• Goodnight, Custer (Custer Death Mask)
  • 2018-2020 plaster
    18-1/4 x 13-3/4 x 10-3/8 inches
    Edition of 3, AP

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BORN 1957, Seattle, WA
Resides in Portland, OR

1983 BA Philosophy, History, Communications, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2020 American Death, Pt. 1, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
2020 Russians & Americas & One Italian, At Liberty Arts Collaborative, Bend, OR
2017 Undignified, Hallie Ford Museum, Willamette University, Salem, OR
2017 How to Laugh at Nazis (According to the NYT and a Book), Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
2017 Life and Death and a Bunch of Other Words, Wieden+Kennedy Gallery, Portland, OR
2015 Tips for Artists Who Don’t Want to Sell, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
2013 Art for Oncologists, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
2012 Philosophy is Not Funny, Wieden+Kennedy Gallery, Portland, OR
2011 The War to End All Wars That Didn’t End All Wars, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
2010 Ham Sandwiches and Mao and Other Items, The Gallery at 72nd and Sunny, Los Angeles
2010 Marie Antoinette’s Head and Others, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, OR
2009 Art People and a Cow, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
2008 Selling Jesus, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
2007 Mao Home and Garden, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
2007 Mao Home and Garden, Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA,
2007 Bad People Have to Eat Too, Vermillion Gallery, in conjunction with Onepot Supper Club, Seattle, WA
2006 The Last Supper, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
2006 Göring’s Lunch, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, OR
2005 Napoléon 1769 a 2005, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
2005 Göring’s Lunch, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR

2015 Asuncion Biennial, Asuncion, Paraguay
2015 Winter Group Show, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
2014 New Works by Gallery Artists, Augen Gallery, Portland, OR
2014 A Big Bowl of Chemotherapies, Northwest Collection, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
2014 The War to End All Wars: WWI through Recent Acquisitions, Allen Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
2014 Skulls, Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA
2013 Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR
2013 Celebrating Oregon Artists, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
2012 Artists on Artists, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OR
2012 Undressing Room, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
2012 Birds and Flowers, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
2011 The Digital Eye: Photographic Art in the Electronic Age, Henry Art Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2010 Two of a Kind, curated by Leo Michelson, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
2010 The Secret Language of Animals, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
2008 Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, OR
2008 The Surrealist Impulse: New Acquisitions from the Tacoma Art Museum Collection, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA, September 6, 2008 – May 10, 2009
2007 Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR
2007 Gadzooks, Amazing Books by Northwest Artists, Maryhill Museum, Goldendale, WA
2007 8th Northwest Biennial, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
2007 Frida: Portraits of an Icon, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
2006 Work from the Permanent Collection, Phototgraphy Collection, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
2004 Decade 1994-2004, S.K. Josefsberg Gallery, Portland, OR

Dawson, Jenn, “Artist for Oncologists,” About Face, Winter 2013/Issue 12, Cover, pp. 54-58 (illustrated)
Speer, Richard, “Jim Riswold,” Willamette Week, 2013 Fall Arts Preview, September 11, 2013
Nieratko, Chris, “Meet the Nieratkos – Jim Riswold’s Hilarious Hitlers,” Vice (illustrated)
(www.viceland.com/blogs/en/2011/02/10/meet-the-nieratkos-jim-riswolds-hilarious-hitlers/) February 10, 2011, Brooklyn, New York
Speer, Richard, “Jim Riswold: “Art People and a Cow” at Augen Gallery,” art ltd., Jan/Feb 2010, pp. 24-25 (illustrated)
Bowie, Chas, “He’s not that into nuance,” The Oregonian, November 13, 2009, pp. 17-18 (illustrated)
Speer Richard, WW Pick, Willamette Week, November 4, 2009
Ponnekanti, Rosemary, “GO Arts: Jim Riswold, king of iconoclasts, is back in town,“ (www.thenewstribune.com) July 14, 2008, Tacoma, WA
Riswold, Jim,”What’s So Funny About Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Mao, Napoleon, Kim Jong Il, Bin Laden and Lollipops?” .cent Magazine, U.K., Spring/Summer 2008 Making Sense of Nonsense Issue (illustrated)
Libby, Brian, “War: What is it good for?” The Oregonian, January 18, 2008
Ponnekanti, Rosemary,“Best of 2007: Top 10 in movies, music, the arts and video games,” (www.thenewstribune.com) January 3, 2008, Tacoma, WA
Speer, Richard, “Hotseat: Jim Riswold. This local artist’s glass is half full – of Jesus juice,” Willamette Week, March 12, 2008, p. 39 (illustrated)
Port, “First Thursday Picks March 2008: Selling Jesus” (www.portlandart.net), March 1, 2008,
Portland, OR (illustrated)
Row, D.K., “Quantity wins over quality,” The Oregonian, March 21, 2008, p. 35 (illustrated)
Cowan, K.C., “Oregon Art Beat” television series, season premiere, Oregon Public Broadcasting, first aired September 20, 2007
Davison, Dave R., “Digital artist deflates late dictators,” Tacoma Weekly, March 29, 2007, p. C-2, (Illustrated)
Ponnekanti, Rosemary, “Witty Artist has fun mocking Mao,” the news tribune.com, (www.thenewstribune.com) March 26, 2007, Tacoma, WA
Bernstein, Amy,”Mao Chairman Mao: Jim Riswold at Augen Gallery,” PORT (www.portlandart.net) January 21, 2007, Portland, OR (illustrated)
Row, D.K., “Ad guru turned artist skewers political world with satire,” The Sunday Oregonian, January 7, 2007, pp. D4-5
Row, D.K., “Post-Holiday Feasting for the Eyes,” The Oregonian, January 4, 2007, p. E1 (illustrated)
Raymond, Camela. “Mao and Me,” Portland Monthly, January 2007, pp. 213-214 (illustrated)
Visual Codec, One Shot 2006, flipbook, January 2007
Roberts, Prudence F., “Jim Riswold at Augen Gallery,” Artweek, September 2006, Volume 37, Issue 7, pp. 21 & 22 (illustrated)
Speer, Ricard, “Overkill,” Willamette Week, June 21, 2006, p. 76 (illustrated)
Row, D.K., “The Last Supper,’ but first, a word from our sponsors,” The Oregonian, June 16, 2006, p. 39 & 41 (illustrated)
Libby, Brian,“First Thursday pulses with vibrancy,” The Oregonian, June 1, 2006, p. E1 (illustrated)
Gallivan, Joseph, “This Last Supper took eons to cook up,” Portland Life, Portland Tribune, May 30, 2006, p. B3 (illustrated)
Row, D.K, “Jim Riswold, ”Summer Guide – Visual Arts, The Oregonian, May 26, 2006, p. 10
Ryan, Chris, “Collectible Facists,” The Fader, May/June 2006, p. 38 (illustrated)
Levere, Jane L, “Actually, A Role Model,” New York Times, February 19, 2006 Section 3, p. 2 (illustrated)
Gallivan, Joseph, “Art openers ring in the new year,” Portland Tribune, January 3, 2006, pp. B1 & B4 (illustrated)
Speer, Richard, “The Best of 2005,” Willamette Week, December 29, 2005. p. 46 (best photography show-three way tie)
Gallivan, Joseph, “Galleries trot out the odd and unusual,” Portland Tribune, November 29, 2005, p. 3
Toedtemeier, Terry “The Power of Toys and the Emperor Reincarnate: The Art of Jim Riswold,” November 19, 2005, (brochure)
Dundas, Zach, “Q&A Jim Riswold,” Willamette Week, September 21-27, 2005, p. 14
Riswold, Jim, “Hitler Saved My Life,” Esquire, September 2005, pp. 162-169 (illustrated)
Speer, Richard, Willamette Week, August 17, 2005, p. 53
Row, D.K., “D.K.’s Hot Sheet,” The Oregonian, July 29, 2005, p. 39 (illustrated)
Feitelberg, Rosemary, “Riswold Toys With Dictators,” Women’s Wear Daily, March 2005 (illustrated)
Speer, Richard, “One Review,” Willamette Week, February 9, 2005, p. 66 (illustrated)
Spitznass, Jill, “Göering’s Lunch,” Portland Tribune, February 4, 2005, p. B6
Row, D.K., “Despots on Display,” The Oregonian, February 3, 2005, pp. E1 & E3 (illustrated)

Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
Bastide Restaurant, Los Angeles: The Great Wall of Small Maos
Hallie Ford Museum, Willamette University, Salem, OR
Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Museum of Art, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
Jordan Schnitzer Collection
Gordon Sondland Collection

“Art for Oncologists with Oncologist Brian Druker,” October 23, 2014, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
“Oops! I Invented LSD,” 2014 Commencement Speech, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
Do Lectures, Campovida, Hopland, CA, 2011, “WARNING: This Speech Makes Jokes about Cancer, Hitler, the Reign of Terror, Mao, Kim Jong Il and Millard Fillmore and Features Full-Frontal Nude Photographs of an Unattractive Man”
Tedx Portland conference, with Dr. Brian J. Druker, April 30, 2011, The Gerding Theatre at the Armory, Portland, OR
University of Washington Philosophy Department, January 17, 2008, Seattle, WA: “Enter at Your Own Risk: An Evening With Jim Riswold”
MC2 Conference, October 3, 2006, Golden Gate Club at the Presidio, San Francisco, CA: “Hitler Saved My Life”
Apple Computer, July 27, 2006, Cupertino, CA: “Hitler Saved My Life”
Tacoma Art Museum, July 14, 2006, Tacoma, WA: “What’s So Funny About Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini,
World War II and All Its Unpleasantness, Napoleon, Mao, the Cultural Revolution, the Crusades,
the Reign of Terror, the Guillotine, Hubris, and Some Really Adorable Dollhouse Furniture?”

72andSunny, Los Angeles, CA – Kim Jong-un is a Big Fat Sucker! 2014
Holland+Knight, Portland, OR Jeff Koons Gets Sued, 2010
University of Washington Philosophy, Seattle WA Philosophy Is Not Funny! 2009
New Is Nice Studios, Portland, OR 10 Make-Believe Andy Warhol Flowers, 2009
Orangewall Studios, Portland, OR, Frank Lloyd Wrong, 2009
Tacoma Art Museum, Frida’s Owies for the exhibition, “Frida: Portraits of an Icon,” 2007
Tacoma Art Museum, Marie Antoinette suite for the exhibition, “Bastille Day,” 2006

2008 Guestroom Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2017 Hitler Saved My Life (Warning: This book makes jokes about the Third Reich, the
Reign of Terror, World War I, cancer, Millard Fillmore, Chernobyl, and features a full
frontal nude photo of an unattractive man), Regan Arts, New York, New York
2014 Honorary Doctorate, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
2013 Inductee, One Club Creative Hall of Fame, New York, New York
2012 Timeless Award, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA