Michael Rich

Michael Rich

Pawtucket , RI, United States

About Michael Rich

The paintings of Michael Rich reflect an approach to nature and landscape as a means of spiritual investigation through the language of contemporary abstraction. Travels and study in Italy and a life spent around the waters of New England has helped to shape a love and interest in the natural rhythms of color that remain a focal point in his work today. Michael aims to discover poetic spaces of memory through painting that is visceral, physical and colorful.

Educated at RISD and the Savannah College of Art and Design, Michael lives and works in Providence, RI and is a Professor of Visual Arts at Roger Williams University. His work is featured in numerous private and public collections nationally including, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY; Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA and the Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, OH.
Michael’s work has been the subject of numerous exhibitions nationally and internationally over the last 30 years. In 2020 his work was featured in Rhode Island at the Bristol Art Museum in the exhibition: Praxis - Abstraction 4 Strategies and in Paris at the Grand Palais for Art Capital, 2020, with Trevisan Art International.

Education

BFA, Rhode Island School of Design
MFA Painting, Savannah College of Art and Design

Events

***The Other Art Fair, Nov 7-10, 2019, Brooklyn Expo Center***

Recent:
- Texas Contemporary with Steidel Fine Art, Oct 10-13, 2019, Houston, TX
- Old Spouter Gallery, Nantucket, MA, August 9-16, 2019
- The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn, May 2 - 5, 2019
- Art NY, Pier 94, Steidel Contemporary, May 2 - 5, 2019
- Art Palm Beach, Steidel Fine Art, Jan 17-20, 2019
- The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn, Nov 8-11, 2018
- Blue: New Paintings, Drawings and Prints, Providence Art Club, Sept 23 - Oct 12, 2018
- Old Spouter Gallery, Nantucket, MA, July 2018

Exhibitions

solo museum exhibitions:
2014 Bristol Art Museum, Bristol, RI
2008 Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI
2007 Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, AR

selected solo exhibitions:
2018 Blue - Providence Art Club
2017 A Life in Color • Old Spouter Gallery, Nantucket, MA
A Painter Makes Prints • Providence Art Club

2016
All the Dawns of Summer • Old Spouter Gallery, New and Large Paintings • Atrium Gallery, One Financial Plaza, Providence RI

2015
Large Scale • Candita Clayton Gallery, Pawtucket RI
One not Like the Other, New Monoprints • Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI
To Paint a Flower • Old Spouter Gallery

2014
Old Spouter Gallery, Nantucket, MA
The Artists Association of Nantucket

2012
Chace-Randall Gallery, Andes, NY

2010
Old Spouter Gallery
Patricia Carega Gallery, Center Sandwich, NH
ARC Fine Art, Fairfield, CT

2008
Old Spouter Gallery
George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

2007
Adler & Co. Gallery, San Francisco, CA

selected group exhibitions:
2015 Providence Art Club
2013 Galeria de Marchi, Bologna, Italy
2013 Birnam Wood Gallery, New York, NY
2012 Chace-Randall Gallery, Andes, NY
2011 Chianciano Biennale, Chianciano Art Museum, Italy
2010 Adler & Co. at the LA Art Show
2009 Trevisan Art International, Ferrara, Italy
2009 Adler & Co, San Francisco
2009 Adler & Co. at the LA Art Show
2008 Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery, Center Sandwich, NH

public collections:
The Bronx Museum of the Arts
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, OH