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Brian Ricewas born in 1936 and studied at Yeovil School of Art and Goldsmiths College, London. He has taught at numerous art colleges, including Hornsey College of Art, Croydon College of Art, Central School of Art, and, over a period of thirty years, at Brighton College of Art.He began exhibiting in 1961, and has had 35 solo exhibitions and around 200 group exhibitions. His work is held in over 60 public and corporate collections worldwide, including the Tate Gallery, V&A Museum, the Geffrye Museum, the Government Art Collection, the British Council, Plymouth City Art Gallery, Southampton City Art Gallery, Exeter Museum, and in the USA at Oklahoma University Albright Collection, Boston University, Atlantic Richfield Co. New York. Prizes include the Arnolfini Open Painting Prize 1963; Westward TV Print Prize 1971; Millfield Open 2003; Evolver Prize 2007.
"Standing outside fashionable movements and convenient labels, Rice has pursued his own understanding of colour and abstract iconography, informed by the legacy of ancient signs and shapes in a modern world. He has and continues to demonstrate the unique ability of printmaking to re-appraise and re-new imagery." Tessa Sidey - Curator, Prints and Drawings, Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery