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Bookmark and Share Rivet Exhibition
February 5th - 28th
Check out the opening!
Artist Exhibition - Opening February 5th, 7-10pm
Featuring the art of
Gunnar Jeffrey Richter
Columbus, OH St. Clair, Mo
Gunnar was born June 16, 1974, in New Britain Connecticut. By the time he reached high-school his focus turned to skateboarding and the hardcore music scene. After realizing that music was not his calling he began sketching and designing flyers for local hardcore bands. During college, while getting a tattoo at a local tattoo studio, Gunnar was approached with an offer for an apprenticeship in tattooing.

Gunnar's professional tattoo career began in October of 1997 while simultaneously working in corporate America. Within his first 2 years of tattooing he had been featured in 2 international publications and had built a local fan base it was at this point that he realized corporate America was not for him and he became a full time tattoo artist. Gunnar's passion for art and the knowledge of art grew and he began learning everything he could about art through reading and vigorous practice.

By the time Gunnar's second daughter was born, fatherhood had had a profound effect on his art and career. It was at this time that Gunnar began painting and developing the "cute and creepy" kids that he would become known for around the world. During this time Gunnar had become an award winning and internationally recognized tattoo artist and one of the biggest names of the "new school" movement.

During this time he opened God's and Monsters tattoo studio and art gallery. It was at this point when Gunnar was approached by Geffen Records to be the artist for New Found Glory's Gold Album "All Down Hill From Here" EP release. This release had a world wide advertising campaign and introduced Gunnar's "cute and creepy" kids to a larger audience. His art was also featured in their "all down hill from here" video which was nominated as best breakout video.

Around 2004 Gunnar moved to Southern California to work with other like minded artists and hone is techniques. He began showing in group shows around the country and had a successful first solo show in 2005 at Warped 9 Gallery in San Diego.

In 2009 Gunnar returned to Columbus Ohio, to spend more time with his daughters and hone his craft as to better tell the stories conjured up from his imagination. Gunnar is currently working on writing and illustrating his first children's story and working on his large scale collaboration project, 'Story to Tell.'
While I have been interested in art for as long as I can remember, I did not have a chance to formally begin developing my talent until my junior year of high school. It was in my first art class that I gained experience with drawing and painting mediums.

I began attending East Central College in Union, Missouri, in the fall of 1999. While there I was able to expand my skills through a wide variety of classes, including drawing, painting, printmaking, figure drawing, design, and business of art. I worked for East Central College's student newspaper, the Cornerstone, as the graphic arts editor. I drew all the covers of the paper and illustrated cartoons and pictures for headlines.

After leaving college I have had an assortment of different opportunities to use my abilities. I worked for St Clair Monument designing and lettering headstones which gave me a chance to learn to use my art as a tool in the workforce. I later was accepted for an internship to study sculpture in Rutland, Vermont, at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center. During this time I kept creating and experimenting with my own art, driven by new life experiences, a new environment, and the excitement of spontaneity. I also worked for The Chaffee Center for the Visual Arts in Rutland, Vermont, as a drawing and painting instructor for two years before returning to Missouri in 2006.

Since moving back from Vermont to St. Clair, Missouri, a lot has changed in my personal life along with my professional life. I am married and have two children, a girl and a boy. My daughter is almost three years old and my son is four months old. My daughter stays up late with me when I work on my art and draws her own pictures too!

I work as a graphic designer eight hours a day and come home work at night to work on my own ideas. My full-time job is with a company called Paramount Apparel, which designs clothing for many different companies all over America. My artwork has grown and changed as well; through the internet, as well as art shows and other resources, I am able to reach a larger audience by selling my original works and signed prints all around the world. Currently, in my work, I am concentrating on the human form and how it relates to machinery in being created, given a job, wearing out, and seizing.

My brain is constantly crowded with ideas and thoughts on what new creations I can do and how I can do them, and I will continue to create until my engine breaks down.

Hide   Bookmark and Share Rivet Exhibition

Hide Artist:
Jeffrey Richter

Medium:
black and white charcoal on paper, framed in an antique frame

Size:
18.00in Wide x 22.00in High

Original art for Rivet's 02/11 exhibition, "Broken Hearts and Party Hats"...

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Last Song Of The Broken Harp   Bookmark and Share Rivet Exhibition

Last Song Of The Broken Harp Artist:
Jeffrey Richter

Medium:
black and white charcoal on paper, framed in an antique frame

Size:
24.00in Wide x 18.00in High

Original art for Rivet's 02/11 exhibition, "Broken Hearts and Party Hats"...

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Violiness Without Her Bow   Bookmark and Share Rivet Exhibition

Violiness Without Her Bow Artist:
Jeffrey Richter

Medium:
black and white charcoal on paper, framed in an antique frame

Size:
12.00in Wide x 24.00in High

Original art for Rivet's 02/11 exhibition, "Broken Hearts and Party Hats"...

Inquire with artist for pricing / availability.

Machine Woman   Bookmark and Share Rivet Exhibition

Machine Woman Artist:
Jeffrey Richter

Medium:
black and white charcoal on paper, framed in an antique frame

Size:
16.00in Wide x 20.00in High

Original art for Rivet's 02/11 exhibition, "Broken Hearts and Party Hats"...

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Violiness   Bookmark and Share Rivet Exhibition

Violiness Artist:
Jeffrey Richter

Medium:
black and white charcoal on paper, framed in an antique frame

Size:
12.00in Wide x 18.00in High

Original art for Rivet's 02/11 exhibition, "Broken Hearts and Party Hats"...

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Breakdown   Bookmark and Share Rivet Exhibition

Breakdown Artist:
Jeffrey Richter

Medium:
black and white charcoal on paper, framed in an antique frame

Size:
16.00in Wide x 20.00in High

Original art for Rivet's 02/11 exhibition, "Broken Hearts and Party Hats"...

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The Sewing Machine Is Beautiful   Bookmark and Share Rivet Exhibition

The Sewing Machine Is Beautiful Artist:
Jeffrey Richter

Medium:
black and white charcoal on paper, framed in an antique frame

Size:
17.50in Wide x 13.50in High

Original art for Rivet's 02/11 exhibition, "Broken Hearts and Party Hats"...

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Seduction   Bookmark and Share Rivet Exhibition

Seduction Artist:
Jeffrey Richter

Medium:
black and white charcoal on paper, framed in an antique frame

Size:
10.00in Wide x 13.75in High

Original art for Rivet's 02/11 exhibition, "Broken Hearts and Party Hats"...

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She Loves Me Not   Bookmark and Share Rivet Exhibition

She Loves Me Not Artist:
Gunnar

Medium:
oil on canvas, unframed

Size:
36.00in Wide x 24.00in High

Original art for Rivet's 02/11 exhibition, "Broken Hearts and Party Hats"...

$2,100.00

Broken Hearts and Party Hats   Bookmark and Share Rivet Exhibition

Broken Hearts and Party Hats Artist:
Gunnar

Medium:
oil on canvas, framed size (32 x 38)

Size:
30.00in Wide x 24.00in High

Original art for Rivet's 02/11 exhibition, "Broken Hearts and Party Hats"...

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Too Broke to Fix   Bookmark and Share Rivet Exhibition

Too Broke to Fix Artist:
Gunnar

Medium:
oil on canvas, framed size (32 x 38)

Size:
24.00in Wide x 30.00in High

Original art for Rivet's 02/11 exhibition, "Broken Hearts and Party Hats"...

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Cupid's Karma   Bookmark and Share Rivet Exhibition

Cupid's Karma Artist:
Gunnar

Medium:
oil on canvas, framed size (26 x 32)

Size:
18.00in Wide x 24.00in High

Original art for Rivet's 02/11 exhibition, "Broken Hearts and Party Hats"...

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The Forlorn Party   Bookmark and Share Rivet Exhibition

The Forlorn Party Artist:
Gunnar

Medium:
oil on canvas, framed size (20 x 24)

Size:
20.00in Wide x 16.00in High

Original art for Rivet's 02/11 exhibition, "Broken Hearts and Party Hats"...

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A Tangled Mess   Bookmark and Share Rivet Exhibition

A Tangled Mess Artist:
Gunnar

Medium:
oil on panel

Size:
15.00in Wide x 12.00in High

Original art for Rivet's 02/11 exhibition, "Broken Hearts and Party Hats"...

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The Fragile Castle   Bookmark and Share Rivet Exhibition

The Fragile Castle Artist:
Gunnar

Medium:
oil on wood

Size:
11.00in Wide x 14.00in High

Original art for Rivet's 02/11 exhibition, "Broken Hearts and Party Hats"...

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Suffer The Little Mermaid   Bookmark and Share Rivet Exhibition

Suffer The Little Mermaid Artist:
Gunnar

Medium:
acrylic on wood

Size:
12.00in Wide x 9.00in High

Original art for Rivet's 02/11 exhibition, "Broken Hearts and Party Hats"...

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Just Desserts   Bookmark and Share Rivet Exhibition

Just Desserts Artist:
Gunnar

Medium:
acrylic on wood

Size:
8.00in Wide x 10.00in High

Original art for Rivet's 02/11 exhibition, "Broken Hearts and Party Hats"...

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The Waiting Game   Bookmark and Share Rivet Exhibition

The Waiting Game Artist:
Gunnar

Medium:
acrylic on wood

Size:
8.00in Wide x 10.00in High

Original art for Rivet's 02/11 exhibition, "Broken Hearts and Party Hats"...

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Untitled   Bookmark and Share Rivet Exhibition

Untitled Artist:
Gunnar

Medium:
oil on wood

Size:
5.00in Wide x 8.00in High

Original art for Rivet's 02/11 exhibition, "Broken Hearts and Party Hats"...

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