Hope M Ricciardi

Hope M Ricciardi
Studio 412B
450 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA

Artistic Statement

I am a full time working artist, maintaining a studio in the SOWA art district of Boston. My current work is in two areas of interest; first, my Armenian heritage and history; second, my love for drawing the figure. Working in both interests simultaneously, allows each to inform the other. My paintings are oil on canvas, linen or panels. I work with a combination of paint and digital transfers, focusing on personal imagery: people I know and places I have visited. My drawings are figurative, done in charcoal and ink on paper.
My ancestry and roots in Armenian history are the catalysts for my series of work, A History Ignored. Although my grandfather was born in Adana, Turkey, and fled to the US before the Armenian diaspora, I was never aware of my heritage until six years ago. Researching the family secret led me to historic images and family photos which inspire my work. A History Ignored has been exhibited in the Boston area at Galatea Fine Art, the Resnikoff Gallery, The Arsenal Center for the Arts, and the Armenian Museum of America and the Whistler Museum. In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide of 1915, my work was exhibited at Lesley University, Cambridge College, The Massachusetts State House and Galatea Fine Art and the Whistler Museum.

Website: www.hopemricciardi.com
Email: hopericciardi@gmail.com

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2015 Galatea Fine Art, "A Century of Waiting"
2013 Galatea Fine Art, “OYA”
2012 Armenian Library and Museum of America, “A History Ignored”
2011 Arsenal Center for the Arts, “New Visions”
2011 Resnikoff Gallery, “A History Ignored”
2011 Galatea Fine Art, “A History Ignored; a Century of Genocide”
2009 Medicine Wheel Gallery, “Celestial Bodies”

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2015 Resnikoff Gallery, "Violence Transformed"
2015 MA State House, "Violence Transformed"
2015 Whistler Museum, "Genocide Symposium"
2015 Cambridge College, "Art Speaks Truth to Power"
2015 Lesley University, "Future of the Past"
2014 Resnikoff Gallery, “What About War?”
2014 Lesley University, “Violence Transformed”
2014 Whistler Museum, “Genocide Symposium”
2013 City Hall, Boston, “USEA Members”
2013 Cambridge College, “Violence Transformed”
2012 U Forge Gallery, “Figure”
2011 Resnikoff Gallery, “Violence Transformed”
2010 Somerville Museum
2010 Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, “Lineage”
2009 Galatea Fine Art, Member Exhibit

Armenian Library and Museum of America
Private collections

BFA Tufts University, Medford, Ma
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Ma

Organization Affiliations:
SOWA Artists Guild
United South End Artists, Board of Directors, Co-chair
Galatea Fine Art
Armenian International Women Artists
Violence Transformed, Curator


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