|Richard Gunning was born in Perth in 1961, completing his B.A in Fine Art from W.A.I.T (now Curtin University of Technology) in 1981. He also completed post-graduate studies at the Central School of Art and Design, London in 1988. Since 1984 he has had five solo exhibitions at Galerie Düsseldorf, Perth and shown consistently in group exhibitions including Oddfellows: the essence of contemporary Western Australian figurative art, which toured Australia in 1996 and 1997 and in 2005-2006 Configured-Aspects of Contemporary Western Australian Figurative Art - Touring WA. He is represented in all of the major collections in Western Australia including the Art Gallery of Western Australia, the University of Western Australia, the Wesfarmers Collection and the Holmes a Court Collection. Richard has been a part-tutor in Fine Arts in a number of art schools including Curtin University, University of Western Australia and Perth TAFE.