Richard Meitner is an artist already with a long career, but always had a great interest in Science. Working at Vicarte enables him to satisfy that interest, and pursue various lines of investigation. The question that holds his greatest interest is: “what scientists and artist share, and also what clearly differentiates those two pursuits?”. In 2016, he was awarded a Phd from the University of Lisbon for a thesis dealing with that subject. In first instance, it is making Art, and to a somewhat lesser extent, teaching art, that are his primary occupations. But that question: what makes Art different than-, and what makes it similar to other pursuits, e.g. Science, continues to fascinate and engage him.
(2018). “The Richards”-Marquis and Meitner, Galerie Caterina Tognon, Venice, Italy.
(2010). Tacoma Museum of Glass (solo show), Tacoma, Washington, U.S.A.
(2001). Barry Friedman Gallery (solo show), New York City, U.S.A.
(1998). “Cold Fusion”, Museum Boerhaave (solo show), Leiden, Netherlands.
(1991). “Le Verre, Le Contraire, et L’Autre”, (solo show) Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France.