Texas born painter Rick Lewis grew up in the Gulf of Mexico coastal region.
He holds a B.S. in Graphic Design from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.
Rick Lewis’ influences include Alberto Burri, Texan visionary painter Forrest Bess, Joan Miro, Paul Klee, Antoni Tapies, Eastern calligraphy, and Eastern philosophy. He was twice awarded residencies to The Edward F. Albee Foundation in Montauk, NY. In addition, Rick has received several artist in Residency awards including, The Millay Colony Residency in Austerlitz, NY and The Bali Purnati Center for the Arts in Bali, Indonesia. He is a recipient of the Carol Cook Memorial Foundation Arts Award for excellence in painting.
Rick Lewis exhibits in New York, Texas, Philadelphia, Hong Kong, and Indonesia. His work is held in numerous public and private collections throughout the world. His work has been shown at Steven Amedee Gallery, Albright-Knox Museum, and Kouros Gallery in New York, McKinney Avenue Contemporary (MAC), Kristy Stubbs Gallery, and Hooks-Epstein Galleries in Texas, Mount Airy Contemporary in Philadelphia, Sin Sin Fine Art, Galerie – Martini in Hong Kong, ART BASEL Hong Kong and other venues.
Rick Lewis currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.