Rosalyn Richards


Rosalyn Richards

Rosalyn Richards has been a member of the Bucknell University art faculty since 1982. She has had solo shows throughout the United States, and her work is represented in museum collections such as: 

Chicago Art Institute
Mineapolis Institute of the Arts
University of Minnesota
Yale University Art Gallery
Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts - UCLA
New Britain Center of American Art
State University of New Mexico - Las Cruces
Hood Museum - Dartmouth College
Bucknell University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ackland Art Museum - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Museum of Art - Rhode Island School of Design
Brooklyn Museum
Portland Art Museum - Oregon

Artist Statement
Images from particle physics, satellite photography, biotechnology,
radiology, geological survey maps,have all served as influences on my work. My paintings, prints, and drawings relate to our human need to construct our experiences in nature using involved systems of design and technology. We are unable to separate our more direct experiences of the natural world from what we know of nature through technological advancements in image making.

In some of my work I have taken apart the visual language of charting,
and reconstructed this language to create imaginary maps. The maps become metaphors for inner journeys, and are also meant to suggest playful and whimsical approaches to the usually serious function of diagrams. Games, puzzles, and maps can be seen as points of reference into the world of the imagination which strives to create order, systems, and microcosms out of a vaster and more unpredictable universe.