For over three decades Rick Muto has built his career as a muralist, decorative painter and fine artist located in Rochester, New York. His work can be found gracing the interiors of prominent homes, businesses and institutions throughout Upstate New York, as well as other metropolitan areas like New York City, Washington D.C. and Palm Beach, Florida.
As Rick developed his career applying his skills to embellishing homes with painted decoration, he continued to apply himself as an easel painter focusing on both landscape and figurative paintings for his own private enjoyment. Over the last decade he has begun to show and sell these works out of his studio and in select gallery exhibits.
As a decorative painter, Rick’s repertoire includes traditional techniques such as marbling, wood graining, stylized freehand decoration and various glazing, scumbling and color washing applications that evoke aged, textured and natural surfaces. He adjuncts these skills with other crafts including gilding, Venetian plaster and fine finishing.
Rick’s work bridges decorative and fine art through a significant number and variety of murals employing architectural tromp l’oeil, landscape, still life, figurative and narrative genres. His ability in working with clients to bring ideas to a concrete visual statement, combined with his uncompromising attention to detail, has contributed to his growing reputation and continued success in the field of decorative art.
He has brought those same qualities and concerns to his work as a fine artist, creating works that are both visually appealing and technically sound archival products.
Most recently Rick has been working with Steinway and Sons producing grand pianos embellished with paintings in various styles.
Along with many private homes and collections, below is a partial list of public, corporate and institutional, commissions and collections in which Rick Muto’s work can be found.
Bausch & Lomb World Headquarters
1 Bausch & Lomb Place
Canandaigua National Bank -Irondequoit
2128 Hudson Ave.
3100 Monroe Ave.
Rochester city School district -School #4
198 Dr. Samuel McCree way
3156 East Ave.
Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort
2559 Main St
Lake Placid, NY