About

Ryder Richards (Dallas), Jonathan Whitfill (Lubbock, TX), and Piotr Chizinski (New York City, NY) are the RJP Nomadic Gallery. Established in 2007, the RJP Nomadic Gallery developed in Lubbock, TX as a community outreach project utilizing restrictive ingenuity (innovation through limitation). Most recently the RJP Nomadic Gallery participated in the Texas Biennial 2011 with Unpacking Access, where we revealed the “Gallery Kit 2.0” and at Blue Star Contemporary and Lone Star Studios in San Antonio with Dark Matter and Cr(e)ate.

RJP 2.0-brochure

RJP EXHIBITIONS

(more information in the Archive section)

May 31- September 8, 2013       “CTRL+P”
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Houston, Texas

September 8th, 2012       “Cr(e)ate
Lone Star Studios
San Antonio, TX

September 7th, 2012       “Dark Matter
Blue Star Contemporary
San Antonio, TX

April 15, 2012        “Unpacking Access
participating venue with the TX Biennial 2011
Pump Project and Trailer Space Records, Austin, Texas

Feb 15 -March 23, 2010        “Persistent Breach”
Shirley Pogue Art Gallery, East Central University
Ada, Oklahoma

Oct 23-Nov 20, 2009         “Mercurial Imagination”
Ira M. Taylor Memorial Art Gallery, Hardin Simmons University
Abilene, Texas

Oct 10, 2009        “No. 3: What you do after No. 2”
WayPoint Gallery
Marfa, Texas

April 9th-11th, 2009         “Room for Eleven” { international juried ceramics exhibition_ juror: John Balistreri }
NCECA conference center
Phoenix, Arizona

Feb 13th, 2009   “Bravado” { coinciding with Ryder Richards solo show “The Last One to Hit the Ground Wins” }
Gallery 219, Eastfield College
Mesquite, Texas

February 12th, 2009        “Compact”
Collin County College
Plano, Texas

Jan 12th, 2009                 “Moment’s Notice”
Loiuse Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts
Lubbock, Texas

Dec 6th, 2008        “Innovation by Limitation”(group)
Nau Haus Gallery
Houston, Texas

Nov 22nd, 2008       “Deep in the Harta’ “
Alpine Studios
Alpine, Texas

Oct 1oth, 2007         “No.2: At your Doorstep”
Waypoint Gallery
Marfa, Texas

June 18th, 2008         “Dangerous Curve Ahead” {part of the San Antonio Contemporary Art Month}
Southwest School of Art & Craft
SanAntonio, Texas

April 30th- May 2nd, 2008        “Jiggity Jog” {part of the “100 Years of Art: New Wave Exhibition” }
Loiuse Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts
Lubbock, Texas

April 26th, 2008        “Door to Door”
Gilrose Studios
Whichita Falls, Texas

April 26th, 2008       “Door to Door”
Arts on the Square
Slaton, Texas

April 17th, 2008       “On the Road Again”
San Angelo museum of Fine Arts, The Chicken Farm
San Angelo, Texas

November 9th-10th, 2007        “Drive-In Theatre”
Red Bud Gallery, G Gallery, Strake Jesuit Preparatory School
Houston, Texas

October 6th, 2007       “No. 1: Maiden Voyage”
Camp Marfa: Old Fort Russell, Bldg 98
Marfa, Texas

GRANTS & FUNDING

2012        Kickstarter campaign funding
Developed and implemented by Blue Star Contemporary and the Lullwood Group

2009         Puffin Foundation Grant
Grant for Continued Exhibitions and Gallery modification

2008         Lighton International Artist Exchange Program
Grant for Travel and International Exhibition
Kansas City Artist Coalition (received by Piotr Chzinski and the RJP)

2008         Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts
Mobile Arts Program Stipend

2008         Ryder Truck Rentals, Inc.
Nonprofit educational Travel Discount

PUBLICATIONS

2013  “Biennial Keeps Expanding to Showcase Texas Art” by Jeanne Claire van Ryzin
AUSTIN 360, January 5

2012  “Top 10: 2012” by Haydeé Muñoz De La Rocha
ART MAGAZINE: SAN ANTONIO, Dec 31 2012

2012  “Successful Community Effort: RJP Nomadic Gallery in Town”  by Trina Faundeen
ART MAGAZINE: SAN ANTONIO, Oct 17

2012 “Keep on Truckin’ ” by Isis Madrid
San Antonio Current, Sept. 18, 2012

2011  “Arty Party Opens at the Texas Biennial” by Sarah Fisch,
GLASSTIRE.COM, April

2011 Exhibition Catalog: “TX Biennial 2011” text by Curator, Virginia Rutledge,
RJP Nomadic Gallery as participating organization.

2008        “No. 2 : At Your Doorstep”
Marfa Sentinel

2008        Titus O’Brien Interview
Glasstire.com  Review

2008        NPR –San Antonio Radio Interview
Southwest School of Art and Craft
San Antonio, TX

2008        National Ceramics Competition (events publication)
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts

2008        Wichita Times
Gilrose Studios

2008        100 Years of Art: A Centennial Celebration of Art in Lubbock (catalog)
Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts
Ryder Jon Piotrs Nomadic Gallery featured on Page 41,
Essay by Ryder Richards featured on pages 34 and 35

2008        Lubbock Avalanche Journal
GO!  May 2, 2008  “ ‘It’s ‘Happy Trails to You’ for One Art Trail Stop” (page 6)

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