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Rick Stich

Artist Residency Season: 
2010-11
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Mar 25 2011 - Apr 23 2011
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Mar 25 2011 - May 18 2011
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Rick Stich
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Santa Barbara painter Rick Stich has discovered his creative fluency in liquid. An avid surfer, Stich finds his inspiration in the color, reflection and movement of water and in its interplay with light and landscape. His swirling, gestural brushstrokes and vivid hues convey not only the illusionist forms and patterns seen both above and below the water but also expose the inter-connectedness between the real and abstract in nature. Ultimately, while it is water in all its manifestations that has provided Stich with a rich field for imagination and study, it is the interaction between humans and the natural world that he hopes to reveal.

Born in Glendale, CA, Stich has had exhibitions at the Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Carnegie Art Museum, Edward Cella Art & Architecture, L.A. Louver Gallery, and Ruth Shaffner Gallery. His paintings are held in numerous private and corporate collections, including Bank of America, Eli Broad Foundation, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

Works: 
Solo Exhibitions thru 1980
2008
Installation at Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA in assoc. with exhibition of Surf Inspired Art
Water Mirrors, Edward Cella Art & Architecture, Santa Barbara, CA
2006
Lacuna Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
2001
Lacuna Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
1991
Drawing Room Installation, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
1989
L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, CA
1986
California Viewpoints, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
1985
Landscape/Reflection, L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, CA
1982
Handel’s Water Music Installation, Ruth S. Schaffner Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
1982
L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, CA
1980
Ruth S. Schaffner Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

 

Group Exhibitions thru 1980
2008
Collected Works, Edward Cella Art & Architecture, Santa Barbara, CA
2005
The Figure Revisited, The Fielding Institute, Santa Barbara, CA
2004
Blur-Temporary Contemporary, Bekins, Santa Barbara, CA
2003
The Art of Landscape, Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
2002
Art in the Parks, Channing Peak Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
2001
Group Show, Lacuna Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
2000
Santa Barbara Collects, UCSB Art Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
1999
California Dreamin’: Contemporary Art from the Bank of America Collection, Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
1997
Mural Project, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

1992
Mural Project, McLaren Center, Los Angeles, CA

1988
Free-For-All, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA

1988
Arpel Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

1987
Ruth Schaffner Collection, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

1986
American/European Painting and Sculpture, L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, CA

1985
X-Change, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA

1985
American/European Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture, L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, CA

1983
Dealer’s Choice, Eaton/Shoen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1983
American/European, Part II, L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, CA

1982
Drawings and Painters, Long Beach Museum, Long Beach, CA; traveled to Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
Canvasing L.A., Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

1981
Abstractions, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Otis Parson Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
A Sense of Individualism, L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, CA

1980
Mask as Metaphor, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Faculty Show, College of Creative Studies Gallery, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
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