Rich Wojdula

Rich Wojdula  Artist Statement

 My work is based on the nuances and dynamics of light, color and shape. Specifically, I am intrigued with the interaction of a painting's elements, such as line and the tensions/affects which it encounters with the spatial field. The diversions and paths in the process of painting as a result of unperceived "accidents" provides me with surprises and unformulated results. Subliminal content beneath subsequent painted surfaces, the impact of immediate markings, expressive gestures, all contribute to a cumulative personal expressive journey. 

 " We can never know things in themselves but only how they appear in experience." -Immanuel Kant 

 Artist Bio

Rich Wojdula's career as an artist spans several decades. Classically trained in drawing and painting, he later became an accomplished 

functional and nonfunctional ceramic artist while still pursuing his 2-D artwork. In the early 1990s, in collaboration with another artist and 

business associate Patricia Crawford, he created a series of "boxes" and large sculptural pieces with moving gears. Based on old movies, irreverent depictions of art, current issues, political and non-political, these metaphorical wooden automata literally "took off" under the auspices of the Brigitta Schluger Gallery in Denver, Colorado. Television, featured newspaper coverage and art shows followed. In 2002, Rich Wojdula returned to painting full-time.

and has since been represented by several galleries. Mr. Wojdula does not place an emphasis on "Style" as much as substance and 

competence in execution of the idea/work. Having taught many disciplines of art over 30 years, he now enjoys this current time for the freedom it allows him to partake in further exploring the art process. He cites such artists as Richard Diebenkorn, Gerhard Richter, Mark Rothko and

the Abstract Expressionists of the 40's and 50's as having a strong influence on his development as an artist. Rich Wojdula's works are in collections throughout the Unites States and also in Canada.

 Exhibitions/Galleries

2018          Globe Fine Art Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2018          Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center; One man show

2017          G44 Gallery One man show

2017          Artwork NetWork Gallery

2016          Artwork Network Gallery, Denver, CO;  3 man show        

2016          G44 Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO.

2015          G44 Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO.

2008-16     Saatchi Art 

2007          Exhibitrek Contemporary Gallery, Boulder, CO.

2006          Exhibitrek Contemporary Gallery, Boulder, CO.

2006          The Pikes Peak Center Juried Exhibition, Colorado Springs, CO.

2005          Culture Clash Gallery, Salida, CO.

2005          Deloney/Newkirk Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.

2005         Cogswell Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO.

2005         Gallery, Guffey, CO.

2004         Cogswell Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO.

2004         Deloney/Newkirk Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.

2002         Cogswell Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO.

2002         Gallery Nine Contemporary Art, Denver, CO.

2001         Abend Gallery, Denver, CO.

2001         The River Rock Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO.

1998         Gallery Sophia George, Denver, CO.

1996         The Brigritte Schluger Gallery, Denver, CO.

1995         The Brigritte Schluger Gallery, Denver, CO.

1995         The Lightside Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.

1995         The Como No Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.

1994         The Brigritte Schluger Gallery, Denver, CO.

1994         Gallery Ten O Five, Colorado Springs, CO.

1992         The Brigritte Schluger Gallery, Denver, CO.

1992         Roby Mill Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO.

1991         The Brigritte Schluger Gallery, Denver, CO.

1991         The Adobe Wall Gallery, Lake City, CO.

1990         The Brigritte Schluger Gallery, Denver, CO.

1990         The Retrospective Gallery, La Jolla, CA.

1990         The Artworks Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO.

1990         The Ice House Invitational Show, Denver, CO.

1989         Sangre de Christo Art Center, "Own Your Own Show," Pueblo, CO.

 Publications/Press

"The Independent," Colorado Springs, Colorado

"WestWord," Review by Nancy Clegg, Denver, CO.

"The Gazette Telegraph," Colorado Springs, CO.

"The Denver Post," Press review/article by Steve Rosen on collaborative work with Pat Crawford, Artist.

"The New Indicator," University of California/San Diego Press

Channel 4, Denver, CO., Featured artist/review

Channel 13, Colorado Springs, CO., "Emphasis on the Arts" program on the construction "automata" works of artists Rich Wojdula and Pat Crawford.

"The Springs Magazine," Colorado Springs, CO. Feature article.

Education

The Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL.

Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO.

The University of Colorado, Denver, CO

Vancouver School of Art, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

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