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Biography

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Guest lecturer, juror: numerous schools and organizations

The Columbus College of Art and Design/
The Columbus
Museum of Fine Art
Columbus, OH
  Instructor, Assistant Professor of Art

Wesleyan University Press/American Education Publications/
Xerox Education Publications

Middletown, CT
  Designer, Art Director

The Choate School    
Wallingford, CT
  Founding Consultant and Director, Mellon Art Center

Hog Hill Press
Colebrook, CT, Sandgate, VT
  Founder, Publisher

Manchester Community College
Manchester, CT
  Adjunct Professor of Art

Tunxis Community College
Farmington, CT
  Director, Art Department; Associate Professor of Art
  Founder, Tunxis Community College Gallery

Harry Rich Associates, Inc.
West Hartford, CT
  Founder, Design Communications Firm

The Vermont Arts Exchange
North Bennington, VT
  Instructor, Life Drawing

The Vermont Studio Center    
Johnson, VT
  Resident Painter   

Education

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
  BFA (Teachers include James Brooks, Jack Tworkov, Adolph Gottlieb)

Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
  MA (Printmaking)


Selected Exhibitions

Bill Hester Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
Weston Playhouse Theatre Gallery, VT (Solo)
The White Gallery, Lakeville, CT
Vermont Institute of Contemporary Arts, Founders Exhibition, Chester, VT
Jetset Marketplace Magazine Digital Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ (solo)
3 Pears Gallery, Dorset, VT
Dorset Theater Festival Gallery, Dorset, VT
The Great Hall Gallery, Springfield, VT
The White Gallery, Lakeville, CT
The International Society of Acrylic Painters, Santa Cruz, CA
Vermont Institute of Contemporary Arts, Chester, VT (Solo)
Prime 677 Project, Albany, NY (Solo)
Wicks Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY (Solo)
Towle Hill Gallery, Corinth, VT
Skinny Pancake Gallery, Montpelier, VT (Solo)
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vergennes, VT
John Street Gallery, Hoosick Falls, NY (Solo)
George Marshall Gallery, York, ME
Gallery Wright, Wilmington, VT
Grubbs Gallery, Williston Northampton School, Easthampton, MA
Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT
    (National Invitational 2001, '04, '05, '07, '10, '12, '13)
Vermont Arts Exchange, Bennington, VT
Gallery 100, Saratoga Springs, NY
The Leighton Gallery, Blue Hill, ME
Powers Gallery, Acton, MA
Plum Gallery, Williamstown, MA
Gallery 668, Greenwich, NY (Solo)
Studio 22, Amenia, NY (Solo)
Small Gallery, Cambridge, NY (Solo)
Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery, Shelburne, VT
Canfield Gallery, Arlington, VT (Solo)
Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT (Solo, 2001, 2005, 2012)
Silvermine New England Annual, New Caanan, CT
Pasagio Gallery, Canton, CT
Aetna Gallery, Hartford, CT
Albany Museum of History and Art, Albany, NY
Interlochen National Annual, Interlochen, MI
Dayton Museum Annual, Dayton, OH
Wakefield Gallery, New York, NY(Etchings, Solo)
Wesleyan University, Davison Art Center, Middletown, CT (Etchings, Solo)
Columbus Museum of Fine Arts, Columbus, OH (Solo)


Awards

Annual Schumacher Award for Painting,
Columbus Museum of Fine Arts, OH
Annual Ohio Artists' Competition for Painting
Annual Silvermine New England Competition for Painting
Approx. 200 international, national, regional awards for design


Collections

Payson Foundation
Columbus Museum of Fine Art
Wesleyan University
Corporate and Private Collections

Hog Hill Press Publications
Mutatus Alphonsus: A Plant Mutation and Mania of Ricco Alphonso by Harry A. Rich
Harry Rich: Works on Paper
Moodus: Poems by Robert H. Neal
Robert Rohm: Selected Works, 1975-1985
John Rich of Maidstone, VT: A Historical Sketch of the Hard Times and Good Life
   of Johannes Reich: Immigrant, Patriot and New England Settler


Quotation
"Making music is a way to connect with the divine."
    -- Michael Kimmelman, Chief Art Critic, New York Times, August 8, 1999

I would expand Kimmelman's quote to read "making music and paintings
are a way to connect with the divine."