Rich Wojdula’s career as an artist spans several decades. Classically trained in drawing and painting, he also later became an accomplished functional and non-functional ceramic artist while still pursuing his 2-D artwork. In the late 1980’s through the late 1990’s, he created artworks with moving gears.
Thesemetaphorical 3-D “boxes” and cabinets were based on old movies, irreverent depictions of art, current issues, political and non-political, literally “took off” under theauspices of the Brigitta Schluger Gallery in Denver, Colorado. Television coverage, featured newspaper articles and other gallery shows followed over the years. Rich continues to paint full-time.
He sites such artists as Gerhard Richter, Mark Rothko, Richard Diebenkorn, and the abstract expressionists as influences in his artistic life and development as a painter.
Rich Wojdula’s works are in collections throughout the United States and Canada. He has also been represented in galleries in Santa Fe, N.M., California, Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs, Colorado.