Richard S. Chow
Richard is a photographer in Los Angeles whose work is recognized in fine art, documentary,
analog, and original photo-based objects. His work has exhibited solo at the Museum of Art
and History (MOAH) Lancaster, CA; Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA; Neutra Institute
Museum & Gallery; and Metro 417 Gallery, in Los Angeles, CA. His work is also in the
permanent collection at the American Hotel in Los Angeles, in the LA Public Library, as well as
other private collections.
Highlights of recent group shows include the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (FMoPA),
the Griffin Museum in Boston, bG gallery, Gallery 825, Los Angeles Center of Photography,
Open Mind Art Space, LA Art Show, Bergamot Station galleries, and others. Richard has earned
recognitions in Lucie Foundation’s annual International Photography Awards (IPA) six years
running from 2013 to 2018, then in 2020.
His work was featured in the monograph LACMA Jazz 25th Anniversary published by the LA
County Museum of Arts. Richard is the author of two independent published books, Distant
Memories, and Urbanscape, both received book awards from MOPLA (Month of Photography
LA) by Lucie.
Additionally, Richard is curator and co-producer for Open Show Los Angeles whose mission is
to provide a platform for visual artists to share & dialog their work. He is a reviewer for the
2021 Artist Grant awards in support of Sacramento’s California Art Council. A few years back,
he served as the Board Chairman for a non-profit Create Now who mentors at-risk youth in arts
education. He has curated exhibits at galleries and art fairs, led workshops and moderated
panel discussions in photo fairs. He resides in a Los Angeles suburb with his wife and son. At
times one can find him pretending to be a chef, but really he just likes to eat (and drink wine).
Richard is represented by UPAG United Photographic Artists Gallery in Tampa FL, as well as
Gallery 825 LA Art Association in West Hollywood, CA. www.richardschow.com