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.
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.
I'm really excited to be part of The New Classics group show at the Islip Art Museum in New York, curated by Rachel Rader and Ben Wright! The show will be on view until December, and the other exhibiting artists include; Megan Biddle, Beccy Feather, John Drury, Christopher Duffy, Elias Hansen, Eve Laramee and Esther Ruiz.
Come check out new work by Nate Ricciuto and Gabe Michael Kenney at Roy G Biv Gallery on August 6th @ 7 pm!
I'm excited to be starting off a busy summer by heading to New Jersey this week to begin a Fellowship at the WheatonArts Creative Glass Center of America! I also received support for this residency through a Professional Development Grant and Supply Grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council.
Check out the other 2016 CGCA Fellows here:
Exhibition featuring new collaborative and individual works by Lindsay Deifik & Nate Ricciuto
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 2
Kitchen Table Gallery | 1853 N. Howard St | Philadelphia, PA 19122
Announcing new workshop at GoggleWorks in Reading, PA!
The How and Why
Instructor: David King & Nate Ricciuto
Aug 15, 2016 - Aug 19, 2016
In this class, students will develop their glassblowing skills through repetition and thoughtful analysis of the process. Starting out the week with King, students will establish a strong foundation by learning how to "set up" their bubbles in a traditional Venetian style. Confidence gained through traditional vessel making will lead to exploration of the sculptural possibilities of the blown form. Ricciuto will conclude with simple and effective cold-working tricks along with a glass glue primer and leave students with an expanded conception of what is possible.