Richard Bliss is a socially engaged artist who lives and works in Newcastle. He is currently working on The Quest for the Perfect Shirt (questforperfectshirt.com) a project exploring masculinity one shirt at a time. Richard has exhibited his work at The Science Museum in London, The Harris Gallery in Preston (alongside the 2017 Turner Prize Winner, Lubaina Himid CBE), The Word (South Shields) and at various festivals including Curious in Newcastle and Jabberwocky Market in Darlington.
Richard is interested in how collaboration can create a different kind of art. Much of his work is carried out in public, in all sorts of locations including trains, shops and markets. The conversations and reactions of the public become integrated into his work, sometimes radically changing the final piece from its original plan.