Richard Rezac (born 1952) lives and works in Chicago. Since the mid-1980’s he has primarily made object-sculptures, essentially abstract in form.
His sculpture is reliant on a deliberative process with each work, which allows for an on-going re-definition, however subtle. All of his sculpture has originated from drawing with the aim of synthesis and simplification.
He has received the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, the Rome Prize Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome, the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, among others.
Since 2000, he has had 32 solo exhibitions, including at the Portland Art Museum, Oregon, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago and the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin, Feature Inc., New York, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, Luhring Augustine, New York, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles and James Harris Gallery, Seattle.
His sculpture is in the collections of The Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Dallas Museum of Art, Portland Art Museum, Carnegie Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of Art, and Yale University Art Gallery, among others.
Until his retirement in 2019, he was Adjunct Full Professor at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in both the Painting and Sculpture Departments.