Troy Richards and Ashley John Pigford
Greenleaf Gallery exhibition: December 1, 2014 - January 16, 2015
Artist talk and reception: December 2, 2014
Troy Richards is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Delaware. He has participated in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Program and the Artists in the Marketplace Program at the Bronx Museum of Art. His work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Thomas Robertello Gallery in Chicago and the Aqua Art Fair Miami. His work has been included in exhibitions in New York City at P.S.1, White Columns, Socrates Sculpture Park, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, LFL Gallery, the International Print Center, and Center for Book Arts among others.
As an artist Troy Richards has created works in a variety of media often blending new technologies with traditional media. For example, building a 3-axis CNC machine to produce an ongoing series of abstract paintings as well as a series of laser cut wood relief prints based on virtual 3-D models.
Ashley John Pigford is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Delaware, he see his work as an interaction designer as interrogating relationships between language, technology, materials and people. His cross-disciplinary and highly collaborative design/art work involves a wide range of media experiences including traditional print design, motion graphics, interactive installation, kinetic sculpture, digitally-augmented performance and letterpress printing.
He received his Masters Degree from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2006 after a successful career as co-founder and Creative Director of Meat and Potatoes, a design company based on Los Angeles, CA catering to the needs of entertainment clients. During this period, he worked with MCA Records, Mattel, Fox, Bonfire Snowboarding, Cabo Wabo Tequila, Zoic Studios, Viking River Cruises, among others. Notable projects include Blink 182′s Dude Ranch record packaging, main titles for Fox’sFirefly T.V. show, graphics for Intel’s T.V. commercials featuring the Blue Man Group, and graphics for a music video for the Def Jam artist DMX, (which was nominated for two MTV Music Awards).