Time.

  • The Ceramics Show

    Corey Daniels Gallery
    September 23rd - October 31st 2017
    Sandra Byers, Lynn Duryea, Paul Heroux, Lauren Herzak-Bauman, Maria Kristofersson, Jonathan Mess, Boyan Moskov, Justin Richel, Miles Spadone, Sharon Townshend, Jonathan White, Don Williams

  • Featured:

    Take Magazine / Art with Attitude, New England talent to Watch in 2016, Issue Four. Dec 2015 - Jan 2016
    12 artists were selected by three prominent curators, Mark H.C. Bessire, director of the Portland Museum of Art, Maine, Denise Markonish, curator at Mass MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts; and Will K. Wilkins, executive director of Real Art Ways in Hartford, Connecticut.

  • Monhegan Artist Residency

    Fall Fellowship
    Sept. 5th - Oct. 9th, 2015
    The Monhegan Artists’ Residency Corporation is a non-profit organization supported by individual donations and foundation grants.


  • Featured:

    Maine Home and Design / The Art Issue: The New Masters
    April, 2015

  • Radical Invention

    Through May 3rd 2015
    John Michael Kohler Arts Center
    The celebration of the fortieth anniversary of the Arts/Industry program has had a grand run with wonderful crowds from across the country and beyond. But Arts/Industry continues with this new exhibition with superb new works and many of the most loved works from the past.

    The works in this new exhibition are a testament to the powerful collaborations that develop between the artists and Kohler Co. associates. This exhibition features works of art that span the decades and introduce fascinating new explorations just out of the kilns and the foundry.
    Be sure to get your very own copy of the companion publication to the exhibition, Arts/Industry: Collaboration and Revelation, available here.

  • Making A New Whole: The Art of Collage

    Making A New Whole: The Art Of Collage
    University of New England, Portland, ME
    June 26–September 28, 2014
    opening reception: June 26, 6–8 p.m.

  • Mansion As Muse

    Contemporary Art at Victoria Mansion 4/3/14 - 5/21/14
    Victoria Mansion opens it's doors to contemporary artists Amy Yoes, Andrew Mowbray, Mark Dion, Dana Sherwood, and Justin Richel
    Catalogue available.

    Read the Portland Phoenix review by Mariah Bergeron

    And the Portland Press Herald review by Daniel Kany

  • Creative Block Book

    Pleased and excited to have my work featured along with 49 other talented artists in the new Creative Block book by Danielle Krysa (the Jealous Curator) and Chronicle Books!

  • Arts/Industry: Collaboration And Revelation

    March 22nd 2014
    The John Michael Kohler Arts Center marks the fortieth anniversary of its renowned Arts/Industry residency program with a sweeping survey of more than 350 works of art created by artists in the Kohler Co. Pottery, Iron and Brass Foundries, and Enamel Shop. This first-ever retrospective exhibition includes works drawn primarily from the collections of the Arts Center and Kohler Co. The exhibition, curated by Arts Center Director Ruth DeYoung Kohler, recounts the history of this groundbreaking program and explores its effects on artists’ studio practices and ways of thinking, its critical impact in the broader art world, and its influence on factory culture.
    Collaboration and Revelation, catalogue available here.

  • Portland Museum of Art Biennial | Piece Work

    Curated by Jessica May
    October 3rd / 2013 - January 5th / 2014

  • Still Life Lives!

    September 22nd / 2013 - January 12th / 2014
    Fitchburg Art Museum Still Life Lives

  • Arts/Industry Residency at Kohler Co.

    July 1st - Sept. 21st / 2013
    JMKAC Arts / Industry Residency Images here.

  • Upcoming exhibition

    - Crux | two person exhibition with Shannon Rankin at June Fitzparick Gallery Portland, ME June 2013

  • Threshold

    Solo Exhibition / Ross+Ross Galerie

    June 29th - August 31st 2012

    Catalogue available.


    July 14 2012 to July 28 2012
    Art to Collect Now, the exhibition of art in CMCA's 35th Annual Benefit Art Auction, includes 100 pieces from artists who live in Maine full or part-time who have donated all or part of the proceeds to CMCA. The auction and dinner will take place Sunday, July 29, 2011, at Point Lookout, on Rt. 1 in Northport, Maine. Click here for more information about the auction.

 Absentee bidding is encouraged and absentee bidder forms will be available at the exhibition.

    A catalog, with text written by noted art writer Deborah Weisgall, will be available.

  • Time Flies: 2 Years at Drive-By

    May 31st - August 25th, 2012
    Drive-By Projects, 81 Spring Street, Watertown, MA

  • Cause and Effect, Exhibition at Birke Art Gallery @ Marshall University

    Marshall University
    Feb 6 - feb 23, 2012

    Public Lecture by artist Sean Foley, February 10, Smith Hall 621, 5pm, followed immediately by a public reception at the Birke Art Gallery.

    First and Foremost this exhibition brings together artwork created by a unique group of artists with a variety of approaches to drawing. The secondary purpose of this exhibition is to celebrate the lasting influence of great teachers. Accomplished artist, who currently teaches at the Ohio State University, previously taught at the Maine College of Art (MECA) where each of the remaining artists – Ahmed Alsoudani, Hannah Barnes, Sage Lewis, Larissa Mellor, Patrick O’Rorke, and Justin Richel – were his students, as was the organizer of this exhibition, Marshall professor Natalie Larsen. Thanks to his example and mentorship, Professor Foley’s students have gone on to find great success – teaching appointments, prestigious fellowships, and exhibitions across the country and around the world.

  • Arts/Industry Residency

    I'm very pleased to announce I have received an Arts/Industry Residency at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI. Stay tuned for updates.

  • Selected for New American Paintings issue #98 Northeast edition

  • Munich Modern

    19 - 29 october, 2011

  • Sweet Spot July 2011

    Brief interview with kate Singleton at New American Paintings blog.

  • The Question Of Drawing

    The Question Of Drawing at The OgunQuit Museum Of American Art
    July 1st - August 21st

    The Question of Drawing examines the varied and adventurous definitions of what contemporary drawing can be. Are manipulations of pencil on paper the only acceptable definition of drawing? From paper to canvas to new media, the exhibition features artists who push the parameters of what is acceptable as a drawing. This exhibition is part of Where to Draw the Line: The Maine Drawing Project, a collaborative exhibition project of almost two dozen Maine museums and galleries.

  • Installing work at DeCordova!!!

    Process Shots

    Wall Works at DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

    Curated by Lexi Lee

  • 4/1/11 Thank you Maine Arts Commission

    2011 recipient of a Good Idea Grant from the Maine Arts Commission.

  • Oh Deer!

    Ann Craven, David Curcio, Erica Greenwald, Kyong Ae Kim, Justin Richel, Amy Ruppel, Alexia Stamatiou and Matt Dugas

    Exhibition dates:
    March 3 - April 9, 2011

    Opening Reception:
    Thursday, March 10, 6 - 8 pm

    Drive-By Gallery, 81 Spring Street in Watertown, MA

  • Featured in Maine Magazine this month 3/11

    Maine Mag
    Article by Deborah Weisgall

  • Miniature Menageries

    Lydia Badger and Justin Richel: Miniature Menageries
    Curated By Alison Ferris

    January 23-April 3, 2011
    At the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

  • WALL WORKS @ DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

    As part of a new initiative to rethink the permanent collection, DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum has invited six artists to create site-specific wall installations based on the museum's collection. Artists included in the exhibition are:

    Kysa Johnson, Natalie Lanese, Caleb Neelon, Alison Owen, Justin Richel, and Mary Temple.
    Curated by Lexi Lee Sullivan


  • Maine Home and Design

    I am very humbled and honored to have been named one of the sixty most collectible artists in Maine by Maine Home and Design Magazine, April 2010

    Maine Home and Design Magazine

  • CMCA Biennial

    I'm pleased to announce that my work has been selected for inclusion in the Center For Maine Contemporary Art's Juried Biennial, May 29th - July 17th. I will be installing a large wall painting, stay tuned for more details and photos.


  • Exquisite Corpse

    Core Gallery

    May 1st - 9th

    In this context Exquisite Corpse is an experimental approach to constructing an exhibition selected in response to the corridor like structure of the Core gallery itself. A number of curators and artists will be invited to play and to construct the Corpse. The game works like this. A chain of curators/selectors is established, the first curator in the chain selects an artist for inclusion in the show. The next curator in the chain selects an artist in response to the work selected by the previous work selected. Each curator can only see the selection of the previous link in the chain so it continues and so it continues until the Corpse is completed.

  • Upcomming show at Whitney Art Works

    Kingdom 7/2/10

    Nature themed works by Portland area arists

    Whitney Art Works

  • Pattern Recognition

    Pattern Recognition 5/8/10

    "Pattern Recognition" is an exhibition featuring works in which the influences and uses of pattern in modern art are explored. Six artists representing different artistic disciplines have made work utilizing patterns and incorporate the "Golden Rectangle" specifications.

    pattern recognition

    Zero Station

  • Exclusive Print at Working Proof

  • Moloko+ issue # 9

    I have some work featured in Moloko+ issue # 9


  • Chimento Gallery

    Oct. 15th - Dec. 15th

  • August Exhibition at Washington Art Association

    I am one of three in a group show scheduled for exhibition at the Washington Art Association,Washington Depot, CT. Aug 15 - Sept 13, 2009 I will be exhibiting a new batch of Big Wigs.

    Washington Art Association

  • *Parasol Mag #2*

    Featured article and interview by Yasmine Surovec.


  • Art Fair

    CIGE 2009 Beijing
    Work presented by Galerie Voss


  • Lincolnmania

    I'm part of an exhibition titled Lincoln: Man, Myth, Memory Presented by The Amistad Center for Art & Culture at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, CT. The show runs from February 12th, 09 to July 5th, 09


  • Re-Title

    Article on re-title.com