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 Alexandria Museum of Art National Juried Exhibition (Alexandria, Louisiana 2014), The Virginia Academy of Fine Arts National Juried Photography Exhibition (Lynchburg, Virginia 2014), The Philadelphia Athenaeum's 200th Anniversary Art Exhibition (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) 2014 Juried Exhibition, (JAX) The Jacksonville (Floyd, VIirginia) Center for the Arts 2014 Juried Exhibition, (NAA) The Naples Art Association's 50th Founders Juried Awards Exhibition 2014 (Naples, Florida), The Farmington (New Mexico) Museum of Art 2014, (CAC) The Las Vegas, Nevada Contemporary Arts Center (25th Annual Juried Show 2014), The Museum of Flight Juried Exhibition 2014 (Seattle, Washington), (CAFA) The 101st, 102nd and 103rd Exhibitions of The Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts (Mystic, Connecticut, 2012, 2013 and 2014) elected member, (MARINMOCA) THE Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (Novato, California 2013), The Montreal Art Centre: Global Art League International 2013 (Montreal, QC, Canada), The New York Center For The Photographic Arts (NYC4PA) Primary Colors, 2013, The St. Augustine Art Association (Annual Nature & Wildlife Exhibition, St. Augustine, Florida 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), (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, Florida 2012), The Elmhurst Art Museum (Elmhurst, Illinois 2012), The Saco Museum Mill-ennial 2012 (Saco, Maine), Sugar Sands Art Center (Boca Raton, Florida 2009).
La Rondine Gallery (Ponte a Serraglio in the commune of Bagni di Lucca, Italy) Solo exhibition May 2015, Sandro Santioli Photo Atelier (Florence, Italy 2010), Karen Lynne Gallery (Boca Raton, Florida 2011), Artists’ Haven Fine Art Gallery (Fort Lauderdale, Florida 2008-2013), 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, 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), Artists Portfolio Magazine (December 2012), B & W Magazine (2013 Portfolio).