Richard Caldicott

Born in 1962 - United Kingdom


Richard Caldicott is an English artist who explores abstract photography and creates abstract compositions on paper. He lives and works in London.


He studied at the Royal College of Art, London where he obtained his master in 1987.


As an interdisciplinary artist, Richard Caldicott comes across materials and techniques, including drawing, photography and sculpture.

His works on paper, made with ballpoint pen and inkjet printing, reveal a bare sophistication whether it be with minimal drawings or with buoyant and colourful forms.

Caldicott’s photograms and paper negative series consist of diptychs with the cut-out paper negative placed on the left and the photogram on the right.


Richard Caldicott's work has a relationship with architectural and musical structures, formalism and geometry, referring to modernist painters, designers and architects like Donald Judd, Max Bill, Barnett Newman and Ellsworth Kelly.

“I like artists who do other stuff. With Judd, I like his architecture, his furniture, his printmaking. It’s the same with Max Bill, somebody who crossed over into different fields, with furniture and architecture”

Repetition is an important element of Caldicott’s work, this strategy echoes the art making of the Minimalism period. So is series, “Caldicott is an archetypal adopter of a ‘serial attitude’ “ as per writer Derek Horton’s quote.

Sir Elton John, who is is a fervent collector of Richard Caldicott's work, wrote, "Richard has the unique ability to transform the medium of photography, creating something new, but still using the most traditional technique. Richard is one of those artists who elevates photography to an important and recognized form of contemporary expression."

In 1986 he was awarded the Paris Studio Award of the Cité Internationale des Arts, RCA. His work is featured in various international and corporate collections including Sir Elton John collection, Goldman Sachs and Clarks UK.

Caldicott has widely exhibited worldwide in solo, group exhibitions and art fairs including FIAC Paris, Art Basel, Paris Photo, Photo Miami and the Venice Biennale.

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Richard Caldicott Recent Work 2010-2013, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, New York (catalogue)
Richard Caldicott: Photographs and Drawings, A|B|C ontemporary| Armin Berger Gallery Zurich
Hamiltons, London
Galerie f5,6 Munich (catalogue)
Blocker, Hamiltons, London
Casa Tua, Miami
Loop, Goss Gallery, Dallas, Texas (catalogue)
Hamiltons, London (catalogue)
Ariel Meyerowitz Gallery, New York
Hamiltons, London (catalogue)
Ariel Meyerowitz Gallery, New York
Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
Hamiltons, London
Camera Work, Berlin
Hamiltons, London
Succession, London
Dorothée De Pauw Gallery, Brussels
On the Entity of Objects/Vom Dasein der Gegenstände (with
Christopher Muller), Kunstmuseum Bonn (catalogue) Curated by Stefan Gronert


art on paper, Art Fair, New York, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
ART MIAMI New York, Sous les Etoiles Gallery
Modest Masters 1, ARTES Foundation, Het Hof, Bergen, NL
Paris Photo Los Angeles, Sous les Etoiles Gallery
Shapeshifters&Sharpshooters, Curated by Sven Davis, 886 Geary Gallery, San Francisco, CA
BAMEQUINOX 2015, Museum Ixchel, Guatemala City, Guatemala (catalogue)
Light Image and Data Image - Traces of Concrete Photography, Museum im Kulturspeicher Würzburg (catalogue)
THINK FAST, Co-Curated by Simon Bussiere, Quilian Riano, Dustin Headley: College of Architecture and Planning Gallery, Ball State University, Muncie, IN Touring to: College of Architecture, Planning and Design, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS (catalogue)
Clarks: Rebooted, International Touring Exhibition: Design Shanghai, Salone Internazionale del Moble Milan, Frieze New York, London Design Festival, Frieze London (catalogue)
GRAND FORMAT FROM THE COLLECTION, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, New York
LAS GEOMETRIAS POSIBLES / POSSIBLE GEOMETRIES, Odalys Gallery, Madrid. Curated by Enrique Juncosa (catalogue)

CONTEXT ART MIAMI, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
MIAMI PROJECT art fair, Joshua Liner Gallery
KONSTELLATIONEN, Galerie f5,6 Munich
Second Sight:The David Kronn Collection, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
Soft Target, Organized by Phil Chang and Matthew Porter, M+B Gallery, Los Angeles
Color as Structure, McKenzie Fine Art, New York
Revelation And Enchantment: Acquisitions and Donations from the Photography Collection, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
Reality Loop, VEST, Aarhus
Downtown Fair 2014, New York, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
#spring, Less is More Projects, Paris (with Brian Hubble, Paolo Giardi)
DDESSIN {14} Paris Contemporary Drawing Fair, Less is More Projects
Art Paris Art Fair, 2014, Laurent Delaye Gallery

CORE PURPOSE, Laurent Delaye Gallery, London (with Bill Culbert, Peter Lamb, Andrea Medjesi-Jones, Peter Lowe, Peter Sedgley, Michael Stubbs)
Adapt-erase, & Model, Leeds. Curated by Derek Horton (with Emma Alonze, Joseph Buckley, information as material, Emily Musgrave)
Art Paris Art Fair 2013, Laurent Delaye Gallery
London Art Fair, Wilson Stephens Fine Art

Harts Lane Studios, London
Serial Instinct, Give Art Space | Tolla Duke Contemporary, Singapore (with Michael Lee)
Gallery FUMI, Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy (with Adam Ball, Paul Hosking, Max Lamb)
VIP PHOTO FAIR, A|B|C ontemporary | Armin Berger Gallery Zurich
ART Bodensee 2012, A|B|C ontemporary | Armin Berger Gallery Zurich
Cutlog Art Fair Paris 2012, A|B|C ontemporary | Armin Berger Gallery Zurich
London Art Fair, Wilson Stephens Fine Art
SUPERMARKET:Independent Art Fair:Stockholm, ParisCONCRET
FILED UNDER/Roma:Roman Issue for AltaRoma curated by Emanuela Nobile Mino, Galleria Ugo Ferranti, Rome

Kunst 11 Zurich Art Fair, A|B|C ontemporary| Armin Berger Gallery Zurich
London Art Fair, Wilson Stephens Fine Art
Painting and the Like, ParisCONCRET, Paris (with Dennis Meier, Richard van der Aa)
FILED UNDER/Launch, Galerie f5,6 Munich

Abstract, Galerie f5,6, Munich (with Antonio Azuaga, John Goto, Edward Mapplethorpe, Silvio Wolf)
London Art Fair, Art Projects, Galerie f5,6 (catalogue)
Art + Design Fair London, Hamiltons
Uno de Uno Gallery, Monterrey

The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography – The Sixth Pingyao International Phptography Festivel, Pingyao, Shanxi Province, China
B-Sides, Galerie f5,6, Munich
Beyond the Document: Color Field Photography. Peg and Frank Taplin Gallery, The Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, Princeton
Time and Being, Bowe Ashotn Gallery, University of West England, Bristol School of Creatve Arts
The Christopher Hyland Collection of Photography, By Way of These Eyes: The Sublime, Exotic and Familiar, New British Museum of American Art

Something for Everyone, Hamiltons, London
Paris Photo ’08, Hamiltons

Art Koln, Galerie f5,6
Photo Miami '07, HackleBury Fine Art
Modern fair, Galerie f5,6/Goss Gallery, Munich
Miami – London Preview, HackleBury Fine Art, London

Photo Miami '06, Galerie f5,6
Paris Photo '06, Hamiltons
Seeing the Light, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati
ART ANON, in aid of Terrance Higgins Trust, London Art Fair, London
If it didn’t exist you’d have to invent it: a partial Showroom history, The Showroom, London

Paris Photo '05, Hamiltons
2×2, Rachofsky House, Dallas (catalogue)
Concrete Photography, Museum im Kulturspeicher Würzburg (catalogue)
Still Life and Stilled Lives, Ariel Meyerowitz Gallery, New York

Paris Photo '04, Hamiltons
Photo London '04, Hamiltons
Cleanliness, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York
Group show, Hamiltons, London
The Photography show, AIPAD/Ariel Mayerowitz Gallery, New York
Optic Nerve-Abstract Colour Photography, Photofusion Gallery, London

Optic Nerve-Abstract Colour Photography, curated by Roderick Packe, Wolsey Art Gallery, Ipswich
Fresh Art Auction, Santa Monica Museum of Modern Art, Santa Monica, CA
Prima Facie, curated by Ellen Carey, Nina Freudenheim Fine Art, Buffalo, New York
Paris Photo '03, Hamiltons
Lichtzeichnungen, Galerie f5,6, Munich

Abstract Photography, Hunterdon Museum of Art, New Jersey, New York
Supercellular! Galerie Valerie Cueto, Paris
The Armoury Photography Fair, Ariel Meyerowitz Gallery, New York
Paris Photo '02, Hamiltons

Paris Photo ’01, Hamiltons
Fresh, Jane Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia
Art Brussels 2001, Hamiltons /Dorothée De Pauw Gallery
Art Chicago 2001, Finesilver Gallery

Art Basel 31. Hamiltons
Art Brussels 2000, Hamiltons /Dorothée De Pauw Gallery
ART2000, 12th London Contemporary Art Fair. Houldsworth Fine Art
The Photography Show, AIPAD/Hamiltons, New York

Still, Houldsworth Fine Art, London
Vintage Show, Hamiltons, London
Art Brussels ’99. Dorothée De Pauw Gallery/Hamiltons (catalogue)
Art Basel 30. Hamiltons (catalogue)
Silent Presence: Contemporary Still-Life Photography, Staatliche KunsthalleBaden-Baden
Travelling to Kunstverein Bielefeld, March-April 2000 (catalogue)
FIAC, Paris. Hamiltons/Dorothée De Pauw Gallery (catalogue)
Paris Photo ’99, Hamiltons
The Photography Show, AIPAD/Hamiltons, New York

Art Brussels ’98, Hamiltons, (catalogue)
Out of Frame, curated by Paul Hedge, Hamiltons, London
Under/Exposed, XpoSeptember Stockholm Fotofestival, (catalogue)
The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, London
Paris Photo ’98. Hamiltons (catalogue)

Ordinaire/Ordinary, Miller et Bertaux, Paris
Art Frankfurt, Almut Gerber Gallery, Köln

A Glass of Water, Chelsea Arts Center, New York
The Art Exchange, Kagan Martos Gallery, 60 Broad St, New York

Caldicott, Clegg & Guttmann, Gussin, McDonough, Muller, Smith, Räume
für neue Kunst- Rolf Hengesbach, Wuppertal
Art Basel 26. Räume für neue Kunst- Rolf Hengesbach
Art Köln. Räume für neue Kunst- Rolf Hengesbach

Gol!, Mark Boote Gallery, New York
Close Encounters, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
Foto 1, curated by Christian Anstice, 152c Brick Lane, London

Xenografia Nomadic Wall, (Video Installation Project) curated by
Umberto Scrocca, 45th Venice Biennale

Seventeen, British and American Artists, Greenwich St, New York(catalogue)
Love at First Sight, curated by Graham Gussin, The Showroom, London
In and Out, Back and Forth, 578 Broadway, New York (catalogue)
How Noisy Everything Grows, curated by Marigold, Royal College of Art, London (catalogue)
7th Australian International Video Festival (catalogue)
15th Tokyo Video Festival

Five British Artists / Fünf Britische Künstler, curated by Christa Gather,Thomas Backhaus Galerie, Düsseldorf (catalogue)

From a Position of Safety, Citicorp, London
Harvest Beige, Citicorp, London
Original Copies, Royal College of Art, London.Travelled: National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto. Axis Gallery, Tokyo,Century Plaza,Nagoya (catalogue)

Project Title, Chrome Factory, London

Whitworth Young Contemporaries, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
1984 Stowells Trophy, The Royal Academy, London (catalogue)
New Contemporaries, ICA, London (catalogue)
1983 Stowells Trophy, The Royal Academy, London (catalogue)

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