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Mills’ artwork over the past thirty years has been concerned with specific places. Those particularities of location have seen expression through painting, printmaking, paper making, garden design, public and environmental (eco)art. See: http://richardkirkmills.net/home.html
He earned an MFA from City College of New York, drove a taxi, worked as a master printer, taught at the Pratt Graphics Center for five years and was Professor of Art at Long Island University/ Post for 28 years where he directed the printmaking program. Mills was a residency artist at the Jentel Foundation and Ucross in Wyoming and at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts as a Geraldine R. Dodge Fellow.
Mills has at various times narrated, interpreted, represented, (re)designed and abstracted the landscape. After fourteen years of highly collaborative public work he returned to painting, working with everyday subjects. His hope is that the years of revealing the hidden cultural and environmental history of place informs the recent work; that they reflect a deeper feeling of the layers of landscape and memory. Rick is inspired by the work of Lois Dodd, Jane Freilicher, Jane Wilson, Fairfield Porter and many other American painterly realists.
He currently divides his time between studios in New Jersey and the western Catskills.

Richard Kirk Mills

Mills’ artwork over the past thirty years has been concerned with specific places. Those particularities of location have seen expression through painting, printmaking, paper making, garden design, public and environmental (eco)art.

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