Rick Prol is a New York based artist who received a B.F.A from the Cooper Union in 1980. From 1982 onward, he began showing his exuberant works throughout New York City galleries including a solo exhibition at Hal Bromm Gallery in 1984. His cartoonish figures in dystopian urban scenes are simultaneously humorous and horrific. Boldly painted in vibrant colors, his works pinpoint human follies and suffering in an absurd and uniquely stylized way. Prol’s work is in many private and public collections including the Smithsonian Libraries Collection, the Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, the Contemporary Museum of Art, Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art, NYC and the Guggenheim Museum, among others. Moreover, Prol’s work has been exhibited at Leeahn Gallery in South Korea, Kaj Forsblom Gallery in Finland, The Dorian Grey Gallery, and Hal Bromm Gallery here in Tribeca.