Jean-Luc and Takako Richard opened their gallery in September 1989 under the name of Galerie OZ in the Bastille area. Galerie Oz first promoted new digital art with Vera Molnar and Artus Pixel. Galerie OZ established its reputation by bringing together Barocco artists from New York for the first time, such as: Arch Connelly, Christopher Tanner, Rhonda Zwillinger, Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt and Pepon Osorio. Galerie OZ also represented Robert Groborne, Milan Kunc, Joost Van den Toorn, Robert Kushner, Choi Jeong Hwa, Attila Richard Lukacs, Christophe Avella-Bagur, Stefan Hoenerloh, Laszlo Feher, Rainer Gross. Additionally, Galerie OZ exhibited various photographers such as Erwin Olaf, Bae Bien-U, Jacqueline Hassink.
In October 2002, the gallery moved to Saint-Louis island, adopted the new name of Galerie Jean-Luc & Takako Richard as well as a brand new exhibition program that was more focused on new painting. The gallery mostly organized solo shows with new artists such as Risa Sato, Kiyoshi Nakagami, Yek, Paul Henry Ramirez, Carl Fudge, Adam Ross, Olaf Rauh, Hervé Heuzé, Beverly Fishman, Alice Stepanek & Steven Maslin, Scott Anderson, Yuichi Higashionna, Christoph Wedding, Shirley Kaneda, Tim Bavington.
In January 2006, the gallery moved to its current location in the Marais and since then it has represented David Ryan. In 2007, the gallery doubled its space with a 400 square meter exhibition space. The gallery joined the Professional Committee of Art Galleries. The gallery added new emerging artists : Benjamin Edwards, Pedro Barbeito, Sven-Ole Frahm, Joseph Nechvatal, Marcus Sendlinger. The gallery has developped a new programme with established artists Linda Besemer, Ron Gorchov, Judy Pfaff and Bram Bogart. In the exhibition The Incomplete - Paris in 2010, the gallery introduced 28 artists collected by Hubert Neumann.
In September 2011, Galerie Richard opened a second gallery in Chelsea, New York. On this date, the gallery name was officially changed to Galerie Richard. In 2012-13, Takesada Matsutani, Peter Rogiers joined the two galleries, Dionisio González andYang Yi joined the gallery in New York, while Stan Narten is exhibited in Paris.