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Cal Rice grew up between Western Massachusetts and Upstate New York. After receiving his Bachelor's in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in 2011, Rice spent several years working as a professional tattoo artist. In 2018, Cal graduated from the School of Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts with a Masters of Fine Arts. Currently, he is a working artist and art handler residing in Boston, Massachusetts.
ABOUT THE WORK
When creating my collages, I prefer to work primarily from discarded scrap wood. Aside from painting the finished product, I tend to avoid altering the scrap pieces when assembling these works, as it is important that these found pieces have a somewhat random feel. Discovering order amongst an otherwise arbitrary selection of materials is a major part of my practice with my collages and other artistic works. I find this process to be extremely satisfying, and in a sense cathartic.
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