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Laurie Riccadonna

Born: 03/08/73
Resides: Jersey City, NJ



Recent Paintings, Moreau Gallery, St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN, 2001

Gardens of Delight, Steinhardt Conservatory Gallery, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, NY, 2001

Selected Group

sva2000, Palmer Museum of Art, University Park, PA, 2000

Flatfile Exhibition, Bellwether Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2000

Post-It-Project, Durban Art Gallery, Durban, So.Africa, 1999

Faculty Exhibition, Zoller Gallery, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 1999

College Art Association M.F.A. Exhibition, Yale University School of Art Representative, Hunter College, New York, NY, 1997


Fundacion Valparaiso Artist Residency, Almeria, Spain, 2001 Ely Harwood Schless Memorial Prize, Yale University, 1997 Creative Achievement Award, The Pennsylvania State University, 1995


1997 M.F.A. Painting/Printmaking, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT 1995 B.F.A. Painting/Drawing, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA


The act of looking forms the basic conceptual premise of my painting. It exits as a process of exploration and discovery as the viewer winds their way through the (painted) garden of forms. While an overall organization of each painting develops through the structure of an assumed grid, an architectural reference, it is subverted by the profusion of form permeating the space of the painted surface. This profusion exists as an intricate disorder where ripeness and decay precariously balance. The formal, ordered characteristics establish the tempo of each painting from which color and pattern explode onto the canvas' surface or hesitate in anticipation of an unexpected discovery. Every square inch of the painted surface provides important information for the entire piece. The hierarchies of the painted surface slowly reveal themselves to the viewer.

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