Richard Kattman

Richard Kattman

Holliston, MA, United States

About Richard Kattman

Painting is my passion. Landscape architecture is my profession. I paint large abstract canvases plein-air by the ocean in Rhode Island, and in the vineyards of Tuscany, Italy.

My paintings are about nature, and the nature of painting and drawing. Through color, line, and the creation of form, I search for order and meaning.

Thematically, my interests center on the landscape abstracted, and pure abstraction in painting. Aerial perspectives, shorthand figure markings, spectrum paints, accidents, and deliberate risk engage, disrupt, and enhance my Art.

Over the last several years, I have completed extended stays at Artist's Residences, including Fruitlands Museum, Harvard MA; Tuscany; Nantucket; and Wyoming. These places greatly influence my work emotionally, and fill my canvases with the light, landscape, and culture observed in these dramatically different environments.

As a traditionalist, love of family, world travel, classical literature and music, hiking, and gardening provide life’s greatest pleasures.

Richard's art is represented by Providence Art Club, Gallery Twist, Saatchi Art, Arts and Business Council of Boston, and DeCordova Museum Corporate Lending Program.

https://providenceartclub.org/user/richardkattman/
https://www.gallerytwist.com/richard-kattman
https://www.saatchiart.com/kattman
https://artsandbusinesscouncil.org
https://decordova.org/richard-kattman

Education

Rhode Island School of Design, 1973,
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture

Pennsylvania State University,
Certificate of Graduation Ornamental Horticulture, 1967

Events

SAATCHI ART Collections:
New This Week; Chinese New Year; Big, Bold and Over $5000; Best of Art, March, 2017; Artist of the Day, 2016.

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AWARDS:

To The Garden, Paros, Greece, Sep-Oct, 2021

La Porte Peinte, Burgundy, France, September, 2019

Brush Creek Foundation Arts, Wyoming, April 2020, June 2017

La Macina di San Cresci, Italy, May 2015, Sep 2018

Nantucket Island School of Design, September, 2015

Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, MA, 2014

TELEVISION/ PRESS PUBLICATIONS:
Boston Voyager Magazine, "Meet Richard Kattman", September 2018

Harvard MA Press: “Richard Kattman at Fruitlands
Museum; Searching for a Higher Level of Thought”,
2014

"25 Artists Capturing our Imagination", Artscope
Magazine, 2011

Keeping America Strong Award; Heartbeat America TV;
Nationally Televised Monograph 2005

AWARDS:
Best In Show Abstract, Attleboro Arts Museum, 2014
Best Secret Garden, Boston Magazine, 2012
American Landscape Contractors Award, 2004
Massachusetts Horticultural Society, 1995.
Massachusetts Arts Council Arts Grant 1983
American Society of Landscape Architects Award 1973
Rhode Island School of Design Graduated Honors 1973

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
Boston Architectural Center, 1988-2000
Professor of Site Design, Landscape Studio Thesis Advisor, Visiting Critic

Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, MA, Abstract Painting, 2014

ART COLLECTIONS: Richard Kattman's paintings are held in public and private collections in the US and Italy.

Exhibitions

Latest Exhibition: PROVIDENCE ART CLUB, "Abstraction", March 2021 with Eveline Luppi

PROVIDENCE ART CLUB, Members Exhibition, Oct 2020, Summer Show, August 2020, Class Exhibition 2020, Linden Place Show 2020, Winter Members Exhibition, 2019; New Members Exhibition, Sep, 2018; National Open Juried Exhibition, 2013

WAYLAND ARTS, Abstract Paintings, August, 2019; April 2019

MPRESSA E ARTE", Il Cotto Toscano S'Illumina, Nel Giardino del Zago, September 28, Strada in Chianti, Italy, 2018

ARTS AND BUSINESS COUNCIL OF BOSTON, Corporate Lending Lending Program, 2015-Present

DE CORDOVA MUSEUM, Lincoln, MA
Corporate Lending Program, 2012-Present

GALLERY BLINK, Lexington, MA,"Humdrum" 2019,"Illuminations" 2018, "WORDplay", "Connections", 2017

HOTEL ALOFT, Lexington, MA
"Red Yellow Blue", 2018

GALLERY 360, Florence, Italy, 2016, EmozionARTE!,

ARTSPACE MAYNARD, Maynard, MA
"Plein-Air Abstractions", 2016

FRUITLANDS MUSEUM, 2014
"Transcendental Abstractions",

GALATEA FINE ARTS, Boston, MA
"New England Collective VII", 2016
"New England Collective VI", 2015
"Richard Kattman Painted Abstractions", 2014

NEW ART CENTER/ DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, 2012, "New Media/Fresh Paint II"

FOUNTAIN STREET FINE ART, Boston, MA.
"Tenacious", March 2021
"Terrain: Finding Elusive Ground", 2015- 2016
“Painted Abstracts”, 2013,
“Richard Kattman Paintings”, 2011

ATTLEBORO MA ARTS MUSEUM
"AAM Auction"; Members Shows; 2000-Present
"Then and Now 2017"Artist of the Month, 2013, "Eightvisions", 2007, Flower Show, April 2008- 2014;
Scale: Experiencing Size, Surface and Story, 2011

WATER STREET MILL Open Studios, Holliston, MA.
1999-Present

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY VITALE CATURANO GALLERY, 2009, “Abstract: Thought or Theory”,

BANK OF RHODE ISLAND, 2008
“Richard Kattman Paintings”

GRACE CHAPEL, Lexington, MA
Paintings; 2007- Present

BROADMOOR AUDUBON SANCTUARY, Natick, MA , 2004, "25 Charles River Photographs"

CENTER FOR ARTS, Natick, MA, 2004
“PAINT!”; Abstract Paintings

MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY, 1995, "An Abandoned Garden" Exhibit; Spring Flower Show Designer

DANFORTH MUSEUM, Framingham, MA, 1999, "Abstract Canvases"

WELLESLEY; DOVER; SHERBORN, MA,
LIBRARIES, 1980-2000, Abstract/ Landscape Paintings Exhibitions