Richard Klank lives and works in Maryland where he is a Professor of Art at the University of Maryland. He has exhibited his work in solo exhibitions at The Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Smithsonian Museum of Art, The National Cathedral and The World Bank as well as other local galleries. In Key West, he has exhibited at The Fred Gross Gallery The Artist Warehouse Gallery, The Lois Locklear, The Victoria Lesser and Fort Martello Museum and a retrospective exhibition at The Tennessee Williams Fine Arts Center.
He has exhibited nationally and internationally, among others, at The Museums of Modern Art in Reijka, Brussels, Maintz, and London, as well as at The Thanksgiving Square in Dallas, The Arkos Gallery in Lenox,Ma. and Chosen Land at Sabbath Day Lake, Maine. He has been an active participant in conferences and has lectured extensively. He has contributed as a judge in awarding prizes, grants and forming exhibitions.
For the past three years, Klank’s work has evolved into a musical performance event, where Klank paints, and Soprano Carmen Balthrop and Violinist Daniel Heifetz perform. During the Summer 2001, Klank constructed 12 paintings in public performances at an International String Institute in Wolfeboro, NH. He is currently working with Scot Reese, University of Maryland’s Theatre Department faculty member, to combine musical theatre with painting and performance.