Scott Richter

Adjunct Professor

Scott Richter graduated from Parsons School of Design with a major in Industrial Design in 1965. Richter has held teaching positions at the State University of New York at Purchase and the Cooper Union, teaching Drawing and 2-D Design.
Richter has shown at Zabriski Gallery in New York and the Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, as well as in galleries and museums around the United States. Richter is currently represented by Elizabeth Harris Gallery in New York, where he has been the subject of five solo exhibitions.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

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