Rick Mitchell and William T. Wiley

Ever wonder what artwork artists live with? This series offers a glimpse into the homes of artists. From there we have a conversation about a work of art they have in their home. Tune in and gather some insights into what living with art can do.


Rick Mitchell


Rick Mitchell, a graduate of Kansas University and Rutgers University, taught photography at Rutgers for two decades, specializing in photographic conservation as a member of the Photographic Materials Group of the American Institute of Conservation. In Lawrence, he was director of the Exhibition Program at the Lawrence Arts Center, an adjunct professor of photographic history at Baker University, and taught photojournalism in the William Allen White School of Journalism, and drawing and painting in the Department of Visual Art at the University of Kansas. He is currently president of The Committee on Imagination and Place, a non-profit educational organization.

William T. Wiley (American, b.1937) is a Contemporary artist whose work spans a broad range of media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, film, and performance art. Wiley studied at the California School of Fine Arts, where he earned his BFA in 1960, and his MFA two years later. His held his first solo show at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 1960. In 1963, Wiley became a professor in the Art Department at UC Davis, along with with Bay Area Funk Movement artists Robert Arneson and Roy De Forest. 

In 2009, the Smithsonian American Art Museum presented a retrospective of Wiley’s career titled What’s It All Mean: William T. Wiley in Retrospect, which was later published as a catalogue by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the University of California Press.

His work can be found in major institutions throughout the United States. Wiley was the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2004.