Blooms, Bugs, Beasts
Rick Vian is an abstract and landscape painter who teaches at CCS, Wayne State University and Oakland Community College. He has had numerous one- and two- person shows and has exhibited nationally in juried shows and galleries since 1970. He began teaching in 1972 and for 25 years owned and operated a mural and decorative painting company. Vian started out at the Cass Corridor in Detroit with a show at the Willis Gallery and later participated in several historically important group shows including, The Forsythe Saga and Detroit Artists' Invitational. Since then he has been continually active as an artist.