Rick Guidice is a Bay Area artist and architect. Some forty year ago, before 3D modeling and computer design, he created a series of images envisioning the future of space exploration: interstellar travel, space stations, planetary settlements – life beyond Earth with no limits. Owned by NASA, those paintings have been seen worldwide in print and museum exhibits and are currently on display at SFMOMA. Rick will talk about his collaboration with NASA and the creative impulse that brought those images to life.
About Ric Guidice
Rick Guidice was born and raised in San Jose, California and now lives in Los Gatos, Ca. Rick started work as an artist at the age of 16 doing architectural illustrations in an architectural firm. He received a scholarship and attended the Academy of Art College in San Francisco. At the age of 25 Rick started freelancing as an advertising and editorial illustrator, while still staying involved in architectural illustration and design. His work caught the attention of NASA and a 15 year relationship began where Rick produced many full color paintings of various space missions. This work has been seen all over the world in print and in traveling shows. Many of the paintings are on permanent display at NASA Ames Research Center, California and The Smithsonian, Washington DC. Rick's interest in architecture and his conceptual abilities have led him into building design and he is principal of his own design firm. He has designed homes for many of Silicon Valley’s leaders. Rick is now finding the time to continue his interest in fine art, with travel watercolors, life drawing and plein air oil painting. Rick has two daughters, Leslie and Stacy Guidice, who have their own graphic design firm in Santa Cruz. Rick is married to Illustrator Susan Jaekel and they live and work in their home studios in Los Gatos, California.