September 2016 Artist of the Month

Biography

Richard Allen May III studied art at Otis School of Design, Art Center College of Design, California State University, Fullerton, California State, San Bernardino, California State University, Los Angeles, San Bernardino Valley College and Chaffey College.  Originally from Chicago, his diverse artistic voice is evident through pen & ink, acrylic, charcoal, mixed media, collage and pastels. 

He has served as adjunct Professor at Mt. San Jacinto College, San Bernardino Valley College and Chaffey College. African American Literature, Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication and Small Group Communication are among the courses that May has taught. Also, May has taught workshops addressing topics associated with relationships. Currently, he teaches at Chaffey College.

As an independent scholar of the AFRICOBRA( African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists)  Art Movement, May has presented original research on this revolutionary collective at academic conferences, art history symposiums and in college classrooms since 2002. From 2008-2010, he wrote for the Los Angeles-based magazine, Artillery: Killer text on art.

May is the proud father of a six year-old son, Nickolas M.  May, who he describes as “My best work of art!” 

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