Martha Rich: It goes by fast is an exhibition of new work by artist and Penn Alum Martha Rich (MFA ‘11). The first exhibition to be featured in the Arts Lounge, Penn's new hub for the creative community, Rich’s work is an exuberant and joyful splash of energy that takes full advantage of the 75' by 20' brick wall that dominates the Annenberg Center's Feintuch Family Lobby.
Tuesday, September 14, 4:30 – 6:30 PM
The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation and Penn Live Arts invite you to celebrate the opening of Martha Rich: It goes by fast. Remarks will be at 5:15 PM and refreshments will be served in the Annenberg Center Outdoor Plaza. Please register in advance for the opening reception.
Health & Safety Masks are required per University and city guidelines except when outside and socially distanced. Attendees must be fully vaccinated and will need to state their vaccination status when they register (ahead of time or on-site). Penn community members will additionally need to have a green PennOpen Pass.
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.
This exhibition is presented by The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation and Penn Live Arts and was supported by The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation.