MackNESS, Richard John

1956 - ?

Richard Mackness

Richard John Mackness was born at Ipswich in January 1956, son of John Mackness and his wife Margaret née Adams, who married at Chatham, Kent in 1950. Richard studied at York School of Art 1972-1974 and at Bristol Polytechnic 1974-1977, gaining a B.A. (hons) in Fine Art. Visiting lecturer at several art schools 1977-1980 and Senior lecturer at Portsmouth Polytechnic Department of Fine Art, Sculpture 1981-1988. In 1981, a founder member of Waterloo Gallery and Studios, London and in 1984 a founder member of Globe Studios, Shoreditch, London. In 1988 he moved to New York City, establishing a studio in Tribeca and was art handler at Eric Stein Art Services Studio and a Director at Studio EIS, New York. In 1993 he returned to London as a freelance at MacAndroids Animatronics. A sculptor whose exhibitions included Options, Cardiff; Waterloo Gallery; Ikon Gallery in Birmingham and Clay Sculpture at Yorkshire Sculpture Park and elsewhere. He is currently director of Urbis Design Limited at 9 St Marys, York, North Yorkshire.

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