Rick Lieder

Residence | Studio:

3653 Phillips Ave.
Berkley MI 48072-3424

Phone: 248.544.0404


Painter & photographer.

My art and design has been used for award-winning books ranging from mysteries and science fiction, to books based on the X-Files TV series, to Newbery Award-winning books for children.

My picture books are a collaboration with award-winning novelist and poet Helen Frost, published by Candlewick Press.




2017: WAKE UP!

2019: HELLO, I’M HERE!

2021: WAIT – AND SEE

My filmmaking was featured in the 2016 PBS NOVA program “CREATURES OF LIGHT”, produced by National Geographic Television.

Clients include National Geographic Television, Orion Magazine, Natural History Magazine, Daimler Chrysler, Bloomsbury Books, Random House, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, HarperCollins, Penguin Books, Simon & Shuster, Focal Press.

"I went to visit your show at the gallery in the Detroit Zoo. I stayed in the gallery a long time. Your pictures are beautiful. I circled around to look at them again and again. And sat in the quiet and looked some more."
– Joanne Hyso


Solo Exhibitions

Taubman Health Center – University of Michigan; 2019
Authors in Chelsea; Chelsea MI; 2018
Wild Light; National Center for Nature Photography, Ohio 2017
MicroWilderness – Charlevoix, MI, Spring 2008
Portraits of a MicroWilderness – Exhibit Gallery, Detroit Zoo; 2006
Art For A Transforming World – Oasis Gallery, Marquette, MI; 1999

Shaking The Earth To Its Senses – Start Gallery, Birmingham, MI; 1997

Selected Exhibitions

Sweep Up the Sun – Fort Wayne Museum of Art, IN
Targets & Trajectories – Cass Cafe, Detroit, MI.
Nature Reperceived – Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI.
Actual Size Biennial – Contempoary Art Institute of Detroit, Detroit, MI.
Children’s Book Society Exhibition – Maniscalco Gallery, Grosse Pointe, MI.

Invitational – Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI.
12 + 12 – Washington Street Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI.
Actual Size – Detroit Contempoary, Detroit, MI.
Invitational – Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI.
Ritual – Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI.
Museum of New Art – Exhibit and Auction, Detroit, MI.
Evolution – Gallery 212, Ann Arbor, MI.
Collaborative work – CPop Gallery, Detroit, MI.
Sanity Chalenged – Gallery 212, Ann Arbor, MI.
pict@millenium – Univ. of Toledo, Ohio / CMU, MI.
Celebrate Michigan Artists 1999 – Paint Creek Center, Rochester, MI.
Embellished Truths – Clement Gallery, University of Toledo, Ohio.
Art of the Iris – Sisson Gallery, Dearborn, MI.
Documenta USA – Museum of Contemporary Art, Pontiac, MI.
Returning The Gaze – Clement Gallery, Toledo, Ohio.
Selected Work – Hankins Gallery, Lansing, MI.
Trobar Retrospective – Willis Gallery, Detroit, MI.
The Digital Image – Lee Hall Gallery, Northern Michigan Univ., Marquette, MI.
Motor City Revue – Buckham Gallery, Flint, MI.
The Electronic Artist – Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI.
Surrealism In Detroit – Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI.


State of Michigan/Art in Public Places – Eleven photographs commissioned for Department of Social Services building; 1990.


First Place Purchase Award – 18th Annual Helen DeRoy Art Competition; 1999.
29th Michigan Photography Exhibition – Four Awards, Detroit, MI; 1998.