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Rick Minard

Rick Minard
Rick Minard
Instructor of Art

Division of Communication and the Arts

Contact Information:
minard@pitt.edu

Phone: 814-362-5098


Location: 111 Blaisdell Hall

Degrees and Credentials

M.F.A. – Painting/Printmaking – Rochester Institute of Technology 2010
B.F.A. – Painting – Clarion University of Pennsylvania 1997
A.S-T – Visual Communications – Art Institute of Pittsburgh 1988

Short Bio

Rick Minard’s process involves painting two separate paintings, then cutting them into strips and weaving them together. The intention is to combine various visual elements in ways that explore the ideas that those combinations imply. These works are based on pattern, color and texture and the interrelationships between these visual elements. Each individual painting is an abstract exploration of gesture and the properties of surface and tone. They are then woven together into organized arrangements. He includes the human form as a recognizable element for the viewer. 

Academic Focus

Painting, Drawing, Color and Design, Printmaking, Digital Graphic Design, Digital Photography and Imaging, Mural Design, and Visual Communications.