Rich Lo is a Chinese American artist working independently in the Chicago’s creative community for over 30 years. In the early years, he worked as a commercial illustrator for advertising agencies.
Illustration is where Rich learned to work with accuracy in a fast pace environment. He quickly moved up the ranks, working with global brands and publishers. Notable projects are Cleveland Clinic national ad campaigns, Round Table with Great Books Foundations, Package illustrations for Haribo and in-store graphic for Sears
2004 was a pivotal years for Rich. He start to work in conceptive philosophies. Making fine art is a major change from working as an illustrator. Explorations and discoveries became elements of choice. Imagination is cultivated. Between 2004 - 2016, He worked out of a studio at the historical Fine Arts Building in Chicago.
2014, Father Chinese Opera was published by Sky Pony Press, NY. It is a book written and illustrated by Rich. It won Honor Book with Asian Pacific American Librarian Association. This followed by more titles, New Year 2016, Chinese New Years Color 2017 and Chinese Takeout 2018. With the books, Rich is able to add his Chinese culture to the medium.
2011-2014, Rich received commissions for public art venues. Large works were seen in the lobbies of buildings and on Michigan Ave in Chicago.
After 3 years hiatus, 2018 Rich restarted his ambition of being a fine artist by created an on-line catalog of contemporary work, a way to attain a global audience.
A consummate professional, Rich continues to explore his artwork in unchartered territories. He recognizes conformity is the artist’s achilles heel.