About

Richard Beenen is a visual artist constantly exploring the boundaries of various mediums, both conceptually and technically. As a visual artist ,Richard is motivated by ideas based in science. Much of his personal work is inspired and informed by minimalism and how the mind interprets space and time. His fine art work has been exhibited at numerous galleries and museums including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, White Columns/NYC, the Los Angeles County Museum, and Museo D'Arte Contemporanea Roma. Richard has received artist fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Pollack Krasner Foundation, and the Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation. Recent projects include creating video pieces that have screened internationally at film festivals and museums, including Viper Basel: Internat’l Festival for Film & Video, Switzerland and Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY.

FELLOWSHIPS / GRANTS

  • National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
  • New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship
  • Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant
  • Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowship
  • Artist Fellowship Inc.
  • Change Incorporated Grant
  • FINE ART EXHIBITIONS (selected)
  • White Columns, About Devices, NY, NY
  • Orange County Museum of Art, Art Connection Newport Beach, CA
  • Richard / Bennett Gallery, Retro Future, LA
  • Parsons School of Design, Small Works, NY, NY
  • 450 Broadway, Art Quake, NY, NY
  • Ihara Ludens Gallery, NY, NY
  • Parsons Schools of Design, Faculty Show, NY, NY
  • Foster Goldstrom Gallery, NY, NY
  • St. Marks Church, Belief Systems, NY, NY
  • Los Angeles County Museum, Series, LA
  • Corridor Gallery, Group Show, NY, NY
  • Irvine Fine Arts Gallery, California Promise, UCI
  • Works Gallery, Long Beach, CA
  • Oranges and Sardines Gallery, LA
  • Space Gallery, Three Views at Space, LA
  • COMMUNITY SERVICE (selected)
  • L’amour a Haiti, Artwork Donation-proceeds for Unicef
  • Genesis Art for Haiti, Artwork Donation-proceeds Disasters Emergency Committee
  • World Hunger Benefit, Irvine Meadows Amphitheater, Irvine, California
  • La Habra Children’s Museum, Hands On, California
  • Orange County Museum of Art, Save the Whales Children’s Event, California
  • Orange County Museum of Art, I Dare You to Teach Me to Draw, California