Richard Washington is a mixed media artist and graphics designer from St. Louis, Missouri. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in printmaking at the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design where he studied under lithographer, William “Bill” McKim. Settling in Atlanta, Georgia in 1981 Ric worked as a screen printer and painter in the historic (Herman) McKinley Signs shop and was an apprentice printmaker under artists, Dick Williams and Ann DerGara at The Odyssey Studio. He also worked alongside the artist Lee White as a screen printer for fine art publisher, Graphique DuJour and later worked as a commercial screen printer and fabricator for signage manufacturer, APCO Graphics. He enhanced his skills as an artist, photographer, and environmental graphics designer with Zoo Atlanta where he was the Curator of Art and Graphics from 1987 - 2000. There, he worked on award-winning conservation education projects and traveled throughout the United States and East Africa. He has since taken on management and teaching assignments at Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta Technical College, Jesse Draper Boys and Girls Club and at Southwest Arts Center where he served as Arts Manager and Curator from 2005 - 2011. Currently, he is a Graphics Designer and Print Specialist for the Fulton County Schools System. Ric maintains his fine arts practice in mixed-media painting and printmaking and has established an independent studio at the ArtsXchange, Southeast Community Cultural Center in East Point, GA.