Richard W Lewis

Assistant Professor

Richard W Lewis
(615) 898-5118
Room 271 B, John Bragg Media and Entertainment Building (BRAGG)
MTSU Box 58, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
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Departments/Programs

Areas of Expertise

Animation
Motion Graphics
Compositing
Illustration
Matte Painting
Web Design

Biography

Richard Lewis creates art that moves – both literally and figuratively. He has devoted his life to producing animation and visual effects that not only entertain, but also affect others in a positive way. For him, art is anything which goes beyond physical reality to become something new that affects and alters people’s lives, if only for a moment.

His education includes earning a BA in Fine Art Drawing from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio while simultaneously pursui...

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Richard Lewis creates art that moves – both literally and figuratively. He has devoted his life to producing animation and visual effects that not only entertain, but also affect others in a positive way. For him, art is anything which goes beyond physical reality to become something new that affects and alters people’s lives, if only for a moment.

His education includes earning a BA in Fine Art Drawing from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio while simultaneously pursuing a minor in secondary education. Later he attended Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia where he earned his MFA in Animation and was also a tutor and teaching assistant. Even after graduating, he continues to expand his knowledge and learn new programs and tools whenever possible. In an industry that is both technical and creative, he knows that being adaptable is a major key to success.

His diverse work history includes generating visual effects, titles, graphics, illustration, and matte paintings for numerous projects and television shows, including the X-Files hi-def conversion, the Unsolved Mysteries repackage, two seasons of Life After People on the History Channel, Vanished with Beth Holloway on Lifetime, and five years of Art Mann Presents on ASXtv/HDNET. He also directed a team of animators for two seasons of The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange on Cartoon Network.

In addition to entertainment industry experience he was a teacher at a international college prep boarding school where he designed a digital media art and computer science program teaching students to create visual art using state of the art technology and learn a variety of programming languages. As a educator, he desires to emphasize the foundations of art and concepts behind the hardware and software that students will be using.

Because digital tools are constantly evolving, Richard aims to present his students with the knowledge and skills to work proactively, as well as the ability to adapt and think outside the box. More than anything, he hopes to share his love for art and animation and prepare the next generation of artists so that they can carve out their own creative path for the future.

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Awards

2008        2nd Street Cigars and Gallery Exhibition

2007        Liquid City Exhibitions

2005        “HUMM” Kaleidoscope Cinema Children’s Film Festival

2005        Solo Exhibition Xavier University Gallagher Center

2005        “HUMM” Savannah Film Festival Screening Special Collection

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2008        2nd Street Cigars and Gallery Exhibition

2007        Liquid City Exhibitions

2005        “HUMM” Kaleidoscope Cinema Children’s Film Festival

2005        Solo Exhibition Xavier University Gallagher Center

2005        “HUMM” Savannah Film Festival Screening Special Collection

2005        “HUMM”, “Memories of the Future” Savannah College of Art and Design Animate! Exhibition

2002- 2005    Xavier University Alumni Exhibition

2002         Dearborn County 4-H and Community Art Exhibition  First Place

2001         Xavier University Senior Solo Exhibition

 

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