Willy Bo Richardson received an MFA in painting from Pratt Institute in 2000. He was a painting tech at Cooper Union and a faculty member at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design. His paintings have been exhibited internationally. In 2011, his work was included in “70 Years of Abstract Painting—Excerpts” at Jason McCoy Gallery in New York City. The show assembled works by a selection of modern and contemporary painters, including Josef Albers, Hans Hofmann, and Jackson Pollock. In 2012, Richardson showed work in the exhibition “Watercolors” at the Phillips de Pury headquarters in Chelsea, New York City. His paintings were also featured on the KNME-TV PBS weekly arts series, ¡COLORES!. Most recently, Richardson was a guest artist at the Tamarind Institute at the University of New Mexico.