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about the artist

Jo Richardson (b. 1977) holds a BFA from the University of Denver and an MFA from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. Her current studio practice includes small-scale paintings and photographs that explore themes of vulnerability and connection through abstracted, fragmented figures. Since 2005, Jo has been exhibiting her work throughout Colorado, where she currently lives and works.

selected exhibitions and honors


Art in the Park, The Colorado Chautauqua, Boulder CO

On Edge, Edge Gallery, Lakewood CO

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Lunder Arts Center, Cambridge MA
Hole in the Head Re:View - vol. 3, no. 1 - 02.02.22 - Link


Awarded NEA CARES Grant, Lafayette CO


Feature Artist, R Gallery, Boulder CO

Drawing a (Blank) in Boulder, Museum of Boulder, Boulder CO


Darkness, R Gallery, Boulder CO

Lines, R Gallery, Boulder CO

Small Works, R Gallery, Boulder CO


artNOW! - a Fine Art Show + Sale, Boulder Elks Lodge, Boulder CO

Feature Artist, First National Bank, Boulder CO


Art as Medicine, Dairy Arts Center, Boulder CO


Boulder Art Association Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Hyatt Place, Boulder CO (First Merit Award)


CU Denver Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Emmanuel Gallery, Denver CO (Honorable Mention)


Selected for Immersion Colorado Master Class, Telluride CO

Five week intensive studio led by visiting architects Rick Joy, Richard Leplastrier, and Peter Stuchbury 


UC Denver College of Architecture and Planning Design Excellence Awards, Denver CO (First Place)


Juried Student / Alumni Exhibition, Victoria Myhren Gallery, Denver CO


Art on the Walls - Boulder County Arts Alliance's Juried Solo Exhibition, Barnes and Noble, Boulder CO

Outsiders Show, Pirate Contemporary Art, Lakewood CO


Year of the Fire Dog, Lincoln Gallery, Boulder CO

What is Home? - Unspoken Word's 2nd Quarter Art Show, Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, Boulder CO


Year of the Wood Rooster, Lincoln Gallery, Boulder CO

Inter/Are - BFA Exhibition, Victoria Myhren Gallery, Dever CO

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