Rick Skogsberg

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Rick Skogsberg is a Vermont artist with no formal training, an MFA in poetry, and a history of patchwork jobs from software developer to dishwasher, project manager to deep woods logger. Living on a commune in the Vermont woods for nearly 30 years, Rick journeyed deep into the psyche and returned with a collection of thematic momentos--namely his thousands of poems, paintings and drawing on every surface and object his life has touched.

With an unstoppable drive to make art, Rick found inspiration in underground comix, rock posters, album covers, and the lives of the strange people that surrounded him, seeing there unlimited potential for his layered abstract work. His painting, drawing and assemblage found a particularly suitable home when he began in 2015 to paint shoes. 


Rick's work has been a fantastic elaboration on word play, mark making, and cultural critique that taps into the contemporary zeitgeist. His shoes make wearable pastiche of contemporary culture, emerging with boldness and defiance like a sexy kick in the face to the forces that would dare to hold us down. 

 

Press

"Skogsberg, Fried at BigTown Gallery" - Bob Eddy, The Herald of Randolph
03/28/2019
"Exclusive Images: BlackBooks Faves From the 2019 Outsider Art Fair" - BlackBook
01/19/2019
"Gallery Profile: BigTown Gallery Vergennes" - Rachel Elizabeth Jones, Seven Days
05/03/2017
"Night and Day: The 96 Hour Spectrum of Miami Art Fairs!" - Lauren Over, Cartwheel Art
12/7/2016
"Satellite Art Show Brings ‘More Fun’ to Miami Art Week" - Sarah Cascone, artnet news
12/6/2016
"Satellite, Design Miami and Basel Miami Day Five Miami Art Week 2016" - Artlyst
12/6/2016
"Wearable Fine Art? A Rochester Artist Uses Footwear As His Canvas" - Steve Zind, VPR
11/23/2016
"Art Review: 'Toward Form,' BigTown Gallery" - Rachel Elizabeth Jones, Seven Days
10/09/2016