Richard Wyatt Jr. (b. 1955) is best known for his work that often revolves around themes such as layered history, social archaeology, and culture. Wyatt has been included in numerous exhibitions throughout his career, most recently in the 2019 exhibition Life Model: Charles White and His Students at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Wyatt’s true passion is drawing and the act of mark-making. Throughout his career, Wyatt has always come back to his intricately-detailed portraits for which he is well known. Making these drawings is a meticulous, labor intensive process that requires Wyatt to slow down and contemplate every detail. For him, working on his drawings from day to day, and the meditative mindset that they require, is as important as their content.