Richard Tullis (American)
Born 1962 in Philadelphia, PA
Lives and works in Portland, OR
Richard Tullis became a master printer, papermaker, photographer and painter. After years of facilitating artistic collaborations with other artists, helping them create works on paper, Tullis decided to concentrate on his own art and projects full time in 2005. His paintings on paper concern biomorphic shapes enhanced with expressionist mark making, dripping and spattering. Tullis is an experimenter. His photographic, painting and monotype techniques reveal that. About his photography Tullis says, "I'm fascinated with the natural world and continue to focus my camera as I enjoy the beauties around me."
From age 10, Richard Tullis worked for his father Garner's International Institute of Experimental Printmaking, later reopened as the Garner Tullis Workshop. In 1992, he took over his father's west coast operation in Santa Barbara, CA, as the Atelier Richard Tullis. Between 1992 and 2006 he collaborated with artists from around the world, on an invitation-only basis, to create bodies of original work on paper.
Most recently, Richard Tullis has focused on documentary and studio photography as well as photo-journalism. He also markets and sells art to individual, museum and corporate collectors.