Paul Richmond

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Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Artist
Location Columbus, Ohio, United States
Introduction Paul Richmond's paintings have been displayed at venues including the World of Wonder Gallery, A Bitchin’ Space, BoMA: The Bar of Modern Art, and the Columbus Museum of Art. After graduating from Columbus College of Art and Design in 2002, Richmond worked on children’s books, concert merchandise, a nationally syndicated comic strip, a greeting card line, and a variety of large-scale murals. Only after coming out of the closet shortly thereafter did his fine artwork become a vehicle for exploring and understanding his own journey and developing a dialogue with other members of the GLBTQ community. His piece Remembering Tammy Faye was unveiled to celebrity guests at the late televangelist's memorial celebration, and he helped organize a successful benefit for GLBTQ youth in association with his recent solo exhibition Ins and Outs. Richmond's work can be seen in the erotic art anthology Stripped Uncensored, published by Bruno Gmünder, as well as 100 Artists of the Male Figure by Schiffer Publishing. He lives with his partner Dennis Niekro and their two whippets in Columbus, Ohio.
Interests Loving, Painting, Concocting, Wedding planning, Volunteering, Falling asleep during movies, Going to Temple with my man, Shopping, Decorating my cubicle a la twelve-year-old girl chic, Obsessing over my hair, Giving my friends drag makeovers, Going to the gym, Eating cake, Appearing in my sister’s movies, Advocating, Reading, Belting out karaoke power ballads, Watching trash tv, Holding my man’s hand, Sharing my life with a sweetie, Provoking our puppies (and snuggling with them too), Planning excursions and adventures, Painting, Creating art, Collaborations, Making things happen, Glitz-dripping diva concerts, Entrepreneurship, Teaching, Volunteering, Daydreaming, Googling, Being overly sentimental and nostalgic, Giving people advice (requested or otherwise), Admiring other artists’ work, Drag queens, Plotting a way to get on Oprah, Gardening, Learning to cook through detailed online instruction, Sleep-in mornings, Expanding my underwear collection, Thinking about the big picture
Favorite Movies Bent, Sommersturm, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Mysterious Skin, Tarnation, Sordid Lives, The Hours, Thelma and Louise, Moulin Rouge, Transamerica, Brokeback Mountain, Slingblade, 9 to 5, Moonstruck, Running with Scissors, Misery, Dreams, Pollock, Frida, Little Shop of Horrors, The Laramie Project, Welcome to the Dollhouse, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Adam and Steve, Labyrinth
Favorite Music Rufus Wainwright, Scissor Sisters, Cher, Trisha Yearwood, Alison Krauss, Barbra Streisand, Bela Fleck, Bette Midler, Coldplay, Culture Club, Cyndi Lauper, Dixie Chicks, Dolly Parton, Erasure, Gwen Stefani, Indigo Girls, Kate Bush, Kylie Minogue, Loretta Lynn, Madonna, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Melissa Etheridge, Mika, Stevie Nicks, Sarah McLachlan, Teddy Thompson, Tina Turner, The Magic Numbers
Favorite Books Dry, Magical Thinking, Specimen Days, The Hours, A Home at the End of the World, Flesh and Blood, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Holidays on Ice, Naked, Running with Scissors, The Lovely Bones, Dolly Parton: My Life and Other Unfinished Business