New York City


-Fordham University Gallery,

Lincoln Center; undergraduate solo show  The Glassblower Bar & Grill

in 2002, & alumni art show in 2008

-Educational Alliance Rubenstein Gallery, a few Art School staff shows

-Brooklyn Museum staff exhibit (2007)

-AGAST Gowanus Art Walk (2010 - 2012)

-Greenpoint Gallery, Small Works, (2012)

-Pratt fundraiser Cards for Chris, (2012) 

-Brooklyn Museum GOS Open Studio (Gowanus, 2012) 

-BGI Gallery, Brooklyn Stacked & Sorted  solo show, 2013

                * see video below 

-Local Project Gallery, Exquisite Collage (2014)

-Rich Garr: Analog Collage, OS Cafe, solo show, (2015 / 2016)
-Brooklyn Art: Micro-Retrospectives group show curated by Rich Garr, Supercollider Cafe (2016)

-Lesley Heller Gallery, Holiday Salon 2015, Lower East Side, Manhattan

-Street Art History Plaque series (2015-ongoing) in the streets of NYC

-Art Slope artist & lead curator of visual arts (2016) 

-Monu-Momental café group show at Chocolateria, Park Slope (2017)

-Suds Salon featured artist (2017)

-Site: Brooklyn (2018)

Mixed Media group show juried by Gracie Mansion

-SEDIMENT project; As Above, So Below 

at Gowanus Dredgers Boathouse (May-July 2019)​

-Reclaiming the Hall group show at Bronx Community College

(Sept. 2019)

-"Vessels" photo mono prints,

Roots Cafe (Winter 2019 / 2020)

​-Abakanowicz Creative Fellowship / Residency at Mildred's Lane, Pennsylvania; Contributing artist in "Silver - Iron - Light" exhibition (Summer 2021).


-Spaces Gallery (2005)
-Brandt Gallery, Black White & Grey
solo show, (2006)
-The Edge Gallery (2006)
-Ingenuity Festival (2006)
-Doubting Thomas Gallery (2006)​ 



-Delaware Valley Arts Alliance

Gallery Narrowsburg, NY
Love Always (2012)
-Hamilton Street Gallery
Bound Brook, NJ
Anatomy of a Chair (2013)
-Redtree Gallery; Cincinnati, OH
Reds (2014)
-Nave Gallery; Boston, MA
This into That (2015)

Annual Events

-Arts Gowanus Open Studios 
  semi-annually since 2009
-Arts PSWT Open Studios
  semi-annually since 2013
-Open Source Gallery, Soup Kitchen
  annually in December since 2013
-NY Adventure Club's UrbExpo
annual pop-up art experience (art director / lead curator) since 2014-18

exhibition history



Rich is an artist and educator living in Brooklyn. A varied background in art and cultural history reflects an interest in architecture and urban development and the way in which people react to the world around them. A proud native of Cleveland, he has always paid close attention to the re-use of old infrastructure. His graduate essay "New Art in Old Buildings: The Blue Collar White Cube" explored ways of displaying contemporary art in old space. Rich began teaching art to children by touring them around the galleries of the Cleveland Museum of Art. His interests led him to Fordham University in the Bronx. Graduate studies back in Cleveland followed, but he was lured back to New York by his eventual wife. He began work in the Brooklyn Museum's Education Department, and freelance work followed: the Educational Alliance Art School, Cathedral of St. John the Divine; Kentler International Drawing Space, Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park, and as a tour guide through the Brooklyn Navy Yard. He has recently taken a step back from his own tour company, Gotham SideWalks, to concentrate on his own art.