Richard Gorman was born in 1946, Dublin, Ireland. He was educated in Ireland but has lived and worked in Milan since the 1980's.
Frequent and extended visits to Japan have notably influenced his artistic methods and materials. He works mostly in oil creatign abstract works.
Gorman has exhibited widely and regularly since the mid-1980s, especially in Dublin at Kerlin Gallery, and also in London, Milan and Tokyo.
Recent international exhibitions have included solo shows at Itami City Gallery of Art and Mitaka City Art Foundation in Japan in 1999 and the CCGA Koriyama Museum, Japan in 2003 and in 2010 again at Mitaka City Gallery of Art and Ashikaga City Museum of Art Japan. He has also participated in group shows internationally.
He is represented in many collections, both public and private in Europe, the UK, Ireland and Japan including New York Public Library, Deutsche Bank and The Ulster Museum.
He is a member of The Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.