BIO

Rebecca Ripple

(b. Huntington, New York)
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California

Rebecca Ripple received her MFA from Yale University in 1995. She has exhibited throughout the United States and in Italy, at venues including Klowden Mann, the Los Angeles Museum of Art, Kristin Engle Gallery, Rosamund Felsen Gallery and the Brewery Project in Los Angeles, the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, Tilt Gallery and Upfor Gallery in Portland, Ludwig Drum Factory in Chicago, and many others. Her work has been featured in Sculpture Magazine, and reviewed in LA Weekly, Huffington Post, ArtScene, Artillery, Chicago Tribune, and American Craft. She attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and has received multiple awards including a C.O.L.A. (City of Los Angeles Individual Fellowship) and a Nathan O. Freedman Endowment for Exceptional Creative Accomplishments Award. She has taught at California State University, Northridge, and Los Angeles Community College, and she is currently the Artist in Residence of Sculpture at Cranbrook Academy of Art for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Education

1995 MFA (Sculpture), Yale University, School of Art
1986 BFA (Sculpture and Graphic Design), Alfred University
1984 Attended University of Maryland (Graphic and Interior Design)

Awards and Fellowships

2017 Interim Sculpture Artist-in-Residence, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
2010 C.O.L.A. City of Los Angeles 2010 Individual Artist Fellowships
Nathan O. Freedman Endowment for Exceptional Creative Accomplishments Award,  California State University, Northridge
1995 Rebecca Taylor Porter Award for distinction in the Sculpture Department at Yale School of Art
1994 Full Scholarship to Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (cosponsored by Yale School of Art and Skowhegan)
1991 Arts Midwest Fellowship
1990 Illinois Arts Council Fellowship
CAAP Grant, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs
1988 Fellowship and residency, Bemis Foundation, Omaha, Nebraska

Solo Exhibitions

2016 Surface Tension, Klowden Mann, Culver City, California
2014 Fanatic (two person), Upfor Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2012 licking yellow fog, gallery KM (now Klowden Mann), Santa Monica, California
2009 desire/ of suburbia/ rules, West Gallery, California Sate University, Northridge, California
Velvet Involution, Kristi Engle Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2008 language/ habit/ rubber/ God, Tilt Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Rebecca Ripple, Cabrini Gallery, Woodbury University, Burbank, California

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 UNTITLED, Klowden Mann, Miami Beach, Florida
Khôra
, Mt. SAC Art Gallery, Walnut, California
Interstitial
, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, California
Full and Part (one), California State University Northridge, Northridge, California
2016 Go Big or Go Home, Brand Library and Art Center, Glendale, California
2015 trame, La Nube di Oort, Rome, Italy
Oasis, Sturt Haaga Gallery, Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge, California
Source Amnesia, Klowden Mann, Culver City, California
Sharp Elbows, Los Angeles Museum of Art. Los Angeles, California
2014 Thanks for the Mammaries, ForYourArt, Los Angeles, California
Dallas Art Fair
, Klowden Mann, Dallas, Texas
2013 Levitational, LAX Expo, Los Angeles, California
Love For Sale:  200 clams, XVY Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2012 Art Platform, gallery km (now Klowden Mann), Los Angeles, California
2011 Word is… Fine Arts Gallery at CSULA. Los Angeles, California
One Night Stand on Walpurgisnacht, Beacon Art Building, Inglewood, California
One Night Stand Italy, traveling exhibit Rome, Florence, and Venice
Chain Letter, curated by Christian Cummings and Doug Harvey, Shoshana Wayne Gallery
Walpurgisnacht, Beacon Art Building, Inglewood, California
Faculty show, Da Vinci Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2010 Verbarian: word based art by Five Los Angeles Artists, Grand Hotel, Abyss Gallery, Santa Barbara, California
Mannlicher CarcanoPlex Mach 01, Post Gallery, Los Angeles, California (curated by Doug Harvey)
C.O.L.A. 2010, Individual Artist Fellowships Exhibition, Los Angeles, California
Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California  (catalog)
Amalgamation, Cabrini Gallery, Woodbury University, Burbank, California
Rebus Reconstructuring, Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, California
2009 REBUS, Amelia Museum of Archeology, Amelia, Italy
2008 at the Brewery Project, 1993-2007: the Finale, The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, California (catalog)
The Art of Thought, City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, California (curated by Kim Abeles)
Summer Guests, Acuna-Hansen Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Gravity and Transformation, Kristi Engle Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Patriot Acts, 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, California (curated by Linda Pollack- catalog)
2007 A Simple Complex Redux, Brewery Project, Los Angeles, California
Another February Skies, Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, California
Haus Guests, Haus Gallery at the Brewery, Los Angeles, California
2006 Accretion, Kellogg Gallery, Cal State Polytechnic Univ., Pomona, California (catalog)
Chain Letter, High Energy Constructs Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2005 On the Wall: Sculpture, Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, California
2004 Double Take, Brewery Project , Los Angeles, California (curated by John O’Brien)
Carpetbag + Cozyspace, Healing Arts, Brooklyn, New York (curated by Kristin Calabrese)
2002 Los Angeles River, River Alchemy, Los Angeles, California (curated by John O’Brien)
2001 Los Angeles for the Benefit of New York City, Yamagata Studio, Malibu, California
1999 Odd Gloss, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, California
1993 Flora/Fauna, Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, Missouri
1992 Grit and Polish, State of Illinois Art Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Modern Constructs, Columbia College Art Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Commission, Fourth Presbyterian Church Art Festival, Chicago, Illinois
Rebecca Ripple and Jno Cook, Beret International Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1991 Transformers, Franklin Square Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
The Tension of Containment, Textile Art Center, Chicago, Illinois
18 Artists, 1800 Clybourn, Chicago, Illinois
1990 Objects/Obsessions, Judith Racht Gallery, Harbert, Michigan
Altered States, Hyde Park Art Center, Hyde Park, Illinois (catalog)
Prelude to Bones, Landmark Gallery, Northbrook, Illinois
1989 Environment, Craine Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
3 person show, Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago, Illinois
Open Spectrum, David Adler Cultural Center, Libertyville, Illinois
Summer Art Exhibition, South Shore Art Center, Chicago, Illinois
Inside/ Outside Installations, Bemis Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska
Bemis Sculptors, Kansas City Contemporary Arts Center, Kansas City, Nebraska
Working from the Other Side, Ludwig Drum Factory, Chicago, Illinois

Bibliography

2017 Gipe, Larry, “Khôra at Mt. San Antonio College Art Gallery,” October 20.
Interstitial,” Hometown Pasadena, May 16.
Dodge, Dani, “Museum Highlights,” LA Art News, May.
Frank, Peter, “Interstitial,” Fabrik, May.
Heitzman, Lorraine, “Interstitial at the Pasadena Museum of California Art,” Art and Cake, April 28.
Treilhard, Marieke, “The Art of In-Between,” Modern Magazine, March 16.
Interstitial,” Damn Magazine, March.
Sokol, Stephanie, “New Cranbrook Artist-in-Residence Brings Experience to Academy,” February 13.
2016 Chassepot, Beatrice, “Best Established Artist: Rebecca Ripple at Klowden Mann,” Be-Art magazine, April 5.
Rebecca Ripple,” Fine Art Intelligence, April.
O’Brien, John, “Rebecca Ripple,” Artillery, March 23.
2015 McMahon, Katherine, “Source Amnesia at Klowden Mann,” ARTnews, July 23.
2014 Dambrot, Shana Nys, “Cleared for Take Off: Public Art at LAX,” KCET Artbound, September 29.
Brown, Betty Ann, “Rebecca Ripple and Kim Abeles’ Shared Journey Kindred Spirits,” Artillery, September.
Speer, Richard, “Critic’s Picks: Portland,” art ltd., March.
2013 O’Brien, John, “Rebecca Ripple,” Artillery, March 1.
Tuck, Geoff, “Rebecca Ripple on ‘Licking Yellow Fog’ and other things,” Notes on Looking, February.
Frank, Peter, “Haiku Reviews: Greek Gods, The Wizard Of Oz And A Facebook Miracle,” Huffington Post, February.
Myers, Holly. “Rebecca Ripple” COLA 2010 Individual Artist Fellowships, (exhibition catalog) 2010
Rath, Jessica. “Orgy in the Sky: Rebecca Ripple” feature article Sculpture Magazine, ed., Jan/Feb 2010, p. 48-9
2010 Myers, Holly, “Rebecca Ripple” COLA 2010 Individual Artist Fellowships, (exhibition catalog).
Rath, Jessica, “Orgy in the Sky: Rebecca Ripple” feature article. Sculpture Magazine, ed., Jan/Feb, p. 48-9.
2009 Harvey, Doug, “Flesh made Word: The Ripple Effect,” (exhibition catalog).
Harvey, Doug, “Last Round: ‘At the Brewery Project: The Finale’ Looking Forward into the Past,” LA Weekly, ed.  January 16-22, 2009, p.44 (review/reproduction).
2008 “Gravity and Transformation at Kristi Engle Gallery,” Artweek, ed. September (reproduction).
“Rebecca Ripple: language/ habit/ rubber/ God,” The Portland Mercury, ed. May 22, 2008 (review/ reproduction)
Art Talk AM on the Radio, Portland State University MFA Monday Night Lecture Series, May 5, 2008
Frank, Peter. “Ed Ruscha’s Political Landscapes Plus, ‘Patriot Acts’ at 18th
Street Arts Center,” LA Weekly, ed. March 21-7, 2008, p.57
“Art Exhibit ‘Acts’ Out First Amendment Issues,” Palisadian Post, January 31, 2008
“Tilt-Gallery-is-Two” The Ultra Fresh Online Newsletter, January 24, 2008 (reproduction)
2007 Brown, Betty Ann. “A Simple Complex Redux,” review, ArtScene, ed. May.
“Showcase Examines Scale Variation, Non-Subjective Art,” review, El Vaquero, ed. March 2 (reproduction).
1999 “The Good Stuff: Doug Harvey”s Top 10,”LA Weekly, Dec 31- Jan 6.
Frank, Peter. “Art Picks of the Week: ‘Odd Gloss’,” LA Weekly, April 30-May 6, p.158.
1992  “Jno Cook and Rebecca Ripple at Beret International,” review, Chicago Tribune, ed., 1992
“Jno Cook and Rebecca Ripple at Beret International,” review, New Art Examiner, ed., November 1992
“Grit and Polish,” review, Chicago Tribune, ed., 1992
“The Tension of Containment,” review, New Art Examiner, ed. 1992
1991  “The Tension of Containment,” review, Chicago Tribune, ed., 1991 (reproduction)
“The Tension of Containment,” American Craft, ed., 1991, (reproduction)
1990  “Altered States”, review, Hyde Park World Herald, ed., 1990

Visiting Artist Lectures and Workshops

2011 Lecture and VA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California
2010 Lecture, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2008 VA and lecture, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
2006 Lecture/ wkshp, Sitka Fine Arts Camp, Sitka, Arkansas
2002 Lecture, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California
1997 Workshps, Harm Reduction Center, Hollywood, California (mold making)
1996 Lecture, University of California, Santa Barbara Winter term
Lecture, University of California, Santa Barbara Spring term
1992 Lectures, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (Artist-in-residence: 3 mos.)
1988 Lecture, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska
Lecture Bemis Foundation, Omaha, Nebraska

Selected Teaching Experience

2013 – present VA/ faculty, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia (Independent Study, Boundary/Expanse seminar, Sculpture)
2003 – present Lecturer, California State University, Northridge (Graduate Sculpture,Senior Projects, Beginning 3D Design, Beginning, advanced, and Graduate Wood Design, Beginning 2D Design)
2005 – present Lecturer, Los Angeles Community College (Perspective Drawing, 3-D Art Fundamentals, Art Appreciation)
Lecturer, California State University, Los Angeles (Survey and Studio: Intro to Sculpture)
2003-05 Instructor, Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (Sculpture, Sustained Studio: Portfolio Development)
2003 Senior Program Specialist, Substitute/ Instr. Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Lecturer, California State University, Dominguez Hills (Arts and Crafts for Non-Majors)
1999-00 Lecturer, University of California, Los Angeles (Beginning New Genre, Advanced New Genre, Graduate Group Critique)
1997-98 Instructor, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, California (Beginning Sculpture)
Instructor, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, California (Beginning Sculpture, Advanced Sculpture, Beginning 2D Design)
1996-97 Lecturer, University of California, Santa Barbara (Sculpture Fundamentals)

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