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. In 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 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 developed a new program with established artists Linda Besemer, Ron Gorchov, Alain Kirili, Judy Pfaff and Bram Bogart. In the exhibition The Incomplete - Paris in 2010, the gallery introduced 28 artists collected by Hubert Neumann.
In 2011, Jean-Luc and Takako Richard opened a second gallery in Chelsea, and the gallery name was changed to Galerie Richard. In 2012-13, Takesada Matsutani, Peter Rogiers joined the two galleries, Dionisio González and Yang Yi joined the gallery in New York. In 2014 the gallery presented an exhibition titled "John M Armleder - Jean Carzou" in the galleries in New York, Paris and Untitled, Miami. In 2015 Norio Imai, Lauren Marsolier, Li Wei joined the gallery in one or in the two locations. Finally, the gallery also moved from Chelsea to the Lower East Side.