Richard D. Finch -Resume                                                                                                                                  2008

Name/Address  Richard D. Finch / School of Art, Campus Box 5620, Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61790-5620                 
Phone/E-Mail  309.438.7530 (work) /                                   
Education         Master of Fine Arts (1976) and Bachelor of Arts (1974), Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
Employment     Professor of Art and Director of Normal Editions Workshop, Illinois State University

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2007-2008            Works of Art by Richard Finch, curated by Brian Beam for the Bank of Illinois, Floors 1-2, Normal, IL
2001       Willard Hall Gallery, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
1999       Paintings and Prints by Richard Finch, The Ohio State University at Marion, Marion, OH
1997       Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, IL
1995       Olive DeLuce Gallery, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO
1993       Works on Paper, Herter Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
1992       Kettering Government Center Gallery, Kettering, OH
1989       Sheldon Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute, IN

Selected Two-Person Exhibitions
2000       Konstantin Chmutin and Richard Finch: Transforming the Ordinary, Stevenson Gallery, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL
2000       Surrealist Ties: Prints of Richard Finch and Oscar Gillespie, Foster Arts Center, Peoria, IL

Selected International and National Invitational Exhibitions
2007       Illinois State University Printmaking Faculty: Five Decades, Illinois State University Galleries 2.5 and 3, Normal, IL
2006       INKLANDIA: an International Print Exhibition, East Gallery, Rueff Galleries, Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
2004       Print Types, sponsored by The Print Consortium and exhibited at Dickenson State University, Dickenson, ND
2003       Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Show, Robert L. Ringel Gallery, Purdue University Galleries, West Lafayette, IN
2001       Print Invitational, Moss-Thorns Gallery, Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS
1997       Cimarron National Invitational: Works on Paper , Gardiner Art Gallery, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
1996       The Modern Print, curated by Anne Pagel, Hastings College, Hastings, NE
1994       Telling It Like It Is: Realism in Paintings, Drawings and Prints, Peltz Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Selected International and National Juried Exhibitions
2007-2008            Prints U.S.A. 2007, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO
2007       Small Wonders, Maryland Federation of Art, Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD
2006*    The Transferred Image: A Printmaking Exhibition, 33 Collective Gallery, Chicago, IL (ACQUISITION)
2005       2005 Juried Mid America Print Council Member’s Exhibition, University Art Gallery, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI
2004*    Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, Bradbury Gallery, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR (ACQUISITION)
2003       Contemporary Drawing 2003, T. W. Wood Gallery and Art Center, Union Institute and University, Montpelier, VT
2003*    Sixteenth Parkside National Small Print Exhibition, University of WI—Parkside, Kenosha, WI (PURCHASE AWARD)
2001*    Twenty-Eighth Bradley National Print and Drawing Exhibition, Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences, The Peoria Art Guild, Heuser Art Center Gallery and Hartmann Center Gallery, Peoria, IL (UNIVERSITY RELATIONS PURCHASE AWARD and FRIENDS OF CULLOM-DAVIS LIBRARY PURCHASE AWARD)
2000*    Art in the Woods 2000, the Seventeenth Annual Gallery Exhibition, Overland Park, KS (ACQUISITION)
2000*    Sixty Square Inches National Small Print Competition, Purdue University Galleries, West Lafayette, IN (FIRST PLACE PURCHASE AWARD)
1999*    Nineteenth Annual National Print Exhibition, Artlink Contemporary Art Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN (JUROR’S AWARD AND PURCHASE)
1998          Contents and Contexts: Lithography after 200 Years, an international juried and invitational exhibition of contemporary lithographs, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Center Gallery, Honolulu, HI
1998*    Rock & Roller, Cohen Center, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH (JUROR COMMENDATION)
1997*    Hand-Pulled Prints V, Stonemetal Press' Fifth Annual International Exhibition, Parchman-Stremmel Galleries, San Antonio, TX (HONORABLE MENTION)
1997*    Dakotas International: Exhibition of Artwork On or Of Paper, University Art Galleries,     University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD (PURCHASE AWARD)
1996*    Second Great Plains National, Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art, Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS (ACQUISITION AWARD)  
1995*    Hand-Pulled Prints III, Jansen/Perez Gallery (an international juried printmaking competition presented by Stonemetal Press), San Antonio, TX  (FIRST PLACE AWARD) 
1995       Fifth Annual Prints and the Paper Juried Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
1994*    1994 International Print Biennial, The Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT (PURCHASE)
1993*    Thirty-Fifth North Dakota Print and Drawing Annual, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND (PURCHASE AWARD)
1993*    Seventeenth Harper College National Print and Drawing Exhibition, Harper College, Palatine, IL and Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL (WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY/MUSEUM PURCHASE AWARD)
1992       1992 Pacific States Biennial National Print Exhibition, Campus Center Gallery, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo, HI
1991       International Miniature Print Biennial: 1991, Susan Teller Gallery, New York, NY
1990          One of a Kind: Monotypes and Monoprints; Sigma Gallery, Soho, New York, NY; Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Stamford, CT; and a national tour

Selected Regional and State Invitational Exhibitions
2007       2007 Spring Benefit Exhibition and Art Auction, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL
2005*    Peoria Art Guild’s Members’ Exhibit, Peoria Art Guild, Foster Arts Center, Peoria, IL (BEST OF SHOW AWARD)
2004       Faculty Drawing Exhibition, Gallery 3, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
2003*    Illinois State Fair Professional Summer Exhibition, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL (FIRST PLACE AWARD, DRAWING/GRAPHICS)
2002       Inspired in Illinois, Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences, Peoria, IL
2000       Mirror on the Millennium: Self-Portraits, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL
1999       The Peoria Art Guild 1999 Member Show, Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, IL
1995       Illinois State University Art Department Faculty Painters, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
1994       Midwest Select: Mid America Print Council Invitational, South Bend Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, IN
1991       Exhibition of works by Illinois State University faculty and students in the Peoples Republic of China: LuXun Academy of Fine Arts, Shenyang; Northeast Normal University, Chongcun

Selected Regional and State Juried Exhibitions
2007*    Contemporary Symbolism, Christopher Art Gallery, Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL (HONORABLE MENTION)
2006       Quad City Arts Image & Word and Quad City Arts Vessel Show, Quad City Arts Gallery, Rock Island, IL
2005       Twenty-Ninth Annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition, Augustana College Art Museum, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL
2004       Juried Print and Drawing Exhibition, Laura H. Miles Gallery, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Wayzata, MN
2003       Impressions 2003, Blanden Memorial Art Museum, Fort Dodge, IA
2002       Inspired in Illinois, Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences, Peoria, IL
1999*    Sixteenth Annual Art in the Woods, a Gallery Exhibition, Overland Park, KS (ACQUISITION)
1998-1999*  Forty-Ninth Mid-States Art Exhibition, Evansville Museum of Arts and Science, Evansville, IN (OLIVE PURCHASE AWARD and PSI IOTA XI AWARD)
1997*    Thirteenth Juried North Shore Art League Midwest Print Show 1997, Fine Arts Department Gallery, Edward Crown Center for the Humanities, Loyola University, Chicago, IL (PURCHASES: AMOCO CORPORATION AND FLEXI-MAT CORPORATION)
1995*    Forty-Fifth Annual Quad-State Juried Exhibition, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL (GRUMBACHER AWARD and PURCHASE)
1994*    Fiftieth Annual Wabash Valley Exhibition, Sheldon Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute, IN                (JAMES E. SULLIVAN, JR. MEMORIAL PURCHASE PRIZE)
1991*    Eighth Annual Works on Paper Art Exhibition, von Isser Gallery of Art, Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL (BEST OF SHOW AWARD and PURCHASE AWARD)
1988       1988 Mid-America Biennial Exhibition, Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Owensboro, KY
1985       Drawings: Eighty-First Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Selected Publications
2007       Richard D. Finch and Veda M. Rives. Marks from the Matrix ■ Normal Editions Workshop Collaborative Limited Edition Prints 1976-2006. Normal, IL: Normal Editions Workshop
2007       Richard Finch and Veda Rives. “Normal Editions Workshop.” Contemporary Impressions: The Journal of the American Print Alliance 15, no. 1 (Spring 2007): 26-29

Conference Planned, Organized, Implemented

2007       Frontiers in Printmaking conference, Illinois State University (October 3-5)

Federally Sponsored Project
1983-1984  National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship Grant: Printmaking/Drawing/Artist Books 

Selected State Sponsored Projects
2007-2008  Illinois Arts Council; Project Co-Director for General Operating Support: Normal Editions Workshop for FY08
1992-1993  Illinois Arts Council Artist Fellowship: Finalist Award

Selected University Awards
2006       Illinois State University Outstanding University Researcher Award
1991       Illinois State University College of Fine Arts Outstanding Research Award
1989       Illinois State University College of Fine Arts Research Initiative Award
1988       Illinois State University Research Initiative Award

Selected Permanent Collections

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY                                                     Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA                    Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL
Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences, Peoria, IL                           LuXun Academy of Fine Arts, Shenyang, China                         
Kemper Nat’l Insurance Co, Long Grove, IL                                     The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL                                                Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Sheldon Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute, IN                                    State of Illinois Center, Chicago, IL
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Richard Finch's Artist Statement
Back to Richard Finch's Homepage

Quick Reference List of Artists

Artist List Pages with images

Newsletter Archive  (PDF) 


Information Page

Exhibit Page

Traveling Exhibitions List logo
                for Marks from the Matrix art exhibition from Normal
                Editions Workshop, Illinois State University
Workshop Page

Link Page

All artwork on this web site is protected by copyright laws. It may not be copied or reproduced photographically, electronically, or by any other means without the expressed written permission of the artist and/or the publisher of the artwork.

Richard D. Finch
College of Fine Arts
Illinois State University