Greater Columbus Arts Council Supply Grant Recipient

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

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.


The New Classics | Islip Art Museum

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.

To define the 4th dimension of the glass world one must find the variables vibrating from the farthest cultural norms and well-traveled orbits of the masses; They must be so far off the atomic grid that they redefine it. The artists in this exhibition engage space, time, and pseudo-science with the sardonic wit of a home chemistry enthusiast.                            

Curators R. Rader & B. Wright

Creative Glass Center of America Fellowship

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: