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b. 1966, USA

Ricci Albenda Biography

For the past two decades, Ricci Albenda has performed an investigation into language, exploring the ways in which the written word is simultaneously a visual, personal, communal, and intellectual entity. Simultaneously, Albenda has also developed his own system in which alphabetical and numerical systems are paired with the colour wheel: Vowels fall onto the archetypal hues of the prismatic ROYGBIV spectrum: a = Red, e = Orange, i = Yellow, o = Green, u = Blue, and y finds itself between Indigo and Violet. Numerals occupy the magenta tones, connecting the end of the alphabet with its beginning to form a complete colour wheel. Within these investigations, each work becomes its own framework and site of inquiry, demonstrating versatility, and most importantly, the sense of play inherent to studio practice. Ricci Albenda’s work was recently the subject of an exhibition at T'Space, Rhinebeck. Albenda has been exhibited extensively, both in the United States and abroad at venues including: The Guggenheim Museum, New York, The Rachofsky House, Dallas, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, Castello Di Rivoli, Turin, Museum of Modern Art, New York, MoMA PS1, Queens, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, and the New Museum, New York.

Ricci Albenda Featured Artworks

I wanna be loved by you by Ricci Albenda contemporary artwork
Ricci AlbendaI wanna be loved by you, 2019Acrylic on canvas
61 x 61 cm
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decaf & algae. by Ricci Albenda contemporary artwork
Ricci Albendadecaf & algae., 2018Acrylic on vellum mounted to canvas
124.5 x 134.6 cm
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one crying eye. (#5) by Ricci Albenda contemporary artwork
Ricci Albendaone crying eye. (#5), 2018Acrylic on vellum mounted to canvas
160 x 162.6 x 3.7 cm
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chrysanthemum in f (#2) by Ricci Albenda contemporary artwork
Ricci Albendachrysanthemum in f (#2), 2018Acrylic on paper mounted to canvas
25.4 x 90.2 cm
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chrysanthemum. by Ricci Albenda contemporary artwork
Ricci Albendachrysanthemum., 2018Acrylic on canvas
63.5 x 225.4 cm
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...little lamb, little lamb (blood) by Ricci Albenda contemporary artwork
Ricci Albenda...little lamb, little lamb (blood), 2017Acrylic on panel
91.4 x 129.5 cm
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I like you. by Ricci Albenda contemporary artwork
Ricci AlbendaI like you., 2015Acrylic on canvas on panel
120 x 96 x 2 inches
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