Enrico Riley, ‘untitled - Notice of Intent’, 2018, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery
Enrico Riley, ‘untitled - Notice of Intent’, 2018, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery
Enrico Riley, ‘untitled - Notice of Intent’, 2018, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery
Enrico Riley, ‘untitled - Notice of Intent’, 2018, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery
Enrico Riley, ‘untitled - Notice of Intent’, 2018, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery
Enrico Riley, ‘untitled - Notice of Intent’, 2018, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery

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These works are part of an ongoing body of paintings and drawings that explore issues related to lived experiences of black bodies today. Specifically, I am looking at the concept of the black body as having been manipulated into a meta–icon efficient at accepting a variety of stereotypes, misrepresentations and expectations. Infinite Receptors also aims to cast light onto historic and contemporary aspects of the greater human condition and how social manifestations of subjugation are linked to the iconography of race. The work is aimed not at didactic readings of politics or current events but rather at pushing the viewer to think about the deeper consequences of our collective behavior while communicating about the vulnerability and suffering of human beings throughout history.

March 2015: Feb 2014: Feb/ 2013:
Oct/ 2012: July/ 2012: April/ 2012: May/ 2012: Sept/ 2011: July/ 2011: Sept/ 2009: Sept/ 2009:
April/2008: July/ 2004:
Surfer’s Delight , Giampietro Gallery, New Haven CT
Enrico Riley: Recent Work, AVA Gallery, Lebanon, NH
Portable Vision, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
Portable Vision, Jaffe-Friede and Strauss Galleries, Dartmouth College Nonthropology, Pageant Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
The Open Window, Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT
Around The Kitchen Table, The Painting Center, New York, NY
Enrico Riley: Works on Paper, Tarrant County College, Fort Worth, TX Enrico Riley, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT
Enrico Riley, Strauss Gallery, Dartmouth College
Stars and Constellations, AVA Gallery, Lebanon, NH
Golden Cup, Pageant Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Sounding Silence, The Karl Drerup Art Gallery, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH
Oct 2015: Sept 2015: Aug 2015:
Jan 2015: Dec 2014:
Dec 2014: Oct 2014: June 2014: Jan 2014:
July/ 2013: Jan/ 2013: April/ 2012: March/ 2012: Sept/ 2011: Nov/ 2010:
Sept/ 2010: July/ 2010: Jan/ 2009: Sept/ 2007:
March/ 2006: May/ 2004:
Walk The Line, Pagus Projects, Norristown, PA
The Abstract Body, Sharon Arts Center Gallery, Peterborough, NH
Prime Matter, Teckningsmuseet, Laholm, Sweden
About Face: Contemporary Self-Portraiture, Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, NH “Fusion: Art of the 21st Century, Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA
Holiday Group Show, Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT
Prime Matter, SenaSpace Gallery, New York, New York
Beyond Measure, SEABA Gallery Burlington, VT
Simply Drawn: Gifts to the Columbus Museum from the Collection of Wynn Kramarsky, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus Georgia
Overlap, Bennington Art Center, Bennington,VT Metro Art Fair, New York, New York FountainHead, The Art Foundation, Dallas, TX SCOPE International Art Show, New York, NY
Summer Paper, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY Small Works Invitational, The Painting Center, New York, NY
On Paper: Painted, Printed, Jill Newhouse Gallery, New York, NY
Mirage, Ice Cube Gallery, Denver, CO
Rag and Bone, Pageant Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Color as Structure: Structure as Color, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY
Rhythmic Brushwork, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA
Ceremonial Exhibition, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
May 2016 2009– 2012
April 2008 May 2004 July 2000 March 2013 Feb 2013 Dec 2011 Sept 2011 Nov 2009 Apr 2008
Visiting Artist, Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA Walter and Constance Burke Research Award, Dartmouth College
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship American Academy of Arts and Letters Purchase Prize Paul Harper Vermont Studio Center Residency Fellowship Visiting Artist, Boston University, Boston, MA
Visiting Artist, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
Visiting Artist, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY Visiting Artist, Tarrant County College, Fort Worth, TX
Visiting Artist, New York Studio School, New York, NY
Visiting Artist, American University, Washington, DC

2015 Volpe, Christopher, “About Face: Self-portraiture in Contemporary Art”, Art New England Online, https://artnewengland.com/ed_review/about-face-self-portraiture-in-contemporary-art/
2015 Stephen Dillon, “Three American Painters Engage in a Dialogue on Primitivism and Expression”, Artsy, https://www.artsy.net/post/editorial-three-american-painters-engage-in-a-dialogue
2013 Finch, D. Zach, and Riley, Enrico, “Chiamsus”, Fourth and Verse, Ithaca, NY
2012 Wilkin, Karen, “Portable Vision”, catalog essay, October
2012 Butler, Sharon, “Quick Study: Geometry, Gesture, and Get Outta Town”, Two Coats of Paint,
2012 Kohler, William Eckhardt, “Art Fair Madness Last Weekend: Two Picks”, WordPress, http://williameckhardtkohler.wordpress.com/2012/03/14/art-fair-madness-last-weekend-two-picks/
2010 Panero, James, “Galley Chronicle”, The New Criterion, Volume 29, Number 3, http://www.newcriterion.com/articles.cfm/Gallery-chronicle-6424
2010 Wilkin, Karen, “On Paper, Painted, Printed Drawn”, http://www.pagegangster.com/p/rapU6/
2010 Amidon, Catherine, “Enrico Riley: A Journey in Giant Steps”, Music in Art: International Journal for
Music Iconography, volume XXXV, http://rcmi.gc.cuny.edu/?page_id=331
2009 Hanson, Alex, “Enrico Riley: Taking Inspiration From Music and the Stars”, Valley News, October 8 2008 Hanson, Alex, “Have Guggenheim, Will Travel”, Valley News, April 17, 2008, pp. C2
2005 Rosof, Libby, “Obsessions and Rhythms”, The ArtBlog, http://www.theartblog.org/2005/12/obsessions- and-rhythms/,
2003 Sozanski, Edward, Minimal Attraction”, The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 23, 2003, pp. W24

About Enrico Riley

The work of Vermont-based artist (and visual art professor at Dartmouth College) Enrico Riley seems to vibrate with energetic color and line. In these abstract, almost childlike drawings and paintings of figures and faces, what appears to be spontaneous is actually part of a process of slow and deliberate observation. “I am trying to work with the attitude that many sources and types of subject matter can influence me as I work and that this information can be deployed in a nonlinear fashion,” Riley has said of his works. “There are no set rules about color, composition, style or subject matter. Through the process of making, the works are allowed to find what they need to exist.” Previously, the artist has created abstract works based on musical scores, where color and form stand in for rhythm and tone, as well as figureless monochromatic compositions in white.

American, b. 1973, Waterbury, CT, USA, based in Norwich, Vermont