Bobbie Rich

Bobbie Rich

Santa Monica, CA, United States

About Bobbie Rich

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Bobbie Rich lived in Texas, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Virginia and Illinois all before the age of 15. Bobbie was drawn to the West Coast by the University of Southern California and promises of learning from accomplished artists, art and academic scholarships and the LA art scene. Bobbie is now rooted in Santa Monica, creating her paintings outside under nature’s lighting. Bobbie’s art is featured in private collections in Florence, Kuwait, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver and more. She initially gained inspiration working in advertising. Bobbie was entranced, yet turned off by the glossy images in magazines. Her blind contour paintings transformed sterile, perfect images into whimsical satire. Currently, Bobbie travels the world and is inspired by nature, wildlife, cultural persona, costumes, architecture and decorative works. You may have spotted Bobbie people watching this year in Lisbon, Porto, Madrid, Sevilla, Granada, Toledo, Taipai, Kaohsiung, Sanyi, Yilan, Danshui, Aspen and Maui.

Education

Fine Arts & Advertising, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017
A UNITED KINGDOM, ArcLight, Hollywood, CA
WANDERLUST, The Upper West, Santa Monica, CA
TO THE SEA, Cafe Vida, Pacific Palisades, CA
2016
FOLA PRESENTS BOBBIE RICH, Lido, Manhattan Beach, CA
2015
RESONATE, 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA
A PARADE OF LADIES, The Upper West, Santa Monica, CA
BEAUTY, Santa Monica Medical Suite, Santa Monica, CA
DAY DREAMING, Skin Premiere, Brentwood, CA
2014
A WINDOW JOURNEY, 625 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
LIVING CREATIVELY, Resonate at Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
WHIMSICAL WINDOWS, 729 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
2013
SATIRE: COLORFUL GLOBAL PORTRAITS, No Roses Gallery, Sherman Oaks, CA
CH’I, Meridian Wellness Center, Santa Monica, CA
PICO DE MAYO, Santa Monica Civic Center, Santa Monica, CA
WHIMSICAL PEOPLE, No Roses Gallery, Sherman Oaks, CA
2011
ART HEALS, Santa Monica Specific, Santa Monica, CA
SOCIAL HOUR, Pecha, Santa Monica, CA
FLIGHTS OF FANCY, Pacific Palisades Library Gallery, Pacific Palisades, CA
2010
PARTY PEOPLE, Bravo, Pasadena, CA
GLOW, The Yard, Santa Monica, CA
FIESTA OF COLOR, T57, Venice, CA
MOVEMENT AND SPACE, Uber Content, Hollywood, CA
PARADE OF COLOR, Malibu Library, Malibu, CA
2009
WHIMSICAL MOMENTS, Malibu Courthouse, Malibu, CA
STOLEN MOMENTS, Bravo, Pasadena, CA
REFLECTIONS, Malibu City Hall, Malibu, CA
POP PEOPLE, The Factory, Pasadena, CA
2008
BLIND IMPRESSIONS, Orlando Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
BOBBIE RICH FINE ART, Homegrown, Los Angeles, CA
FLIGHT OF FANCY, Risotto, Los Angeles, CA
2007
PEOPLE WATCHING, Innovative, Marina Del Rey, CA
2006
CHARACTERS, The Rumor Mill, Los Angeles, CA
FINE ART FOR MAKE-A-WISH, The Strand, Manhattan Beach, CA
FINE ART ON THE STRAND, The Strand, Manhattan Beach, CA
STYLE, The Factory, Pasadena, CA
2002
ID, Helen Lindhurst Fine Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA