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Richard Ensor

Published January 28, 2020

Richard Ensor

Sculpture Lab Manager and Adjunct Instructor


Lab: FAB 107



Richard has exhibited his work throughout the south east, New York, and London. As a board member at 621 Gallery, Richard heads a project to restore the gallery’s collection of outdoor sculptures in the Railroad Square Arts District. Richard currently lives and works in Tallahassee, FL.


BFA in Sculpture, University of Tennessee School of Art, Knoxville, TN
MFA, Goldsmiths University of London, UK

Teaching Areas

I hold regular lab inductions for the wood and metal labs. I cover the proper use of personal protective equipment, lab equipment, and open and closing procedures for students to follow. I am scheduled to teach 3D foundations during the summer session of 2020.

Research Areas

I’ll list some of the things I am reading about in no particular order: Bureaucracy, Marxism, Bio Art, Fluxus, Victor Grippo, background music, electrical circuits, renewable energy, and environmental health and safety.

Books related to my research:
David Graeber, The Utopia of Rules
Joseph lanza, Elevator Music: A Surreal History of Muzak, Easy-Listening, and Other Moodsong
Craig J. Saper, Intimate Bureaucracies
Mariana Mazzucato, The Entrepreneurial State

Select Scholarly/Creative Works & Awards

  • My favorite project was the “Outside” exhibition that I participated in at Crossbones Cemetery in London, UK. Read about the exhibition here:
  • My next favorite project is the “Satellites of Love” workshops that I held while in grad school. I hosted the workshop because I accidentally broke my arm while having a foot race. Check it out here:
  • As part of 621 gallery’s “Art is Everywhere” event, I created “Sculpture to Change.” This was an interactive art exhibit where visitors could create their own sculptures from plasticine. There was a list of instructions, some empty plinths, and a 50 pound block of plasticine which was 100% donated for the event. See images in the photo gallery.