Rick Fleming

Rick Fleming (b. 1969) lives and works in Austin, Texas. An accomplished portrait artist, drummer, and former bodybuilder, Rick is equally adept in drawing and painting. With his signature humor and standout line work, he uses images and text to capture the essence of his subjects. Rick draws inspiration from pop culture, especially classic rock, movies from the eighties and nineties, and WWE wrestling.

Rick has been a studio artist at SAGE Studio since its inception in January 2017. His work is in private collections across the country and has been represented at New York City’s Outsider Art Fair, the premiere art fair in the world for self-taught artists. In 2020, Rick was commissioned by the Joe Biden campaign to draw a portrait of the President to be reproduced as an official Biden tote bag.

Selected Exhibitions


Strange Journey, SAGE Studio, Austin, TX

Outside Forces, Art Enables, Washington, DC

TANDEM, Martha's Contemporary, Austin, TX

The Nostalgia Show, SAGE Studio, Virtual Exhibition


HOME MAKERS, SAGE Studio, Virtual Exhibition

Outsider Art Fair, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY


Road Trip through Texas, SAGE Studio, Austin, TX

All You Can Eat, SAGE Studio, Austin, TX

Seen & Heard, SAGE Studio, Austin, TX


Winter Group Exhibition, SAGE Studio, Austin, TX

East Austin Studio Tour, SAGE Studio, Austin, TX

Fall Group Exhibition, SAGE Studio, Austin, TX

Grand Opening, SAGE Studio, Austin, TX