I am a full time working artist, maintaining a studio in the SOWA art district of Boston. My current work includes paintings inspired by the Boston Women's March 2017, Armenian history, and my love for drawing the figure. My figurative work is also in drawing and monotype media.
My ancestry and roots in Armenian history are the catalysts for my series of work, A History Ignored. Although my grandfather was born in Adana, Turkey, and fled to the US before the Armenian diaspora, I was never aware of my heritage until six years ago. Researching the family secret led me to historic images and family photos which inspire my work. A History Ignored has been exhibited in the Boston area at Galatea Fine Art, the Resnikoff Gallery, The Arsenal Center for the Arts, the Armenian Museum of America and the Whistler Museum. In 2015 for the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, my newest work was exhibited at Lesley University, Cambridge College, The Massachusetts State House, Galatea Fine Art and the Whistler Museum.
The figurative monotypes were recently exhibited at Galatea Fine Arts in the SOWA Art & Design District. I maintain a working studio in the SOWA District, where I offer classes in Life Art drawing and workshops.
Hope M Ricciardi