• 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


  • 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
  • Small Works & Prints, Centre Gallery, Gabriola Island, BC
  • 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
  • 2014 Arts Umbrella Splash 2014, Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • 2014 Sooke Juried Fine Art Show 2014, Sooke, BC
  • 2013 Sooke Juried Fine Art Show 2013, Sooke, BC
  • 2009 Earth Matters: a juried exhibition of photography, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC
  • 2006 Production, Landscapes of the Dead, a play about Art & Life, artwork images appeared 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 Artist on the Rise, Open Air Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • 1998 Howe Street Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • 1998 Design Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
  • 1998, 1987, 1996 Artist in Our Midst, Kitsilano and Point Grey, Vancouver, BC
  • 1996 B.C. Festival of the Arts, Kamloops Crossings, University of B.C. Faculty Club, Vancouver, BC
  • Wexler - Rich/Price Exhibition, Vancouver, BC

Media & Reviews

  • West Ender , Best in the City, Gold Award for Visual Artist
  • Von Sprecken, Jill.  Hot Art Column: Fresh Paint, Where Magazine, July 2014, p. 43
  • Rosenberg, Ann. Introduction: Visions Beyond Landscapes, Alice Parmelee Rich: Passages and Elements Series, a Selection of Paintings 2002-2010, p. 4-5
  • Thiessen, Cherie, Treasures & Traffic Jams, Aqua Magazine, Fall 2009
  • Wakan, Naomi Beth, Artist Reinvented, Senior Living Magazine, June 2011, p. 6-7
  • A Rags to Rich’s Business Venture, The Vancouver Courier, November 1986

Published Writings

  • 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)


  • Alice Parmelee Rich: Impressions of Place & Segmented Visions, A Selection of Paintings, Volume II (2014)
  • Alice Parmelee Rich: Passages & Elements, A Selection of Paintings, Volume I (2010)
  • Nostalgia & the Attic: Photography, Prose and Poetry, Co-Authored with Naomi Beth Wakan

Professional Affiliations

  • 2003-2008 Member, Board of Directors, Presentation House Gallery
  • 2000-2001 Board Member, Community Art Council of Vancouver
  • 2005-present Alumni Association of ECUAD [1991-served as executive]
  • 2007-present Federation of Canadian Artists
  • 2002-present CARFAC

Public Collections

  • St. Paul's Hospital Art Collection, Vancouver, B:
  • VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation Art Collection, Vancouver, BC
  • Export Development Canada, Ottawa, ON
  • Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler, BC
  • Office of the Premier, 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Vancouver, BC
  • National Gallery of Canada, Book Publications

Awards & Commissions

  • Gold Award for Visual Artist, Best in the City, Vancouver, BC, West Ender Magazine annual awards peoples choice
  • Private patrons commissions in US and Canada; Tapestry, condo residences, North and South lobby artworks, Nita Lake Lodge, Lobby painting and three-dimensional sculptural painting in pre-function area.