Patterns in the Wild: Woodcuts by Andrea Rich

May 6 - September 19, 2010
Andrea Rich woodcut

The stunning woodcuts of internationally recognized artist Andrea Rich will be featured. This is the first solo exhibition on the East Coast for the acclaimed California artist, who uses the complex reduction method to produce her bold, richly textured woodcut compositions.

With influences as diverse as Albrecht Dürer and the Japanese Ukiyo-e (Floating World) tradition, Rich has focused her attention for more than three decades on wildlife, particularly birds. She traveled the world to observe wildlife in their natural habitats, visiting Madagascar, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Africa, Europe and Alaska. Rich says, “The birds and wildlife with whom we share our world, as well as the habitats they live in, seem most fitting subjects, especially now in a time of environmental upheaval.”

Rich has been awarded the title of “Master Wildlife Artist” by the Woodson Art Museum in Wisconsin, and in addition, has received dozens of awards, both in the United States and Europe. Her work is in the collections of the New York Public Library, Brown University, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and the University of Virginia, among many other institutions. The prints in this exhibition are on loan from the Woodson Art Museum of Wausau, Wisconsin.