The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation and Penn Live Arts at the Annenberg Center are pleased to present an exhibition of new work by artist and Penn Alum Martha Rich (MFA ‘11).
Martha Rich: It goes by fast is the first exhibition to be featured in the Annenberg Center’s Arts Lounge, a new hub for the creative community at Penn and part of a $2M renovation of the Annenberg Center’s public spaces made possible by a generous gift from alumni Keith and Kathy Sachs.
The exhibition will be on view in the new Arts Lounge at the Annenberg Center, September 14–December 17, 2021.
An opening reception will be held on Tuesday, September 14, 4:30–6:30PM.
About the artist
Martha Rich lives in Philadelphia, where she maintains a studio and where she serves as a Committee Person for her South Philly District. She teaches at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Rich graduated with honors from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and got her MFA in Painting from the University of Pennsylvania.
Her commercial clients include Blue Q, Fringe Studio, Mincing Mockingbird, Chronicle Books, Green Thumb Industries, Penn Gazette, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Penguin UK, McSweeney’s, Portland Mercury, Village Voice, Bon Appetit, San Francisco Chronicle, Henry Holt Publishers, and Country Music TV to name just a few.
Her work is featured in the Beck music video “Girl” and a book about her sketchbooks, Sketchbook Expressionism, was published by Murphy Design. In 2019, Chronicle Books published her book, The Furious Notebook, Release Your Rage, Use Your Anger for Good and Chill the Heck Out. Rich’s artwork has been shown in galleries throughout the U.S. and internationally.