About

Richard Parry pushing a twin pushchair, outside in a park

About Richard Parry


Richard Parry (b. Hull 1983) graduated from Goldsmiths College in 2006 with a joint honours degree in Fine Art and History of Art. In 2006 he started a studio in London for the purposes of contemporary art. From 2005 to 2014 he worked at Christie's South Kensington, and coordinated New Dome exhibitions across London with artists of his generation. In 2010, he inaugurated his first Museum exhibition, of counterfeit readymades, at the National Gallery during Harare International Festival of Art.

In fourteen years Richard's Land Art has developed into a constellation of fifteen works across Europe, Africa and The Americas. His painting studio, located in the former Deptford Central Library in London, regularly hosts events. Since 2009, a decentralised painting project called OBEY has been developed and made available for distribution at multiple points throughout each year.

From 2016-18, he taught Land Art at the University of Arts Berlin, involving the collective purchase of land in the Czech Republic. He received the Emerging Artist Award at the Whitechapel gallery in 2011. Richard is also Lay Representative for the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust Art committee and a member of the Lewisham Art House co-operative.