EDUCATION: Certificate in Painting, Art Students League (ASL), NY, NY BFA, School of Visual Arts (SVA), NY, NY
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: Ridgewood Art Institute, NJ Abingdon Square Painters, LIC, NY Gallery 35, NY, NY Salmagundi Club (SCNY), NY, NY Art Students League (ASL), NY, NY Audubon Artists Society Hudson Valley Art Association American Artists Professional League
Rick Perez is a visual artist based in New York City. Specializing in representational oil painting, his formal art training is from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, from which he holds a Fine Arts degree; and from the Art Students League of NY, from which he holds a Certificate in Painting. He was on full scholarship at the Art Students League as a class monitor and later served as a Teacher's Assistant to Gregg Kreutz for several years. He is the winner of the prestigious Gonzalez-Edwards 4-month travel grant to Spain from the Art Students League; of the Trudy and Henry Gillette Scholarship for Painting, also from the Art Students League; and of numerous other awards from assorted regional, national and international professional artists' organizations, including a Gold Medal in Painting from the Audubon Artists Association. Perez' primary subjects include the figure and portraiture, but his repertoire also includes still-lifes and landscapes. His work can be found in numerous private and public collections in the US and abroad. He is a member of the Abingdon Square Painters with whom he shares a large artists´ studio in Long Island City. He teaches a Drawing and Painting class at the Ridgewood Art Institute.