Rick Galiher is a Los Angeles based reference model for animators, artists and SFX makeup artists. He specializes in creating original characters. He can hold extreme facial expressions, does long as well as short poses, and does costume and figure modeling.
He draws inspiration from his training and experience as actor, performance artist, human statue and mime. He has performed at art galleries, conventions, stage shows and a range of private events, including birthdays, weddings and corporate events.
Modeling is a meditative exercise for Rick and he is always challenging himself to try unique poses. Rick owns a range of costumes and props, which he continues to add to. He has excellent industry references and includes Disney as a regular client.
Featured in drawing manuals of Stephen Silver and April Connors.
Portrait by Craig Fraser displayed in Disney Parks Disneyana Galleries with prints and giclees currently being sold.
Featured in a painting by Timothy Robert Smith exhibited at the Fullerton Art Museum Center.
Live Performance Highlights:
Dita Von Teese’s “Strip! Strip! Hurray!” Burlesque Show Tour at The House Of Blues in LA and Chicago, Fillmore in San Francisco.
Dearly Departed Tours character ghost tour guide voted “Best In LA” by “LA Weekly.”
Dark arist, Chet Zar, collaborated on character hosts for Copro Gallery themed art show openings.
TV Show Appearance Highlights: