Richard Woods

The British artist Richard Woods first came into the public eye through his architectural installations in a cartoonish mock Tudor style, saturated with patterns and motifs. His sculptures, architectural make-overs and fully-realized décors, re-interpret wall paper designs and wooden flooring in a pop romantic style. With his palette of vibrant colors, he radically transforms the spaces he invests into new realities, poking fun at the cult of home improvement and DIY aesthetics.

Richard Woods was born in Chester, England, in 1966 and graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art, London in 1990, where he trained as a sculptor. Woods completed a major architectural commission for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang (South Korea), designed an interior for the Comme des Garçons' flagship store in Osaka (Japan), orchestrated the mock Tudor overhaul of a private residence in New York and transformed the interior of Cary Grant's former Hollywood residence for its new owner, Jeffrey Deitch.

Recent exhibitions and projects include Southwark Cathedral (2022), Sculpture Milwaukee (2019), Frieze Sculpture, London (2018, 2013), Chelsea Space, London (2017), Folkestone Triennial (2017), Eastside Projects, Birmingham (2016), Festival of Love, Southbank Centre, London (2015), Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff (2015), Albion Barn, Oxford (2015), Bloomberg Space, London (2012) and Victoria and Albert Museum, London (2009). His works are held in major collections including the Saatchi Collection, London; Arts Council England, London; Victoria and Albert Museum; London; British Museum, London and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.