rich@richmstevens.com

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

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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2017   Mini Holiday Art Exhibit2, Ghost Gallery, Seattle WA

2017   The Risen Glimmer Twins on Holiday to Panamericorp in the Year 25001, Streetlight Arts, Seattle, WA

2017   Houseplants Gone Wild1, Saloon Gallery, Seattle, WA

2017   Show Me Your Deck2, TrueLove Gallery, Seattle, WA

2017   On the Record2, KEXP, Seattle, WA

2017   Seattle Erotic Art Fair2, Seattle Exhibition Center, Seattle, WA

2017   99 Bottles2, TrueLove Gallery, Seattle, WA

2016   Chance of Rain2, Artifacts, Seattle, WA

2016   Psychedelic Archetectural Palindromes1, Eight and Sand, Seattle, WA

2015   Holiday Miniature Art Extravaganza2, Ghost Gallery, Seattle WA

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

2015   The Drawnk Show2, Saloon Gallery, 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

Select Commission Work

Paintings

2016   Private Collection - Hand-built shadowbox installation (8'W x 4'L x 2.25"D); watercolor on cut paper, spraypaint, plexi-glass layers, and gilded aluminum foil on wood, covered in epoxy

2014   The Porter Beer Bar, Atlanta, GA - Three 8' W x 4' L paintings; ink, epoxy resin, spray paint, acrylic paint, aluminum foil on wood

2013   The Porter Beer Bar, Atlanta, GA - Three 8' W x 4' L paintings; ink, epoxy resin, spray paint, acrylic paint, aluminum foil on wood

2007   Arcapita, Four Seasons Hotel, Atlanta, GA - Eight 1.5' W x 4' L paintings; 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