menu David Rich : painter

These paintings are rooted in the physicality and open intervals of urban landscape, and in the disjunctive spaces of everyday life. Densely layered and decisively edited, the resulting compositions feel solid and rooted, yet open and breathing. Shapes group together and lock in, setting up a spatial structure that shifts as implied connections and ghost images assert an alternate read. The paintings are psychologically charged and punctuated spaces for looking at and into, intended as challenging and resonant places for thought.

— David Rich

Teaching includes Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 1985-2010. Lectures include Hartford Art School, University of Washington, University of Wisconsin, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Maryland Institute College of Art.


  • Ethan Pettit Gallery, Brooklyn
  • Robert Steele Gallery, New York
  • Satori Fine Art, Chicago
  • Gallery Co, Minneapolis
  • Franz Bader Gallery, Washington DC
  • Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore
  • Dolly Fiterman Fine Art, Minneapolis
  • National Academy Museum, New York
  • Frye Museum, Seattle
  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts
  • Grayson Gallery, Chicago