Richard Shipps
Works in Chicago United States of America

BIO
Chicago artist Richard Shipps explores the ambiguity of form, shape, tone and movement through drawings, sculpture, mobiles and cut paper. His work examines the dynamic tensions between light and shadow and the interplay of negative and positive form. His focus is on the push and pull -- juxtaposition and synergy of image.
Since 2000, when Richard left the corporate creative world to re-focus on his personal art, he has honed and clarified this vision. His goal has always been to stretch himself beyond what is readily seen and understood, and to study form in its purest sense. The last three years have been an odyssey as a full-time artist in Chicago. This follows a lifetime creating art, design, motion picture animation, video and multi-image presentations for organizations around the world.
Richard’s 30-plus years career as artist/designer/creative director/executive producer was characterized by cutting-edge visual communication. As an early adopter of emerging presentation technology, he incorporated animation with multiple projection sources including slides, motion picture, video and various theatrical techniques. He ran the beta-test versions of early computer equipment “through their paces” and did things visually that had never been done before. It was in keeping with this blazing search for newness, creativity and extraordinary methods that his work garnered over 40 awards and was recognized worldwide for his creative and technical advancements in the field.
He is a native of Michigan. He was born in Midland and educated at Albion College, Detroit College for Creative Studies and Wayne State University. His mobiles have been sold in museum stores across the country for years, and he has exhibited recently in Chicago at Columbia College 5th Triennial, The Artists Project 2008, Chicago Art Open, Morpho Gallery, Finestra Art Space, ArtFutura 2009, Maison Rouge Gallery and Coalition Gallery. Also Energy Gallery in Toronto and Artprize 2009 in Grand Rapids, MI.