FalseFlame: Lindsay Deifik and Nate Ricciuto by Nate Ricciuto


Pilot+Projects - 1719 N. 5th St, Philadelphia, PA

February 10, 2018 - March 9, 2018 Opening Reception 7pm February 10, 2018

"The revealing that rules in modern technology is a challenging, which puts to nature the unreasonable demand that it supply energy that can be extracted and stored as such"

-Heidegger The question Concerning Technology, 1954

Pilot+Projects is pleased to announce FalseFlame. This is the second exhibition in an ongoing collaboration between Nate Ricciuto and Lindsay Deifik, working between Columbus, OH and Philadelphia, PA respectively. Working playfully to harmonize their parallel interests in natural phenomena and the apparatuses that constrain them, this process is guided by industrious inquiry and an exercise in material contrasts. The exhibition will feature collaborative sculptures both kinetic and still, incorporating printed media, glass, light, and textiles.


Juror's Choice Award | Irvin Borowsky Prize in Glass Arts by Nate Ricciuto

Time Machine

The 2017 Borowsky Prize Committee is pleased to announce that they have awarded the University of the Arts' fifth annual Irvin Borowsky International Prize in Glass Arts to Anjali Srinivasan. Two finalists, Nate Ricciuto and Anna Mlasowsky, received the Juror's Choice Award, given to glass artists whose work shows commendable skill and challenges the field of contemporary art.

The Irvin Borowsky International Prize in Glass Arts is made possible by a generous gift from the late University of the Arts Trustee Irvin J. Borowsky and his wife, Laurie Wagman, a current trustee. The 2017 Prize was selected by an international panel of artists, educators and collectors.  This year's jurors include Uta Klotz, editor-in-chief of NEUES GLAS - NEW GLASS: art & architecture, in Germany; Susie Silbert, curator of modern and contemporary glass at the Corning Museum of Glass; Rui Sasaki, glass artist and 2016 recipient of the Borowsky Prize; Dan Clayman, glass artist; Dr. Arlene Silvers, curator of the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia; Laurie Wagman, UArts trustee and widow of Irvin Borowsky, for whom the Prize is named; Brian Effron, UArts trustee and glass collector; Sharyn O'Mara; head of the Glass program at Temple University's Tyler School of Art, and Richard Whiteley, head of the Glass Workshop at the School of Art, Australian National University in Canberra.

Individual Excellence Award Recipient - Ohio Arts Council by Nate Ricciuto

Individual Excellence Awards are peer recognition of creative artists for the exceptional merit of a body of their work that advances or exemplifies the discipline and the larger artistic community. These awards support artists' growth and development and recognize their work in Ohio and beyond. During this funding cycle, applications in crafts, design arts and illustration, interdisciplinary and performance art, media arts, photography, two-dimensional visual arts, and three-dimensional visual arts were accepted.

             - Ohio Arts Council




Greater Columbus Arts Council Supply Grant Recipient by Nate Ricciuto

I'm pleased to announce that I have been awarded a 2017 Supply Grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council. The funds from GCAC allowed me to expand the scope of some planned projects and purchase materials for creating new work. Rise Over Run Again is a sculptural installation constructed with acrylic diffuser panels, mirrors, spray painted carpet and printed imagery.

Solo Exhibition at Weston Gallery - April 2017 by Nate Ricciuto

Nate Ricciuto (Columbus, OH) explores the various ways that representations of the natural world are encoded with and shaped by human aspirations and desires. He engages with everyday objects and ad hoc approaches to create spaces where imagination and perception become both tactile and fluid. Making use of the very public aspect of the Weston’s street-level gallery—its high visibility from the street—in The Curiosity Motive, Ricciuto constructs a dioramic landscape that may be observed either from outside or inside depending on the viewer. In collapsing and amplifying the distance between image and spectator, the diorama becomes an illusory space where the objective picture is revealed as another unreality.