Richard was born at Travis A.F.B.California, in 1952.
He has lived in Ohio, Montana, Puerto Rico,
Europe, and currently in League City, Tex.
University of Maryland,
Frankfurt, Germany 1970-72
San Jacinto Junior College
Pasadena, Texas 1973-74
University of Houston
B.S. in Art Education 1976
M.F.A.. in Studio Art 1993
Parson, New York 1985
Texas Tech, Junction 1997
International Fine Arts College, Miami 1998
“I have been blessed, that my job compliments my talents.”
“If I am not producing art, I am promoting it.
If I am not promoting it, I am teaching it.
If I am not teaching it, I am learning about it.
If I am not learning about it, I am judging it.
If I am not judging it, I am producing it.”
Art is Williams’ passion as well as his vehicle through life; racing on a journey to find his purpose.
Richard Williams is currently an art instructor the Alfred C. Glassell Museum School of Art, teaching 34 years.
He graduated from the University of Houston with an M.F.A. in studio arts and a B.S. in art education.
He has served on numerous art boards in Houston, including The Art League of Houston, The Arts
Alliance Center at Clear Lake, Artists Unlimited, a former President of the Houston Art Education
Association, and as an Advisory to the Board at The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake.
Included in over 180 exhibitions and 15 solo shows in the last 40 years, Richard’s work has been
displayed in Moscow, Mexico, Germany, the Cayman Islands and across the United States. Collections
of his work can be seen in many top corporations, museums, institutions, and numerous private
collections. Winning over 30 awards and several grants, Williams’ artwork was the featured article in
the Dec. 93 issue of Museum and Arts magazine and a segment on Steve Smith’s Sunday.
In May of 2001, Richard accepted a national award from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation at the
National Museum of Art in Washington, D.C. In 2004; received Houston’s Art
Teacher of the Year from Culture Shapers for initiating a community Memorial Mural in honor of the
Columbia Crew. In 2010, he was honored as “Artist of the Year” at The Arts Alliance at Clear Lake Gala.
“I am not interested in art as a means of making a living.
I am interested in art as a means of living a life.”