Rich Smukler has blended his life-long passion for art and photography. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. While his cutting edge passion for graphic design has earned him accolades and awards for innovative style, his genre as a fine art photographer encompasses photo-realism to abstract graphic design. A love of Tuscany has taken him back to bella Italia on many occasions, camera in tow, in search of yet another perfect moment. He has drawn inspiration from such greats as Miro, Kandinsky, Pollock, Joan Mitchell, Arno Minkkinen, Sandro Santioli & Cartier Bresson.
Selected Museums and Venues:
The Montreal Art Centre: Global Art League International 2013 (Montreal, QC, Canada), (CAFA) The 101st and 102nd Exhibitions of The Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts (Mystic, Connecticut, 2012 - 2013), (MARINMOCA) The Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (Novato, California 2013) (SDAI) San Diego Art Institute / (MOLA) Museum of the Living Artist: The 50th International Exhibition (San Diego, California 2009), (CIDPA) Canadian International Digital Photography Competition 2011 (Montreal, QC, Canada), Boca Raton Museum of Art (Boca Raton, Florida 2012), Monmouth Museum of Art (Lincroft, New Jersey 2008), Andrews Museum of Art (Andrews, North Carolina 2010), (MOCA) Museum of Computer Art (Brooklyn, New York - current), The Southern Museum of Flight (Birmingham, Alabama 2008), The National Wall Art Gallery (Tampa, Florida 2007), Museum of the Gulf Coast (Port Arthur, Texas 2009), (MODA) Museum of Digital Arts (On-line 2008-2009), (DFAM) Digital Fine Arts Museum (On-line 2008-2009), (UICA) Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (Grand Rapids, Michigan 2011), The Palm Beach Photographic Center (West Palm Beach, Florida 2007-2008), (LACDA) Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts 2011, The Louisville Colorado Center for the Arts 2010, The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts (West Palm Beach, Florida 2009), Digital Long Island (St. James, New York 2008), The Elliott Museum (Stuart, Florda 2012), The Elmhurst Art Museum, (Elmhurst, Illinois 2012),The Saco Museum 2012 Mill-ennial (Saco, Maine 2012), Sugar Sands Art Center, (Boca Raton, Florida 2009).
Selected Galleries and Exhibitions:
Sandro Santioli Photo Atelier (Florence, Italy 2010), Karen Lynne Gallery (Boca Raton, Florida 2011), Artists' Haven Fine Art Gallery (Fort Lauderdale, Florida 2008-current), Steven F. Greenwald Design (Fort Lauderdale, Florida 2009-current), Arch Linear at DCOTA (Dania, Florida 2010), The George Segal Gallery (Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey 2009), The Eissey Gallery (Palm Beach Community College 2008), Valdosta State University Fine Art Gallery (Valdosta, Georgia 2009), Adriana Hoyos (Dania & Miami, Florida and Mexico 2008), The Pleiades Gallery of Contemporary Art (New York City 2008), Gallery 51 (Boca Raton, Florida 2011), American Juried Art Salon: Fine Arts Show 2011 (On-line), PPM Collections (Dania Beach, Florida 2012), Ocean Wave Gallery, (Fort Lauderdale, Florida 2012), Fine Art America 2012, TPW (Toscana Photographic Workshop), Bologna, Italy 2012, BetterPhoto.com Editor's Awards 2008-2013.
Best of America Photography Part II (Kennedy Publishing; 2011), Photographer's Forum Magazine / Best of Photography 2011 (Serbin Communications: 2011), Rich Smukler Photographic Expressionism (Blurb Publications: 2010), From Lone Pine to Death Valley: Contemplative Landscapes (Blurb Publications: 2012), Photographer's Forum Magazine / Best of Photography 2012 (Serbin Communications: 2012), Artist Portfolio Magazine, December 2012.
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