Paola Ricci is a interdisciplinary artist who works in Venice, Italy.
She studied at Urbino College of Industrial Arts, Italy and she has a degree in Graphic Design. She held a Master Class in Visual Arts and Design at the Venice Biennale.Paola Ricci taught Visual Communications and Coordinated Images at the International School of Graphic in Venice and also Abstract Art and Mixed Techniques. She is using a teaching method to activate artistic fantasy through poetry and art. She published an essay, entitled “Let the artichokes blossom”; it is a publication on how to play with pursuing words, colours and shapes in poetry and art. She conducted a lesson at department of Art and Cognitive Science, University of Trento –Rovereto, Italy entitled “When the mirror hides the form”. The Tralee Technology Institute (Ireland) commissioned one of her works “Filo arboreo” “Arboreal wire” for a permanent position inside the college hall. She was a resident artist at the Arteles Center in Finland, where she did some research on the borderline between drawing and sculpture, where she has two works of art installed there: Upside Down and the Empty-Full. She was also resident artist at The CCA Andratx Mallorca, Spain, her art works are exhibited in the Kunstall Gallery in the exhibition titled “Wall Sculptures”. She was invited as Visiting Artist,Cummings Arts Center,Connecticut College,New London,CT USA, where she did live Drawing Sessions Daily, Multiverse; her great drawing “Multiverse” is in the collection of Connecticut College in New London, CT, USA. The work “No loss of Face”, showed in a exhibition, is part of the Collection Archive Emily Harvey, Venice, New York .
Art & Research Interests
After spending time abroad in 2011 and part of 2014, her artistic research has been moving around vacuum space and the sound of air, in a systematic way working on projects where theoretical architecture triggers synesthesia of the senses; visionary architecture realized through the perception of interdisciplinary skills by listening and touching space. She has been concentrating on drawing of peculiar design, and on the necessity that an idea doesn’t exist unless realized, so on contrary the idea of conceptual art makes necessary and essential art. She continues to focus on contemporary drawing performance practices and on conceptual approach to drawing, sculpture, installation sculpture and photographic art.