Linda Richichi (Pronounced Ră chē chē)
FEEL THE ENERGY
Not to be defined by any one genre, international artist, Linda Richichi, has one constant theme through all of her work: She invites us to join her and be awakened. Frame after frame, paintings and pastels offer their voices, filling the room with a cacophony of sound. Linda’s exhibitions stand in amazing witness to her intensity. Canvasses line the walls – moments translated into energetic colors. Throughout the body of her work, Linda masterly orates a variety of subjects: landscapes are alive and incarnate, lively abstracts in her Transformation Collection celebrate life’s joyous process, and each painting in the Wellness Collection encourages us to fully claim our healing power.
“Some days I am pulled to paint in nature "en Plein Air" (in open air). With the sun at my back I connect to the energy, the spirit of the land. This energy is depicted in my works through marks, squiggles and vibrant colors that capture the mood of the moment. . When I can feel the same amount of energy within when viewing a completed piece that I felt outdoors, then I’m very satisfied.”
Her work is featured in the World Tour of Contemporary Landscape Artists titled “Far and Near Horizons” run by the International Plein Air Painters and Landscape Artists International. This exhibit travels throughout North America and internationally, heralding its theme of global stewardship through art. In our recent interview, the artist shared her feelings about the exhibit, “The mission of the tour is to act as a bridge between countries of the world to foster environmental awareness. The art on the canvas becomes a universal language and acts as an ambassador to different cultures. Art is an experience, bringing us together.”
For galleries hosting “Far and Near Horizons” click on “World Tour Artist” at www.LindaRichichi.com.
“For me, painting is a pilgrimage into the deepest reaches of my soul where I can connect to our creative source. I hope my work leads the way for others to awaken to all that life offers.”
Linda Richichi has exhibited extensively, including the prestigious National Arts Club in New York. Her work is in private, public, government and museum collections around the world, as well as many corporate collections. It is featured in several healing centers, with an entire collection located in the Rowley Birthing Center of Orange Regional Medical Center in the Hudson Valley of New York. She was featured in the International Artist Magazine in 2005, under Master Painters of the World.
Linda has taught painting for many years and has conducted workshops in Tuscany and Paris. She is completing her first CD series for non-artists titled, “Draw Out Greatness” – Use Your Doodles to Allow Your Creative Potential to Soar.”
Each work by Linda Richichi is its own universe and part of a larger truth. To own a collection or even one painting is to partake in a meditation of the possible and to participate fully in Linda Richichi’s passion. She is represented by Fieldstone Fine Art in Ramsey, New Jersey, Bau Gallery in Beacon, NY, Woodwalk Gallery, Egg Harbor, WI and Icehouse Gallery, McIntosh, FL or you may visit her website at www.LindaRichichi.com.
- Mary Agnes Vetell
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
SELECT SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
UU Gallery, Rock Tavern, NY – April 2011
Bayer Corporation, NJ. (Fieldstone Fine Art Gallery Exhibit) - 2010
Terrace Gallery, Orlando, FL- Sept. 2008
Link Gallery, Woodwalk Gallery , Door County, WI -2008,2010
Old School House Gallery, Qualcium Beach, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada - August 2008
Estes Park Fine Art Gallery, Estes Park, CO - July 2008
St. Augustine Gallery, St. Augustine, FL , World Tour Exhibit- Sept. 07
Pennisula Art School Invitational Plein Air Paint Out, Door County, Wisconsin – July 2007
Karpeles Museum - World Tour Exhibit of Far and Near Horizons- Newburgh, NY- June 2007
NY Art Expo- New York City, NY - March 2007
A.G. Ewards & Sons Gallery- Rhinebeck, NY- 2006, 2007
Riverwinds Gallery , Beacon, NY 2002 -2007
Edgewater Exhibit, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada- IPAP Exhibit - 2006
Mark Gruber Gallery, New Paltz, NY - 2007, 2008
Windaham Gallery, Windham, NY -2006, 2010
Art Forms Gallery- Red Bank, NJ - 2004- 2007
Museum of the Hudson Highlands –three person show- 2005, group, 2001, 2002, 2003,
Port of Call Gallery- Warwick, NY - Two Person Show- 2004
Howland Cultural Center- Beacon, NY - Hudson Valley Pastel Society - 2003
Bertoni Gallery- Sugarloaf, NY - Small Works Show -2003, 2006
Everart museum, Scranton, PA - Everart Museum Jurors - 2003
Albert Shahinian Fine Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY - Bannerman’s Island Show - 2002
Artery fine arts gallery, Milford, PA - 2002 - 2004
Ridgewood Art Institute, Ridgewood, NJ - Members Show -2002
Ringwood Manor, Ringwood, NJ - 2002
Stewart International Airport, New Windsor, NY- 2002
Howland Cultural Center , Beacon, NY- Contemporary Landscape show- 2000 National Arts Club, NYC, NY, Pastel Society of America- juried show-1999
2011 - UU Gallery, Rock Tavern, NY
2008, 2009- BAU, Beacon, NY
2006 -River Winds Gallery, Beacon, NY
2006- Karpeles Museum, Newburgh, NY
2005, 2006 Whitecliff Vineyard Gallery, Gardiner,NY
2001, 2002, 2004- Executive Suite Gallery , Goshen , NY
2000- FCC Gallery, New Windsor, NY
1999 - Montgomery Gallery, Montgomery, NY
Richeson 75 International Artist Choice 2008- Published in 2008 book.
Edgewater Exhibit, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada- IPAP* Exhibit – Best of Show , Ontario- 2006
Everart museum, Scranton, PA - Everart Museum Jurors -Artistic Merit Award - 2003
Arts Alliance –Cornwall, NY - Belskie Museum Jurors, 1st Place Pastels -2003
Orange County Art Federation, Washingtonville, Sugarloaf, NY - BEST OF SHOW -2001, 2000.
Arts alliance, Cornwall, NY - First Place Pastel- 2002
Middletown Art Group Members Show, Middletown, NY- Awards of Excellence- 2002,1999
Lycian centre gallery, Sugar Loaf, NY - Warwick Art League Show; 1999 Best of Show
Scholarship to the Art Students League - Awarded by the Pastel Society of America-1999
mOUNT St. Mary College, Newburgh, NY - First Place Mixed Media-1999
DESIGNS FOR TRANQUILITY GALLERY, FRENCHTOWN, NJ – Prints only
WOODWALK GALLERY, Egg Harbor, WI
ICEHOUSE GALLERY, McIntosh, FL
PUBLICATIONS, INVITATIONAL PAINTING EXHBITIONS, WORKSHOPS, CRITIQUES:
AMERICAN ARTIST MAGAZINE, Acrylic Article, June 2010
Art Times Journal , crtique by Raymond J. Steiner - June 2006
International Artist Magazine- Linda Holmes Richichi , Pastel, “wetlands with Loosestrife”
Master Painters of the world, pastel showcase section - Dec./Jan. 2005 issue
Workshop and lectures by Richichi - Italy, France, Australia - 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008,2010
Windham Gallery invitational Paint Out, Windham, NY – 2006 (2007 –WILL BE IN ITALY) 2010
Penninsula Art School and Gallery, invitational Paint out – 2007, 2008, 2010
Rye Arts Center, Invitational Paint Out, 2007,2008, 2009, 2010
Florida’s Eden, Invitational Paint Out, 2008
MEMBERSHIPS (past and present) :
Signature Member of the International Plein Air Painters
Signature Member of the New York Plein Air Painters
Juried Associate Member of the Pastel Society of America
Founding member of the portrait Society of America
Charter Member of Landscape Artists International
Plein air florida, member
Founder of the World Tour of Contemporary Landscape Artists – 2007, 2008, 2009
18 artists from 5 countries exhibiting around North America, Canada and in Italy in the works.
Responsible for establishing and promoting a new gallery in the Hudson Valley Materials
Exchange at Stewart Airport in 2005.
Adjunct Instructor at Suny Orange, Newburgh Campus, Part time teaching Art classes
Vice President of the Orange County Art Federation - 2000-2002
Bachelor’s Degree From SUNY New Paltz in Fine Art – 1994
Self Employed Fine Artist since 1991, specializing in Portraiture and Landscape
*IPAP- International Plein Air Painters
“Her evocative plein air paintings express an intense response to observed nature, while her dynamic abstractions reflect a passionate energy and masterful sense of form.”
– From Dennis Wepman, Art Curator of Karpeles Museum.
Award winning artist Linda Richichi was born in Montgomery, NY. Her educational background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from SUNY New Paltz and years of study with many modern masters. In 1999 Richichi received a scholarship from the Pastel Society of America to attend the Art Students League in New York City. She was included in the International Artist Magazine under Master Painters of the World, Pastel Showcase in the Jan. 2005 issue and the American Artist Magazine in June 2010. In the June 2006 issue, Linda’s exhibit at the RiverWinds Gallery was critiqued favorably and written up by art critic Raymond J. Steiner, ART TIMES. In Sept. 2006 Richichi was awarded the Best of Show Ontario Purchase Award, at the International Plein Air Painters (I.P.A.P.) Fourth Worldwide Paint Out at Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. The award winning painting now hangs in the Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada City Hall.
Richichi has exhibited extensively including the prestigious National Arts Club in New York City with the Pastel Society of America, a solo exhibit at the Karpeles Library Manuscript Museum in Newburgh, NY, Bau Gallery in Beacon, NY and in 2011at UU Gallery in Rock Tavern, NY. Her work has traveled recently around the US and Canada. Linda often attends national invitational plein air events.
Her work is in private and corporate collections internationally. She was commissioned by Mercedes Benz Corporation and the Rowley Birthing Center at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, NY commissioned Richichi for an entire collection. Her work had traveled with the World Tour Exhibition titled “Far and Near Horizons” which included work of 20 Contemporary Landscape Artists selected from the International Plein Air Painters and the Landscape Artists InternationaI organizations. Richichi was the artist - in - residence at the SUNY Orange at the Newburgh Extension in 2008.
Richichi conducts workshops worldwide including Italy in the summer of 2012 and France in the summer of 2013. She is represented by Art Vue in Ramsey, NJ, Woodwalk Gallery in WI and Icehouse Gallery in McIntosh, FL. She also shows in various galleries in the Hudson Valley Region regularly. For the location of upcoming exhibits go to www.LindaRichichi.com .