Hope Ricciardi

“Coming and Going” is influenced by photography of daily life during the 1960’s and 70’s, I use a limited grayscale palette with a luminous, contrasting underpainting to achieve surface energy. This painting is one of several in my “Nostalgia Series”. My ancestry and roots in Armenian history are the catalysts for my current work. In 2011, my solo exhibit, “A History Ignored”, at Galatea Fine Art, Boston, showcased the series of paintings about my Armenian heritage. I continue to grow this body of work and prepare for an exhibit in 2015, the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. I work in oils, photo transfers and plaster gesso on various surfaces including canvas, linen and panels.

Adana Burns   16"w x 12"h    transfers and oil on panel Coming and Going    48"w x 36"h   oil on canvas
Diaspora   24"w x 24"h    triptych, transfers and oil on panels History Ignored75"w x 55"h    polyptych (5 panels), oil on linen
Hope Khachkar  12"w x 24"h    detail, transfers and oil on panel Predator  28"w x 16"h   oil on plaster gesso canvas