Bio/CV

Ward Saunders’ creative pursuits began in childhood with action figures, Colorforms, and Hot Wheels cars. Playing with these small diversions led to his curiosity of picture-making and design. 

His formal training began at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he graduated in 1992 with a BFA in Communication Arts & Design, and again in 2003 with a BFA in Art Education. He also studied drawing and painting at the Art Students League in New York City.

He has worked as a free-lance illustrator, public school art teacher, and as a creative assistant at Virginia Living Magazine. He currently lives in Richmond, Virginia and works on a variety of projects out of his Fulton Hill studio. He also is currently teaching figure drawing in the Communication Arts department at VCU.


Selected Exhibitions

Glavé Kocen Gallery, Richmond, VA, May, 2018, “Mystery of the Valley”: New works by Ward Saunders, solo exhibition

The Purcell Gallery, Louisa, VA, January 28-March 1, 2016 “Life Distilled”: New works by Ward Saunders, solo exhibition

Glavé Kocen Gallery, Richmond, VA, January 3-February 1, 2016, 9th annual Small Works Invitational

Art Space Gallery, Richmond, VA, October 23-December 20, 2015, 8th Biennial International Miniature Invitational

Glavé Kocen Gallery, Richmond, VA, January 9-February 1, 2015, 8th annual Small Works Invitational

Glavé Kocen Gallery, Richmond, VA, January 3-26, 2014, 7th annual Small Works Invitational

Art Space Gallery, Richmond, VA, October 6-28, 2013, 7th Biennial International Miniature Invitational

Glavé Kocen Gallery, Richmond, VA, January 4-26, 2013, 6th annual Small Works Invitational

Art Space Gallery, Richmond, VA, October 3-29, 2011, 6th Biennial International Miniature Invitational