education:

1997    Masters of Fine Arts, Painting • Savannah College of Art & Design

1995    University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program, Cortona, Italy

1991    Bachelors of Fine Arts, Illustration • Rhode Island School of Design

teaching:

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2000-2017   Professor of Art: Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI

1997-2000   Professor of Painting: Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA    

museum exhibitions:

2014    Bristol Art Museum, Bristol, RI

2008    To the Sea • Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI

2007    Nantucket Walkabouts • Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, AR

selected solo exhibitions:

2017A Painter Makes Prints • Providence Art Club, Providence, RI

2016   All the Dawns of Summer • Old Spouter Gallery, Nantucket, MA

2016   New and Large Scale Paintings • Atrium Gallery, One Financial Plaza, Providence, RI

2015    Large Scale • Candita Clayton Gallery, Pawtucket, RI

2015    One Not Like the Other • Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI

2015    To Paint a Flower • Old Spouter Gallery

2014    A Season’s Journey, Not Far From Home • Old Spouter Gallery

2013    The Garden • Old Spouter Gallery

2012    Traveler • Chace-Randall Gallery, Andes, NY

2012    Restoration • Old Spouter Gallery

2011    Before Summer Rain • Old Spouter Gallery 

2010    The Sea and Tulips • Old Spouter Gallery

2010    Intimate Landscapes • Patricia Carega Gallery, Center Sandwich, NH

2010    Sea, Sky and Land: Abstractions of Nantucket • ARC Fine Art, Fairfield, CT

2009    Taking Refuge • Old Spouter Gallery

2008    New Paintings • George Billis Gallery, New York, NY

2007    New Paintings • Adler & Co. Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2007    New Paintings • Old Spouter Gallery

2007    New Paintings • George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2006    A Season by the Sea • Old Spouter Gallery

2006    New Paintings • George Billis Gallery, NY

2005    Sea, Sky and Stone • Old Spouter Gallery

2004    Meditations • Old Spouter Gallery

2002    New Paintings • South Wharf Gallery, Nantucket, MA

2000    Cool Waters • South Wharf Gallery

1997    Compositions • South Wharf Gallery

1997    Elements of Place • Gallerie Lumière

1996    My Places • South Wharf Gallery

1995    The X Gallery, Nantucket, MA

1995    The Artists Association of Nantucket, Nantucket, MA

1991    Sun Gallery

public collections:

The Artists Association of Nantucket, Permanent Collection

The Bronx Museum of the Arts

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA

The Savannah College of Art and Design Permanent Collection

Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, OH

Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA

awards and honors:    

2015    Artist’s Association of Nantucket, Award for Painting

2015    Edward Bannister Award, Providence Art Club

1996    The Basil H. Alkazzi Award (USA)

selected group exhibitions:

2017Singular Repetitions • UMASS Dartmouth Gallery, New Bedford, MA

2017Imago Gallery • Warren, RI

2016    Trevisan International Art • Salon Prado, Ateneo de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

2015    EnergyColorLight: Theresa Girard, Michael Rich and Roberta Segal • Providence Art Club

2013    Nantucket Moderns, Contemporary Art 1945-2013 • Artist’s Association of Nantucket

2013    Small Treasures •  Galeria de Marchi, Bologna, Italy (curated by Paola Trevisan)

2013    No Boundaries: Three Views of Contemporary Art • Birnam Wood Gallery, New York, NY

2011    Biennale • Chianciano Art Museum, Chianciano, Italy

2010    Adler & Co. at the LA Art Show

2009    Imaginary Journeys • Trevisan Art International, Ferrara, Italy

2009    Adler & Co, San Francisco • Obsessions

2004    Virginia Lynch Gallery, Tiverton, RI • New Works by Four Painters

2003     Caelum Gallery, New York, NY • Michael Rich Yasuhide Kagii, New Paintings

2002    Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY • Summer Selections

2000    Sotheby's, Chicago, Tel Aviv, Vienna • Artlink International Young Art 2000

1997    Sylvia Schmidt Gallery, New Orleans LA • The Abstract Show

1997    Main Street Gallery, Nantucket, MA • An Exhibition of Drawings

1997    Sarah Bain Gallery, Fullerton, CA • Jewels of the South

publications

Paradis, Justine; "Abstract Artist Shifts Attention to the Natural World"
    Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror, August 1, 2013

Wolberg Weiss, Marion; "Cover Artist: Michael Rich" (Interview)
    Dan’s Papers, April 19, 2013

Norris, Doug; "Michael Rich: To The Sea" (Review)
    Art New England; August / September 2008

Kuspit, Donald; "Abstraction and Nature in the Paintings of Michael Rich"
(Exhibition Catalog Essay), Basil Alkazzi Publications, 2005

Neville, Beth; "New Work by Four Painters" (review), Virginia Lynch Gallery
    Art New England, December 2004 / January 2005

Sherry, Reema; "Creative Juices: Michael Rich, Painter"
    N Magazine, August 2004

Craven, Robert; "Michael Rich: Work on Paper" (review)
    Art New England, December 2003 / January 2004