After six years residency in Budapest and Switzerland, Richard Channin has created a substantial oeuvre of large, vivid paintings, rich in texture and layered, luminous color planes.  Expansive landscape and architectural allusions arise from an austere yet monumental sense of scale and pictorial interval.




Evanston, Illinois, Sept. 2, l944.


Oberlin College, B.A. in Studio Art, minor in Art History, 1966, Cum Laude.
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, M.F.A. in Painting, minor in Art History, l968.
New York University, Ph.D. in Painting, minor in Art History, l972, Founders' Day Award.
Yale University, National Endowment For Humanities Fellowship, l977.

Full-Time Teaching Positions:

Univ. of Pittsburgh, Johnstown, PA, l976 - 1985,
Assoc. Professor of Fine Art, granted Tenure in l985.
Shepherd College, Shepherdstorn, WV, Asst. Professor of Art, l972 - 1976.
Black Hawk Community Collge, Moline, IL, Instructor of Art, 1968 - 1969.


Serial articles, articles, exhibition reviews have appeared in:

Selected Exhibitions:

Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Southern Illinois University, 1968.
First Place Award, Container Corp., Fine Arts Exhibition, Rock Island, IL,
Fall 1968.
Solo Show, Exhibition Gallery, Container Corp., Chicago, Dec. 5 - Jan. 15, 1969.
Solo Show, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN, May 3 - 28, 1969.
Three-Person Show, Gallery of Contemporary Art, New York University,
Fall 1971.
Solo Show, Rumsey Gallery, Shepherd College, Jan. 25 - Feb. 15, 1974.
Group Shows, Henri Gallery, Washington D.C., Winter 1975 - 1977.
American Institute of Architects, Washington D.C., Spring 1976, Winter 1977,
(paintings on loan exhibition).
Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA Annual Exhibition, Summer 1976.
Solo Show, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Fall - Winter 1967 - 1977.
Solo Show, Dressler Center for the Arts, Somerset, PA, Jan. 1978.
New Growth, Invitational, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Sept. 1978.
Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA, Jun. 1978.
Grand Prize, Allied Artists Annual, Johnstown, PA, Oct. 1978.
Solo Show, UP Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, Sep. 9 - 30, 1979.
Solo Show, Henri Gallery, Washington D.C., Oct. 13 - Nov. 12, 1979.
Solo Show, Frostburg State college, Frostburg, MD, Feb. 14 - Mar. 12, 1980.
Group Shows, Richard Jacobson Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, 1980 - 1981.
Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA, Jun. 1981.
Diamond Award, Allied Artists Annual, Johnstown, PA, Oct. 11 - 24, 1981.
Annual Exhibition, Westmoreland County Museum of Art, Greensburg, PA, 1982.
Carnegie Museum of Art, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Annual, Fall 1983.
Concept Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, Group Shows, Jun. 1983 - 1985.
Landscape Vision, Concept Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, Nov. 5 - 27, 1984.
Solo Show, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Jan. 1985.
Solo Show, Slippery Rock University, Mar. 1 - Apr. 4, 1985.
Landscape Interpretations, University of Pittsburgh Gallery,
Mar. 16 - Apr. 14, 1985.
Rising Stars, Group Show, Francine Ellman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA,
Nov. 15 - Jan. 7, 1990.
Two-Person Show (with J. Trietle), 5th Avenue Fine Art Gallery, San Diego, CA,
Jan. 27 - Feb. 28, 1990.
Solo Show, Gallery 57, Fullerton, CA, Oct. 2 - Nov. 2, 1991.
Invitational Group, UNOCAL Inc., Hartly Center Exhibition Area, Brea, CA,
Jun. - Aug., 1992.
Solo Show, Gallery 57, Fullerton, CA, Jul. 15 - Aug. 9, 1992.
Juried Show, Chapman College, Guggenheim Gallery, Jun. 19 - Jul. 15, 1993.
US Embassy, Budapest, Hungary, 1996.
Group Show, Chapman Univ. (So. Cal. Artists Assoc.), June 10-30, 2000.
Solo Show, Martinez Gallery, Pomona, Jan. 3-31, 2001.
3-Person Show, CSUF, Grand Central Gallery, Santa Ana, Mar. 2 - Apr. 14, 2002.
Group Show, Don O’Melveny Gallery, Los Angeles, Nov. 2-30, 2003.
Juried Show (Peter Frank, Juror) Don O’Melveny Gallery, Jan. 4-28, 2003.

Corporate Headquarters Collections:

Aluminum Co. of America, Pittsburgh, PA.
Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co., Pittsburgh, PA.
PepsiCo, Irvine, CA.
Nestle S.A., Vevey, Switzerland.

Foreign Residences:

Budapest, Hungary, Nov. l994 - Nov. 1997.
Vevey, Switzerland, Nov. l997 - Nov. 1999.
Montreux, Switzerland, June 2001 - Feb. 2002.

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