Jill Ricci

2014

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2012

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2011

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One of the most arresting visuals for me is an old wall layered with papers, graffiti and text- our modern hieroglyphics. I try to re-create this beauty in my work, the layers of time and decay are what interest me. I hope that the person viewing my work will linger, trying to discover hidden imagery and text and depending on their life experience, find their own meaning or interpretation.

Found images and objects function as signifiers of both individual and collective experience. By incorporating materials that are linked to the realities of daily life, I strive to establish an immediate identification between the viewer and the work of art. I am exploring the place between “high art” and popular culture, text and image, figuration and abstraction, past and present , and two and three-dimensional space.

I begin working without a final vision in mind: I use collected materials and allow pattern, texture, color and structure to emerge organically.  In this current body of work, I want the pieces to evoke the walls of Morocco, a Renaissance Church, an old school NYC subway wall covered in advertisements, posters & graffiti, and a touch of Malibu Barbie ~ all simultaneously existing on one canvas.
“There exists an obvious struggle between the natural world and that which we build and construct. Living in the modern world forces us to find a balance. Ricci’s work accomplishes just that: it’s at once elegant and gritty; urban and earthy. And the real treat of Jill’s pieces, is that each time you revist the piece, you will likely find something you had never noticed before.”- Emily Asher Neiman, Director Asher Neiman Gallery

Jill Ricci is also the co-director & co-owner of Parlor Gallery
Selected Solo / Two person Exhibitions

2013 Blue Gallery, Kansas City, MO
2013 “Chicago Style”, Pop-Up, Asher Neiman Gallery, Chicago,
2012 “Salvation”, Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ
2012 “Mix & Match”, Tria Gallery, NY, NY
2012 Gallery Orange, New Orleans, Louisiana
2012 Jules Place, Boston, MA
2011 Asher Neiman Gallery, Pop-Up, Chicago, IL
2011 Verge Art Brooklyn, NY
2011 “Entice”, Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ
2010 Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ
2010 “Golden Mean”, The Tides Hotel Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ
2009 Asher Neiman Gallery, Red Bank, NJ
2007 “Done Talking”,Exhibit A Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ
2007 Art Forms Gallery, Red Bank , NJ
2006 Exhibit A, Asbury Park , NJ
2005 Art Forms, Red Bank, NJ
2004 Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, NY
2003 Spring St. Gallery, Galena, IL.
2003 Kachi Bachi, Chicago, IL.

Group Exhibitions
2013 Gallery Orange, New Orleans
2013 SCOPE NY, NY
2012 Gallery Orange, New Orleans
2012 Blue Gallery, Kansas City, MO
2012 “Chroma”, Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ
2011 Jules Place Gallery, Boston, MA
2011 “Elusive”, Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ
2010 Designer Showcase, Asher Neiman Gallery, NY
2009 Asher Neiman Gallery, Red Bank, NJ
2009 Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ
2009 Room Service, Chicago, IL.
2008 Asher Neiman Gallery, Red Bank, NJ
2006 Art Forms Gallery, Red Bank , NJ
2005 Art Forms Gallery , Red Bank , NJ
2004 Shore Institute Contemporary Art, NJ
2003 MCAC Juried Show, Monmouth Museum , NJ
2003 “Art Cluster 4”, Gallery 1500, Chicago, IL.
2002 “Chicago Art Open, CAC, Chicago, IL.
2002 “Art Cluster 3”, Gallery 1500, Chicago, IL.
2001 National VI, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL.

Corporate Collections
L’Auberge Hotel, Baton Rouge, LA
Atmosphere 13, NY, NY
Melting Pot, Red Bank , NJ
Jeffrey Marks Interiors, Hoboken, NJ
Kaufman Segal Design, Chicago , IL.
Ron Seymour Photography, Chicago, IL.
D & S Graphics, Chicago, IL.