CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION:

1972-1974...............M.F.A., Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

1968-1972...............B.F.A., Art School of the Society of Arts and Crafts, Detroit, MI

ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS:

2015........................."Rick Vian: Using the Whole Chicken". Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI

2013........................."The Gitche Gumee Series: Paintings by Rick Vian". Oasis Gallery, Marquette, MI

2013........................."The Gitche Gumee Series: Recent Work by Rick Vian". CCCAC Kerredge Gallery, Hancock, MI

2012........................."Rick Vian: The Gitche Gumee Series". Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI

2011........................."Fresh Garbage". Motor City Brewing Works, Detroit, MI

2009........................."Rick Vian: New Paintings." Robert Kidd gallery, Birmingham, MI

2006........................."The Standing People". University of Michigan Hospital, Gifts of Art Exhibition, Ann Arbor, MI

2003........................."The Wind Dancer and Her Sisters". Kerridge Gallery, Copper Country Community Arts Council (CCCAC), Hancock, MI (MCA Grant Show)

2001........................."Ghost Dancers". Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI

1997........................."Tree Portraits and Big Water". Kerridge Gallery, CCCAC, Hancock, MI

1993........................."Paintings and Drawings From the Lake Superior Basin". Macomb Center for the Performing Arts Gallery, Mt. Clemens, MI

1982........................."Color, Space and Liquid". Jesse Besser Museum, Alpena, MI

1979........................."The Red and Blue Days". Oakland Community College Gallery, Auburn Hills, MI

1978........................."The Forsythe Saga Continued". Macomb Community College Gallery, Mt. Clemens, MI

1974........................."Grids and Movement". Community Arts Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS:

2004........................."Figures and Industrial Mayhem". Fine Art Gallery, College for Creative Studies, Detroit,MI

2003........................."Works for Us". Cass Cafe, Detroit, MI

1999........................."Dreams, Reflections and Space". The Gallery, Marygrove College, Detroit, MI

1974........................."Rick Vian and Jim Nawara". Willis Gallery, Detroit, MI

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2015........................."Abstraction: Aritst/Viewer/Dialog" Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI (juried)

2015........................."Re/VIEW A CCS Alumni Exhibition". Valade Gallery, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI (juried)

2015........................."Detroit Artists Market Annual Scholarship Awards and Exhibition".Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI

2014........................."Reel Art Detroit Pop-Up Show", Curated by Kim Fay, Laurie Tennent Studio, Birmingham, MI (invited)

2014........................."Biannual All Media Exhibition 2014". Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI (juried)

2014........................."Detroit Soul". Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petosky, MI (invited)

2013........................."Abstract Michigan". Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester MI (invited)

2013........................."11th Annual All Media Sight Fest". Ellen Kayrod Gallery, Detroit, MI (invited)

2013........................."2013 Painting Invitational @ 4731". Gallery 4731, Detroit, MI (invited)

2013........................."Reinventing Susan". The Edge Show, Detroit Artists' Market, installation design and construction (invited)

2012........................."Detroit/Brooklyn Collaboration". Studio 207, Brooklyn, NY (invited)

2012........................."Night Show". Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI (invited)

2012........................."The Detroit Artists Market: The First Eighty Years". The Detroit Historical Museum, Detroit, MI (invited)

2011........................."Free Revok". Pop Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario (invited)

2011........................."Deep Thaw". Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI (invited)

2011........................."New Arrivals". Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI (invited)

2011........................."Infrastructure". Alley Culture, Detroit, MI (invited)

2011........................."Family Ties". The Scarab Club, Detroit, MI (invited)

2010........................."Summer View". Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI (invited)

2010........................."Our Town". Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI (invited)

2010........................."All Media Exhibition". Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI (juried)

2010........................."The Seventh Annual Intergenerational Exhibition". Ellen Kayrod Gallery, Detroit, MI (invitational)

2010........................."Detroit Artists Market/Wayne State University Art Scholarship and Exhibition". Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI (invited)

2008........................."Selections". Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI (invited)

2008........................."Ideas, Stories and Visions". Cass Cafe, Detroit, MI (invited)

2007........................."Eight Days of Creation out of Conflict". Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCAD), Detroit MI (invited)

2007........................."75th Anniversary Exhibition". The Detroit Artists' Market, Detroit, MI (juried)

2007........................."I Paint What I See". Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI (invited)

2007........................."Driven: Motor City Art ". Copper Country Community Art Center, Hancock, MI (invited)

2006........................."New Realism". Robert Kidd Gallery, Birminngham, MI (invited)

2006........................."A Real Allegory". Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, Detroit, MI (invited)

2006........................."100th Anniversary Faculty Exhibition". Center Galleries, Detroit, MI (invited)

2006........................."Featured Artists". Twingo's, Detroit, MI (invited)

2005........................."The Art of Teachers". Gallery 555, Detroit, MI (invited)

2005........................."V. O. P.". Alley Culture Gallery, Detroit, MI (invited)

2004........................."2004 Biennial". Detroit Artists' Market, Detroit, MI (juried)

2004........................."New Realism II". Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI (invited)

2004........................."Link - The Frequency". The C.A.I.D. Gallery, Detroit, MI (invited)

2004........................."Art Works for Life". (For the Midwest AIDS Prevention Project) Masonic Temple, Detroit, MI (invited)

2003........................."Dealer's Choice". Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI (invited)

2003........................."Regional Drawing Show". Elaine Jacob Gallery, Detroit, MI (juried)

2003........................."Art Works for Life". Edsel Ford Estate, Grosse Pointe, MI (invited)

2002........................."The Art of the Catharctic Circle". Meadowbrook Art Gallery, Rochester, MI (invited)

2002........................."Natural Vistas II". Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI (invited)

2002........................."Art Works for Life". Edsel Ford Estate, Grosse Pointe, MI (invited)

2001........................."Actual Size Biennial". The Detroit Contemporary Gallery, Detroit, MI (invited)

2001........................."Art Works for Life". Edsel Ford Estate, Grosse Pointe, MI (invited)

2000........................."Fire". Arnold Klein Gallery, Royal Oak, MI (invited)

1999........................."Vian, Sommers and Snow". Cass Cafe, Detroit, MI (invited)

1999........................."Abstraction". Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI (invited)

1999........................."Celebrate Michigan Artists". Daimler-Chrysler Headquarters, Auburn Hills, MI (juried)

1999........................."Documenta USA" The Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI (invited)

1999........................."Group Show". Michigan Design Center, Troy, MI (invited)

1999........................."Painting as an Abstraction" Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI (juried)

1998........................."Three Couples - Six Painters". The Gallery, Marygrove College, Detroit, MI (invited)

1997........................."Invitational Group Exhibition". Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI (invited)

1996........................."Patrimonio". Community Arts Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI (invited)

1980........................."The Art of the Teachers of W.C.C.C.". The Michigan Gallery, Detroit, MI (invited)

1979........................."Works on Paper". Feigenson - Rosenstein Gallery, Detroit, MI (invited)

1978........................."Focus Detroit". 1010 Beaubien, (Became the Detroit Focus Gallery), Detroit, MI (juried)

1978........................."An Open Juried Exhibition". The Artist Guild of Detroit Gallery, Detroit, MI (juried)

1977........................."Painters' Vision". Detroit Artist's Market, Detroit, MI (invited)

1975........................."Anything On Paper". Detroit Artist's Market, Detroit, MI (juried)

1974........................."Detroit Artists' Invitational". Detroit Bank and Trust, Detroit, MI (Invited)

1974........................."The Forsythe Saga". The Forsythe Building, Detroit, MI (invited)

1974........................."Members' Recent Work". Willis Gallery, Detroit, MI (invited)

1973........................."37th Annual Mid-Year Show". Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH (juried)

1973........................."Michigan Artists Exhibition". Grand Rapids Museum of Art, Grand Rapids, MI (juried)

1972........................."Silver Medal Exhibition". Scarab Club, Detroit, MI (juried)

1971........................."All Michigan". Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI (juried)

1971........................."Silver Medal Exhibition". Scarab Club, Detroit, MI (juried)

1970........................."Silver Medal Exhibition". Scarab Club, Detroit, MI (juried)

PERFORMANCE

2014.........................."Rendering Beethoven" (a.k.a. "Drawing to Beethoven, Blindfolded") with members of the DSO, known as the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings. Taubman Center, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI. Interviewee and performer

2014.........................."Pastry Embarrassment" Performance by Susan Carman-Vian. Detroit, MI ,Technical assistance.

2013........................."Portals to My Soul". Popps Packing, Hamtramck, MI, videographer

2012........................."When Will It End". CAID Gallery, Detroit, MI, videographer, tech. assistance

2008........................."The Eve of Saint Agnes". Marygrove College Theater, Detroit, MI, musician and set designer

2006........................."The Art That Painting Made". The Gallery, Marygrove College, Detroit, MI, musician

2000........................."It Takes One To Be One". Marygrove College Theater, musician and set designer

1993........................."Heaven". Marygrove College Theater, Detroit, MI, musician and set designer

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

DeGalan, Clara..............."Where Light enters the Mind", Rick Vian at Robert Kidd Gallery, Detroit Art Review, December 6, 2015

Baum, Jennifer..............."Detroit's Belle Isle: Natural Exhibition Gallery". Art Serve: Creative Impact Michigan (on line) May, 26 2011

del Valle, Robert........."Poetic Inspiration". Real Detroit Weekly, November 7, 2012

Maddelana, Shirley.........."Refresher Course". Styleline Magazine pp. 16-19, September, 2013

Delicato, Armando........."Images of America: Detroit's Cass Corridor" Chapter four."Art and Revolution" p. 73.

Kurlyandchik, Mark........"Rick Vian's Trees of Life". Detroit Home, Winter 2011-12, p. 80

del Valle, Robert........."Rick Vian: :LIFE WITHOUT ART IS STUPID". 1xRUN.com. May,2011

Mannisto, Glen............"Man is estranged from that which he is most familiar". Exhibition Catalog, May 2009

Nawrocki, Dennis.........."I Think That I Shall Never See...". Exhibition Catalog, February, 2009

Goody, Dick..............."The Theatre of Painting" Exhibition Catalog, February 2009

Goody, Dick..............."Interview with Dick Goody" Exhibition Catalog, January, 2009

Hosner, Andrew............"An Interview with Stephanie Buer". Sour Harvest, www.sourharvest.com, 22 April, 2012

Hodges, Michael H........."Exhibit Has Some Real Detroit Gems". Detroit News, 31 March, 2012, A10

Hodges, Michael H........."Detroit Gallery a Canvas of New Talent". www.detroitnews.com, 31 March 2012 p. 1

Mannisto, Glen............"The Nature of Seeing". Metro Times. 12 Sept. 2007, pp 28-30

Guten Cohen, Keri........."Realism Outdoes Mere Photographs". Detroit Free Press, 22 Feb. 2004, F5

Moran, Michelle..........."Artists For Life". Grosse Pointe Times, 17 Sept. 2003, A18

Haddad, Natalie..........."His 'N' Hers". Real Detroit Weekly, 27 Aug. 2003, p. 11

Guten Cohen, Keri........."Small Works Pack a Lot of Meaning in Little Space". Detroit Free Press, 11 Nov. 2001, J2

Goody, Dick..............."The Art of the Catharctic Circle". Exhibition Catalog, Meadow Brook Art Gallery, Oakland University, Mar. 2001, p. 19

Hakanson Colby, Joy......."Kidd Duet" Detroit News, 30 Mar. 2001, E2

Guten Cohen, Keri........."Imagination Closes Gap in Understanding". Detroit Free Press, 24 Mar. 2001, G8

Hakanson Colby, Joy......."Common Chemistry Gives Eclectic Show a Nice Jolt At Meadowbrook Art Gallery". Detroit News, 24 Mar. 2001, 3E

Provenzano, Frank........."An Eccentric Circle". Detroit Free Press, 6 Mar. 2001, D1

DiDonna, Liz.............."Through February 23". MetroTimes, 21 - 27 Jan. 2000, 41

Hakanson Colby, Joy......."Local Artists Fill the Walls at Marygrove College's Gallery". Detroit News, Feb. 2000

Pope, Byron..............."Local Artists Exhibit Work". Warren Weekly, 2 Feb. 2000, B4

Guten Cohen, Keri........."Abstraction Returns to the Spotlight". Detroit Free Press, 5 Dec. 1999, G2

Hakanson Colby, Joy......."Abstraction Comes Back in a Big Way at Gallery" Detroit News, 27 Nov. 1999, C5

Hakanson Colby, Joy......."Brilliant Michigan Artists Get Their Due at Paint Creek" Detroit News, 21 Aug. 1999

Hakanson Colby, Joy......."Some Like to Decorate Their Homes With Something a Little Bit Different". Detroit News, 21 Aug. 1999, D27

Tysh, George.............."Surprise By Twos". MetroTimes, 21 - 27 Jan. 1998, p. 38

Hakanson Colby, Joy......."Sculptor Carves Out Something Unique at Wayne State Display" Detroit News, 17 Oct. 1996, G7

Hakanson Colby, Joy......."Hakanson on Art". Detroit News, 18 Feb. 1979, K3

Miro, Marsha.............."Out of Skirmishes Grew Two Great Shows". Detroit Free Press, 25 Jun. 1978, C12

Miro, Marsha.............."Spotting a Stella by Style Isn't Easy". Detroit Free Press, 19 Feb. 1978, C12

Hakanson Colby, Joy......."Colby on Art: A New Approach". Detroit News, 11 Sept. 1976, E4

Hakanson Colby, Joy......."Market Features 10 Painters". Detroit News, 19 Jan. 1975, F2

Hakanson Colby, Joy......."A Trio of First Rate Shows". Detroit News, Jan. 1975, E4

Hakanson Colby, Joy......."Hakanson on Art". Detroit News, 26 May 1974, E2

Hakanson Colby, Joy......."Artists' Co-Ops Spur Creativity". Detroit News, 7 Oct. 1973, E4

Hakanson Colby, Joy......."47 Cass Corridor Artists Stage a Unique Exhibit in Bank Lobby". Detroit News, 6 May 1974, A3

Moriarity, Daniel E......."Detroit Artists Invitational". Exhibition Catalog, May, 1975, 29, 35

Hakanson Colby, Joy......."Schools Stage Student Shows". Detroit News, 4 June 1972, E4

COLLABORATIONS:

2009-Present........"LIFE WITHOUT ART IS STUPID". Collaboration with the Heidelberg Project, world wide distribution of "LIFE WITHOUT ART IS STUPID", my on-going conceptual art project

1995-Present........On-going collaboration with the painter and performance artist Sue Carman-Vian in various performances and installations

ORAL PRESENTATIONS:

Interview:....................."Rendering Beethoven". pre-performance interview with Muray Okun of the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI, November 9, 2014

Interview:....................."Art Within Art: From Italy to Detroit" Video for the "DETUR" project created by author Pierette Simpson and photographer Richard Haskins. July, 2014

Gallery Talk:.................."The Gitche Gumee Series". Robert Kidd Gallery Birmingham MI, December 1, 2012

Gallery Talk:.................."Abstraction". Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI, April 20, 2012

Gallery Talk:.................."The Gitche Gumee Series". CCCAC Kerredge Gallery, Hancock, MI, October 5, 2013

Gallery Talk:.................."The Gitche Gumee Series". Oasis Gallery, Marquette, MI, December 6, 2013

Lecture:.................."The Art of Rick Vian" The Palette and Brush Club, Southfield, MI, 22 Jan. 2008

Symposium:.........."Art / Work: Career Development for Artists" Panel discussion; a collaboration of the College Art Association, The Detroit Artists Market and Wayne State University at the Detroit Artists Market, 12 Oct. 2007

Lecture:.................."Pattern Recognition and Structure". Farmington Artists' Club, 11 May 2005

Lecture:.................."White Pines: The Wind Dancers". Copper Country Community Arts Council, 7 July 2003, ( MCA Grant Lecture)

Symposium:.........."Collaboration: The Artists of the Catharctic Circle". Meadowbrook Art Gallery, Oakland University, Rochester, MI, 31 Mar. 2001

Lecture:.................."Abstraction and Representation: Working It From Both Ends". Birmingham - Bloomfield Art Association, 12 May 2001

Lecture:.................."Tree Portraits and Big Water". Copper Country Community Arts Council, 6 Sept. 1994

Lecture:.................."Painting the Lake Superior Basin". Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, Macomb Community College, 1 April 1993

Lecture:.................."The Red and Blue Days". Oakland Community College, 3 Feb. 1979

Lecture:.................."Art History and Mechanisms of Hallucination". Part of "Two Days For Painters", Wayne State University, 6 March 1974

JURYING, CURATING:

2002-Present..............."Annual Student Exhibition". College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

2008-Present..............."Scholastic Art Awards". Detroit Country Day School, Birmingham, MI

2012........................."National Portfolio Day". Kendall School of Design, Grand Rapids, MI

2011........................."The Birmingham Society of Women Painters". Birmingham-Bloomfield Art Association, Birmingham, MI

2011........................."The Ann Arbor Street Art Fair". Ann Arbor, MI

2007........................."Driven: Motor City Art". Copper Country Community Art Center, Hancock, MI

2005........................."13th Annual Canton Fine Art Exhibition". Canton, MI

2005........................."MetroTimes Annual Photo Contest". Detroit, MI

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

2001-Present..........Associate Professor, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI, Instructor of Foundation Drawing, Advanced Drawing and Landscape Painting.

2001-2006..............Adjunct Professor, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, Instructor of, Life Drawing, Advanced Drawing, Basic Drawing.

2002-2006..............Adjunct Professor, Oakland Community College, Royal Oak, MI, Instructor of Life Drawing.

2001-2002..............Adjunct Professor, Macomb Community College, Mt. Clemens, MI, Instructor of Basic Drawing.

2001.........................Adjunct Professor, Oakland Community College, Auburn Hills, MI, Instructor of Basic Drawing.

1981-2001...............Owned and operated "RICK VIAN, LLC: ( A MATRIX OF PAINTERLY CAPABILITIES)", a mural and decorative painting company employing up to six people.

1976-1981...............Supervisor, Paintcraft Inc., Southfield, MI

1978-1981...............Adjunct Professor, Oakland Community College, Auburn Hills, MI, Instructor of Painting.

1976-1981...............Adjunct Professor, Macomb Community College, Mt. Clemens, MI, Instructor of Jewelry and Metal Craft.

1975.........................Adjunct Professor, Oakland Community College, Highland Lakes, MI, Instructor of Art Appreciation

1974-1981...............Adjunct Professor, Wayne County Community College, Detroit, MI, Instructor of Painting and Drawing

1972-1975...............Adjunct Professor, Wayne State University, Instructor of Painting.

GALLERY REPRESENTATION:

Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI

AWARDS:

2015.......First Prize, "Re/view: a CCS Alumni Exhibition" Valade Gallery, Detroit, MI

2002.......Second Prize, "Painting as an Abstraction", Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI

1997.......Best of Show, Kerridge Gallery, CCCAC, Hancock, MI

1973.......First Prize, Annual Fall Exhibition, Detroit Artists' Market, Detroit, MI

1973.......First Prize, Annual Spring Exhibition, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

1971.......First Prize, Silver Medal Exhibition, Scarab Club, Detroit, MI

1969.......Honorable Mention, Silver Medal Exhibition, Scarab Club, Detroit,MI

COLLECTIONS:

Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Macomb Community College, Mt. Clemens, MI

Dow Corporation, Auburn Hills, MI

Giffels Associates, Southfield, MI

Honeywell Inc., Washington D.C.

Atlantic Associates, Bloomfield Hills, MI

United Energy, Houston, TX

Foley and Lardne, Detroit, MI

Bon Secours Cottage Women's Health Center, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT :

Scott Robertson's drawing workshop, College for Creative Studies, Summer, 2002

Foundation Drawing Workshop, College for Creative Studies, Winter, 2004

"Photoshop" computer workshop, College for Creative Studies, Winter, 2005

Figure drawing workshop with Steve Huston, College for Creative Studies, Summer, 2006

SERVICE WORK:

2003-present....Hanging of Student Exhibition at College for Creative Studies

2003-2006.......Senior Fine Art Reviews, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI