Autumn Leaves

Bach B Minor Mass
1999 Telluride
Jazz Celebration Poster
1998 Telluride
Jazz Celebration Poster
Phillips Gallery
444 East 200 South
Salt Lake City, Utah
364-8284
www.phillips-gallery.com
 
Rockwood Studio #17
1064 East 2100 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84106
801 550-0433

www.kentrich.com

Utah Artists Home Page

 

     As an expressionist, Kent works in the natural environment and in urban centers of the Southwest. Although he is a "plein air" artist, he is not interested in recording the realistic vision and natural light of the landscape found in impressionistic works of art.
     Paul Stewart of the Apropos Fine Art Gallery wrote, "Kent's vision is personal. His drawings, watercolors and pastels reflect his own reaction to the natural environment, as well as his feelings, psychic reactions, and social messages come from his inner self and his own creative visions."
      Dave Gagon, Deseret News art critic stated, "Kent's strength is in his spontaneity and color."
      The Denver Post photographed Kent in Downtown Denver during a below zero winter day. A large photograph appeared on the front page. The article celebrated Kent's persistence and ability to capture the essence of the urban landscape.
      Vern Swanson, the director of the Springville Art Museum states, "Finally a happy expressionist! Buildings, cars, trees, and mountain in Kent's work vibrate with color and life, They animate and inanimate are alive."
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AWARDS AND HONORS:

  • Pastel Society of Utah Show, Springville Art Museum
  • Kimball Art Center Group Show and Auction
    Phillip's Gallery Holiday Group Show, November 19, 2004 - January 14, 2005
  • ABC Gallery, Mocow, Russia, 2004
  • Utah County Health & Justice Building, Pastel and Oils, Provo, Utah, October 30 - November 30, 2004
  • Phillip's Gallery Group Show, December 2002 thru February 2003
  • 2002 Winter Olympics Welcome Group Exhibit, Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Terra Rosa, Park City pastel accepted into Annual Spring Salon, Springville Museum, Springville, Utah
  • Solo Show, pastels, Brigham City Museum, Brigham City, Utah
  • Phillips Gallery Spring Show, drawings, Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Solo Show, Telluride Jazz Celebration Drawings and pastels, Springville Museum, Springville Utah
  • Silver Queen Hotel, Park City pastel accepted into Annual Spring Salon, Springville Museum, Springville, Utah
  • Solo Show, pastels, Bad Ass Cafe, Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah
  • Deseret News Utah Landscapes Exhibit, pastel
  • Phillips Gallery Fall Show, pastels, Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Kent has 6 of his photographs of Utah Artists reproduced and a personal biography in Olpin, Robert Seigrit, William C. Swanson, Bern G. Artists of Utah. Springville Museum of Art and George S. And Dore Eccles Foundation, Gibbs Smith, Publisher, Salt Lake City Utah, 1999
  • Telluride Jazz Celebration Poster Artists, Telluride Colorado
  • Telluride Jazz Celebration Poster Artists, Telluride Colorado
  • Eccles Museum, 3rd Place Award, Pastel, Utah State Show, Ogden Utah
  • Eccles Museum, 2nd Place Award, Charcoal, Black & White Show, Ogden Utah
  • Commission, Rocky Mountain Cancer Center, Denver, Colorado

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS:

  • Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Collection of Western Photographers
  • Springville Museum, Pastel 1996, Collection of the Museum, Purchase
  • Springville Museum, Pastel 1997, Collection of the Museum, Purchase Springville Museum, Pastel 1998, Collection of the Museum, Acquired
  • Brigham City Museum Photography, Collection of the Museum, Acquired
  • Salt Lake City Art Center, Portfolio "10 Working Artists", Purchase
  • Merit Award, Artists of the Southwest, 1985, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ

TEACHING:

  • Salt Lake City Art Center, Teacher for Artistic Vision 1982-1992
  • Channel 9 Television, Guest Lecturer, Barbara Richards Photography, 5 Shows 1989
  • Brigham City Museum, Guest Lecturer Photography
  • Peterson Art Center, Teacher in Photography 1996-1997