Richard Shelton Director of Creative Action an Integrated Learning Program, Otis College of Art and Design. For the past twenty years, Rich has been active working with community organizations such as: Junior Blind, The Republic of Palau, Homeboy Industries, Urban Compass in Watts, The Getty, Los Angeles Poverty Department, the Minnesota State and Federal Correction Facilities; Film in the Cities (video in the schools, animation with non-verbal students, conducting video workshops on Cass Lake/Leech Lake Ban of Ojibwe Native American Reservation); Open Arms; and Upward Bound.
In his professional practice, Rich Shelton is an active artist who has exhibited internationally at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Institute of Art, NEXIT Gallery (Holland), Carlton College, and Goldstein Gallery at the University of Minnesota. Rich has also worked as a graphic designer in partnership with Kali Nikitas at Graphic Design for Love (+$) whose clients include: University of Minnesota Press, the Design Institute, American Institute of Graphic Arts, and the Walker Art Center.
Rich received an MFA from California Institute of the Arts and a BFA in Media Arts from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design. He has lectured at a number of institutions including Otis College, the New Media Consortium, Carlton College, and School of Visual Communication, Oslo, Norway, and the annual conference Profile Inter-media, Burren Germany.