Richard Woods graduated from the Slade School of Art in 1990. His architectural interventions are chiefly concerned with the re-surfacing of existing structures, and they propose an absurd twist on the cult of home improvement and DIY aesthetics.
Over the past few years, Richard has designed a sensational interior for the Comme des Garçons’ flagship store in Osaka, orchestrated the mock Tudor overhaul of a private residence in New York and transformed the interior of Cary Grant’s former Hollywood residence for its new owner, Jeffrey Deitch. In 2003, his re-paving of a cloistered courtyard was the centrepiece of The Henry Moore Foundation’s exhibition at the 50th International Venice Biennale of Art. He lives and works in London.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2018 The Ideal Home Exhibition, Alan Cristea Gallery, London UK 2018 Upgrade, Skip Gallery, London UK 2018 Hyundai commission XXIII winter Olympics, South Korea 2017 Albion Barn, Oxford, UK Folkestone Triennial, Folkstone, UK 2017 Richard Woods, David Risley Gallery, Denmark 2016 Richard Woods: Work Tables, Friedman Benda Project 2016 Space, New York, USA 2016 Duckweave, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK 2015 Festival of Love, Southbank Centre, London 2015 UK Inclosure Acts, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, UK 2015 Country Life, Albion Barn, Oxford, UK 2014 Post Pop: East meets West, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK 2013 Richard Woods, Alan Cristea Gallery, London, UK 2013 Frieze Sculpture Park, London, UK 2013 Thirteen, Alan Cristea Gallery, London UK 2012 LOGO NO. 106, Bloomberg SPACE, London, UK 2012 LOGO NO.109, Immediate Media, London, UK 2011 The Red Brick Sculpture Show, Milan, Italy 2011 Richard Woods: Handmade Modern, Work/Projects, Bristol, UK 2009 Flat Pack Nature, Galleria S.A.L.E.S, Rome, Italy 2009 WRONGWOODS, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK 2009 The Nature Show, Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York, USA 2009 Superabundance, Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK 2009 WRONGWOODS, New Design Product launch, Milan, Italy 2008 Liverpool Biennale, Liverpool, UK 2008 Wood & Bricks & Bricks & Wood, Works, Projects, Bristol, UK 2008 Stone Clad Cottages, Fermyn Woods, Thrapston, Northamptonshire, UK 2008 Solo Show, Grieder Contemporary, Zurich, Switzerland 2006 Galleria S.A.L.E.S, Rome, Italy 2005 Mock Tudor Painting, Sadler’s Wells, London, UK
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