Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Biography: Edward Rice

EDWARD RICE (American, b. 1953)

North Augusta, S.C., native Edward Rice is one of the Southeast’s most prominent contemporary painters. After decades of painting traditional Southern buildings in meticulous fashion, Rice made a turn toward the modern. Since the 1990s, his paintings have become much about shape as he zooms in on fragments of his subjects, eliminating much of their surroundings. In some paintings, Rice turns high realism into a stark minimalist geometry linked to post-war modern abstraction. Many of his buildings have personality beyond their architectural characteristics. They have a human, in-your-face quality, staring out at the viewer. Rice’s solo exhibitions include those at the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, S.C., the Greenville County (S.C.) Museum of Art, the Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum in La Grange, Ga., the McKissick Museum at the University of South Carolina in Columbia and a 1998 retrospective of his architectural paintings at the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art in Augusta. Rice also was represented in The Story of the South: Art and Culture, 1890 – 2003, the inaugural exhibition at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans. 

Monday, August 25, 2008

Resume: Edward Rice

Edward Rice, b.1953 is a past recipient of a South Carolina Arts Commission Artist Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts / Southern Arts Federation Regional Fellowship. His paintings have been included in exhibitions at Babcock Galleries, New York, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, Heath Gallery, Atlanta, among others. His work is included in the collections of the Gibbes Museum of Art, the Columbia Museum of Art, the South Carolina State Museum, the Greenville County Museum of Art, the Georgia Museum of Art, the Morris Museum of Art and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

"The architectural paintings of Edward Rice are carefully rendered evocations of place, born of close familiarity and intense study. Informed by the continued absorption of outside influences, yet following his own self motivated path, Rice's work matured during the reemergence of a vigorous school of American realist painting. Although the development of the new realism made the critical climate more receptive to realist painting, Rice's anachronistic realism was largely untouched by the conceptual element of late modern art; it also lacked the irony, revivalism and media conciousness associated with Postmodernism."
- David Houston, Chief Curator, The Ogdon Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2005 Mary Pauline Gallery, Augusta, GA
Barbara Archer Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2004 Marguerite Oestreicher Fine Arts, New Orleans, LA
Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Summit One Gallery, Highlands, NC
Hampton III Gallery, Greenville, SC

2003 Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA

2002 Mary Pauline Gallery, Augusta, GA
The Red Piano Art Gallery, Hilton Head, SC
Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC

2001 Summer House Gallery, Highlands, NC

2000 Hampton III Gallery, Greenville, SC
Summer House Gallery, Highlands, NC
Mary Pauline Gallery, Augusta, GA

1999 Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA

1998 Rudolph E. Lee Gallery, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Hampton III Gallery, Greenville, SC

1996 Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
Hampton III Gallery, Greenville, SC

1993 Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, La Grange, GA

1992 Hampton III Gallery, Greenville, SC
Morris Gallery, Columbia, SC

1990 Heath Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA

1987 McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

1978 Dock Street Theater, Charleston, SC

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2006 Savannah and the Islands, Horne and Thistle Gallery, Savannah, GA
State Art Collection, 1987 – 2006, The Sumter Gallery of Art, Sumter, SC
Painterly Prints: Works from King Snake Press 1998-2006, Upstairs Gallery,
Tryon, NC
South Carolina Birds: A Fine Arts Exhibition, City Gallery at Waterfront
Park Charleston, SC

2005 Construction Crew, Gallery 80808, Columbia, SC
Remix, Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
Face to Face: Artist’s Self Portraits, Peligro Gallery, New Orleans, LA
The Bin Show, Mary Pauline Gallery, Augusta, GA

2004 South Carolina Birds: A Fine Arts Exhibition, Sumter Gallery of Art, Sumter,
SC
Places and Spaces: Landscapes and Genre Scenes in the South, Gibbes Museum of
Art, Charleston, SC
The Story of the South: Art and Culture, 1890 – 2003, The Ogden Museum of
Southern Art, New Orleans, LA

2003 The Story of the South: Art and Culture, 1890 – 2003, The Ogden Museum of
Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
From the Collection, Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
Expanding the Scope: Art from the Permanent Collection, South Carolina State
Museum, Columbia, SC
Art in America: A Southern Perspective I, Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston,
SC

2002 Realism in the South: After 1960, Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA
San Francisco International Art Exposition, San Francisco, CA
Art in the South: Recent Acquisitions and Projects, The Ogden Museum of
Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
Vistas and Plateaus, Summit One Gallery, Highlands, NC
Contemporary Mix, Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA
Twentieth Century in Review, Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC

2001 Holiday Exhibition, Mary Pauline Gallery, Augusta, GA
Still Life: The Object, Hampton III, Greenville, SC
Southern Landscape Painting, Charles B. Goddard Center for Visual Arts,
Ardmore, OK
Reconstructing Eden, Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Director’s Choice: Continuation of Twentieth Century in Review, Gibbes Museum
of Art, Charleston, SC

2000 Eighteen for 2001, Mary Pauline Gallery, Augusta, GA
Gallery Artists, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
US Artists: The American Art Exposition, 33rd St. Armory, Philadelphia, PA
Personal Circumstances: Georgia Artists at the End of the Century, Spruill
Center Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Contemporary Southern Painting: Selections from the Permanent Collection,
Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA

1999 100 Years/100 Artists: Views of the Twentieth Century in South Carolina Art,
South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, SC
U.S. Artists: The American Art Exposition, 33rd Street Armory, Philadelphia,
PA
Gallery Artists, Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Visionaries, The Red Piano Art Gallery, Hilton Head, SC

1998 Triennial 98, South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, SC
Celebrating the Art of the South: A Fifth Anniversary Exhibition, Morris
Museum of Art, Augusta, GA
Rediscovering the Landscape of the Americas, Gibbes Museum of Art,
Charleston, SC

1997 Gallery Artists, Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Selections from the South Carolina Arts Commission State Art Collection:
1988-1995, Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, Myrtle Beach,
SC
Celebrating Sixty Years, The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art,Augusta, GA
Rediscovering the Landscape of the Americas Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus
Christi, TX
Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

1996 Signs of Contemporary Art, South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, SC
Fish Swim in the Lake: Artists Use the Nude, Winthrop University Galleries,
Rock Hill, SC
Survivals, Revivals, and Arrivals, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art,
Augusta, GA
Rediscovering the Landscape of the Americas, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe,
NM
Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
Looking at the Contemporary Southern Artist, Morris Museum of Art, Augusta,
GA

1994 Oil on Canvas: Looking at the Artist’s Process, Morris Museum of Art,
Augusta, GA
A Sense of Place, Zone One Gallery, Asheville, NC
Vividly Told, Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA
Lure of Lowcountry, Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC

1993 The Artist as Native: Reinventing Regionalism, Babcock Galleries, New York,
NY
Middleberg College Museum of Art, Middleberg, VT
Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY
Owensboro Museum of Art, Owensboro, KY
Maryland College of Art, Baltimore, MD
The Discerning Spirit, The Government House, Augusta, GA
The Eye’s Momentum, Meteor Gallery, Columbia, SC

1992 South Carolina/Kentucky Exchange, South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, SC
South Carolina Expressions, Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC

1991 South Carolina Contemporary Images, Owensboro Museum of Art, Owensboro, KY
Gallery Artists, Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC
LaGrange National XVI, Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, LA Grange, GA
Preview: Art and Design in Winthrop Galleries, Winthrop University, Rock
Hill, SC
Southern Landscapes: Past and Present, Jean Spedden Gallery, Charleston, SC

1990 Artists in Georgia, Albany Museum of Art, Albany, GA
Selections from the State Art Collection of South Carolina,Gibbes Museum of
Art, Charleston, SC
The Cow Show, Madison Morgan Cultural Center, Madison, GA
South Carolina Arts Commission Fellowship Retrospective, South Carolina State
Museum, Columbia, SC

1989 Southern Arts Federation/ National Endowment for the Arts Regional Fellowship
Exhibition, Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA
Louisiana Arts Science Center, Baton Rouge, LA
Shelby Gallery, Ringling School of Art, Sarasota, FL
South Carolina Arts Commission Exhibition, South Carolina State Museum,
Columbia, SC

1988 A Realistic View, Davenport Gallery, Greenville, SC
Mint Museum Biennial, Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
Somewhere in Between, Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Salisbury, NC

1987 Small Scale,Heath Gallery, Atlanta, GA
South Carolina Realism, Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC

1986 Dealer’s Choice,Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC
Mid America Biennial,Owensboro Museum of Art, Owensboro, KY
South Carolina: The State of the Arts, Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC
Visual Arts: The Southeast, One Securities Center, Atlanta, GA

1985 Artists in Georgia, Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

1983 Biennial Exhibition of Piedmont Painting and Sculpture, Mint Museum,
Charlotte, NC

1981 Art and Georgia Exhibition,Albany Museum of Art, Albany, GA
Watercolor Southeast, Florida Gulf Coast Art Center, Bellair, FL
Freeman Schoolcraft, Paul Vincent, and Edward Rice, Cheatham Gallery,
Thomson, GA

1979 Gallery Artists, Exhibitors Gallery, Charleston, SC
Augusta Art Association Exhibition, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art,
Augusta, GA

1978 Seibels Bruce Watercolor Competition, Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC

AWARDS
1994 South Carolina Arts Commission Grant
1993 South Carolina Arts Commission Grant
1992 Greater Augusta Arts Council Artist Award
1991 South Carolina Arts Commission Grant
Merit Award, La Grange National, Chattahoochee Art Museum, La Grange, GA
1990 Porter Fleming Foundation Grant
South Carolina Arts Commission Grant
1988 South Carolina Arts Commission Visual Arts Fellowship
Southern Arts Federation/National Endowment for the Arts Regional Fellowship
Merit Award, Mint Museum Biennial, Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
1986 South Carolina Arts Commission Grant
1984 Best of Show Purchase Award, Springs Exhibition, Lancaster, SC

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC
Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA
Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC
Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
McKissick Museum, Columbia, SC
Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA
Ringling School of Art, Sarasota, FL
South Carolina Arts Commission State Art Collection, Columbia, SC
South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, SC
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
Carolina First, Greenville, SC
Kennedy, Covington, Lobdell, and Hickman, L. L. P., Charlotte, NC
NationsBank, Charlotte, NC
Northern Telecom Corporation, Atlanta, GA
Springs Industries, New York, NY
SunTrust Bank, Augusta, GA
Troutman Sanders, Atlanta, GA
John Weiland Homes, Inc., Atlanta, GA
Wornble, Carlyle, Sandridge, and Rice, L.L.P, Winston Salem, NC

EXHIBITION CATALOGUES & BOOKS
New Orleans, Louisiana, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, The Art of the South:
1890-2003. J. Richard Gruber and David Houston, University of New
Orleans/Goldring-Wooldenberg Institute for the Advancement of Southern Art
and Culture on Association with Scala Publishers, 2004.
Augusta, Georgia, Morris Museum of Art. A Decade in Review 1992- 2002. 2002.
Estill Curtis Pennington.
Augusta, Georgia, Morris Museum of Art. Wolf Kahn: Painting the South.1999(mention,
photo) J. Richard Gruber.
Augusta, Georgia, Morris Museum of Art. Celebrating the Art of the South: A Fifth
Anniversary Exhibition. 1998. J. Richard Gruber.
Augusta, Georgia, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art. Edward Rice: Architectural
Works, 1978-1998. 1998. David Houston.
Columbia, South Carolina, South Carolina State Museum. Triennial 98. 1998.
Polly T. Laffitte.
Augusta, Georgia, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art. Survivals, Revivals, and
Arrivals. 1996. David Houston.
Rock Hill, South Carolina, Winthrop University Galleries. Fish Swim in the Lake:
Artists Use The Nude. 1996. Tom Stanley.
Sante Fe, New Mexico, Gerald Peters Gallery. Rediscovering the Landscape of the
Americas. 1996. Alan Gussow.
Augusta, Georgia, Morris Museum of Art. Vividly Told. 1994.
Estill Curtis Pennington.
New York, New York, Babcock Galleries. The Artist as Native. 1993. Alan Gussow.
Augusta, Georgia, Morris Museum of Art. A Southern Collection. 1992.
Estill Curtis Pennington.
Columbia, South Carolina, Morris Gallery. Edward Rice: Unshown Works. 1992.
David Houston.
Albany, Georgia, Albany Museum of Art. Artists in Georgia. 1990.
Peter Doroshenko.
Atlanta, Georgia, Heath Gallery. Edward Rice: Tree Paintings. 1990. Jon Meyer.
Columbia, South Carolina, South Carolina State Museum. Visual Arts and Crafts
Fellows Retrospective. 1990. David Houston.
Madison, Georgia, Madison Morgan Cultural Center. The Cow Show. 1990.
Gail Andrews Trechsel.
Atlanta, Georgia, Atlanta College of Art. Southern Arts Federation/National
Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Exhibition. 1989. David Houston.
Salisbury, North Carolina, Waterworks Arts Center. Somewhere in Between. 1989.
Patrick White.
Charlotte, North Carolina, Mint Museum. Mint Museum Biennale. 1988.
John Perreault.
Columbia, South Carolina, McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina. Edward
Rice: Paintings and Drawings. 1987. Lynn Robertson Meyers and Peter Morrin.
Athens, Georgia, Georgia Museum of Art. Artists in Georgia. 1985. William Agee.
Rock Hill, South Carolina, Rutledge Gallery, Winthrop University. Springs Traveling
Art Show. 1984. Nicolai Cikovsky.

SELECTED ARTICLES & RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Mack, Tom. “Augusta gallery features two person exhibition,” Aiken Standard, Sept.
30, 2005.
Kloer, Phil. “Pieces build a strong sense of wholeness,” The Atlanta
Journal-Constitution, June 12, 2005.
Day, Jeffrey. “Art Appreciation,” The State, Jan. 30, 2004.
Day, Jeffrey. “One of a Kind,” The State, Dec. 5, 2003.
Mack, Tom. “Artist finds new way to revisit familiar images,” Aiken Standard, Nov.
23, 2003.
Starland, Tom. “Hodges Taylor Gallery Features Solo Exhibitions…,” Carolina Arts,
Jan. 2002.
Wellard, Nancy K. “Landscape, Architecture Spark Ethereal Images, The Island Packet,
March 2000.
Swisher, Amy. “Care Takers,” Creative Loafing Charlotte, January 16, 2002.
Neill, Brian. “Starting Over From the Top,” The Metropolitan Spirit, January 11,
2001.
“Edward Rice: Selected Paintings 1995 – 2000,” Art and Antiques. 2000.(advertisement)
“Arts and Sport,” The Wall Street Journal. November 21,2000 (mention)
Allsbrook, Luke. “Life as Content in Painting,” American Artist, July 2000.
(mention)
Uhles, Steven. “Augusta Artist Will Showcase Fascination with Light Effects,”
Augusta Chronicle, April 2000.
Mack, Tom. “Augusta Gallery Hosts New Works By Noted Artist,” The Aiken Standard,
May 2000.
Art Now Gallery Guide Southeast. January 1999. (photo)
Kimes, Kent. “Creative Admiration,” The Augusta Chronicle, March 21, 1999.
Gilkerson, Mary Bentz. “Carolina Place,” The State, January 1999.
Britt, Phylliss. “Profile..Ed Rice,” The Star, March 11, 1999.
Wall, Donna Dorian. “Regional Color,” Art and Antiques, Summer 1999. (mention)
Mack, Tom. “100 Years of Art…,” The Aiken Standard, November 21, 1999.
Martin, Frank. “Architectural Artworks Energetic,” The Post and Courier, February
21, 1999.
Mack, Tom. “Museum Hosts Retrospective…,” The Aiken Standard, March 28, 1999.
Day, Jeffrey. “A Look at Our Art,” The State, June 21, 1998.
_________. “Morris Museum Makes its Mark,” The State, January 4, 1998.
Roth, Katherine. “House Painter,” The Greenville News, August 30, 1998.
Lawrence, Jennifer. “Art of the Land,” Southern Accents, January/February, 1997.
Mann, James. “Edward Rice’s Paintings…,” Creative Loafing, May 11, 1996.
__________ . “Find Your Alternate Niche,” Creative Loafing, July 27, 1996.
Darke, Jayne. “Portrait of an Artist,” Artifacts, July/August, 1996.
Cohen, Katya. “Two Strong Shows,” South Carolina Arts, June, 1996.
Houston, David. “Edward Rice,” Art Now Gallery Guide Southeast, May, 1996.
McCorkle, Ben. “Ed Rice,” The Metropolitan Spirit, August 22, 1996.
Sturrock, Staci. “Artist Canvasses the Neighborhood,” The Greenville News, April
26, 1996.
Art Now Gallery Guide Southeast. May 1996. (cover story)
Claussen, Keith. “Two New Works,” Southern Art Newsletter, January/February, 1995.
Cullum, Jerry. “Vividly Told,” Art Papers, November/December, 1994.
Day, Jeffrey. “Lowcountry,” The State, February 13, 1994.
Fox, Catherine. “Tales of the South,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 17,
1994.
Neal, Dale. “The Lay of the Land,” Asheville Citizen Times, November 6, 1994.
Shuter, Marty. “Southern Style,” The Savannah News Press, June 26, 1994.
Charlotte, North Carolina, The Magazine of the Junior League, The Crier. June 1993.
(cover)
Day, Jeffrey. “Resurrecting the Mundane,” The State, March 1, 1992.
__________. “A Real Home,” The State, February 17, 1991.
Cameron, Dan E. “Obscure References,” Creative Loafing, February 3, 1990.
Day, Jeffrey. “Artists’ Growth Put On Display,” The State, February 23, 1990.
_________. “Rice’s Tree Paintings,” The State, June 10, 1990.
Cullum, Jerry, “Down-home Art Opens Door…” Atlanta Journal-Constutution, November 14,
1990.
Rosen, James. “Edward Rice: Tree Paintings,” Art Papers, May/June, 1990.
Fox, Catherine. “Fellowship Winners Show Individualism,” The Atlanta
Journal-Constitution, June 14, 1989.
Houston, David. “Edward Rice,” New Art Examiner, October, 1989.
Twardy, Charles A. “Paint It Contemporary,” The State, March, 1989.
Szakas, Dennis. “Mint Stints Local Initiative in Biennial,” New Art Examiner,
Summer, 1988.
Tudor, Martha Anne. “Art Fellowship Awarded To Rice,” The Augusta Chronicle
(Carolina Extra), May 26, 1988
Claussen, Keith. “Personal Vision,” Augusta Magazine, May/June, 1987.
Berry, Marty. “Museum Puts State Artists in Spotlight,” The Greeneville News, June
18, 1987.
Meyers, Lynn Robertson. “Common Places,” Artifacts, April/June, 1987.
Moore, Deb Richardson. “Landscapes,” The Greenville Piedmont, June 8, 1987.
Lieberman, Laura. “The Southern Artist: Edward Rice,” Southern Accents,
March/April, 1987.
Tomlinson, Janis A. “Edward Rice,” Art Papers, July/August, 1987.
Twardy, Charles A. “At Home Painting Houses,” The State, May 10, 1987.
Genders, Richard A. “Museum Shows Interesting,” Asheville Citizen Times, February
24, 1985.
Howell, Peter. “At the Georgia Museum,” The Athens Observer, September 19, 1985.
Smith, Virginia Warren. “Spring Traveling Art Show,” The Arts Journal, May, 1985.
Maschal, Richard. “S. C. Painting Best of Springs Art Show,” The Charlotte
Observer, September 19, 1984.
Shivers, Louise. “Talking with Ed Rice,” Augusta Magazine, December, 1981.
Schoolcraft, Faye. “Edward Rice,” Art Voices South, March/April, 1980.