Richard Heipp - Short Bio.

 

Heipp received has BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and his MFA from the University of Washington.

 

He has been teaching painting at the University of Florida since 1981.  Prof. Heipp served as the Director of the School of Art + Art History from 2010 – 2015.

 

Richard has had more than 25 solo exhibitions and has been include in over 100 group exhibitions.  He has also been commissioned to complete 20 site specific public art projects with budget ranging from $10,000 – $100,000.00.

He has been the recipient of six, State of Florida Individual Artist fellowships.  He has been awarded the Outstanding Artistic Achievement Award from the Southeastern College Arts Association, and he has received a Southern Arts Federation, National Endowment for the Arts, Fellowship in Painting.

The Alachua County Art in Public Places Trust awarded him the first ever, “Public Art Award” and in conjunction the City of Gainesville proclaimed January 10, 2015, as “Richard Heipp Day” and planted a tree in a city park his honor.

At the University of Florida his teaching has been recognized by two College of the Arts Teacher of the year awards and his research has been acknowledged by numerous awards including two Research Foundation Professorships and a Provost’s UF Term Professorship Award.

Richard Heipp

Born, June 23, 1952, Cleveland Ohio

 

Professor of Art, (UF faculty member since 1981)

School of Art and Art History, College of the Arts, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

 

EDUCATION

1979      University of Washington, Master of Fine Arts, Painting.

1976      Cleveland Institute of Art, Bachelor of Fine Art, Painting.

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Alabama Power and Light, Birmingham, Alabama

Albion College Collection Albion, Michigan

City of Seattle, Seattle, Washington

Florida Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida

Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, Florida

Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, Florida

Miami University Collection, Oxford, Ohio

McGraw Hill Co. New York, New York

Ohio National Bank, Columbus, Ohio

Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida

Progressive Companies, Tampa, Florida

Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington

Shriner's Children's Hospital, Tampa, Florida

Stetson University Collection, Deland, Florida

State of Florida Collection

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

 

SELECTED ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2018       Double Vision: The Photocentric Paintings of Richard Heipp, 1975 - 2018, Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida

2016      “Reflections on Display, Recent   Painting and Drawings,” Gallery Protocol, Gainesville, Florida 

2015      “Looking + Seeing: Anatomy Paintings,” Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

2015      ”Germanic Guilt Symbols, 1988-1993,” Florida Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida

2010      “Alternate Universes,” Mindy Solomon Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL

2008     “Recent Works,” Mac B Gallery, Sarasota, Florida

2008     “25 years – Selected Works on Paper,”Thomas Center for the Arts, Gainesville, Florida

2007     “More Paintings Like Pictures,” Duncan Gallery of Art, Stetson University, Deland, Florida

2006     “Paintings Like Pictures, Pictures Like Paintings,” Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, Florida

2003     “Recent Works, Richard Heipp,” Valdosta State University Art Gallery, Valdosta, Georgia

2002     “Richard Heipp, Works on Paper,” Carrera Gallery, Flagler, College, St. Augustine, Florida

2002     “Selected Works 1984-2001,” John Sloan Gallery, Loch Haven University of Pennsylvania

2000     “The Electric Image,” Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art, Jacksonville, Florida

1996      Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

1996      Schmidt Center Gallery, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida

1994      Alexander Brest Museum, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Florida

1994      Don Roll Galleries, Sarasota, Florida

1992      Savannah College of Art and Design, Savanna, Georgia

1990      Florida Community College, South Gallery, Jacksonville, Florida

1988      Lake City Community College,, Visual Arts Gallery, Lake City, Florida

1987      Middle Tennessee State University, Barn Gallery, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

1987      Fine Arts Gallery, Polk Community College, Winter Haven, Florida

1986      Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, Washington

1984      Albion College, Albion, Michigan

1984      Center for Contemporary Art, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

1983      Huntingdon College, Montgomery, Alabama

1983      University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida

1982      Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, Washington

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014      “Solo::Together”, Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, Florida

2013      “Heads, Shoulders, Genes & Toes”, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

2013      “62nd Annual All Florida Juried Exhibition,” Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida 

2010      “Refraction: Contemporary Art from the Harn Collection,” Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, Florida

2008     “Digital Art in the Post Digital Age”, Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida

2007     “Selections from the Collection,” Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary, Art, Jacksonville, Florida

2006     “Peace Tower”, In conjunction with the Whitney Biannual, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, New York

2003     “Florida Fellowship Exhibition”, Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida

2002     "50th Annual All Florida Invitational," Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida

1999      "Florida Fellowship Exhibition”, University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida

1998      "Florida Biannual II", Florida Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Bellaire, Florida

1997      "The Gun as Image", The Museum of Fine Art, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

1996      "Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection," Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, Florida

1996      "Issues: Artist as Activist", Galleries at Salt Creek, Clearwater, Florida

1976      "Alachua Illuminations," Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, Florida

1995      "Florida National," The Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

1995      "Orlando National," Glaer Gallery, Orlando, Florida

1995      “Florida Invitational", Foster Harmon Gallery, Sarasota, Florida

1995      "Social Consciousness," Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, Florida

1991      "All Florida Exhibition", Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida

1991      "Off the Wall, Cleveland Center of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Florida

1991      "The Ethical Object," Fine Arts Gallery, Stetson University, Deland, Florida

1990      "Florida National," Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florid

1990      "Fellowships: Florida's Finest," North Miami Center of Contemporary Art, Miami, Florida

1990      "Of the Figure II," Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, Florida

1989      "All Florida Bi-Annual," Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida

1989      "50th National Exhibition of Contemporary Paintings," Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Florida

1987      "Florida Creates," Jacksonville Art Museum, Florida

1987      "Florida Invitational II," O.K. South Gallery, Miami, Florida

1987      "Art Works," Public Image Gallery, New York, New York

1981      "Summer Exhibition," Space Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1981      "American Drawings III," Smithsonian SITES National Traveling Exhibition

1980      "Illusionism: Handmade," Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington

1978      “Cleveland Exchange," Harbourfront Gallery, Toronto, Canada

1977      "Contemporary Figuration", New Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

1997      "Drawing and Printmaking," University of Miami, Oxford, Ohio

1977      "Intent '77," Edinboro University, Edinboro, Pennsylvania

1975-77  "May Show," Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COMMISSIONS

2014      Gainesville Police Headquarters Lobby, Gainesville, Florida.

2010      South ECON Recreation Center, Orlando, Florida

2008     FSU Human Performance and Track Building, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

2006     Smather’s Library Lobby, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

2005     North Lauderdale Public Library, Broward County, Florida

2004     Davis Conference Center, Mac Dill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL

2004     Florida Atlantic University, Tower II, Downtown Ft. Lauderdale Campus

2002     College of Journalism and Communications, Weimer Hall, Atrium, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

2001      IFAS Central Florida Research and Education Center Apopka, Florida

2000     Tampa Museum of Art, City of Tampa, Tampa, Florida

1999      City of Gainesville, City Hall Lobby, Gainesville,

1998      Center for Urban Transportation Research, University of South Florida, Tampa Florida

1996      Schmidt Center for the Arts and Humanities, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida

1995      Pace Library Expansion, Stair Tower, University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida

1994      State Veterans Nursing Home, Daytona, Florida

1991       Student Recreation Center, Florida State University, Tallahassee

1990      Hurston Regional Service Center, Orlando, Florida

1989      State Fire College Auditorium, Marion County, Florida

1988      Lake Alfred Citrus Research and Education Center, Lake Alfred, Florida

 

SELECTED GRANTS AND AWARDS

2018 -2021     Provost UF Research Foundation Professor Award, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

2015 - 2018    UF Provost Term Professorship Research Award, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

2015/17/18      Scholarship Enhancement Awards, University of Florida

2015      Full Year Research Leave, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

2014      Florida Individual Artist Fellowship, State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs

2015      Alachua County Art in Public Places Trust, First, Public Art Award.  City of Gainesville

2015      City of Gainesville proclaims January 10, as “Richard Heipp Day” and plants a tree in his honor in a city park.

2013      Design Research China, Vol.3 issue No.5, China 

2009      Research Sabbatical, Fall 2009, College of Fine Arts, University of Florida,

2007      College of Fine Arts Teacher of the Year, University of Florida         

2006      Outstanding Artistic Achievement Award, Southeastern College Arts Association

2006/04/03/02/01    Scholarship Enhancement Award, University of Florida

2002      Florida Individual Artist Fellowship, State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs

2001- 2003   Research Foundation Professor, University of Florida

2000      One Semester Research Sabbatical University of Florida

1999      UF Research Foundation Professor, University of Florida

1999      Scholarship Enhancement Award, University of Florida

1998      Division of Sponsored Research, DSR-B, University of Florida

1998      Florida Individual Artist Fellowship, State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs

1997      Southern Arts Federation, National Endowment for the Arts, Fellowship Paintings

1997      Florida Individual Artist Fellowship, State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs

1996      College of Fine Arts Teacher of the Year, University of Florida

1995/93   Division of Sponsored Research Award, University of Florida

1992      Research Development Award, University of Florida

1991/90/89      Division of Sponsored Research, DSR-C, Travel Award, University of Florida,

1989      Full Year Research Sabbatical, University of Florida

1989      Florida Individual Artist Fellowship, State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs

1988      Mary Hulitar Award, Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Florida

1987      Research Development Award, University of Florida  

1983      Florida Individual Artist Fellowship, State of Florida, Division of Cultural Affairs

1982      Research Development Award, University of Florida

1979      Ford Foundation Grant, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

1977      Graphics Award, and Special Mention – Painting, May Show, Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

1976      Agnes Gund Memorial Fellowship, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

 

Heipp has also played bass guitar in rock bands since the age of 12.  His current musical project is with the 7 piece, R&B ensemble, Ramblin’ Mutts.  Their first full-length album will be released in late 2018.  When the band was know as the R. Mutt Blues Band, they were two time winners of the North Central Florida Blues Society Blues Challenge representing N. Florida on Beal Street in Memphis TN at the International Blues Challenge.

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