Wendy Richmond is a visual artist, writer and educator whose work explores issues of personal privacy, technology, and creativity in contemporary culture. With a background in fine arts, design and dance, Richmond began mixing traditional media with new technology at MIT's Visible Language Workshop. She collaborated with programmers to develop pioneering work with interactive books at MIT's Media Lab, and co-founded the Design Lab at WGBH in Boston. Her teaching experience includes MIT, International Center of Photography, and Harvard University Graduate School of Education where she co-created courses in media and expression.
Richmond is a contributing editor at Communications Arts magazine; her regular column "Design Culture" began in 1984. She is the author of Design & Technology: Erasing the Boundaries and overneath, a collaboration of photography and dance. Her new book Art without Compromise* is published by Allworth Press.
Richmond is the recipient of a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center residency, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, a LEF Foundation grant, the Hatch Award for Creative Excellence, and numerous art and design awards. Richmond's exhibition "Public Privacy: Wendy Richmond's Surreptitious Cellphone" was first shown at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego and was featured in the New York Times. It was also presented at the International Association of Privacy Summit in Washington, DC and Carroll and Sons in Boston.
Richmond's most recent body of work, "Overheard," was commissioned as an installation by the University of California San Diego. Richmond invited media artist/interaction designer Michael Chladil to collaborate, and they developed an interactive installation of sound, sight, and physicality. Richmond is also collaborating on an interdisciplinary theater work in New York titled "Talk Soon."