Lives and works in Detroit, MI (USA)

Photo by EE Berger

Photo by EE Berger


Through an interdisciplinary approach, Cristin Richard leads an in depth reflection around the notions of the body and identity. She examines the human condition and the fact that the body is physically and mentally determined in this condition.

In her artistic practice, installation and performance hold an essential place. By exploring the experience of the body in its perceptions and transformations, she develops complex metaphors. With a particular interest in the manipulation of organic matter, her selected palette of materials further help to push that dialog of what it feels like to be human: The human being is like nature. It transforms and regenerates in poetic and unpredictable ways.

Her most recent works take the form of a participatory performance, an experience where the audience unconsciously becomes an active part of the project.


BFA 2003, College For Creative Studies School of Art & Design, Detroit, MI, USA


2013 Revolve, Light Up Livernois Awarded Project, Detroit, MI
SIM Residency, Reykjavík, Iceland
2012 Playground Detroit F.A.S.H. Fest Artist Showcase
La Découpe Residency, Paris, France
Nominee – Kresge Eminent Artist Award, The Kresge Foundation, Detroit, MI
2007 First Place – Cpopportunity, Cpop Gallery, Detroit, MI
Third Place – Annual: All Media Exhibition, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI
Honorable Mention – Michigan Fine Arts Competition, BBAC, Birmingham, MI
College for Creative Studies Scholarship, Detroit, MI


2019  Point of Return, The Detroit Club, Detroit, MI
2017  Welcome Back, Popps Packing, Hamtramck, MI
2016  Metabolism II, Historic Detroit Savings Bank, Detroit, MI
2015  Metabolism, Historic Detroit Savings Bank, Detroit, MI
Inaugural Featured Artist, The Playground, Detroit, MI
2014  Beneath The Skin, Outlet Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY
2013  Trifle, Kunstschlager, Reykjavík, Iceland
2012  Store Front Showcase, Linda Dresner Boutique, Birmingham, MI
2011 Domesticate Me, La Découpe, Paris, France
Domesticate Me, l’Hôtel Particulier à Montmartre, Paris, France
2009  Come Play With Me, There’s Enough to go Around, The Burton Theatre, Detroit, MI
2007  Boll Family YMCA Lobby, Detroit, MI
2006  Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI
2005  Second Series, District Arts Gallery, Birmingham, MI
2004  Inaugural Exhibition, District Arts Gallery, Birmingham, MI


2019 Bags-Investments and Icons, Speilzeug Welten Museum, Basel, Switzerland

Fitwitch. Scarab Club, Detroit, MI

2018  Hats off to Hats, Speilzeug Welten Museum, Basel, Switzerland
 Good Mourning Tis of Thee, Co-Lab Projects Demo Gallery, Austin, TX
2017  The Fix, DITNB, Detroit, MI
2016  Skin: The Human Fabric, Detroit Museum of Healing, Detroit, MI
2014  Untitled Prints, Practice Space, Detroit, MI
2014  Emergency Nothing, CultureFix, NYC
2013  Uncommon Ground, SÍM, Reykjavík, Iceland
2012  Frontera Tasting Series, Detroit Design Festival, Detroit, MI
Sweet Spot, Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI
FOUR, Pine Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI
2011  Un:Dress Re:Dress, Public Pool Gallery, Hamtramck, MI
8 Private Thoughts, 363 W Grand, Detroit, MI
DAM Design Show, Detroit Artist’s Market, Detroit, MI
2010  Great Lakes Great Times, Secret Project Robot, Brooklyn, NY
2009  Conformity Exhibition: Live Conformists Dead Troublemakers, Cpop Gallery, Detroit, MI
2008  Wear That, Anton Art Center, Mt. Clemens, MI.
Fringe Festival, The Music Hall, Detroit, MI
2007  It’s Humble to be Good, Cpop Gallery, Detroit, MI
Cpopportunity, Juried Exhibition, Cpop Gallery, Detroit, MI
2006  Annual: All Media Exhibition, Juried Exhibition, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI
Miss October, The Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI
2005   8th International Open, Juried Exhibition, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Dirty Show, Juried Exhibition, Tangent Gallery, Detroit, MI
Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Juried exhibition, BBAC, Birmingham, MI
Devils and Dolls, Juried Exhibition, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
2004  The Dirty Show, Juried Show, Tangent Gallery, Detroit, MI
Design Show, Detroit Artist’s Market, Detroit, MI
2003  BA Thesis Exhibition, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
2002  Entangled Identities, U245 Gallery, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI


Gilbert and Lila Silverman, USA
Briggs & Magistry collection, France
Lear Corporation, USA
Flagman & Wolf collection, USA


2018-19  Adjunct Professor, Fashion Accessories Design Department, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
2016-18 Furrier Apprentice, Dittrich Furs, Detroit, MI
2009-19 Annual Color/Trend/ Material Designer & Researcher, Ultrafabrics, Tarrytown, NY
2011-13  Adjunct Professor, Fibers Department, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI


2015   CV. Henriette, “Artist Cristin Richard at the Detroit Club”, www.detroitisit.com, Detroit, MI. March 21.
2015   J. Welke, “Metabolism: Cristin Richard, Detroit Design Festival, 25-Sep-2015”, www.artfizz.org, Detroit, MI. October 11.
S. Sharp,”From Peeling Skin to Talking Dolls, Highlights from the Detroit Design Festival”, www.hyperallergic.com,
Brooklyn, NY. September 28.
L.DeVito,”Cristin Richard gets deep at Detroit Design Festival”, www.metrotimes.com, Detroit, MI. September 23.
R. Sharp,”Gutsy work by Cristin Richard at Playground Detroit”,  www.knightfoundation.org, Detroit, MI. July 28.
2014   A. Galgiani, “At Outlet, Artist Cristin Richard’s work goes way beyond Skin Deep”,www.bushwickdaily.com, Brooklyn, NY.
2011    V. Miller, “Clothing Revealed In Innovative Exhibition “, Knight Arts,www.knightarts.org, Detroit, MI. November 22.
Angela Wisniewski, “Objectify Me: Cristin Richard’s Latest Works”, www.heyangela.com, Detroit, MI. September 19th.
Alison Smith, “Domesticate Me by Cristin Richard”, Trends Magazine Paris, France April 11.
Louis Meldman, “Local Artist Skyrocketing to Fame”, Current, Chicago, IL. May 24.
2010  Angela Wisniewski, “Couture In the Raw”, 944, Detroit, MI. October issue.
Louis Meldman, “Genius Among us”, Current, Chicago, IL.. May 24.
Angela Wisniewski, “Casing Couture, Cristin Richard’s House of Raw“,
Real DetroitWeekly, Detroit, MI. May 19-25.
2009  Norene Smith, “Gutsy Art”, The Metro Times, Detroit, MI. March 4.
2008   Erin Chan Ding, “A Nice Group of Weirdos”, The Freepress, Detroit, MI. April 3.
2005   Gerry Craig, “Peeling Back the Layers, Artists Get Comfy in Their Skins”,
The Metro Times, Detroit, MI. October 12-18.
Linda Bachrack, “Triplicate”, Style Magazine, Southfield, MI. August issue.
Polly Ulrich, “Devils and Dolls Review”, Fiber Arts Magazine, Loveland, CO. June/July issue.
2004   Keri Guten Cohen, “District Arts Gallery opens in Birmingham”, Detroit Free Press,. Detroit, MI. March 21.
Nick Sousanis, “District Arts-Premiere”, thedetroiter.com, Detroit, MI. March 25.
Joy Hakanson Colby, “Art Picture Changes in Birmingham”, Detroit Free Press, Detroit, MI. March 2.
Lisa M. Collins, “Groom & Board; Detroit Artist’s Market presents Furniture & Fashion Peep Show”, The Metro Times,
Detroit, MI. January 20.
Nick Sousanis, “The Design Show”, thedetroiter.com, Detroit, MI. January 19.