Richard Learoyd, Flowers, Day 3, 2019, camera obscura Ilfochrome photograph mounted to aluminum, image, paper and mount, 32 x 32", frame, 39 5/8 x 39 3/8 x 2 1/2", Edition of 4 © Richard Learoyd Richard Learoyd Detailsb. 1966, Nelson, United KingdomConnectrichardlearoyd.com Richard Learoyd’s large-scale color and black-and-white portrait, landscape, and still-life photographs are celebrated for their balance of hyper-real and expressive qualities.His in-studio custom-built camera obscura contains two room-like chambers connected by a bellows with an inset lens. Working with Ilfochrome color-reversal paper, Learoyd uses the camera obscura to render a single positive, unique image with minute detail without film negatives or digital technology. The slowness of the process builds the image over a short duration, imbuing the work with an auratic presence and giving the photographs an experiential component that plays on the artist’s interest in collective photographic memory.Learoyd’s photographs were the subject of the solo exhibition Dark Mirror at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (2015) and were exhibited at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, in 2016. His work is in the permanent collections of institutions worldwide, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Richard Learoyd, 7 Horses, 2017, seven gelatin silver prints on hand coated paper each hinged to board, each image and paper, 25 1/4 x 19 1/2", each board, 29 3/8 x 23 1/4", each frame, 30 x 23 3/4 x 2 1/4", Edition of 5 + 2 APs © Richard Learoyd Richard Learoyd, Crashed, burned and rolled (2), 2017, gelatin silver print on hand coated paper hinged to board, image and paper, 64 x 95", board, 68 x 99", frame, 70 3/4 x 101 3/4 x 4" © Richard Learoyd Exhibitions View All New York Richard Learoyd Curious Past Apr 3–May 4, 2019 New York Richard Learoyd Day for Night Past Apr 1–Apr 30, 2016 Journal View All Essays Photography in Focus: Richard Learoyd May 01, 2020 Museum Exhibitions Fundación MAPFRE Presents Richard Learoyd Retrospective Feb 02, 2020 Museum Exhibitions The Hague Presents a Retrospective of Works by Richard Learoyd Sep 26, 2019 One-Artist Exhibitions Group Exhibitions Public Collections Periodicals Books and Catalogues Close Richard LearoydOne-Artist Exhibitions Richard Learoyd One-Artist Exhibitions DatesBorn 1966, Lancashire, United KingdomLives and works in LondonEducation1988, Glasgow School of Art, United Kingdom, B.A.1991, Glasgow School of Art, United Kingdom, M.A.2019Richard Learoyd, Fundación MAPFRE Casa Garriga Nogués Exhibition Hall, Barcelona, June 5–September 8, 2019.Richard Learoyd: Curious, Pace Gallery and Pace/MacGill Gallery, 32 East 57th Street, New York, April 3–May 4, 2019.2018Richard Learoyd: Work from Two Rooms, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, October 25–December 22, 2018.2017Richard Learoyd: In the Studio, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, February 10–June 11, 2017.Richard Learoyd, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, January 5–March 4, 2017.2016Richard Learoyd: In the Studio, Getty Center, August 30–November 27, 2016. Traveled to: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, February 10–June 11, 2017.Richard Learoyd: Day for Night, Pace Gallery, 32 East 57th Street, New York, April 1–30, 2016.2015Richard Learoyd: Dark Mirror, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, October 24, 2015–February 14, 2016.2013Richard Learoyd: The Outside World, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, September 12–October 26, 2013.Richard Learoyd: Still / Life, McKee Gallery, New York, May 9–June 20, 2013. (Catalogue)2011Richard Learoyd: Presences, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, May 5–June 25, 2011. (Catalogue)Richard Learoyd: Portraits and Figures, McKee Gallery, New York, September 28–October 29, 2011. (Catalogue)2009Richard Learoyd: Unique Photographs, McKee Gallery, New York, September 24–October 31, 2009. (Catalogue)2007Richard Learoyd: Portraits, Nudes and Objects, Union Gallery, London, November 28, 2007–March 2, 2008.1991Richard Learoyd, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh, 1991. (Catalogue) Richard LearoydGroup Exhibitions Richard Learoyd Group Exhibitions 2018Of Individuals and Places, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada, November 28, 2018–April 28, 2019.A History of Photography: Selections from the Museum’s Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, September 12, 2018–February 24, 2019.Pairs, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, May 10–August 24, 2018.2017Masters of Photography 2017, Huxley-Parlour, London, October 25–November 16, 2017.Portraits, Fundación Mapfre, Madrid, June 22–September 3, 2017.2016Retro-spective: Analog Photography in a Digital World, MOCA Jacksonville, Florida, September 24, 2016–January 8, 2017.Collected, Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, May 2, 2016–January 31, 2017.This is a Photograph, Penland School of Crafts, Spruce Pine, North Carolina, March 22–May 1, 2016.2014Negativeless, Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, September 19–October 24, 2014.2012About Face, Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, May 15, 2012–April 30, 2013. (Catalogue)Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present, The National Gallery, London, October 31–January 20, 2013. Traveled to: Seducidos por el Arte, Obra Social “la Caixa” Caixa Forum, Barcelona, February 22–May 19, 2013 ; Obra Social “la Caixa” Caixa Forum, Madrid. June 19–September 15, 2013. (Catalogue)2011The More Things Change, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, November 20, 2010–November 6, 2011.2010Object Lesson, New York Photo Festival, May 12–May 16, 2010.2009Contemporary Photography, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London, 2009.Several Exceptionally Good Recently Acquired Pictures XXI, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, July 9–August 15, 2009.Dress Codes: The Third ICP Triennial of Photography and Video, International Center of Photography, New York, October 2, 2009–January 17, 2010. (Catalogue) Richard LearoydPublic Collections Richard Learoyd Public Collections Centre Pompidou, ParisJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los AngelesJP Morgan Chase Art Collection, New YorkNational Gallery of Canada, OttawaMAPFRE Foundation, MadridPier 24 Photography, San FranciscoSan Francisco Museum of Modern ArtTate Gallery, LondonThe Metropolitan Museum of Art, New YorkThe Museum of Modern Art, New YorkThe Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas CityThe Scottish Arts Council, EdinburghVictoria and Albert Museum, London Wilson Centre for Photography, LondonWilson Centre for Photography, LondonYale University Art Gallery, New Haven Richard LearoydPeriodicals Richard Learoyd Periodicals 2019Lott, Jessica. “Richard Learoyd” (Fundación MAPFRE Casa Garriga Nogués Exhibition Hall exhibition review). Artforum, accessed 5 August 2019. https://www.artforum.com/picks/richard-learoyd-80429“Richard Learoyd: Absorbed in the Experience of Looking” (Pace Gallery exhibition review). Photo+, 29 March 2019. https://potd.pdnonline.com/2019/03/55703/#gallery-7“Richard Learoyd Takes Us Inside His Giant Homemade Camera.” SFMoMA, accessed 28 March 2019. Online video, 4:00. https://www.sfmoma.org/watch/richard-learoyd-takes-us-inside-his-giant-homemade-camera/Roalf, Peggy. “The DART Board: 04.03.2019” (Pace Gallery exhibition review). AI-AP, 3 April 2019. https://www.ai-ap.com/publications/article/24854/the-dart-board-04032019.html2018Shan, Joy. “In Richard Learoyd’s Moody Photography, the Camera Obscura Returns” (Fraenkel Gallery exhibition review). Artsy, 29 November 2018. https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-richard-learoyds-moody-photography-camera-obscura-returns2017“Richard Learoyd Photography Exhibition Opens at Nelson-Atkins” (exhibition review). Infozine, 6 February 2017. http://www.infozine.com/news/stories/op/storiesView/sid/66181/2016“’Richard Learoyd: In the Studio’ at the J. Paul Getty Museum, LA” (exhibition review). Artinfo, 20 October 2016. http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/1641423/richard-learoyd-in-the-studio-at-the-j-paul-getty-museum-la“Richard Learoyd” (Pace Gallery exhibition review). The New Yorker, 2 May 2016: 12.Schonauer, David. “Exhibitions: New Work from Richard Learoyd at Fraenkel Gallery” (exhibition review). American Photography’s Prophoto Daily, 20 December 2016. http://www.ai-ap.com/publications/article/19989/exhibitions-new-work-from-richard-learoyd-at-frae.html2015O’Hagan, Sean. “Shots in the dark: Richard Learoyd and his Supersized Camera Obscura” (Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition review). The Guardian, 23 October 2015. http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/oct/23/richard-learoyd-dark-mirror-camera-obscura-photography-vanda-museum-artworks2014Friedman, Julia. “Photography Without Negatives” (Michael Hoppen Gallery exhibition review), Hyperallergic, 3 November 2014. http://hyperallergic.com/160003/photography-without-negatives/Hodgson, Francis. “’Negativeless’ photography at the Michael Hoppen Gallery” (exhibition review). Financial Times, 26 September 2014. http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/b31de032-401e-11e4-936b-00144feabdc0.html,Page, Dominica. “The Visible and the Veiled.” Conveyor Magazine, no. 4 (2014).2013Archer, Larissa. “Review: The Outside World” (Fraenkel Gallery exhibition review). Art Practical, 7 October 2013. http://www.artpractical.com/review/the-outside-world/.UlW4nSShBcBKnoblauch, Loring. “Richard Learoyd: Still/Life @ McKee Gallery” (exhibition review). Collector Daily, 3 June 2013. http://collectordaily.com/richard-learoyd-stilllife-mckee/Rosen, Ariel. “Review: ‘The Outside World’ By Richard Learoyd at Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco” (exhibition review), San Francisco Arts Quarterly, 23 September 2013. http://sfaq.us/2013/09/review-the-outside-world-by-richard-learoyd-at-fraenkel-gallery-san-francisco/Teichman, Esther. “Inside the Camera’s belly.” Exit, no. 51 (December 2013).2011Archer, Larissa. “Review: Presences” (Fraenkel Gallery exhibition review), Art Practical, 5 May 2011. http://www.artpractical.com/shotgun_review/presences/Baker, Kenneth. “Learoyd’s photos look alive,” San Francisco Chronicle, 18 June 2011.Burmeister, Don. “The End of an Era: Richard Learoyd Portraits and Figures.” The New York Photo Review, Volume 2, no. 37, 18–24 October 2011. http://www.nyphotoreview.com/NYPR_REVS/ NYPR_REV1804.htmlHowerton, Michael. “The Inviting Distance of Learoyd’s Portraits.” The San Francisco Examiner, 25 May 2011. http://www.sfexaminer.com/entertainment/2011/05/inviting-distance-learoyd-s-portraitsMorse, Trent. “Richard Learoyd.” Art News (December 2011).Smith, Caroline. “Uncomfortably Close: Richard Learoyd’s Presences” (Fraenkel Gallery exhibition review). Time, 27 April 2011. http://time.com/3776629/uncomfortably-close-richard-learoyds-presences/#12010Rattman, Jonno. “Camera (Not So) Obscura” (exhibition review). ISO Magazine, no. 4 (Fall 2010): 10–11, illustrated.Learoyd, Richard. “Flesh and Bone, Unique Photographs by Richard Learoyd” (exhibition review). Interview with Peggy Roalf. Aperture 13, no. 199 (2010).Lowry, Joanna. “Richard Learoyd: The Other side of the Mirror” (exhibition review). Portfolio Magazine: Contemporary Photography in Britain, no. 52 (2010).2009Aletti, Vince. “Best of 2009.” Artforum, (December 2009): 87, illustrated.Johnson, Ken. “Richard Learoyd,” (exhibition review). The New York Times, 23 October 2009: C29, illustrated.Roalf, Peggy. “Richard Learoyd at McKee Gallery” (exhibition review). DART-Design Arts Daily Newsletter, 17 November 2009. http://www.aiap.com/dart/index.php?s=102709+learoydRyan, Kathy. “Photo Finish | The Year’s Best Books.” The New York Times Style Magazine, 30 December 2009. http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/30/photofinish-the-years-best-books/Smith, Roberta. “Fashion beyond a Simple Statement” (exhibition review). The New York Times, 9 October 2009: C27. Richard LearoydBooks and Catalogues Richard Learoyd Books 2016Art at Work: The JPMorgan Chase Art Collection. Third edition. New York: JP Morgan Chase & Co., 2016: 97, illustrated.2015Richard Learoyd: Day for Night. Texts by Nancy Gryspeerdt, Martin Barnes, and the artist. New York and San Francisco: Aperture; Pier 24 Photography, 2015.2013Gefter, Phillip, Sandra S. Phillips, et al. About Face (exhibition catalogue). San Francisco: Pier 24 Photography, 2013.Richard Learoyd: Still / Life (exhibition catalogue). New York: McKee Gallery, 2013.2012Kingsley, Hope, and Christopher Riopelle. Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present (exhibition catalogue). New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012.2011Learoyd, Richard. Portraits and Figures (exhibition catalogue). New York: McKee Gallery, 2011.Richard Learoyd: Presences (exhibition catalogue). San Francisco: Fraenkel Gallery, 2011.2009Aletti, Vince, and Judy Ditner. Dress Codes: The Third ICP Triennial of Photography and Video (exhibition catalogue). New York and Göttingen: International Center of Photography; Steidl, 2009.Richard Learoyd: Unique Photographs: 2007–09 (exhibition catalogue). Interview by Christopher Bucklow. New York: McKee Gallery, 2009.2008Learoyd, Richard. Twenty-Two Photographs: 2005–07. London: [publisher not identified], 2008.1991Learoyd, Richard, Thomas Joshua Cooper, and Lise Bratton. Elevations (exhibition catalogue). Edinburgh: Stills Photography Gallery & Bookshop, 1991.