Troy Richards

Secretary, NASAD (Executive Committee and Board of Directors)
Elected October 2023, term ends October 2025

Troy Richards is Dean for the School of Art and Design at Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), overseeing the school’s associate and baccalaureate programs as well as the gallery space in the Pomerantz Art and Design Center. He came to FIT in 2017 from the University of Delaware, where he worked from 2008 to 2017 as Associate Professor of art and design and served in a number of leadership roles, including Interim Associate Dean for the arts.

As an artist, Dean Richards works in a range of media and often collaboratively. He has exhibited widely nationally and has received numerous awards and grants, including the 2007 Ohio Arts Council Grant for Individual Excellence and a 2017 Delaware Division of Arts Individual Artist Fellowship, Established Professional category. Dean Richards has had solo exhibitions at Grand Arts (Kansas City, MO), Thomas Robertello Gallery (Chicago and Aqua Art Miami), and Whittier College (Whittier, CA). His work has been shown in exhibitions in New York City at P.S.1, White Columns, Socrates Sculpture Park, the Queens Museum of Art, the International Print Center, and the Center for Book Arts, among other venues. “The Criminal Us,” an ongoing project with Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, is included in the exhibition Prisons Today, which won the overall prize for excellence from the American Alliance of Museums in 2017. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, New Art Examiner, Time Out New York, NY Arts magazine, Newcity (Chicago) magazine, and others.

Dean Richards serves NASAD as a visiting evaluator.

Dean Richards holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Posted November 2023