Artist's CV

Amiri.Life Studio 

Amiri Richarson-Keys

B. 1982, Richmond, VA 

Lives and work in Chesterfield



June 2014 - present 

Co-Founder and Art Director 

The A.R.T.S. Community Center, Chesterfield, VA


  • Provide families a platform to develop a passion for artistry, social interactions, and academics 

  • Provide a platform for all ages to explore the arts and experience growth through their local community 

September 2018 - Feb 2019

Art Educator 

(Real School) Richmond Public School, Richmond, VA


  • Provided at-risk students  with creative projects that allow them to express their ideas and thoughts 

  • Taught the students different creative techniques using different mediums.

June 2014 - present 

Program Leader 

Art 180, Richmond, VA


  • Developed and implemented a curriculum to inspire and challenge youth (8-18)

  • Guided youth to explore creativity and self-discovery 


August 2020  -
May 2022 (estimated graduation date)

Painting and Printmaking 

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA


  • Bachelors of Fine of Arts

August 2012 - May 2014

Visual Arts 

John Tyler Community College, Midlothian, VA


  • Associates of Arts and Communications

Exhibition Record

2020  Mending Walls RVA, 20th & Franklin St., Richmond, VA .

2020  Common Grounds Gallery, St. Giles Church, Richmond, VA 

2017  Comfortable & Comfortable, The ARTS Community Center, Midlothain, VA 

2016  Sneakers On The Wire, The ARTS Community Center, Midlothain, VA 

2014  Sneakers on The Wire, The ARTisan Cafe, Richmond, VA 

2010  Arts is Health Solo Exhibition presented by VCU Health, Gateway Gallery, Richmond, VA 

2008  National Arts Program Juried Exhibition, VCU Health Gateway Gallery, Richmond, VA


2008  1st Place Award, Amateur Painting
           National Arts Program Juried Exhibition, VCU Health Gateway Gallery, Richmond, VA