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Professor and ChairArt Studio
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  • B.F.A., University of Massachusetts
  • M.F.A., University of Tennessee

Rich is an interdisciplinary print media artist working in alternative photo processes; works of paper, sculpture, and installation. As a researcher/artist, and co-investigator, he has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including funding from the Rauschenberg Foundation and a multimillion-dollar grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), which supports his research on integrating the visual arts as pedagogy into nursing and medical science curriculums.

Gere has served on many national and international art boards and juries and appeared on a wide range of conference panels and councils. His recent conference activity includes presentations at SGCI (Southern Graphics Council International Conference), Southeastern College Arts Association Conference (SECAC), the College Arts Association Conference (CAA), and the Mid America Print Council (MAPC).

His work has appeared in more than 250 juried, solo, and group exhibitions, including recent exhibits at the El Paso Museum in El Paso, Texas; the Museo de Arte de Ciudad, Juarez, Mexico; SCOPE Basel, Switzerland; ArtHelix Gallery, Brooklyn, New York; and at the Toolbox Gallery, Berlin, Germany. His artwork appears in numerous public and private collections across the country and in Europe. He is represented by Marcia Wood Gallery of Atlanta.

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