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I have experience with both costumed character and nude figure modeling. My speciality is holding expressive facial expressions. I have a range of costumes and props.
Costumes include butler, creepy undertaker, mime, Scrooge, Doc Brown from "Back To The Future, " sailor, Captain Hook, safari explorer, French chef, mad scientist, Wicked Witch of The West, jester, vampire, among others.
I am also a trained actor, with a background in mime and character work at Disney parks. I have performed onstage, in short films and in commercials which you can find with google by searching "Rick Galiher.” I pose with intention and keep a subtext in mind. I am repped by KMR & Associates for creature work.
I have been a creature makeup model at conventions for "Faceoff" makeup artists Drew Talbot, Eric Fox among others.
In addition, I have worked as a character brand ambassador and human statue at a range of conventions, art gallery events and nightclubs. I toured with burlesque performer, Dita Von Teese, for a tour of 16 shows. I have been featured in photos in LA Weekly, OC Weekly and the Pasadena Star News. I have been featured on the TV shows "Storage Wars, " "Vanderpump Rules, " "Hellevator, " among others.
With live modeling, I view it a special privilege to model for artists and I find the process of staying still to be meditative.
I have been a live modeled for artists and instructors at:
Stephen Silver's Drawing Academy and featured in his gesture drawing manual
Gnomon School of Visual Effects for Van Arno, April Connors (featured in her upcoming book), Edgar Silva and Charles Hu
3Kicks Fine Art Studio for Edgar Silva, Charles Hu, April Connors, Sunny Apinchapong, Gary Meyer, Joseph Todorovitch, Richard Morris and Sean Cheetham
Gallery Girls Events organized by Jennifer Fabos
The Animation Guild for Mark McDonnell, Karl Gnass, and Glen Vilppu
Disney TV Animation and Disney Imagineering for Mark McDonnell and Bob Kato
The Cartoon Network
Riot Games with Gino Whitehall
CTN Animation Expo 2016 with Gallery Girls
Art Mentors for Mark Westermoe, Joseph Todorovitch and Glenn Vilppu
Titmouse Animation with Edward Artinian
Brentwood Art Center for Ken Bracken, Susan Broussard and Hayley Quentin
Society of Illustrators with Scott Gandell at Pop Secret Gallery
People Sketchers with Sheila Fein
Ming Creative Art Academy
Studio 1021for Knox Farrand
Atelier of Fine Art for Julia Diller
The Drawing Club at Gallery Nucleus with Bob Kato
Lance Richlin Portrait Studio in Torrance
Life Drawing Muze at Art Share LA
Citrus College for Mark Wessel
CoLAb Gallery with Kira Shewfelt
Private studio of Christina Michaels- Cooper
Private studio of Mark Westermoe
Raw Materials Life Drawing at The Overflow with Kim Henderson
Greg Escalante Gallery
Good Luck Gallery
I can stand on one foot and still for 2 minutes. I have also modeled for a number of individual artists and photographers for projects.
You can look up photos and sketches on Instagram and Facebook by searching "Rick Galiher."