David Ricci Luminous Endowment Lenswork Grant Recipient Edge Of Chaos For too many years to count, a project simmered on the back burner of my mind – publishing a book that would present my life’s work in a unified, meaningful and unique way. In 2015 I was very fortunate to receive the Publication Skills Grant offered by Luminous Landscape and LensWork which provided the … [Read more...]
Having correctly spelled the word “photography” to win a 6th-grade spelling bee, David Ricci was destined to become a life-long dedicated practitioner of the art. However, that career did not begin until a decade later after obtaining degrees in biomedical engineering. Completely self-taught, his earliest work involved a minimalist, geometric approach to architectural subjects but evolved over the decades to extremely complex compositions and exploration of a broad range of subject matter.
He has exhibited widely including solo exhibitions at the Fogg Museum at Harvard, Art Complex Museum, Berkshire Museum, Iris Gallery, Panopticon Gallery, UMASS-Amherst and Brown University and group exhibitions at the DeCordova, Danforth and Fleming Museums and at Rosenberg+Kaufman Gallery in New York City. He was the recipient of the Annual Curator’s Award given from The Center for Photographic Arts in California and was longlisted for the 2014 Aesthetica Prize in the UK.
Ricci’s work is in several collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Fogg Museum, Noyes Museum, Winnipeg Art Gallery, The Hyde Collection and the Smith College Museum of Art. He lives in the Berkshire Hills in western Massachusetts with his life partner Lori Warner.