Changarrito Residency: Richard Alexander Greene

Mar. 1

Mar. 1 @ 8:00 am Mar. 31 @ 5:00 pm

About the Artist


Richard A. Greene is a visual artist and organizer who lives and works in Austin, TX. His work incorporates experimental printmaking into sculpture, emphasizing the module through glazed tiles and found materials. His work has been exhibited with Flatbed Center for Contemporary Printmaking, the Visual Arts Center at the University of Texas at Austin, and ICOSA Collective. He recently founded Greenhouse, an alternative art space focusing on emerging artists. Greene has worked as a Risograph Fellow and Print Studio Intern and was featured as a speaker at SXSW EDU 2022. He received his BFA in Studio Art from The University of Texas at Austin in 2023.

Artist Statement

My artmaking practice uses my personal history as a jumping-off point to explore themes of young adulthood and economic relationships. The fraught and uncertain nature of exiting adolescence mirrors the experimentation with modular materials and domesticity in my work. These often go hand-in-hand with my research and material reuse methods, as I take an installation through various iterations during its lifespan in terms of exhibition, message, and arrangement.

My material usage of glazed tiles and screenprint serves to connect my work within this larger thematic constellation of printmaking and installation sculpture. My primary focus remakes the surfaces of furniture and domestic fixtures, promoting discourse and contention within the piece and its existence. I find the rich history of queer and installation artists that came before me to be a well of inspiration for nuance and communication, grounding my arrangements in the coming of age and all its forms.

 


Artists have the opportunity to sell their art on the Changarrito cart in front of the Museum (or an offsite location, as representative for the Museum during various Austin festivals). Changarreando expands the reach of the artist by presenting their gallery online, while allowing the option to sell merch over Instagram and receive 100% of the sale.

Richard Alexander Greene will be at the Mexic-Arte Museum featuring his artwork on the Changarrito cart right outside the Museum’s entrance on March 9th, 10th, 23rd, and 24th. 

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates on original work available for purchase and behind the scenes of the artist’s work, space, and creative process.

Changarrito Instagram Live Interview – 3/28 @5pm


You’re invited to Mexic-Arte Museum’s Changarrito Instagram Live event with artist Richard Alexander Greene, taking place virtually through the Museum’s Instagram account @mexic_arte! Isabel Servantez, Mexic-Arte Museum’s Curator of Exhibitions and Director Of Programs, will facilitate the virtual event with a series of questions directed at the artist including a Q&A taking place during the last 20 minutes of the event.