Rich Smukler has blended his life-long passion for art and photography. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. While his cutting edge passion for graphic design has earned him accolades and awards for innovative style, his genre as a fine art photographer encompasses photo-realism to abstract graphic design. A love of Tuscany has taken him back to bella Italia on many occasions, camera in tow, in search of yet another perfect moment. He has drawn inspiration from such greats as Miro, Kandinsky, Pollock, Joan Mitchell, Arno Minkkinen, Sandro Santioli & Cartier Bresson.
Selected Museums and Venues
Art Olympia 2015 (Tokyo, Japan), (SDAI) The San Diego Art Institute / (MOLA) Museum of the Living Artist: The 50th and 54th International Juried Exhibitions (San Diego, California 2009, 2015), The Alexandria Museum of Art National Juried Exhibition (Alexandria, Louisiana 2014), The Virginia Academy of Fine Arts National Juried Photography Exhibition (Lynchburg, Virginia 2014), The Philadelphia Athenaeum's 200th Anniversary Juried Art Exhibition (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2014), (JAX) The Jacksonville Center for the Arts (Floyd, Virginia) 2014 Juried Exhibition, (NAA) The Naples Art Association's 50th Founders Juried Awards Exhibition 2014 (Naples, Florida), The Farmington (New Mexico) Museum of Art 2014 Juried Exhibition, (CAC) The Las Vegas, Nevada Contemporary Arts Center (25th Annual Juried Show, 2014), The Museum of Flight Juried Exhibition 2014 (Seattle, Washington), (CAFA) The 101st, 102nd and 103rd Juried Exhibitions of The Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts (Mystic, Connecticut, 2012, 2013 and 2014) elected member, (MARINMOCA) The Marin Museum of Contemporary Art Juried Exhibition (Novato, California 2013 and 2014), The Montreal Art Centre: Global Art League International 2013 Juried Exhibition (Montreal, QC, Canada), The New York Center For The Photographic Arts (NYC4PA) Primary Colors 2013 Juried Exhibition, The St. Augustine Art Association (Annual Nature & Wildlife Juried Exhibition, St. Augustine, Florida 2013), (CIDPA) Canadian International Digital Photography Juried Exhibition 2011 (Montreal, QC, Canada), Boca Raton Museum of Art Juried Exhibition (Boca Raton, Florida 2012), Monmouth Museum of Art Juried Exhibition (Lincroft, New Jersey 2008), Andrews Museum of Art Juried Exhibition (Andrews, North Carolina 2010), (MOCA) Museum of Computer Art Juried Exhibition (Brooklyn, New York - current), The Southern Museum of Flight Juried Exhibition (Birmingham, Alabama 2008), The National Wall Art Gallery (Tampa, Florida 2007), Museum of the Gulf Coast Juried Exhibition (Port Arthur, Texas 2009), (MODA) Museum of Digital Arts (On-line 2008-2009), (DFAM) Digital Fine Arts Museum (On-line), (UICA) Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (Grand Rapids, Michigan 2011), The Palm Beach Photographic Center Juried Exhibitions (West Palm Beach, Florida 2007, 2008), (LACDA) Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts 2011 Juried Exhibition, The Louisville Colorado Center for the Arts 2010 Juried Exhibition, The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts Juried Exhibition (West Palm Beach, Florida 2009), Digital Long Island Juried Exhibition (St. James, New York 2008), The Elliott Museum of Art Juried Exhibition (Stuart, Florida 2012), The Elmhurst Art Museum Juried Exhibition (Elmhurst, Illinois 2012), The Saco Museum Mill-ennial 2012 Juried Exhibition (Saco, Maine), Sugar Sands Art Center Juried Exhibition (Boca Raton, Florida 2009).
La Rondine Gallery (Ponte a Serraglio in the commune of Bagni di Lucca, Italy) Solo exhibition May 2015, 9th Annual Black $ White Spider Awards Nominee and Fellow (2014), The Photo Review (on-line) 2014, Sandro Santioli Photo Atelier (Florence, Italy 2010), Karen Lynne Gallery (Boca Raton, Florida 2011), Artists' Haven Fine Art Gallery (Fort Lauderdale, Florida 2008-2013), Steven F. Greenwald Design (Fort Lauderdale, Florida 2009-current), Arch Linear at DCOTA (Dania, Florida 2010), The George Segal Gallery (Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey 2009), The Eissey Gallery (Palm Beach Community College 2008), Valdosta State University Fine Art Gallery (Valdosta, Georgia 2009), Adriana Hoyos (Dania & Miami, Florida and Mexico 2008), The Pleiades Gallery of Contemporary Art (New York City 2008), Gallery 51 (Boca Raton, Florida 2011), American Juried Art Salon: Fine Arts Show 2011 (On-line), PPM Collections (Dania, Florida 2012), Ocean Wave Gallery (Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 2012), Fine Art America 2012, TPW (Toscana Photographic Workshop, Bologna Italy) 2012, BetterPhoto.com (Editor's Awards 2008 - 2013).
Selected Publications and Awards:
IPA (International Photography Awards) Professional One-Shot Category 2015, Best of America Photography, Part II (Kennedy Publishing; 2011), Photographer's Forum Magazine / Best of Photography 2011 (Serbin Communications; 2011), Rich Smukler Photographic Expressionism (Blurb Publications; 2010), From Lone Pine to Death Valley: Contemplative Landscapes (Blurb Publications; 2012), Photographer's Forum Magazine / Best of Photography 2012 (Serbin Communications; 2012), Artists Portfolio Magazine (December 2012), B & W Magazine (2013 Portfolio), Photo Review 2014 (Of The Land-on-line).