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ABOUT

BIO



Melbourne based artist Richard McCoy's practice looks at sexuality, identity and the nature of reality through the lens of classical and Renaissance art, appropriation, and kitsch, digital design. After showing his masters artworks at London's Tate Britain, he works across fashion, print design, photography and digital art with the aim of suggesting alternatives to how we see the past, reality, and the transformative power of art.

3D printing on fabric by Richard McCoy

3D PRINTING 


In 2013 Richard completed his Master’s of Art and Design, which resulted in the worlds first academic study of 3D printing directly onto fabric. Images of the resulting textiles as well as other works were then shown at London’s Tate Britain in 2014 as part of the exhibition, ‘Source: Pattern, Graphics and Print’.

Penis digital artwork by Richard McCoy

ART CV

EDUCATION

Masters of Art & Design (Fashion & Textiles)

Auckland University of Technology, 2013.

 

Bachelor of Art & Design Honours (Fashion & Textiles)

Auckland University of Technology, 2012.

 

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

Canterbury University, 2005.

 

AWARDS

Distinguished Award, Portrait.

ArtAscents Magazine, January, 2017.

 

Financial Fund Award, 2013

Auckland University of Technology.

 

iD International Emerging Designer Awards 2013, Dunedin, New Zealand.

 

Student of the Year, 2011.

Design & Arts College, Christchurch.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

Target, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, May 2019

‘Synthetic’, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, July, 2018.

 

Hybrids Inside You, Salt Gallery, Nelson, New Zealand, April, 2016.

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

Contemporary Impressions, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, 2018

 

Emerge: First Edition, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, 2018.

 

Small Works Art Prize, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, 2017.

 

Respect: A Queer Affair, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, 2017.

 

New Zealand Contemporary Art Awards 2017, Hamilton, New Zealand, 2017.

 

Center for Fine Art Photography: Singular/Signature Exhibition, Colorado, USA, March, 2017.

 

Yongsan International Art Exhibition, Seoul, South Korea, October, 2016.

 

Refinery Art Space, Featured Artist, Nelson, New Zealand, May, 2016.

 

TATE Britain. Source: Pattern, Graphics and Print, London, UK, May, 2014.

 

PUBLICATIONS:

 

Create Magazine, Issue II, January 2017

ArtAscent, Portrait Issue, February 2017