Curriculum Vitae


1984 Post-graduate Diploma, Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Vancouver, BC
1975 BA in Fine Art, Major in Art History, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
1971-1972 Studied Architecture & Design, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
1971 Studied French, University of Dijon, France


Exhibitions - Solo/Duo

2015 Intertidal, Alice Rich and Karen Curry, Hive Emporium, Gabriola Island, BC
2015 Ardent Impressions, Alice Rich, Stephen Dittberner and Sharon Norman, Deer Lake Gallery, Burnaby, BC
2015 Striation & Segmentation: Alice Rich & Karen Holland, Michael Wright Art Gallery, Leigh Square Centre for the Arts, Port Coquitlam, BC
2014 Segmented Visions, Studio 13 Fine Art, Vancouver, BC
2011 Passages, Elements and New Energy, Seymour Art Gallery, N. Vancouver, BC
2011 Small Works & Prints, Centre Gallery, Gabriola Island, BC
2011 Coastal Journeys, Galiano Gallery, Galiano Island, BC
2010 October Studio Tour, Gabriola Island, 2009, 2008, 2007
2007 Feathers as Landscapes, Gateway Theatre, Richmond Art Gallery-Art Access, BC
2002 Passages, Studio Blue, Vancouver, BC
2001 Masse & Rich: Works on Plaster, Collaboration, Studio Blue, Vancouver, BC


Exhibitions - Group

2014 Arts Umbrella Splash 2014, Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2014 Sooke Juried Fine Art Show, Sooke, BC
2013 Sooke Juried Fine Art Show, Sooke, BC
2009 Earth Matters: a juried exhibition of photography, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC
2006 Landscapes of the Dead: a play about Art & Life. Artwork images used in production and exhibited in lobby. Performance Works Theatre, Vancouver, BC
2005 Evolution, 80th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition, ECUAD, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2005 West Coast Women, ECU Alumni, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, BC
2002 Arts on the Rise, Open Air Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1998 Spring Exhibition, Howe Street Gallery of Fine Art, Vancouver, BC
1998 Artists in Our Midst, Kitsilano and Point Grey Studio Tour, Vancouver (1997, 1996)
1996 Crossings, University of B.C. Faculty Club, Vancouver, BC
1996 Full Frame: a Celebration of Photography, Exposure Gallery, Vancouver, BC


Gallery Representation 

2007-2017 Vancouver Art Gallery – Art Rental & Sales, Vancouver, BC
2006-2017 Studio 13 Fine Art, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC


Public Collections

2014 St. Paul’s Hospital Art Collection, Vancouver, BC
2012 VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation Art Collection, Vancouver, BC
2012 Export Development Canada, Ottawa, ON
2012 Artist Catalogue, National Gallery of Canada Library, Ottawa. ON
2010 Office of the Premier, 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Vancouver, BC
2007 Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler, BC


Media & Reviews

Von Sprecken, Jill, Fresh Paint: Hot Art Column, Where Magazine, July 2014, p. 43
Montgomery, Liza.  (Re)Imagining the West Coast Landscape, Alice Parmelee Rich: Impressions of Place & Segmented Visions, Volume 2, 2014, p. 4-5.
Scharnweber, Katharina, ed.  Alice Rich: New Energy, Alelle, Vol. 4, November 2012, p. 45
Wakan, Naomi Beth, Artist Reinvented, Senior Living Magazine, June 2011, p. 6-7
Rosenberg, Ann. Introduction: Visions Beyond Landscapes, Alice Parmelee Rich: Passages and Elements Series, a Selection of Paintings 2002-2010, 2010, p. 4-5
Thiessen, Cherie, Treasures & Traffic Jams, Aqua Magazine, Fall 2009
Jeffery, Yvonne, Vancouver’s Granville Island is a World unto Itself, Calgary Herald, July 2008
A Rags to Rich’s Business Venture, The Vancouver Courier, November 1986


Published Writing

Light and Shadow, Elias Wakan, Arts & Entertainment, Senior Living Magazine, July 2010, p. 8-9
What style of Art Buyer are you? Vancouver Lifestyles Magazine, Summer 2006, p.30
Sacred Ground, Skin and Bones, Curatorial Essay, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC (1987)
Bryan Ryley: Recent Works on Paper, Curatorial Essay, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC (1986)
Art Lucs: Paintings on Paper, Curatorial Essay, Charles Scott Gallery, Vancouver, BC (1984)
Guest Contributor, Opus Visual Arts Newsletter, Vancouver (Jan/Mar/Dec 2003, Feb/Apr 2004)



2014 Alice Parmelee Rich: Impression of Place & Segmented Visions, Volume 2
2011 Nostalgia & The Attic: Writings, Tanka Poetry and Artwork, co-authored with Naomi Wakan
2010 Alice Parmelee Rich: Passages & Elements Series, A Selection of Works, 2002-2010


Professional Experience

1986-1996 Founder, Principle Shareholder, Creative Director, Parmelee Publications Ltd.
1985-1987 Assistant Director/Curator, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1975-1976 Extension & Education Officer, the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC


Professional Affiliations

2005-present Alumni Association of ECUAD [1991-served as executive], Vancouver, BC
2002-present CARFAC, National & BC Membership
2002-present Gabriola Arts Council, Gabriola Island, BC
2007-2016 Federation of Canadian Artists, BC Chapter
2003-2008 Member, Board of Directors, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, BC
2000-2001Board Member, Community Art Council of Vancouver, BC


International Workshops & Residencies

2016 Dutch River Art Tour and Studio, Holland, Netherlands
2013 Studied Painting with Robin Child, Devon, England
2013 Plein Air Painting Workshop with Julie Huock, Limoux, FR
2002 Pintura Artist in Residence, Vancouver, BC