Ricciardi's current work is inspired by her Armenian heritage and history as well as her love for drawing the figure. Working in both interests simultaneously allows each to inform the other. Her paintings are oil on canvas, linen or panels. Ricciardi works with a combination of paint and digital transfers, focusing on personal imagery: people she knows and places she has visited. Her drawings are figurative, done in charcoal, graphite and ink on paper. Her recent work includes monotypes from live models.
Ricciardi's ancestry and roots in Armenian history are the catalysts for her series, A History Ignored. Although her grandfather was born in Adana, Turkey, and fled to the US before the Armenian diaspora, she only became aware of my heritage a number of years ago. Researching the family secret led her to historic images and family photos which inspired her work. A History Ignored has been exhibited in the Boston area at Galatea Fine Art, the Resnikoff Gallery, The Arsenal Center for the Arts, the Armenian Museum of America and the Whistler Museum. For the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, her work was exhibited at Lesley University, Cambridge College, The Massachusetts State House, Galatea Fine Art and the Whistler Museum.
450 Harrison Ave.
Studio 412 B
Boston, MA 02118