Michael richards: are you down?

Michael Richards

Michael Rolando Richards (1963–2001) was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Kingston, Jamaica. Richards moved back to the […]

Remembrances & Ephemera

In recent years, Richards’ close friends, peers, and colleagues have contributed immeasurably to a deeper and more complex understanding of […]

World Views

Between 1997 and 2001, Michael Richards’ art practice flourished in many ways: he was awarded a fellowship and studio in […]

The Tuskegee Airmen

While the figure featured prominently in Richards’ earliest artworks, it appeared in disembodied form for many years as detached heads, […]

Flight & Aviation

By the mid-1990s, flight and aviation had become the central themes of Richards’ practice. His artworks from this period took […]

Drawings & Works on Paper

In addition to being a skillful sculptor, Michael Richards was an avid draftsman, an aspect of his work that is […]

Transition to Sculpture

By the mid-1990s, Richards began to shift his practice from room-sized installations to more autonomous sculptures. He acknowledged this transition […]

Early Installation Work

The years 1990–1993 were a formative period of conceptual and formal development for Michael Richards. Starting in 1990, while still […]