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My most recent work is an exploration of the nexus of religious icon art, advertising, pop culture, psychedelia, and ubiquitous holy man mythology.  The hand-built shadow-box frames contain layers of plexiglass embroidered with crochet thread in spiraling patterns that separate watercolor paintings and cut paper from painted aluminum foil backgrounds coated in epoxy resin.  Through extensive use of process, my work seeks to create depth not easily conveyed in digital or two-dimensional media.

bio

Born in Aberdeen, Scotland, Rich McBride Stevens earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a specialization in printmaking and drawing from Birmingham-Southern College in 2001.  After college, he exhibited extensively in Birmingham, AL and later in Atlanta, GA.  Rich currently lives in Seattle, WA and can usually be found working in his home studio.

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Exhibitions

2016   Psychedelic Archetectural Palindromes & Surfing Safari in the Elastic Wasteland1, Eight and Sand, Seattle, WA

2015   Surfing Safari in the Elastic Wasteland1, St. John's Bar & Eatery, Seattle, WA

2015   The Drawnk Show2, Pioneer Square Saloon, Seattle, WA

2015   Rich M Stevens at Chroma Cloud Gallery1, Seattle, WA 

2015   Featured Artist: Feast for the Eyes1, Push/Pull Gallery, Seattle, WA

2014   Holiday Miniature Art Extravaganza2, Ghost Gallery, Seattle WA

2014   Thankful2, Push/Pull Gallery, Seattle, WA

2014   Chromatic:  A Watercolor Exhibition, Ghost Gallery2, Seattle, WA

2014   First Thursday at OK Gallery with Rich M Stevens, OK Gallery1, Seattle, WA

2013   Belltown Artwalk, Stylus Salon & Spa1, Seattle, WA

2013   OK Gallery Holiday Artwalk, OK Gallery2, Seattle, WA

2012   Sketchbook Show, Gage Academy2, Seattle, WA

2012   Anomalous, Art Folk Inc.3, Birmingham, AL

2011   Trunk Show, Kai Lin Art2, Atlanta, GA

2010   Drawn:  Spotlight in Illustration, Jill Celeste Gallery2, Decatur, GA

2010   Zenith, Kai Lin Art2, Atlanta, GA

2008   Birmingham Artwalk3, Birmingham, AL

2008   The Knife Trade, The Five Spot2, Atlanta, GA

2007   Underdogs, Soapbox Studios2, Atlanta, GA

2006   Fireball Collective, Artisan Market and Gallery at Aria2, Atlanta, GA

2005   East Atlanta Village Strut3, Atlanta, GA

2005   Moss Rock Festival3, Birmingham, AL

2005   El Secreto Del Cinco, Crestwood Coffee Company1, Brimingham, AL

2005   Birmingham Artwalk3, Birmingham, AL

2005   Fashion Bizarre, Naked Art2, Birmingham, AL

2004   East Atlanta Village Strut3, Atlanta, GA

2004   Birmingham Artwalk3, Birmingham, AL

2004   Holiday Art Show, Naked Art2, Birmingham, AL

2004   Electric Oddities, Naked Art2, Birmingham, AL

2004   5th Anniversary Show, Naked Art2, Birmingham, AL

2004   Apples & Oranges, Naked Art2, Birmingham, AL

2001   BFA Senior Exhibit, Durbin Gallery, Birmingham, AL

1solo show, 2group show, 3juried show

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Paintings

2014 The Porter Beer Bar, Atlanta, GA

    Three large-scale paintings (8' W x 4' L) ink, epoxy resin, spray paint, acrylic paint, aluminum foil on wood

2013 The Porter Beer Bar, Atlanta, GA

    Three large-scale paintings (8' W x 4' L) ink, epoxy resin, spray paint, acrylic paint, aluminum foil on wood

2007 Arcapita, Four Seasons Hotel, Atlanta, GA

    Eight paintings (1.5' W x 4' L) epoxy resin, watercolor, acrylic paint, collaged photocopies, on wood

Bartops

2012 Café 640, Atlanta, GA

    Refurbished bartop, epoxy resin, aluminum foil, spray paint, acrylic paint

2011 Blue Frog Cantina, Atlanta, GA

    Refurbished bartop, epoxy resin, collaged photocopies, spray paint, acrylic paint

Literary Art

2014 Dangerous Dan, written by Jim Hodgeson

Album Art

2014 Moonbase, Creation Myths

2009 Brass Knuckle Surfer, Sin Palabras

Education

2001 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, AL