Kansas City , KS
Richard Fritz holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute. He is an
accomplished fine art painter and has won several commission paintings and public art projects.
Richard is an executive level non profit arts administrator and proven community projects artist.
Richard has received several grant awards as an artist including most recently an Inspiration
Award from the ArtsKC Fund which are investments in human capital, providing direct support
to individual artists and arts professionals for projects and activities that have the potential to
advance their careers and build their capacity for future work, and a Rocket Grant Award funded
by the Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City, MO and the KU Spencer Museum of Art in
Lawrence, KS, in partnership with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The program
aims to fuel the energy of the Kansas City regional visual arts community by encouraging and
supporting innovative, public-oriented work in non-traditional spaces.
As a fine artist, Richard's paintings and sculptures have been purchased by Will Shields of the
Kansas City Chiefs, Rolling Ridge Elementary school, and private collectors in California,
Missouri and Kansas. Richard worked several years as lead scenic painter for Kansas Citys New
Dinner Theater; his paintings have since been loaned to prominent theaters in New York.
As a non profit arts administrator and community projects artist, Richard maintained a role as
key artist in various projects including 1% public arts mural project at the Kansas City
International Airport, implemented project management and curriculum development, staff
training for a Kansas City contract in creative curriculum development for the U.S. Department
of Education and with a contract for the Environmental Protection Agency Educational
Department. He has served as lead artist for multiple large scale murals displayed in the Kansas
City area and assumed the role as Creative Projects Manager in multiple creative programs for
Kansas City area school districts.