In paintings, drawings and prints, Michael Rich explores the beauty and irascibility of the New England landscape through an approach to painting that is visceral, physical and colorful. Often working in large scale, his work is abstract in its appearance, owing much to the painterly language of the American abstractionists of the mid-to late 20th century. However, one can see overt references to the sea and sky, weather and light. An accomplished printmaker as well, Rich works with the graphic processes of intaglio and woodcut.
Recent featured museum exhibitions include The Bristol Art Museum, The Newport Art Museum and the Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville Arkansas. Rich is the recipient of the Basil H. Alkazzi Award (USA) and was included in Sotheby’s auction series, International Young Art. His work is featured in 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 Rich lives and works in Rhode Island, USA and is a Professor of Visual Arts at Roger Williams University.