About Rick

_MG_8465Originally from the small agricultural town of Lodi, CA, his Central Valley work ethic pushed him through junior college (where he worked swing shift in a steel mill) on to SF State University where he studied art and advertising.   Rick has shown his work in galleries and public space all over the world – LA, SF, New York, Belgium and Germany. Rick blends his art career with his day job as Chief Operating Officer for Billups (a Portland-based Media Agency) and volunteer work as Board Advisor for Art Share LA.  He blows off steam racing stock cars with his dad in Northern California.


Solo Shows

District Gallery, Los Angeles, CA – 2013
Bedlam Gallery, Los Angeles, CA – 2002, 2004, 2005
Blackstone Gallery, Los Angeles, CA – 2012
410 Boyd Gallery, Los Angeles, CA – 1997, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2006
half a dozen rose gallery, Venice, CA – 1997, 1999, 2002
Obierto Gallery – Los Angeles, CA – 2003
Waterfront Gallery, Ghent, Belgium – 1999, 2001


Group Shows – Selected Galleries (1996 – 2016)

17 Frost, Brooklyn, NY
Autumn Lights, Los Angeles, CA
Art Share, Los Angeles, CA
Ba Rue Gallery, Cologne, Germany
Bedlam Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Bisco Gallery, Oakland, CA
Bryant Studios, San Francisco, CA
Coagula Projects, Los Angeles, CA
dA Foundation of the Arts, Pomona, CA
District Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
EVFA, Los Angeles, CA
410 Boyd Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
50 Bucks, Los Angeles, CA
Garboushian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
half a dozen rose gallery, Venice, CA
James Grey Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Obierto Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Patty Correia Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Phantom Galleries, Los Angeles, CA
Regent Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Roark, Los Angeles, CA
Spanish Kitchen, Los Angeles, CA
Waterfront Gallery, Ghent, Belgium


Public Commissions

Kids at Play Installation, YMCA – Grand Rapids, MI 2013
Gibberish Billboard, Summit Media – Los Angeles, CA 2013
Running Women Billboard, CBS Outdoor – Los Angeles, CA 2012
All is One Billboard, Prince Media Co – Los Angeles, CA 2011
Soho Wall Mural for 9/11, Prince Media Co – New York, NY 2011
Little Tokyo Galleria – Los Angeles, CA 2010
BreatheLA Wall Mural – Los Angeles, CA 2009
Sister Sister Mural – Venice, CA – 2000


Professional Awards/Associations

OAAA (Outdoor Advertising Association of America) Hall of Fame – 2003
Art Share LA – Board President – 2012 – 2014
Art Share LA – Board Advisor – 2015 – 2016