RICK ALLRED

Rick Allred with 20 x 24 (Large Format) Polaroid CameraArt is life. Creating is breathing. When I am creating art, I am breathing my life. To cease creating would be, for me, to stop living. Finding beauty in the “ordinary” is what I wish to share with people. I especially thrive on people who believe they are ordinary, and yet will trust my vision. I seldom photograph anyone I haven’t at least shared a cup of coffee with. The experience of sharing time with a subject makes the imagery nearly effortless.

I follow my heart and my gut... I enjoy the visual art world. Also, I find that the soft side and spiritual strength of male beauty is limited and elusive.... I am passionate about translating the images in my mind into real (and/or surreal) life imagery.

Many times nature gives me the light I need. Other times, I utilize the black canvas of night to paint my thoughts upon... Using my flashlight as a paintbrush.


 

Rick Allred is a free-lance artist specializing in commissioned portraits and creative images. Rick studied Photojournalism at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Upon graduating, he followed his creative drive which eventually brought him to Maui.


Purchases & Collections:


Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts; purchase from Art Maui 2003 Juried Competition; “La Bouche”, original 20” x 24” polaroid.


Recent Photography Exhibits:


Art Maui 2003, Juried Competition; “La Bouche”, original 20” x 24” polaroid; Maui Arts and Cultural Center.

Photography Spotlight; Hui No’Eau Visual Arts Center; Invited Artist; “Seeking Refuge”; photography - dyptich 20” x 24” original polaroids; Makawao, HI; 2002.

Visual Emotions; Hui No’Eau Visual Arts Center; Group Exhibit: “Waves of Solitude”; photography; Makawao, HI; 2002.


Sculpture Exhibits:

Group Exhibit: “Love Self First”; sculpture, cold cast resin & bronze powder; Salon de Refusé; Wild Banana Gallery; Wailuku, HI; March 2002.

Exhibited Piece: “Love Self First”; sculpture, cold cast resin & bronze powder; PATRICK MCGOWAN & COMPANY; View Points Gallery; Makawao, HI; Oct-Nov 2001.


Series and Topical Exhibits:


Group Exhibit: “Bad Kitty”; mixed media; Outlaw Self Portrait Show; Wild Banana Gallery; Wailuku, HI; March 2001.

Solo Exhibit: “White Sands” Series; photography; Copelands Frameworks and Gallery; Alamogordo, NM; Summer 1994.

Photo Exhibit: “Never Complete Series”; photography; Premier Exhibit; Wild Banana Gallery; Wailuku, HI; March 2000.

Photo Exhibit: “Tatoo Portraits”; photography; The Art of Tatoo Show; Wild Banana Gallery; Wailuku, HI; Aug. 2000.

Group Exhibit: “Oh My a Papaya”; photography/digital imagery; First Annual Erotic Art Show; Wild Banana Gallery; Wailuku, HI; Oct. 2000.

Group Exhibit: “Savoring”; oil on masonite; Salon de Refuse; Wild Banana Gallery; Wailuku, HI; March 2001.

Group Exhibit: Varied pieces; Sculpture, Mixed Media, Ink painting, & Imagery; 2nd Annual Erotic Art Show; Wild Banana Gallery; Wailuku, HI; Oct. 2001.

Currently exhibited: Various Images; Wild Banana Gallery/Project web-site: www.wild-banana.com

 

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