Richard Woods


Richard Woods

‘Holiday Home ( Folkestone )’  Folkestone 2017.

 ‘Logo 44’ . Residence du Parc 2009.

‘Bad Brickwork’ sculpture edition of 5.

‘Bad Brickwork’ sculpture edition of 5.

‘Stone Clad cottage ( sarislavo)’, Zabludovicz  collection,  Finland  2011.

Richard Woods: The Ideal Home Exhibition.

21 June – 31 July 2018. Installation view at Alan Cristea Gallery. 

Courtesy of Alan Cristea Gallery.

Richard Woods: The Ideal Home Exhibition.

21 June – 31 July 2018. Installation view at Alan Cristea Gallery. 

Courtesy of Alan Cristea Gallery.

 ‘Holiday Home ( Folkestone)’ Folkestone 2017.

‘Logo Swimming Pool’,  Albion Barn, Oxford 2017.

‘Holiday Home (Folkestone)’, Folkestone 2017.

‘Holiday Home (Regents park)’  London 2018.

‘Refit’ Tabley House , Cheshire 2001.

‘Upgrade (Hoxton square)’ London 2018.


Richard Woods was born in Chester, England, in 1966 and graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art, London in 1990, where he trained as a sculptor. Woods is well known for his architectural installations and re-surfacing of structures that propose an absurd twist on the cult of home improvement and DIY aesthetics. His works are characterised by cartoon-like decorative surfaces, bold patterns and vibrant colours. Woods completed a major architectural commission in South Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, designed an interior for the Comme des Garçons’ flagship store in Osaka, orchestrated the mock Tudor overhaul of a private residence in New York and transformed the interior of Cary Grant’s former Hollywood residence for its new owner, Jeffrey Deitch. In 2003, his re-paving of a cloistered courtyard was the centrepiece of The Henry Moore Foundation’s exhibition at the 50th International Venice Biennale of Art.


Recent exhibitions and projects include Frieze Sculpture, London (2018, 2013); Chelsea Space, London (2017); Folkestone Triennial (2017); Eastside Projects, Birmingham (2016); Festival of Love, Southbank Centre, London (2015); Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff (2015); Albion Barn, Oxford (2015); Bloomberg Space, London (2012) and Victoria and Albert Museum, London (2009).


His works are held in major collections including the Saatchi Collection, London; Arts Council England, London; Victoria and Albert Museum; London; British Museum, London and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Richard Woods lives and works in London.


Slade School of Fine Art, London 1990.




Small , medium and large, Lower Grosvenor Gardens. Alter Projects, London, UK

Holiday Home, Milwaukee, USA


I Never Felt So Much Alike Alike Alike. With Szabolcs Bozó. L21. Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Estate, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Yorkshire, UK

Dream Homes, Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Penzance, UK

Sculpture Milwaukee, USA

Kensington + Chelsea Art Weekend, London

The Object Library, Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA


The Ideal Home Exhibition, Alan Cristea Gallery, London, UK

Frieze Sculpture Park, London, UK
Upgrade, Skip Gallery, London, UK
Hyundai commission XXIII winter Olympics, South Korea


Albion Barn, Oxford, UK Folkestone Triennial, Folkstone, UK

Richard Woods, David Risley Gallery, Denmark

Richard Woods: Work Tables, Friedman Benda Project

Space, New York, USA

Duckweave, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK 2015 Festival of Love, Southbank Centre, London, UK Inclosure Acts, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, UK

Country Life, Albion Barn, Oxford, UK

Post Pop: East meets West, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK 2013 Richard Woods, Alan Cristea Gallery, London, UK

Frieze Sculpture Park, London, UK

Thirteen, Alan Cristea Gallery, London UK

LOGO NO. 106, Bloomberg SPACE, London, UK

LOGO NO.109, Immediate Media, London, UK 2011 The Red Brick Sculpture Show, Milan, Italy

Richard Woods: Handmade Modern, Work/Projects,

Bristol, UK

Flat Pack Nature, Galleria S.A.L.E.S, Rome, Italy

WRONGWOODS, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
The Nature Show, Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York, USA

Superabundance, Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK WRONGWOODS, New Design Product launch, Milan, Italy


Liverpool Biennale, Liverpool, UK
Wood & Bricks & Bricks & Wood, Works, Projects, Bristol, UK
Stone Clad Cottages, Fermyn Woods, Thrapston, Northamptonshire, UK
Solo Show, Grieder Contemporary, Zurich, Switzerland


Galleria S.A.L.E.S, Rome, Italy

Artist Biography


Mock Tudor Painting, Sadler’s Wells, London, UK 2008 Liverpool Biennale, Liverpool, England

Irony & Gesture, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, South Korea 2005 Representative Artist UK Pavilion Aichi, Nagoya, Japan 2003 Retinal Stain: Mat Collishaw, James Hopkins, Richard

Woods, Cosmic Galerie, Paris, France
Import/Export sculpture in Stopover, The Henry Moore Foundation Contemporary Projects, 50th International Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy


Two cockatoos (red) and various pouring and leaking sculptures, Modern Art in The Galleries Show,
Royal Academy of the Arts, London, UK


Epilogue, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK 1999 Papermake, Modern Art, London, UK

6min.3sec, ABF Konstskola, Umea, Sweden

Cruise Control, Cristinerose Gallery, New York, USA 1998 Show Me The Money, Dukes Mews, London, UK

Superstore, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK

New York Drawers, Brooklyn Museum, London, UK

Superstore Deluxe, Up and Co., New York, UK

Home, Margaret Harvey Gallery, London, UK 1996 Being There II, C.B.K. Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Gallery ‘M’, Stockholm, Sweden

Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK 1996 Passing Through, The Tannery, London, UK

Other Rooms, Ron Feldman Gallery, New York, USA



IT Residence du Parc, Turin
UK Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Arts Council Collection, London

British Museum, London

Grosvenor Museum, Chester

The Saatchi Collection, London