Courtney Richardson

Doctoral Student

Master of Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Wayne State University

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University

Research focus

I work at the intersection of arts, archives, and African American histories under the sub-area, Art as Information (AAI). AAI involves the study of arts’ role within knowledge production: how we craft, document, process, and circulate information through making art.

Honors and Awards

Publications & Papers

La Barre, Kathryn and Courtney Richardson. "Chaos and Conception in the openED Archive." Library Trends 69, no. 3 (2021): 646-671.

Richardson, Courtney. "Intersecting Black Histories, Art Practice, and Information History." PAGE Blog Salon, September 24, 2020.


"Re-embodying Historical Data with Art and Design." 2020 Imagining America Online Summit, October 19, 2020.

"Pursuing Art-Design as Research in Graduate School." Graphic Design Department and AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) Student Chapter with WSU Alumni Online Office, Wayne State University, April 13, 2020.

"Telling a Story with Data from an Artist’s Perspective." Storytelling with Data Virtual Webinar by Library Administrators Conference of Northern Illinois (LACONI) Tech Program, April 10, 2020.

"Re-visiting and Re-visualizing Historical Data through Textile-Art Processes." University of Illinois Community of Scholars Research Symposium, UIUC, Champaign, IL, March 29, 2020.

"Design Consistency with Omeka Themes." "History Harvest: Collaborative Digital Public History" with Kathryn Oberdeck. Champaign, IL, December 5, 2020.

"Name Mapping the Book of Negroes: A Material/Visual Study on Document Reproduction and Representation of Cultural Memory." Midstates Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) Fall Meeting, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, October 4, 2019.