We Have moved
to our new studios.
816-76 ave N. St. Petersburg Fl. 33702
Join a workshop
Working in wax
class of 4-6 students, 3 hours per session with live models $40.00 per session from 4 to 12 weeks.
Vincent returned to the Boston area, he is now at work on several evocative, new sculptural projects. All of Ricci’s works have their roots in the traditional modeling and bronze casting techniques he learned during his studies in New York, Paris, and Rome
Ricci has recently devoted
attention to an ongoing series he calls “The Human Cycle,” a reflection of
movement, time and symmetry, describing the human condition. The works in this
series reflect Ricci’s emotional connection with the sculpture of the
Etruscans, his admiration for the work of Rodin and Giacometti, and the skills
he learned from his teachers in Rome, Pericles Fazzini and Emilio Grecco.
As Ricci explains, “I have always
been interested in the mystery of human existence: our relationship to time, space,
and to each other. Through my sculpture I express what I think of as three-dimensional
story telling through the serene isolated figure or intensely animated groups.
I work with cycle themes that explore the transition between time and space,
much as a film does. At times I use lifelike fragments of the body leaving it
for the viewer to fill in the empty spaces for himself.”
For many years, Ricci was director
and instructor in sculpture at the Center for the Arts, Villa Maria,
Greppocorgno, near Perugia, where he instructed his students in modeling, mold
making, casting, and drawing from life. Prior to his work in Italy he taught at
the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (1970-1989). He first came to Boston in
1970, having been recruited to teach at Boston University by his longtime
friend Harold Tovish. Along with Tovish, Maud Morgan and David Aronson he was a
founding member of the Boston Visual Artists Union. Currently he serves as
artist in residence at The Lincoln Studios in Waltham and is now moving to The Sandpaper Factory in Rockland, MA., an artistic center with studios for working and teching artist of many disciplines.
Ricci has exhibited his work widely
over the years in the U.S. and Europe. He was singled out for attention as
early as the 1960s when his work was shown at the National Academy of Design in
N.Y., as well as the Ecole des Beaux Arts, in Paris and the Accademia di Belli
Arti in Rome. Shortly after settling in Boston he exhibited at the Fuller Craft
Museum, Brockton, the G. W.V. Smith Art Museum in Springfield, Ma. and the Worcester
Ricci’s new work may be available for viewing at his new studio and gallery at The Sandpaper Factory 83 E. Water St. Rockland, MA. 02370 For information about sales and commissions call 727-458-3720 e-mail [email protected]
You are cordially invited to the opening of The new studios, view new art works Meet with the artist, see his workspace and learn about his workshops. Date TBA.