Ryder Richards

Ryder is a North Dallas artistwritercurator, former educator, and current podcaster who has sunk into DIY and Labor themes.

Primarily concerned with bias in labor and institutional power and invisibility, his work takes the form of installations, high-modernist art, and highly rendered drawings. He has exhibited internationally and attended one dozen artist-in-residence programs.

ryder@ryderrichards.us _ 806-790-5508

let’s THiNK about it

Every month, sometimes more often, Ryder releases a podcast on a book, or topic he finds compelling.
Typically they are focused on sociology, human behavior, and philosophy tangled together.


Belly Button Lint

A daily wad of Naval Gazing brought to you in a short format that seems like wisdom but is really just Ryder clearing my headspace.

The Will to DIY

A series of essays (a monograph) on the practice of “do it yourself” as a sociological rebelliousness, still contained within capitalism, yet harnessing a spirit that deviates from the standard universal, through the machinic craftsman, through the emotive self, and on to political agency in a type of cyclic discourse.

56-pages with pictures of “Chair” (an art piece by Ryder) and diagrams