Bio Rich was born in mainland China, his family immigrated to the United States when he was 7 years old. Growing up in the inner city of Chicago, Rich learned about the social diversity, it was the beginning of a transformation. Rich received a BA in art at Eastern Illinois University. His studies in art history proved to be invaluable in his development as an artist. Rich became a professional illustrator in Chicago but continued his development as a fine artist. In 2004 came a major change in philosophy. Imagination and exploration became the main ingredients. During this period, there was also a rise in the quality and diversity in his illustrative repertoire. 2010 was the start of public art installations in 2 corporate buildings downtown Chicago. Large paintings were leased out at 4 rotations per year. Outdoor projects were commissioned by the National Association of Realtors in 2014 and 2017. In 2014, Rich wrote and illustrated Father’s Chinese Opera, a picture book published by Sky Pony Press in NYC. The book was chosen as the honor title for the 2014-2015 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature in the Picture Book Category. New Year and Mountain Chef was released in 2016. 123 Dim Sum and Chinese New Year Colors, in 2019 and Chinese Kite Festival 2020. Today Rich's work is a combination of technical excellence with uncompromising imagination. The result is a compilation of works that are both rich in tradition and pertinent to today’s trends and styles. His work can be found on packaging and ads for national brands, published books, large installations in public buildings and prints in retail stores across the country.