About the Artist

 

Rick Fleury's minimalist, contemporary style of landscape is widely associated with Provincetown, Outer Cape Cod and coastal New England, he continues to establish a growing reputation nationally and internationally. He has used his work as a platform to speak on the issues of conservation, preservation and environmental awareness.

The artist was honored with a solo exhibition at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in 2006.  He was later included in An Exhibition from the Permanent Collection at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and in recent invitational exhibitions at the Cahoon Museum of  American Art, The Cotuit Center for the Arts, The Harvard Club of Boston, the Boston International Fine Art Show, Art & Design 20/21, Boston, and the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival.

He is a Lifetime Artist Member of Boston's Copley Society of Art, the oldest art association in the United States. His work has been selected for numerous juried and invitational exhibitions with Copley, and a near-sellout solo exhibition in 2008.

His work is in the permanent collections of Cape Cod Museum of Art, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Cahoon Museum of American Art, Massachusetts General Hospital, Dana-Farber / Brigham and Women's Cancer Center, Cape Cod Hospital, Bessemer Trust Company, N.A., Ritz-Carlton Luxury Hotels, John Hancock, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston, and other corporate and private collections worldwide. He teaches at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum Museum School, Creative Arts Center, Chatham, the Copley Society of Art, Boston, and at his studio.  

 

As a former journalist and PR/marketing executive, he has served as a staff writer to the Vineyard Gazette, Martha's Vineyard, and as a correspondent to the Cape Cod Times and The Boston Globe.  His writing has also appeared in the The New York Times, The Village Voice ,and Adweek's Brandweek.  As a public relations professional, he headed his own firm in Boston for several years, before becoming a creative director and vice president for two of New York's top public relations/advertising/marketing communications firms.

 

He is a graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder School of Journalism, and has studied at the Arts Students League of New York, Provincetown's Fine Arts Work Center, and pursued post-graduate studies at New York University. He has also served on two museum school faculties– the Cape Cod Museum of Art and Provincetown Art Association and Museum's Museum School.

 

The artist lives and works in Liberty, Maine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artist Statement

The landscape in its purest form – untouched, and uninterrupted, by man.

I am drawn to the essence of a moment’s beauty: the rare light as it moves across

a meadow, the shadows or reflections it leaves behind; the subtle variations

of color as they change with the seasons and time of day; 

the movement of grasses, water and sand; the solitude of a wandering low tide.

Ever inspired by the coast, I am always looking for new and interesting weys to capture its beauty, and push to find new ways in terms of palette and brushstroke, content and emotion.

 

 

   

                                                            

Permanent Collections      

   

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

Cape Cod Hospital

Cape Cod Museum of Art

Provincetown Art Association and Museum

Cahoon Museum of American Art

Ritz-Carlton Luxury Hotels, Marriott Corporation

Bessemer Trust Company, North America

Dana-Farber / Brigham and Women's Cancer Center

John Hancock

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston

Outer Cape Health Services, Provincetown

The Church of Saint Mary of the Harbor, Provincetown

Oyster Harbors Club, Ostervile, MA

     

          

       

      Selected Exhibitions     

        

      

       A Sense of Tranquility, June, 2017

         Two-Person Show with Katherine B. Young

         Tree's Place Gallery

         Orleans, Massachusetts

         Spring Into Summer, June, 2017

         Group Show / New Artists

         Louisa Gould Gallery

         Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts

         Nature's Power and Glory, June, 2016

         Tree's Place Gallery

         Orleans, Massachusetts

         AD 20/21 April, 2016

         Garvey Rita Art

         Boston, Massachusetts

         Boston Home Decor Show  November, 2015

         Copley Society of Art

         Boston, Massachusetts

         Boston International Fine Art Show,  October, 2015

         Garvey Rita Art

         Boston, Massachusetts

         Salt Air: Scenes from the Cape, October, 2015

         Tree's Place Gallery

         Orleans, Massachusetts

         MGH: Illuminations  June – September, 2015

         Massachusetts General Hospital, Copley Society of Art

         Boston, Massachusetts

         Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival   September 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

         Horizon Fine Art

         Jackson Hole, Wyoming 

 

         Capturing Wellfleet  July, 2014

         Addison Art Gallery

         Wellfleet, Massachusetts

         Solo Exhibition  June, 2014

         Addison Art Gallery

         Orleans, Massachusetts

         Solo Exhibition,  September, 2013

         Addison Art Gallery 

         Orleans, Massachusetts

       

         Interpretations: Artistic Celebrations of Buzzards Bay   Juried Exhibition   August, 2012

         Falmouth Art Center and Buzzards Bay Coalition 

         Falmouth and New Bedford, Massachusetts             

         AD 20/21 International Fine Art Show,   March, 2012 

         Copley Society of Art

         Boston, Massachusetts          

         Introductory Exhibition  January, 2012

         Horizon Fine Art Gallery 

         Jackson Hole, Wyoming  

       

         Solo Exhibition,  July, 2011

         Addison Art Gallery

         Orleans, Massachusetts

         Spring Featured Exibition,  Spring 2011

         The Churchill Gallery

         Newburyport, Massachusetts          

         Introductory Exhibition  Fall, 2010

         The Churchill Gallery

         Newburyport, Massachusetts          

         Oil & Water Two-Person Show   May/June, 2010

         Addison Art Gallery 

         Orleans, Massachusetts

   

         Fresh Paint   Invitational Exhibition  2007 - 2011

         Copley Society of Art

         Boston, Massachusetts     

 

          AD 20/21 International Fine Art Show –  Diana Levine Fine Art   April, 2010

          The Cyclorama: Boston Center for the Arts

          Boston, Massachusetts

          Boston International Fine Art Show – Addison Art Gallery  November, 2009

          The Cyclorama: Boston Center for the Arts 

          Boston, Massachusetts

          Twenty-Five for Twenty-Five: Celebrating 25 Years of the Cahoon Museum  

          November, 2009 Cahoon Museum of American Art   Invitational Exhibition

          Cotuit, Massachusetts

          Oil & Water   Two-Person Show   May/June, 2009

          Addison Art Gallery

          Orleans, Massachusetts

          Patron's Choice  Invitational Exhibition March, 2009

          Copley Society of Art   

          Boston, Massachusetts

         

          Winter Members' Passages  Juried Exhibition  February, 2009

          Copley Society of Art    

          Boston, Massachusetts

                          

          Boston International Fine Art Show   November, 2008   

          Addison Art Gallery 

          Boston, Massachusetts

          Solo Exhibition   May/June 2008

          Addison Art Gallery  

          Orleans, Massachusetts

          Harvard Club Centennial Invitational Exhibition, May /June, 2008

          Copley Society of Art    

          Boston, Massachusetts

          Solo Exhibition:  29 Newbury    March/April, 2008

          Copley Society ofArt            

          Boston, Massachusetts

          Winter Member's Stirrings  Juried Exhibition  January, 2008  

          Copley Society of Art  

          Boston, Massachusetts

          A Feast for the Eyes   Invitational Exhibition  March - April , 2008

          Cahoon Museum of American Art         

          Cotuit, Massachusetts

          Diana Levine Fine Art   Featured Exhibition    December, 2007 - May, 2008

          The Boston Design Center

          Boston, Massachusetts

          Installation/Collaboration with Pianist Barbara Lieurence   November, 2007

          Steinert Hall, Steinway & Sons, Boston  

          Boston, Massachusetts

             

          Two-Man Show, August, 2007

          Addison Art Gallery     

          Orleans, Massachusetts

          Solo Exhibition  June, 2007

          Boat Meadow Gallery            

          Dennis, Massachusetts

 

          Solo Exhibition  January, 2007         

          Diana Levine Fine Art   Boston Design Center         

          Boston, Massachusetts

      

          Spring Member's Emerald  Juried Exhibition:   April/May, 2007

          Copley Society of Art    

          Boston, Massachusetts

         Steinert Hall, Boston Collaboration with Pianist Michelle Kelley   March, 2007 

         Steinway & Company and M. Steinert & Sons   Co-Sponsors

         Boston, Massachusetts

         When We Were Younger Invitational Exhibition  January, 2007

         Cotuit Center for the Arts 

         Cotuit, Massachusetts

         Featured Exhibition   October,, 2006

         Erlich Gallery       

         Marlblehead, Massachusetts

         Solo Exhibition   August, 2006

         Barnstable Old Selectmen's Building        

         Barnstable Village, Massachusetts

         Solo Exhibition 2006

         Rick Fleury Studio & Gallery       

         Provincetown, Massachusetts

         Solo Exhibition   May/June, 2006

         Cape Cod Museum of Art    

         Dennis, Massachusetts

         New Additions to the Permanent Collection   March, 2006

         Provincetown Art Association and Museum 

         Provincetown, Massachusetts

                  

         Monoprint Project Invitational  Summer, 2006  

         Fine Arts Work Center   

         Provincetown, Massachusetts

          

         Artist Project Invitational 2004 - 2007

         Fine Arts Work Center    

         Provincetown, Massachusetts

          

         Gallery Artist    2004-2006

         Blue Hill Bay Gallery    

         Blue Hill, Maine

         Gallery Artist   2005 

         Left Bank Gallery    

         Wellfleet, Massachusetts

       

         Gallery Artist  2004

         Robyn Watson Gallery      

         Provincetown, Massachusetts

         Co-Owner/Solo Artist 2002 - 2003

         The Gallery at Beachfront

         Provincetown, Massachusetts

         Gallery Artist  2000 - 2001  

         Julie Heller Gallery  

         Provincetown, Massachusetts

         Gallery Artist  1998 - 1999

         Charles-Baltivik Gallery 

        Provincetown, Massachusetts

         Juried Exhibition   1997

         Cambridge Art Association  

         Cambridge, Massachusetts

     

         North American Open Show, Juried Exhibition  1996

         New England Watercolor Society      

         Boston, Massachusetts

         Juried Exhibition   1995

         Anna Maria Artists Guild 

         Anna Maria Island, Florida

         Gallery Artist   1995     

         Kennedy Studios 

         Sarasota, Florida