About

Rich Lehl

Rich Lehl was born in Portland, Oregon in 1969. He studied painting and printmaking at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington and graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in Visual Art.

Rich has been exhibiting his work for over 25 years in Seattle and in galleries and museums across the United States and internationally, including the GAS Gallery in Torino, Italy. He lives and works in Seattle and was represented by the Packer Schopf Gallery for over 10 years in Chicago, Illinois. He has also completed numerous artwork commissions for various private collectors throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Rich has been a past recipient of an Artist Trust Fellowship Award in Visual Arts and an Artist Trust GAP Grant Award. He also has work in the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs Portable Works Collection and has been a resident artist at the Jentel Artist Residency Program in Sheridan, Wyoming.

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Solo Exhibitions

2022

The Yard, SMCA at Museum of Museums, Seattle, WA

2013

Backwards Telescopes, Vermillion Gallery, Seattle, WA

2010

Cattywampus, Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago, IL

2008

7-inch Prints & Other Works, Wall of Sound, Seattle, WA

2007

Wishing You Were Somewhere Else, Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago, IL

2005

Paintings and Prints, Priceless Works Gallery, Seattle, WA

2004

The Freaks Come Out at Night II, Aron Packer Gallery, Chicago, IL

2003

The Freaks Come Out at Night, Atelier 31 Gallery, Seattle, WA

2001

Fly, Float, and Fall: New Paintings, Eyre/Moore Gallery, Seattle, WA

1999

Paintings, Black Lab Gallery, Seattle, WA

1996

Paintings, MIA Gallery, Seattle, WA

Group Exhibitions

2019

12th Annual Washington State CVG Show, Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, WA

2018

Centers of Gravity, Shoreline City Hall Art Gallery, Shoreline, WA

2016

Russia, Mother Russia, Shoreline City Hall Art Gallery, Shoreline, WA

The Town Where Nothing Ever Happens, Good Neighbor Gallery, Seattle, WA

2015

Duwamish Revealed, Shoreline Community College, Shoreline, WA

Out of Sight, King Street Station, Seattle, WA

2013

CARDED!, Hot Art Wet City, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

2012

Elvistravaganza, Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seattle, WA

2011

CARDED!, Gallery Gachet, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Bumber by Number, Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seattle, WA

The Matryoshka Show, Ghost Gallery, Seattle, WA

2010

Umbrella for the Arts: 40 Years of Bumbershoot Art Works, Anne Focke Gallery at City Hall, Seattle, WA

10 x 10 x 10 x Tieton, Mighty Tieton Warehouse Gallery, Tieton, WA

2009

“Ce n’est pas un spectacle de caractères.” (“This is not a print show.”),
Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago, IL

Old School, Jack The Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, NY

Seattle Erotic Art Festival, Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, Seattle, WA

Art Night, Twilight Artist Collective, Seattle, WA

Hate & Haste, Pots Gallery, Seattle, WA

Hanged, Drawn, & Quartered, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA

2008

Personal Narratives, Davidson Contemporary, Seattle, WA

2007

Place, Seattle Art Museum Gallery, Seattle, WA

Artist Trust: 20 Years, Seattle Art Museum Gallery, Seattle, WA

Seattle Erotic Art Festival, Fenix Performance Arts Center, Seattle, WA

2006

Artist Trust Grant Recipients, Chase Gallery at City Hall, Spokane, WA

Seattle Erotic Art Festival, Consolidated Works, Seattle, WA

2005

Crime Scene, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA

Art Night, Vidya Gallery, Seattle, WA

Paintings and Prints, Priceless Works Gallery, Seattle, WA

RECORD: Cornish College of the Arts Alumni Exhibition, Cornish College of the Arts,
Seattle, WA

101 Ways to Remove a President from Power, Center On Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA

Rosso, Atelier 31 Gallery, Seattle, WA

2004

From East to West: International Galleries Portraits, Gas Art Gallery, Turin, Italy

2003

Cornish College of the Arts Alumni Exhibition, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA

2002

6 Pack, Vital 5 Productions Gallery, Seattle, WA

Holiday Show, Ace Studios Gallery, Seattle, WA

Exquisite Corpse, Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seattle, WA

Wading The Waters, Elliott Brown Gallery, Seattle, WA

New Artists, Stewart Gallery, Boise, ID

2001

Paintings, Woessner Alumni Gallery, Cornish College Of The Arts, Seattle, WA

Holiday Group Show, Stewart Gallery, Boise, ID

Fundamentals, Eyre/Moore Gallery, Seattle, WA

2000

Snapshot, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD (Invitational, traveling exhibition and digital catalogue) (2001) Arcadia College Art Gallery, Glenside, PA (2002) Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Aldrich, CT 

Dogs of Medina, Vital 5 Productions Gallery, Seattle, WA

New Faces, Lucia Douglas Gallery, Bellingham, WA

Northwest International Art Exhibition, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA

Corporeal, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA

1998

Seattle Collects Seattle: Selections From the City of Seattle Portable Works Collection, Seattle, WA

1997

True Art: Tacoma Art Museum Biennial, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA (Juried by artist Donald Roller Wilson)

They Came Here First: UFO Inspired Imagery, Center On Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA

So Long Salon Show, MIA Gallery, Seattle, WA

1996

The Narrative Impulse, Seattle Art Museum Sales/Rental Gallery, Seattle, WA

Northwest Annual Juried Exhibition, Center On Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA (Juried by Greg Escalante)

1995

Aviary, MIA Gallery, Seattle, WA

1994

Seattle Arts Commission Visual Arts Award Show, Metropolis Gallery, Seattle, WA

1993

Kirkland Arts Center Annual Juried Exhibition, Kirkland, WA

Pacific Northwest Annual Juried Exhibition, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA (Juried by Buzz Spector)