ON VIEW: August 2-27, 2017
Reception: August 4, 6-8pm
Hope Ricciardi
"Figure Prints"
Monotype, 22"X31", 2016

I am a full time working artist, maintaining a studio in the SOWA district. My current work is in several areas of interest; my Armenian heritage, political satire and my love of drawing the figure. Working in these interests simultaneously allows each to inform the other. My media include drawing, oil painting and monotype printmaking.

In printmaking, I draw directly onto the inked plate from a model. After creating the transfer monotype, I rework the plate and print it using a press. Akua inks are soy-based and stay open for long periods ot time, so I can rework the same plate, getting a wide variety of results.

I am an alumna of Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.