College for Creative Studies: Foundation


Rick Vian

Associate Professor

M.F.A., Wayne State University; B.F.A., College for Creative Studies

Rick Vian has been painting and teaching in the Detroit area sine the early 1970's.

Rick Vian Head Shot
He received his B.F.A at the Art School of the Society of Arts and Crafts (College for Creative Studies), and his M.F.A. at Wayne State University. He has taught painting and drawing at Wayne County Community College, Wayne State University, Oakland Community College, Macomb Community College and is Associate Professor at the College for Creative Studies. He was active in the early days of the Cass Corridor, exhibited at the Willis Gallery in 1974 and has continued to exhibit in numerous other venues locally, nationally and internationally. Currently, Rick is represented by the Robert Kidd Gallery.

Significant publications/presentations/exhibitions:

One Person Exhibitions

2016 “Rick Vian: Keeping a Wet Edge”. (retrospective) Janice Charach Gallery, West Bloom eld, MI 2015 “Using the Whole Chicken”. Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI

2013 “The Gitche Gumee Series: Paintings by Rick Vian”. Oasis Gallery, Marquette, MI

2013 “The Gitche Gumee Series: Recent Work by Rick Vian”. CCCAC Kerredge Gallery, Hancock, MI 2012 “Rick Vian: The Gitche Gumee Series”. Arbor, MI

1993 “Paintings and Drawings from the Lake Superior Basin”. Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, Mt Clemens, MI

1982 “Color Space and Liquid”. Jesse Besser Museum, Alpena, MI

1979 “The Sacred Red and Blue Days”. Oakland Cummunity College Gallery, Auburn Hiills, MI 1978 “The Forsythe Saga Continued”. Macomb Community College Gallery, Mt. Clemens, MI 1974 “Grids and Movement”. Community Arts Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI