Richard Olsen

BIOGRAPHY

Richard Olsen

Born 1935

 

Education

M.F.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison 1966

 

Academic Positions

2001 - Professor of Art, School of Art, Emeritus, School of Art, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA

1998 – 2001 General Sandy Beaver Teaching Professorship, School of Art, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA

1994 – 2000 Professor of Art, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA

1978 – 1994 Associate Professor of Art, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA

1973 – 1978 Assistant Professor, Department of Art, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA

1969 – 1973 Instructor, Department of Art, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA

 

Exhibitions

2016 National Veteran’s Art Museum, Washington D.C. Zhou B Art Center, “Richard Olsen, Selected Works,” Solo Exhibition

2013 Tew Galleries, “Richard Olsen,” Atlanta, GA

2012 Timothy Tew’s Top 25, a selection of the gallerist’s favorite works” Tew Galleries, Atlanta, GA

2011 Emeritus, Lyndon House Art Center, Athens, GA

Richard Olsen, Large Format Wall Paintings, The Gallery @ Town 220, Madison, GA

2010 Richard Olsen Select Wall Series, Monroe Art Guild, Monroe, GA

Here, and NOW and then: 2010 UW Alum Show, Past Five Decades, Art Lofts Gallery,

Madison, WI

Athens in Atlanta, Mercury Art Works, Atlanta, GA

LZ Lambeau, Heritage Hill State Historical Park, Green Bay, WI

Siege of Khe Sanh: Photoby Robert Ellison, Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, WI

Whatever Happened To…Operation Area Arts, Walter Gallery, Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, WI

2009 War, Art & the Veteran, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

Terra Verte, Mercury Art Works at Hotel Indigo, Athens, GA

2008 Richard Olsen: New Work From 2005-2008, Mercury Art Works, Athens, GA

2007 Ole’s Wall Series; Works by Richard Olsen, New Space Gallery, Augusta State University, Augusta, GA

Paintings and Sculpture; Richard Olsen and Caroline Montague, Myers Gallery, Athens Academy, Athens, GA

32nd Juried Exhibition, Lyndon House Art Center, Athens, GA

2006 31st Juried Exhibition, Lyndon House Art Center, Athens, GA

The Art of War, Wisconsin Veterans Museum, Madison, WI

Defiance of Tradition, National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, (NVVAM), Chicago, IL

2005 30th Juried Exhibition, Lyndon House Art Center, Athens, GA

Selected Works by Richard Olsen, Floataway Complex, Atlanta, GA

Children at War Exhibit, National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, NVVAM, Chicago, IL Vietnam Voices and Visions Unfiltered, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

2004 29th Annual Juried Exhibition, Lyndon House Art Center, Athens GA

“Above and Beyond Patriot Dinner and Exhibition”, Conrad Hilton Hotel Downtown, Chicago, IL

2003 ”Up Against the Wall, Richard Olsen”, Mercury Art Works, Athens, GA

2002 “Children of War: A Child’s Life at War and Play”, Peace Museum,

                       Chicago, IL

“The Art of War and Peace”, American Visionary Art Museum, Inner Harbor,

                       Baltimore, MD

“Mercury Two: The Small Show”, Mercury Art Works, Athens, GA

“Mercury One: Launch Exhibition”, Mercury Art Works, Athens, GA

“Exit Show”, Richard Olsen, Horace Farlowe, William Johansen, Visual Arts

Gallery, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA

“Lamar Dodd School of Art Celebrates 2000”, Lyndon House Galleries, Athens, GA

1999 “Richard J. Olsen—The Wall”, National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, Chicago, IL

Aurora Public Art Center, Aurora, IL

Prairie Edge Gallery, Rapid City, SD

1998 “Faculty Exhibition 98”, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA

  “Teaching Art,” Regional Faculty Invitational, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, GA

1997 “Seventeenth Annual Fiber Birren Color Award Show”, Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT

1997 “Recent Calculations, 1994-1997”, Main Gallery, Lamar Dodd School of Art, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA

“Art Discovery Group IV”, Barkin-Leeds Ltd. (in cooperation with Littleton Studios), Open Studio-6 Harris Glen, Atlanta, GA

1996 “Inaugural Exhibition”, National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, (NVVAM), Chicago, IL

“Red Clay Survey: Fifth Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art”, Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL

UGA Faculty Exhibition, Visual Arts Gallery, Athens, GA

Prairie District Lofts Exhibition, Chicago, Il

1995 “22”, Twenty Second Annual Juried Exhibition, Lyndon House Art Center,Athens, GA

1994 Fine Arts Museum, HCMC (Saigon), SRVN Danang Exhibition Center, Danang, SRVN National Museum of Fine Arts, Hanoi, SRVN

“GALA '94”, Brenau University National Invitational Art Exhibition, Gainesville, GA “Commitment, Laurence Holden, Richard Olsen”, Berman Gallery, Atlanta, GA

“Vitreographs, Collaborative works from the Littleton Studios”, Tate Student    Center, Athens, GA

1993 “State of the Art '93”, oil on linen, North East Art Exposition, the definitive

showcase of the diversity of American Contemporary Art. Northeast Trade Center, Woburn, MA

“Untitled,” 1993-94 recipients of the Georgia Council for the Arts Individual

                       Artists grants, Lyndon House Arts Center, Athens, GA

“XX,” Twentieth Annual Juried Exhibition", Lyndon House Art Center, Athens, GA

1992 “Westmoreland Art Nationals,” Westmoreland County Community College, Young Wood, PA

The Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY

Baxter Art Gallery, Portland School of Art, Portland, ME

Arts and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL

                  “Stars and Stripes Forever”, Richard H. Love Gallery, Chicago, IL

                 “Potter Rick Berman & Artist Richard Olsen”, Etowah Art Gallery,

                      Cartersville, GA

1991 “Eleventh Annual Faber Birren Color Award Show”, Stamford Historical

                      Society, Stamford, CT

                  Kennesaw State College, Library Art Gallery, Marietta, GA

                  Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Salisbury, NC

                 Art Center of Battle Creek, Battle Creek, MI

                  UCLA Wight Art Gallery, Westwood, Los Angeles, CA

                  National Opening: Indochina Arts Project, Boston University Art Gallery, Boston, MA

                   “Richard Olsen, Recent “Wall” Paintings”, Art Gallery, Horace C. Smith Building, University of South Carolina Spartanburg, SC

                 “Richard Olsen - Recent Work”, Main Gallery, The Department of Art,

The University of Georgia, Athens, GA “Eighteenth Annual Juried Exhibition”, Lyndon House Art Center, Athens, GA

1990 “8th Annual Maine/Maritime Flatworks Exhibition”, Marguerite Pullen Gallery, University of Maine at Presque Isle, ME

“Vitreographs”, Maureen Littleton Gallery, Georgetown, Washington, DC,

                  Cheekwood Fine Arts Center, Nashville, TN

                  Louisville Visual Art Association, Louisville, KY

                  Selections from the National Vietnam Art Collection”, Art Gallery,

                   Horace C. Smith Building, University of South Carolina, Spartanburg, SC

                  Louisiana Art and Science Center, Baton Rouge, LA

                  Selby Gallery, Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL

“Herbert, Howe, Olsen, Rosenbaum”, Novus, Inc., Atlanta, GA

                   “1990 Faculty Exhibition”, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA

1989 Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN

University of Montevallo Gallery of Art, Montevallo, AL

                  “Art of Scandinavian-Americans”, sponsored by the Scandinavian

Foundation of Georgia and the Savannah College of Art and Design, (SCAD), Oglethorpe House Ballroom, Savannah, GA

                  “Arts Alive '89, at the Club Tower”, Penthouse Galleries, Atlanta, GA

“Members of The University of Georgia Art Faculty,” Chateau Elan Gallery,

Braselton, GA

1988 SAF/NEA” Regional Visual Art Fellowships; Painting, Drawing & Printmaking, The Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA    

“Ole's Wall”, Philip Street Gallery, Athens, GA

                  “Visual Renaissance”, Philip Street Gallery, Athens, GA

1987 Selected works from Vietnam Veterans Arts Group, West Bend Gallery of        

                       Fine Art, West Bend, WI

                  “Dekalb Arts '87”, Perimeter Center Place, Atlanta, GA

                  “Lineage:U.C.F. Faculty Exhibition,” University of Central Florida,

                       Orlando, Fl

               “The University of Georgia Faculty Invitational Exhibit”, Galleria, Atlanta, GA

1986 “Collection of Where We've Been”, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens,

Athens, GA

                  “The University of Georgia Faculty Exhibition”, Georgia Museum of Art,

        Athens, GA

                  “The University of Georgia Faculty Exhibition”, Lovett School Art Gallery,

                      Atlanta, GA

                  “Southern Homes Magazine Exhibition”, Shellburn Community,

                      Roswell, GA

                  “Richard Olsen, Painter", Claywork Gallery, Atlanta, GA

      “Classic Countenances, Portraits of Athenians”, Athens-Clarke Heritage,

                      Fire Hall Gallery, Athens, GA

                  “Artists in Georgia 1985”, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA

                 “Olsen, 1964-1981:  A Glimpse of the Work”, Sage's Restaurant and Banquet

                      Room, Athens, GA

                  Lakeview Museum of Art, Peoria, IL

                  Wake Forest Gallery of Art, Winston-Salem, NC

1984 “Vietnam: Reflexes and Reflections”, Sponsored by the State of New York,

                  Rockefeller Empire State Vietnam Veterans Center Memorial Art Gallery, Albany, NY

                  Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Avery Fisher Hall, New York, NY

                  Almanac County Arts Council, The Armory, Burlington, NC

                  “The University of Georgia Summer Faculty Exhibition”, Visual Arts Gallery, Athens, GA

                  “The University of Georgia Faculty Exhibition”, Georgia Museum of Art,

                      Athens, GA

1983 “The 1960's” L.B. Johnson Library, Austin, TX

U.S. House of Representatives, Cannon Rotunda Gallery, U.S.A. House of Representatives Building, Washington, DC

Six Vietnam Veteran Artists Exhibit, U.S. Senate Veterans Affairs Hearing Room Washington, DC

                  Russell Rotunda Gallery, U.S. Senate Building, Washington, DC

                  Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC

                 “The University of Georgia Summer Faculty Exhibition”, Visual Arts Gallery, Athens, GA

                 “The University of Georgia Faculty Exhibition”, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA,

1982          Dearborn Gallery, Chicago, IL

                  “Benson and Olsen”, Chattahoochee Valley Art Association, LaGrange, GA

      “Richard Olsen, Paintings; David Stuart, Ceramics”, Performing Arts Gallery,

Augusta, GA

                 “Lyndon House Galleries Invitational Exhibition”, Lyndon House, Athens, GA

“Songs to Look At”, a multimedia, event, collaboration by Geno Champagne Dawn Beth, Richard Olsen, i & i Club, Athens, GA

       N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL

                  “Spectrum Juried Members Exhibition”, Quinlan Art Center, Gainesville, GA

                  “Eighth Annual Juried Exhibition”, Lyndon House, Athens, GA

1980 “Five Decades:  Recent Work by Alumni of the Department of Art”, Elvehjem

                     Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

                  “Prints by Olsen, Lukasiewicz and Stevenson”, Okefenokee Heritage Center

Waycross, GA

   “Collaborations; Parade, Art in Front of the Court”, Courthouse, Athens, GA

            “Art:  Spectrum No. 1”, Lyndon House, Athens, GA

                  “Lyndon House Sixth Annual Exhibition”, Lyndon House, Athens, GA

                  “Richard Olsen:  Paintings – Oil”, 1977-79, Visual Arts Gallery, The

                     University of Georgia, Athens, GA

                  “Olsen and Berman”, Chastain Arts and Crafts Center, Atlanta, GA

1978 “21st North Dakota Print and Drawing Annual”, University of North   

                   Dakota Art Galleries, Grand Forks, ND

                  “Athens Fifth Annual Juried Art Exhibition”, Lyndon House, Athens, GA

      “The University of Georgia Art Department Faculty Exhibition”, Madison-

                      Morgan County Cultural Center, Madison, GA

               “Environment Plus Event Equals Experience”, a multi-sensory show, Lyndon House,

                      Athens, GA

1977 “Sixteenth Bradley National Print and Drawing Exhibition”, Bradley

                      University, Peoria, IL

                  “Development From- Toward Future Implications", Unitarian Universalist

          Congregation of Atlanta, GA

                  “A Clear View", Quinlan Art Center, Gainesville, GA

                  “The Sixteenth Annual Hunter Painting and Drawing Exhibition”, George Hunter   

                   Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN

                  “First Atlanta Exhibition”, Lions Head Gallery, Atlanta, GA

                  “Fourth Annual Athens Juried Art Exhibition”, Lyndon House Gallery,

                      Athens, GA

1976          “Twenty-second Annual Drawing and Small Sculpture Show”, Ball State University Art Gallery, Muncie, IN

“First Annual Jacksonville State University Print and Drawing Invitational Exhibition”, Jacksonville, AL

“Johansen, Marriott, McCutchen, Olsen”, Visual Arts Gallery, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA

                  “Third Athens Annual Juried Art Exhibition”, Lyndon House Galleries, Athens, GA

             “LaGrange First National Competition and Small Sculpture Show”, LaGrange, GA

“Faculty Exhibition of Small Works”, Visual Arts Gallery, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA

                    “Faculty Works on Paper”, Visual Arts Gallery, The University of Georgia,

                      Athens,GA

 

 

1975 “New American Graphics Exhibition”; The University of Wisconsin, Madison Art Center, Madison, WI

                  “Augusta College Group Show”, Performing Arts Gallery, Augusts, GA

               “Forty-Third Semi-Annual Southeastern Juried Competition - Painting, and

                   Sculpture”; Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA),

                   Winston Salem, NC

                  “Forty-second Semi-annual Southeastern Juried Exhibition, - Prints,

                       Drawings, Photographs”, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art,

                       Winston-Salem, NC

                  “First Augusta Invitational”, Performing Arts Gallery, Augusta, GA

                  “Shaw, Lambert, Olsen”, H.M. Gallery, Athens, GA

      “Athens Second Annual Juried Show”, Lyndon House, Athens, GA

                  “Faculty Exhibition”, Visual Arts Gallery, The University of Georgia,

                     Athens,GA

   “Los Angeles Print Society (LAPS) 2nd Annual National Exhibition”,

                     Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA

“Cheltenham Black and White Graphics 1974”, Cheltenham Township Art Center, Cheltenham, PA

  “National Invitational Scorpio Rising Workshop Leaders Exhibit,”

                   Lyndon House, Athens, GA

                  “Forty-first Semi-annual Southeastern Juried Competition”, GCA, Gallery of

                     Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC

“Thirteenth Hunter Gallery Annual”, George Hunter Gallery of Art,         Chattanooga, TN

                  “Traveling Faculty Exhibit”, Southeastern states

                  “Faculty Exhibition”, University Club, Athens, GA

                  “UGA Faculty Exhibition”, Augusta Museum, Augusta, GA

                  “Frankenberg-Guthrie Gallery Group Show”, Athens, GA

                  “Joy of Art”, (Invitational Exhibition), Lyndon House, Athens, GA

      ‘Third British International Print Biennale”, Bradford City Art Gallery       

               Museum, Cartwright Hall, Bradford, Yorkshire, England

                  “Seventh Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show”, Del Mar

                    College, Corpus Christi, TX

                  “UGA Faculty Exhibition”, Georgia State Gallery of Art, Atlanta, GA

1972 “Third Annual National Print Exhibition”, Georgia State University,

                      Atlanta, GA

                 “Jerry Chappelle, Ceramics - Richard Olsen, Painting, Drawings, Prints”,

                      The University of Georgia, Department of Art, Athens, GA

1971 “Scott Gallery Opening Group Exhibition”, “Man in Chair”,

                       Atlanta, GA

                 “Dean and Olsen”, Art Gallery, Georgia Southern College, Statesboro, GA

1970 “Atlanta I National Painting Exhibition"”, South DeKalb Mall, Atlanta, GA

                  “432-70 National Painting Exhibit”, Linha Gallery, Minot, ND

1969          “OAA (Operation Area Arts) Staff Exhibition”, Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, WI

“Five Artists Working Under the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare,” Lakeland College, Plymouth, WI

“Richard Olsen - Recent Paintings”, The University of Georgia, Department of Art, Athens, GA

1968 “Operation Area Arts Staff Artist Show”, St. Norbert's College Exhibition Hall, DePere, WI

                  “Olsen-From Vietnam to the '602", University of Wisconsin, Manitowoc, WI

“MFA Exhibition", University of Wisconsin Center for Continuing

                       Education, Madison, WI

“Thirty-Second Wisconsin Salon of Fine Art”, Union Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

    "Olsen - Recent Work, Paintings", three paintings, oil on canvas, Madison Center,

                    Madison, WI

               “37th Student Art Show”, Union Gallery, University of Madison, WI

1964 “Vietnam Revisited II”, Robin Carnes Gallery, Madison, WI

                  “Vietnam Revisited”, University of Wisconsin, Education Department Building, Madison, WI