In my work I explore themes of self-image, work, and life. These paintings are a reflection of things that happen in the everyday. The bold colors and diaristic writing can sometimes be too revealing for the viewer, but are a true reflection of myself. My art is used as a dual therapy, and expresses the positive and the negative in the hopes that the viewer may have had a similar experience or moment in their lives. Like my favorite artists, I want to give permission to explore the everyday, to reflect on the music you are listening to, talk about your influences, reflect on the art book you are devouring, or film that changed your life.
Originally I began solely as a photographer, but found myself lured by the limitless possibilities of painting, along with the color and texture of the paint itself. I love to write (letters, prose), and often explore themes on the loss of handwriting in today’s high tech world. My canvases are often treated as the pages of a diary- but on a slightly larger scale.
-Juliette Ricci, Tacoma WA
Ricci is a graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She grew up in Everett, Washington and has lived and worked in Chicago, Seattle, Tacoma, and Portland. Recently Ricci's work was included in the 10th Northwest Biennial at the Tacoma Art Museum. She currently resides with her Husband in Tacoma, Wa.