Richard Stenhouse (12/10/1944- ) was born in North Carolina. Between 1963 and 1966 he studied at the North Carolina State University School of Design. In 1970 he received a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and in 1975 he earned an M.F.A. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Stenhouse set up a studio in Charlotte and began to exhibit his work in the graphic arts professionally beginning in 1975. His works have been in many group and solo exhibitions, establishing a regional and national following. Included among these are exhibitions at the Duke University Museum of Art, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, the Mint Museum in Charlotte, the Asheville Museum of Art, and the Palazzo Venezia in Rome, Italy. In 1996, Richard was honored with a North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship Grant. His subject matter is largely self-based, often featuring himself as only a partially whole being. Stenhouse stated of his art "It’s great fun picturing myself as a wretched creature. I'd rather not think about why."