Richard Mathieson studied sculpture under Greer Twiss and Christine Hellyar at Elam School of Fine Arts and became a member of the New Zealand Medallion Group in 1999.
Mathieson has exhibited widely in New Zealand dealer and public galleries and has undertaken commissions for public spaces in Auckland, including Auckland Botanic Gardens and Orewa College. His work is also exhibited at Brick Bay Sculpture Trail.
In 2013 Mathieson was part of a collective of 22 artists who staged a free sculpture exhibition, Summer of Sculpture, in Auckland’s Wynard Quarter. The artist-initiated project, driven by the Outdoor Sculpture 2001 Incorporated Society, was designed and curated especially for the unique landscape of Wynyard quarter.