rick maxwell standing by his bent wood sculpture
In the past 40 years, I've written many 'Artist Statements'. Some were insightful, some were intellectual, some were humorous and a few were even embarrassing. Now, after all this time, what it's come down to is exactly where it started. I enjoy being an artist because I enjoy the simple task of making the art. For me the process has always had a stronger allure than standing in front of the finished piece. I love the tools I work with, the materials I work in, and the empathy I experience as I move through the process. Simply said, "I'm an artist because I'm addicted to making art."

SUSPENDED BENT WOOD

Collection of the Omni Corporation - sculpt-1

Meandering Way 4'x 45' Beech

Rick Maxwell, Sculptor Collection of the Omni Corporation - sculpt-1, Meandering Way 4'x 45' Beech
Collection of the Omni Corporation - sculpt-2

Meandering Way 4'x 47' Beech

Rick Maxwell, Sculptor Collection of the Omni Corporation - sculpt-2, Meandering Way 4'x 47' Beech
Country Club

Shady Oaks, 3.5'x 12' Maple Beech

Rick Maxwell, Sculptor - Shady Oaks 3.5'x 12' Maple
Broken Cycles

9'10"x 6'4"x 6" Dyed Red Oak and Metal

Rick Maxwell, Sculptor - Bentwood Broken Cycles  9.10 x 6.4 x 6 Dyed Red Oak and Metal
Aspen Home

Aspen Loops, 4'x 37', Oak

Rick Maxwell, Sculptor - Aspen Loops, 4'x 37', Oak
Aspen Home

Aspen Loops, 4'x 37', Oak - view 2

Rick Maxwell, Sculptor - Aspen Loops, 4'x 37', Oak view 2
Commission

Bent Wood Bulb

Rick Maxwell, Sculptor - Bent Wood Bulb
Bentwood Dance

Bentwood Dance 5'x 45' Maple

Rick Maxwell, Sculptor- Bentwood Dance 5'x 45' Maple
Musica Musica

9'x 4.5' Dyed Oak

Rick Maxwell, Sculptor - Musica Musica 9'x 4.5' Dyed Oak

FREE STANDING BENT WOOD

Lorenzo Installation III

Rick Maxwell - Lorenzo Installation III
Red Tree Shape

14'x 6.7' x 6.7' Unfinished Red Oak

Rick Maxwell, sculptor - Red Tree Shape 14'x 6.7' x 6.7' Unfinished Red Oak
Commission

White Curves - Maple

Rick Maxwell, sculptor - White Curves Maple
Office Lobby

Bent Wood Twist

Rick Maxwell, sculptor - Bent Wood Twist

WALL MOUNT BENT WOOD

Collection: City of Dallas

37'10"X 8'7"X 13" - Red Oak, White Oak, Walnut and Hickory

Rick Maxwell, sculptor - Nest:Collection - City of Dallas
Nest - detail

37'10"X 8'7"X 13" - Red Oak, White Oak, Walnut and Hickory

Rick Maxwell, sculptor - Nest:Collection - City of Dallas -detail
Nest - detail -2

37'10"X 8'7"X 13" - Red Oak, White Oak, Walnut and Hickory

Rick Maxwell, sculptor - Nest:Collection - City of Dallas -detail 2
Nest - detail -3

37'10"X 8'7"X 13" - Red Oak, White Oak, Walnut and Hickory

Rick Maxwell, sculptor - Nest:Collection - City of Dallas -detail 3
Nest - detail -4

37'10"X 8'7"X 13" - Red Oak, White Oak, Walnut and Hickory

Rick Maxwell, sculptor - Nest:Collection - City of Dallas -detail 4
kitchen Dancer

12'6" x 9' x 38"

Rick Maxwell, sculptor - Kitchen Dancer 12.2in x 9in x 38in
Wisp

32"x 17"x 19" White Oak, Red Oak, Brazilian Cherry, Sassafras Beech and Maple

Rick Maxwell, sculptor - Wisp, 32"x 17"x 19" White Oak, Red Oak, Brazilian Cherry, Sassafras Beech and Maple
Tangled Up in You

32"x 17"x 19" White Oak, Red Oak, Brazilian Cherry, Sassafras Beech and Maple

Rick Maxwell, sculptor - Tangled Up in You, 32"x 17"x 19" White Oak, Red Oak, Brazilian Cherry, Sassafras Beech and Maple
Slow Curve

21"x 22"x 6" Beech, Maple, Walnut, Brazilian Cherry

Rick Maxwell - Slow Curve, 21"x 22"x 6" Beech, Maple, Walnut, Brazilian Cherry
Guitarra

33"x 19"x 11" White Oak, Red Oak, Maple, Hickory and Walnut

Rick Maxwell - Guitarra, 33"x 19"x 11" White Oak, Red Oak, Maple, Hickory and Walnut
Second Chef

White Oak, Red Oak, Hickory, Sassafras, Walnut, Beech, Brazilian Cherry and Maple

Rick Maxwell - Second Chef, White Oak, Red Oak, Hickory, Sassafras, Walnut, Beech, Brazilian Cherry and Maple
Wall Relief 3

10'x 5' Oak

Rick Maxwell - Wall Relief 3, 10'x 5' Oak
Wall Relief 3 - detail

10'x 5' Oak

Rick Maxwell - Wall Relief 3, 10'x 5' Oak -detail
Wall Relief 1, Studio Study

10'x 5' Oak

Rick Maxwell - Wall Relief 1, Studio Study, 10'x 5' Oak -detail
Wall Relief 2

8'x 5' Oak

Rick Maxwell - Wall Relief 2, 8'x 5' Oak
Wall Relief, Studio Study

8'x 5' Oak

Rick Maxwell - Wall Relief, Studio Study, 8'x 5' Oak
Wall Relief 3, Studio Study

8'x 5' Oak

Rick Maxwell - Wall Relief 3, Studio Study, 8'x 5' Oak
3 Lines 2 Balls Studio Study

6'x 3' Oak

Rick Maxwell - 3 Lines 2 Balls Studio Study, 6'x 3' Oak
3 Rings 4 Balls

39" x 19" Oak

Rick Maxwell - 3 Rings 4 Balls, 39" x 19" Oak
Wall Rings

39" x 19" Oak

Rick Maxwell - Wall Rings, 39" x 19" Oak

CHARCOAL DRAWINGS

Large Scale Charcoal Drawing 01

60"x 48" Charcoal
on Lenox archival paper

Rick Maxwell, charcoal drawing artist - Large Scale Charcoal Drawing 01
Large Scale Charcoal Drawing 02

60"x 48" Charcoal
on Lenox archival paper

Rick Maxwell, charcoal drawing artist - Large Scale Charcoal Drawing 02
Large Scale Charcoal Drawing 03

60"x 48" Charcoal
on Lenox archival paper

Rick Maxwell, charcoal drawing artist - Large Scale Charcoal Drawing 03
Large Scale Charcoal Drawing 04

60"x 48" Charcoal
on Lenox archival paper

Rick Maxwell, charcoal drawing artist - Large Scale Charcoal Drawing 04
Large Scale Charcoal Drawing 05

60"x 48" Charcoal
on Lenox archival paper

Rick Maxwell, charcoal drawing artist - Large Scale Charcoal Drawing 05
Charcoal Drawing-01

79"x 55" Charcoal

Rick Maxwell, charcoal drawing artist - Charcoal Drawing-01
Charcoal Drawing-02

49.5"x 33.5" Charcoal

Rick Maxwell, charcoal drawing artist - Charcoal Drawing-02
Charcoal Drawing-03

49.5"x 33.5" Charcoal

Rick Maxwell, charcoal drawing artist - Charcoal Drawing-03
Charcoal Drawing-04

49.5"x 33.5" Charcoal

Rick Maxwell, charcoal drawing artist - Charcoal Drawing-04
Charcoal Drawing-05

49.5"x 33.5" Charcoal

Rick Maxwell, charcoal drawing artist - Charcoal Drawing-05
Charcoal Drawing-001

40"x 30" Charcoal

Rick Maxwell, charcoal drawing artist - Charcoal Drawing-001
Charcoal Drawing-002

40"x 30" Charcoal

Rick Maxwell, charcoal drawing artist - Charcoal Drawing-002
Charcoal Drawing-003

40"x 30" Charcoal

Rick Maxwell, charcoal drawing artist - Charcoal Drawing-003
Charcoal Drawing-004

40"x 30" Charcoal

Rick Maxwell, charcoal drawing artist - Charcoal Drawing-004
Charcoal Drawing-005

40"x 30" Charcoal

Rick Maxwell, charcoal drawing artist - Charcoal Drawing-005
Charcoal Drawing-006

40"x 30" Charcoal

Rick Maxwell, charcoal drawing artist - Charcoal Drawing-006
Charcoal Drawing-007

40"x 30" Charcoal

Rick Maxwell, charcoal drawing artist - Charcoal Drawing-007
Charcoal Drawing-008

40"x 30" Charcoal

Rick Maxwell, charcoal drawing artist - Charcoal Drawing-008
Charcoal Drawing 2

40"x 30" Charcoal

Rick Maxwell, charcoal drawing artist - Charcoal Drawing 2
Charcoal Drawing 3

40"x 30" Charcoal

Rick Maxwell, charcoal drawing artist - Charcoal Drawing 3
Charcoal Drawing 5

40"x 30" Charcoal

Rick Maxwell, charcoal drawing artist - Charcoal Drawing 5
Charcoal Drawing 6

40"x 30" Charcoal

Rick Maxwell, charcoal drawing artist - Charcoal Drawing 6
Charcoal Drawing 9

40"x 30" Charcoal

Rick Maxwell, charcoal drawing artist - Charcoal Drawing 9
Charcoal Drawing 11

40"x 30" Charcoal

Rick Maxwell, charcoal drawing artist - Charcoal Drawing 11
Charcoal Drawing 12

40"x 30" Charcoal

Rick Maxwell, charcoal drawing artist - Charcoal Drawing 12

RICK MAXWELL \ bio \ contact

rick maxwell, sculptor, wine barrel sculpture
Jordon Vineyards in California

Wine Barrel Sculpture

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Rick Maxwell

Born - Chicago, Illinois

EDUCATION

1971 - B.A. The University of Dallas, Irving, Texas

1975 - M.F.A. Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

EXHIBITIONS

2017 - On Evolution and Human Touch, Tong- In Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

2017 - 2 + Dallas + Seoul + Dallas, Mary Thomas Gallery, Dallas Texas

2014 - Art Couples, Bath House Cultural Art Center, Dallas Texas

2013 - Dallas Morning News Lamar Street Arts and Music Festival, Dallas Texas

2010 - Maxwell, Newman, and Taylor Sculpture Photography and Painting Haggerty Gallery, The University of Dallas, Irving Texas

2009 - Brock/Maxwell Painting and Sculpture, Brock Galleries Dallas, Texas

2007 - Lisa Ehrich, Rick Maxwell, Ceramics/Sculpture, Eastern Oklahoma University, Ada, Oklahoma

2005 - Form, Fire and Fiction, Plano Art Center, Plano, Texas

2004 - Drawn For, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas

1998 - Art in the Metroplex, Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, Texas

1989 - AMST V, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas

1987 - Critic's Choice, Dallas Visual Art Center, Dallas, Texas

1987 - Five State Art Exhibit, Gallery of Port Arthur, Port Arthur, Texas

1985 - Rick Maxwell, Rubin/Martin Gallery, Seattle Washington

1982 - Constructed Paintings, DW Gallery, Dallas Texas

1982 - Fire, Houston Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, Texas

1981 - The House As Image, Lawndale Annex, Houston, Texas

1981 - The Trickster, Graham Gallery, Houston Texas

1981 - Rick Maxwell, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin Texas

1980 - Inside Texas Borders, South Texas Artmobile, Corpus Christi, Texas

1979 - 12: An Invitational of Twelve Regional Artists, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

1978 - The Tree Show, D.W. Gallery, Dallas, Texas

1977 - The Southwest Tarrant County Annual, Ft. Worth, Modern Museum, Ft. Worth, Texas

1976-Rick Maxwell, Gallery 13, KERA Studios, Dallas Texas

COLLECTIONS | COMMISSIONS

Exxon Corporation

City of Dallas

Omni Corporation

Marriott Corporation

Shady Oaks Country Club

Atlantic Richfield Company, Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, California

Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

Museum of Fine Art, Houston, Texas

Southwestern Bell, Dallas, Texas

El Centro College, Dallas, Texas

Eastfield College

Southern Methodist University

Brookhaven College

Jordon Vineyards, Healdsburg, California

RICK MAXWELL \ WOOD SCULPTOR

Maxwell Studios, 1419A Griffin Street East, Dallas, Texas 75215
214.232.7524 || rickmaxwell.sculptor@gmail.com