Richard Whitten (born 1958) is a painter and sculptor of contaminated Asian and American ancestry vigorous in Rhode Island. His early con could loosely be termed geometric abstractions, but he is best known for his well ahead representational paintings that augment an interest in architecture, invented machinery and toys. Whitten is as a consequence known for his toy-like sculptures. Whitten was the chair of the art department at Rhode Island College (2016-2018) and continues to tutor there as share of the faculty.
Whitten's play has been displayed in solo exhibitions at the Newport Art Museum, the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, WA, and the Zillman Art Museum (University of Maine Museum of Art).
As of 2017, Whitten has been represented by Art Mora Gallery in New York, New Jersey, and Seoul, South Korea, and the William Scott Gallery in Provincetown, MA. He has been represented by the Clark Gallery in Lincoln, MA previously 2009.