Richard emerged as a curator in London in the late 1990's by initiating a new gallery space above The Blue Note Night Club in Hoxton Square London. He has curated and exhibited widely, including curating for the ICA London.

He has a Masters in Fine Art Painting from Chelsea School of Art and a First Degree in Fine Art from Cardiff School of Art. He has worked at Cardiff School of Art and Plymouth College of Art and is currently the course leader for the BA (hons) Fine Art Degree at the Arts University Bournemouth.