about me

Born in Toledo, Ohio in 1977, Jo Richardson completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a focus in printmaking in 2005, and a Master of Architecture in 2014. She is currently working toward a Master of Fine Arts at Lesley University in Cambridge MA (expected graduation 2022). Her recent studio practice includes small-scale drawings and oil paintings exploring themes of vulnerability and femininity through abstracted and fragmented figures. Jo has been exhibiting her work for the past 15 years throughout Colorado, where she currently lives and works.

selected exhibitions and honors


Awarded NEA CARES Grant, Lafayette CO


Featured Artist, R Gallery, Boulder CO

Drawing a (Blank) in Boulder, Museum of Boulder, Boulder CO


Darkness, R Gallery, Boulder CO

Lines, R Gallery, Boulder CO

Small Works, R Gallery, Boulder CO


artNOW! - a Fine Art Show + Sale, Boulder Elks Lodge, Boulder CO


Art as Medicine, Dairy Arts Center, Boulder CO


Boulder Art Association Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Hyatt Place, Boulder CO (First Merit Award)


CU Denver Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Emmanuel Gallery, Denver CO (Honorable Mention)


Selected for Immersion Colorado Master Class, Telluride CO

Five week intensive studio led by visiting architects Rick Joy, Richard Leplastrier, and Peter Stuchbury 


UC Denver College of Architecture and Planning Design Excellence Awards, Denver CO (First Place)


Juried Student / Alumni Exhibition, Victoria Myhren Gallery, Denver CO


Art on the Walls - Boulder County Arts Alliance's Juried Solo Exhibition, Barnes and Noble, Boulder CO

Outsiders Show, Pirate Contemporary Art, Lakewood CO


Year of the Fire Dog, Lincoln Gallery, Boulder CO

What is Home? - Unspoken Word's 2nd Quarter Art Show, Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, Boulder CO


Year of the Wood Rooster, Lincoln Gallery, Boulder CO

Inter/Are - BFA Exhibition, Victoria Myhren Gallery, Dever CO

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