Rick Lewis was born in Lumberton, Texas in 1965. He received a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas and completed an MFA at the University of North Texas in Denton in 1992. Lewis works primarily as an abstract painter. Additionally, he incorporates drawing, printmaking, photography and sculpture into his studio practice. He is represented in New York, Philadelphia, Texas, Hong Kong, and Indonesia. Upcoming exhibitions include shows in New York and Hong Kong in 2016. He is the recipient of the Carol Cook Memorial Foundation Arts Award for excellence in painting and artist in residency awards from the Millay Colony in Austerlitz, New York, the Bali Purnati Center for the Arts in Bali, Indonesia, Endless Editions in New York, New York, and the Edward F. Albee Foundation in Montauk, New York. Rick Lewis’ influences include Alberto Burri, Antoni Tapies, Texan visionary painter Forrest Bess, Paul Klee, Arte Povera, and Process art. His work is held in numerous public and private collections throughout the world.