Richard Aldrich is a Brooklyn-based painter, often working on gessoed panels with a mixture of oil paint, mineral spirits, and wax that he layers with a brush or palette knife. His paintings defy a signature style, but share his unique aim of exploring a vast network of idiosyncratic ideas through a conceptually unified set of projects, often considering a host of autobiographical references. Aldrich was a part of the group exhibition, "Besides, With, Against, and Yet: Abstraction and the Ready-Made Gesture", at The Kitchen in 2009.