Boston Globe Article
by Steve Annear
Parallax ( A RAiR Connection Exhibition)
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
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
Sept. 5th - Oct. 9th, 2015
The Monhegan Artists’ Residency Corporation is a non-profit organization supported by individual donations and foundation grants.
Maine Home and Design / The Art Issue: The New Masters
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
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
Read the Portland Phoenix review by Mariah Bergeron
And the Portland Press Herald review by Daniel Kany
Creative Block Book
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.
Solo Exhibition / Ross+Ross Galerie
June 29th - August 31st 2012
ART TO COLLECT NOW: 35TH ANNUAL BENEFIT ART AUCTION EXHIBITION
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
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.
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
19 - 29 october, 2011
Sweet Spot July 2011
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!!!
4/1/11 Thank you Maine Arts Commission
2011 recipient of a Good Idea Grant from the Maine Arts Commission.
Ann Craven, David Curcio, Erica Greenwald, Kyong Ae Kim, Justin Richel, Amy Ruppel, Alexia Stamatiou and Matt Dugas
March 3 - April 9, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 6 - 8 pm
Drive-By Gallery, 81 Spring Street in Watertown, MA
Featured in Maine Magazine this month 3/11
Article by Deborah Weisgall
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
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.
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
Nature themed works by Portland area arists
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.
Exclusive Print at Working Proof
Moloko+ issue # 9
I have some work featured in Moloko+ issue # 9
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.
*Parasol Mag #2*
Featured article and interview by Yasmine Surovec.
CIGE 2009 Beijing
Work presented by Galerie Voss
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
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