Ricci Albenda

Born in Brooklyn, New York, 1966.
Lives and works in New York.

Education

1988
  1. B.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Grants and Awards

1999-2000

  1. The Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award

Solo Exhibitions

2015

  1. Supercallefragelistic-expialledocious! (Universal Color, Part I) Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY

2014

  1. Yakkity Yak, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2013

  1. Untitled, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY

2011

  1. Ricci Albenda, Wall Etchings – Chris Burden, Bridges, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY

2010

  1. Paintings, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY

2009

  1. The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog,Rachofsky House, Dallas, TX

2008

  1. 26 Devoe, The Horticultural Society of New York, New York, NY

2007

  1. Panorama, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY

2004

  1. Cyclidrome, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY

2001

  1. Tesseract, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY

2000

  1. Ricci Albenda, Van Laere Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium

1999

  1. Spectral paintings from COLOR-I-ME-TRY, Van Laere Contemporary, Antwerp, Belgium

1998

  1. Spectral paintings from COLOR-I-ME-TRY, Rove/Kenney Schachter, New York, NY
  2. The Wave/Particle Project + Portals to Other Dimensions, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
  3. Particles, curated by Kenny Schachter, Avalanche, New York, NY

1996

  1. Do You See What I See?, Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY

1995

  1. Follow the Bouncing Ball, VW2566, New York, NY

Museum Exhibitions

2015

  1. Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

2010

  1. Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum, The Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

2008

  1. In The Beginning, University Art Gallery, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA
  2. Doron Sebbag Art Collection, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

2007

  1. The Shapes of Space, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

2006

  1. Supervision, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

2004

  1. Nothing Compared to This: ambient, incidental and new minimal tendencies in current art, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
  2. Disparities and Deformations: Our Grotesque,curated by Robert Storr, SITE Santa Fe 5th International Biennial, Santa Fe, NM
  3. Open House: Working in Brooklyn,Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY

2003

  1. Warped Space,curated by Ralph Rugoff CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA
  2. Unheimlich,Centre d'Art Contemporain la Synagogue de Delme, Delme, France
  3. The Moderns,curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Castello Di Rivoli, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Torino, Italy

2002

  1. Out of Site, curated by Anne Ellegood, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY

2001

  1. Projects 74: Ricci Albenda,curated by Laura Hoptman, MoMA, New York, NY
  2. The Americans, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK, curated by Mark Sladen
  3. Casino2001, curated by Jeanne Greenberg Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  4. (S.M.A.K). Gent, Belgium

2000

  1. Glee: Painting Now, curated by Amy Cappellazzo and Jessica Hough, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
  2. Elysian Fields, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
  3. Greater New York, solo installation, MoMA/PS1, Lon Island City, NY

1996

  1. Facing the Millennium, curated by Kenny Schachter, Arlington Art Museum, Arlington, TX

1992

  1. Fluxus Attitudes, curated by Cornelia Lauf and Susan Hapgood, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015

  1. sorry, i've been trying to teach a peacock how to act, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY
  2. Hello Walls, Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY

2011

  1. Facing the Abyss, Witzenhausen Gallery, New York, NY

2010

  1. At Home/Not at Home, CCS Bard, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

2009

  1. Paper Trail v. 5: Intimate Gestures, Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston MA
  2. Shaping Space, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY

2008

  1. Works on Paper by Gallery Artists and Ricci Albenda, Green Naftali Gallery, New York, NY
  2. Standard Sizes, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
  3. Fighting Words,Fisher Landau Center for Art, Long Island City, NY
  4. In the Beginning, University Art Gallery, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA
  5. The object is the mirror, Wilkinson Gallery, London, UK

2007

  1. Neointegrity, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY
  2. from rest to rest, CCS Galleries, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

2006

  1. it is, what is it?, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY

2005

  1. Extreme Abstraction, curated by Claire Schneider and Louis Grachos, Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY
  2. Looking at Words, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

2004

  1. Modus Operandi, Space in Progress T-B A21, Vienna, Austria
  2. Impact: New Mural Projects, PPOW, New York, NY
  3. Selected Sculpture, MW Project, London, UK

2003

  1. Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Milan, Italy

2002

  1. Penetration, curated by Mark Fletcher,Marianne Boesky Gallery and Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY
  2. From the Observatory, curated by Robert Nickas, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
  3. Guide to Trust No.2, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
  4. New Economy Painting, curated by Nowell Karten, Acme Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  5. State of the Gallery, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY

2001

  1. Brown, The Approach, London, UK
  2. Space Co-Opted, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY

2000

  1. Fuel Serve, curated by Kenny Schachter, Kenny Schachter/Rove, New York, NY
  2. New York Projects, Delfina Studio Trust, London, UK

1999

  1. Group Show, Stalke, Copenhagen, Denmark
  2. New York Neither/Nor, curated by Bill Arning, Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO
  3. Continued Investigation of the Relevance of Abstraction, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
  4. Free Coke, Greene Naftali, New York, NY

1998

  1. Group Exhibition, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
  2. Cambio, curated by Kenny Schachter, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, NY

1997

  1. Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife, curated by Noritoshi Hirakawa, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, NY
  2. Supastore, curated by Sarah Stanton, Up& CO., New York, NY

1996

  1. Linez, 407 Gallery, New York, NY
  2. Midway, Borax Films/Pilot Arts, New York, NY
  3. Sex, Drugs and Explosives, curated by Kenny Schachter London Artforum, London, UK
  4. The Strange Power of Cheap Sentiment (or à Bientôt to Irony),curated by Bill Arning, White Columns, New York, NY

1995

  1. Album, curated by Bas Bremer and Gerben Grumbach, NYC, Rotterdam, Amsterdam
  2. Faggots: A Communique From North America, curated by Bill Arning, Universidad Buenos Aires, Argentina
  3. Guys and Dolls, Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY
  4. High Anxiety, curated by Kenny Schachter, New York, NY
  5. Oy, curated by Kenny Schachter, New York, NY
  6. A Personal Choice, Galleria il Capricornico, Venice, Italy

1994

  1. I Could Do That, New York, NY, curated by Kenny Schachter
  2. Pre-Existing Condition, curated by Kenny Schachter, Puffin Room, New York, NY
  3. Elizabeth Valleix Gallery, Paris, France

1993

  1. Phone, curated by Kenny Schachter, Dooley Le Cappelaine Gallery, New York, NY
  2. The Rushmore Festival, curated by Bill Arning, Woodbury, NY

1992

  1. Arbeiten auf Papier, curated by Friedrich Petzel, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany
  2. Detour, curated by Sandra Ontello, International House, New York, NY
  3. Stand-Ins, curated by Craig Kalpakjian, P.S. 1 Long Island City, NY

1991

  1. Decorous Beliefs, curated by Kenny Schachter, Natalie Rivera Gallery, New York, NY
  2. The Drawing Show, Water Street Studios, New York, NY
  3. Home for June, curated by Erik Oppenheim, HOME for Contemporary Theater and Art, New York, NY
  4. New York Artists: Miniature and Small, 228 Parliament Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  5. Open Bar, curated by Kenny Schachter, Flamingo East, New York, NY
  6. Unlearning, curated by Kenny Schachter, New York, NY
  7. Works on Paper, curated by Friedrich Petzel, Thea Westreich, New York, NY

1988

  1. Art for Living, Gallery Nao Faz Mal, Providence, RI

Bibliography

2015

  1. Pogrebin, Robin. "At the Whitney, Thea and Ethan Wagner Show the Fruits of Prescient Collecting." New York Times, November 18

2013

  1. Lau, Carrie. “Linear: Horizon in a Room.” Cent Magazine, July 10

2010

  1. Mendelsohn, John. “The Magnetic Grotesque.” Sculpture Magazine, November
  2. Johnson, Ken. “Ricci Albenda.” New York Times, October 8
  3. Klausner, Maya. “‘A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words' Takes on a New Meaning at the Andrew Kreps Gallery in Chelsea.” examiner.com, September 23
  4. Nicolin, Paola. “The Rustle of Language.” ArtForum.com, January

2009

  1. Weathers, Chelsea. “Ricci Albenda - Rachofsky House, Dallas.” ArtForum, November

2008

  1. Muessig, Ben. “Bananas? In Brooklyn?.” The Brooklyn Paper, April 5

2007

  1. Smith, Roberta. "Space Exploration, Conducted on a Spiral.” New York Times, July 20
  2. Wolin, Joseoh R. “Ricci Albenda.” Time Out New York. June 14, p.79
  3. Cotter, Holland. “Ellen Gronemeyer and Michael Hakimi.” New York Times, July 5
  4. Rosenberg, Karen. “Caution: This Art Might Make You Seasick.” New York Magazine, June 1
  5. Lambert, Olympia. “The Rise of Optical Art: Ricci Albenda at Andrew Kreps.” lamgelinaoly.blogspot.com, May 30
  6. McDonough, Tom. “Education of the Senses.” Art in America, March

2006

  1. Cotter, Holland.“Ambitious Theme in New Home for Modern Art.” New York Times, December 8

2005

  1. Gaasch, Cynnie. “Juicy Cool.” Artvoice, July 21
  2. Wilson, Michael. “Ricci Albenda- Andrew Kreps Gallery.” Artforum, January
  3. Carlson, Benjamin. “Ricci Albenda "Cyclidrome.” Time Out New York, November 18-24

2004

  1. Smith, Roberta. “Cyclidrome.” New York Times, November 12
  2. Rosenberg, Karen. “Ricci Albenda at Andrew Kreps.” New York Magazine, November 15
  3. Cotter, Holland. “Brooklyn-ness, a state of Mind and Artistic Identity in the Un-Chelsea.” New York Times, April 16

2003

  1. Christov-Bakargiev. “Ricci Albenda.” Boiler, October
  2. Westerbeke, Julia. “In Full View.” Time Out New York. August 28
  3. Johnson, Ken. “In Full View.” New York Times, August 1, p. E-32
  4. Burton, Johanna. “Critics Picks: In Full View.” artforum.com, August 20
  5. Levin, Kim. “In Full View at Andrea Rosen Gallery.” Village Voice, August 20
  6. Mar, Alex. “In Full View.” The New York Sun, August 14
  7. Menin, Samuele and Sansone, Valentina. “Sculpture Forever.” Flash Art, May-June

2002

  1. “How Great Thou Art.” Florida International Magazine, December
  2. Richard, Frances. “Reviews, Penetration.” Artforum, October
  3. Cotter, Holland. “Architectural Visions KeepDreamers Awake.” New York Times, July 12
  4. Zita, Carmen. “In Sight: 20 Artists on the Rise.” Trace Magazine#36
  5. Han, Jin. “Psycho-Optic Space.” Misulsegae, January
  6. Ryan, Zoë. “Twists and Turns.” Blue Print Magazine, January
  7. “Short List: Museum of Modern Art.” The New Yorker
  8. "2001 Best in Art.” The New Yorker, January 1
  9. Gellatly, Andrew. “The Americans: New Art.” Frieze. January-February
  10. Bonacossa, Ilaria. “The Americans: New Art.” Flash Art, January-February
  11. Gioni, Massimiliano. “New York Cut Up.” Flash Art, January-February

2001

  1. Sladen, Mark. “Young Americans.” Blueprint, November
  2. Cork, Richard. “The Americans.” Play, October 27
  3. Sharp, Amanda. “The Americans.” Arena Homme Plus, October
  4. Sumpter, Helen. “Art of the States.” Evening Standard, October 19
  5. Pollock, Lindsay. “The Talent Club.” artnet.com, October
  6. Williams, Gregory. “Flux Interior.” Interior Design, August
  7. Griffin, Tim. “Spatial Forces.” Time Out New York, August 30
  8. Richard, Frances. “Space Co-Opted.” Artforum.com, July 17
  9. Levin, Kim. “Space Co-Opted.” Village Voice, July 17
  10. West, Kevin. “Dallas.” W Magazine, July
  11. Gregos, Katerina. “New York Now.” Contemporary Visual Arts, April, No. 34
  12. Fishkind, Marilyn. “NY Round-up: Ricci Albenda at Andrew Kreps.” Coagula, May
  13. Rottner, Nadja. “Ricci Albenda.” Flash Art, March/ April
  14. Levin, Kim. “Ricci Albenda.” Village Voice, March 6
  15. “Ricci Albenda.” The New Yorker, March 5
  16. Giovannotti, Micaela. “Ricci Albenda.” Tema Celeste, March
  17. Johnson, Ken. “West Side: The Armory Show on the Piers Just Keeps Growing.” New York Times, February 23
  18. Saltz, Jerry. “Psychitectural Digest.” Village Voice, February 27
  19. Blair, Dike. “In the white room.” Time Out New York, February 15-22
  20. Cotter, Holland. “Ricci Albenda.” New York Times, February 2
  21. Hoptman, Laura. “The Shape of Things to Come.” Flash Art, January-February

2000

  1. “P.S.1 Auberst tendenzios.” GeoSaison, November, p. 43
  2. Griffin, Tim. “the intangible economy: ricci albenda, stephen hendee, dike blair.” artext.No. 70, August - October
  3. Coomer, Martin. “New York Projects.” Time Out London, August 23-30
  4. Moffatt, Laura. “New York Projects.” Art Monthly, August
  5. Kino, Carol, “The Emergent Factor.” Art in America, July
  6. Leguillan, Pierre. “Purple Horizon.” Beaux Arts Magazine, July
  7. Halle, Howard. “State of the Art.” Time Out New York, March 16-23
  8. Saltz, Jerry. “Greater Expectations.” Village Voice, March 14
  9. Stevens, Mark. “21st-Century Express.” New York Magazine, March 13
  10. Cotter, Holland. “New York Contemporary, Defined 150 Ways.” New York Times, March 6

1999

  1. Thorson, Alice. “But Seriously...Or not, ‘High’ Art collides with playful absurdity in “New York’ Neither/Nor.” The Kansas City Star, July 4
  2. Lin, Jeremy. “Letter Press.” Surface Magazine, June-July
  3. Cohen, Michael. “Ricci Albenda.” Flash Art, May-June
  4. Scott, Andrea. “Conceptual Art as a Neurobiological Praxis.” Time Out New York, April 22-29
  5. Spaid, Sue. “Conceptual Art as a Neurobiological Praxis.” Village Voice, April 27
  6. Doove, Edith.“Lettersoep.” De Standaard, March 17
  7. Smith, Roberta. “Answer Yes, No Or Don’t Know." New York Times, February 26
  8. Arning, Bill. “Multiple Choice - Answer Yes, No, or Don’t Know.” Village Voice, February
  9. Smith, Roberta. “Continued Investigation of the Relevance of Abstraction.” New York Times, February 12
  10. Schmerler, Sarah. “Answer Yes, No, or Don’t Know.” Time Out New York, February 18-25
  11. Griffin, Tim. “Ricci Albenda at Andrew Kreps.” Art in America, January
  12. Levin, Kim. “Ricci Albenda. Voice Choices.” Village Voice, January

1998

  1. Hegarty, Lawrence. “Ricci Albenda.” The New Art Examiner, June
  2. Arning, Bill. “Ricci Albenda, The Wave/Particle Project + Portals to Other Dimensions.” Time Out New York, April
  3. Ebony, David. “Ricci Albenda at Andrew Kreps.” ArtNet, April
  4. Johnson, Ken. “Ricci Albenda.” New York Times, March
  5. Levin, Kim. “Ricci Albenda. Voice Choices.” Village Voice, March

1996

  1. Austin, John. “New York Artists Exhibition Opens at Arlington Museum.” Star-Telegram, November
  2. Massey, Annabelle. “Spit it Out.” Fort Worth Weekly, November
  3. Humphrey, David. “New York Fax.” Art Issues, April

Catalogues

2010

  1. At Home/Not at Home, CCS Bard, Bard College, NY
  2. The Cowboys Stadium: Art + Architecture, Dallas Cowboys, Dallas, TX

2009

  1. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog., Rachofsky House, Dallas

2008

  1. Goren, Nili, and Lurie, Aya.Depletion: Works from the Doron Sebbag Art Collection, ORS Ltd. Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Tel Aviv, Israel

2005

  1. Grachos, Louis, and, Schneider, Claire. Extreme Abstraction. Albright Knox Gallery
  2. Buffalo, New York. The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy

2004

  1. Storr, Robert.Disparities and Deformations, Our Grotesque.Site Santa Fe's FifthInternational Biennal. Santa Fe, New Mexico
  2. Kotik, Charlotta, and Mosaka Tumelo. Open House: Working in Brooklyn. Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY

2003

  1. Christov-Bakargiev Carolyn. The Moderns. Castello Di Rivoli. Museo d’Arte Contemporanea. Torino, Italy
  2. Rugoff, Ralph. Warped Space. CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art. San Francisco
  3. Nickas, Robert with Louise Lawler. After The Observatory. Paula Cooper Gallery Cream3.Phaidon Press. New York. June

2002

  1. “Ricci Albenda, Page 100”. Charley

2001

  1. Hoptman, Laura. “Projects 74: Ricci Albenda”.Museum of Modern Art. November
  2. the americans. new art. Booth-Clibborn Editions. (text font designed by Ricci Albenda)
  3. Casino 2001. Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst. October
  4. Williams, Eliza (ed.) “Ricci Albenda”.Zoo, Purple House Ltd. June

2000

  1. Glee. Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. September
  2. Elysian Fields. Elysian Fields Centre Pompidou. Paris. May 24- July 24,
  3. Greater New York. MOMA/PS1. Long Island City, NY

Projects

1999

  1. Answer yes, no, or don't know, curatorial project, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY

Public Commission

2010

  1. Cowboys Stadium, Dallas, TX

2005

  1. Penny Pritzker, Hyatt Center, Chicago, IL