Curtis Ripley

Changing Light,

Curtis Ripley
Changing Light, 2013
Oil on canvas
40 x 60 inches

Wild Again,

Curtis Ripley
Wild Again, 2013
Oil on canvas
40 x 30 inches

Venitian Winter,

Curtis Ripley
Venitian Winter, 2013
Oil on canvas
40 x 30 inches

Proclamation,

Curtis Ripley
Proclamation, 2013
Oil on canvas
38 x 44 inches

Wild Summer,

Curtis Ripley
Wild Summer, 2012
Oil on canvas
30 x 24 inches

Crazy Romance,

Curtis Ripley
Crazy Romance, 2013
Oil on canvas
40 x 60 inches

Our Song,

Curtis Ripley
Our Song, 2012
Oil on canvas
30 x 24 inches

March First,

Curtis Ripley
March First, 2013
Oil on canvas
30 x 24 inches

Once Again,

Curtis Ripley
Once Again, 2013
Oil on canvas
30 x 24 inches

Page 871,

Curtis Ripley
Page 871, 2012
Oil on paper
21 x 15 inches

Page 875,

Curtis Ripley
Page 875, 2012
Oil on paper
21 x 15 inches

Page 878,

curtis Ripley
Page 878, 2012
Oil on paper
21 x 15 inches

Page 879,

Curtis Ripley
Page 879, 2013
Oil on paper
21 x 15 inches

Page 880,

Curtis Ripley
Page 880, 2013
Oil on paper
21 x 15 inches

Page 881,

Curtis Ripley
Page 881, 2013
Oil on paper
21 x 15 inches

Page 882,

Curtis Ripley
Page 882, 2013
Oil on paper
21 x 15 inches

Page 884,

Curtis Ripley
Page 884, 2013
Oil on paper
21 x 15 inches

Page 891,

Curtis Ripley
Page 891, 2013
Oil on paper
21 x 15 inches

Page 893,

Curtis Ripley
Page 893, 2013
Oil on paper
21 x 15 inches

Page 896,

Curtis Ripley
Page 896, 2013
Oil on paper
21 x 15 inches

Page 897,

Curtis Ripley
Page 897, 2013
Oil on paper
21 x 15 inches

This Evening,

Curtis Ripley
This Evening, 2011
Oil on canvas
40 x 30 inches

The Magician,

Curtis Ripley
The Magician, 2011
Oil on canvas
40 x 30 inches

Electricity,

Curtis Ripley
Electricity, 2011
Oil on Canvas
24 x 18 inches

Absolute Summer,

Curtis Ripley
Absolute Summer, 2011
Oil on canvas
24 x 18 inches

Hydrogen,

Curtis Ripley
Hydrogen, 2011
Oil on canvas
24 x 18 inches

Prelude #14,

Curtis Ripley
Prelude #14, 2011
Oil on canvas
40 x 30 inches

Not Alone,

Curtis Ripley
Not Alone, 2011
Oil on canvas
40 x 30 inches

First Light,

Curtis Ripley
First Light, 2011
Oil on canvas
20 x 16 inches

Madness,

Curtis Ripley
Madness, 2011
Oil on canvas
40 x 30 inches

String Theory,

Curtis Ripley
String Theory, 2005
Oil on Canvas
30 x 53 inches

It Might As Well Be Spring,

Curtis Ripley
It Might As Well Be Spring, 2010
Oil on canvas
40 x 30 inches

New Arrival,

Curtis Ripley
New Arrival, 2005
Oil on Canvas
16 x 20 inches

Flora,

Curtis Ripley
Flora, 2003
Oil on Canvas
20 x 16 inches

Chateau,

Curtis Ripley
Chateau, 2007
Oil and collage on canvas
44 x 38 inches

Prelude #11,

Curtis Ripley
Prelude #11, 2008
Oil and collage on canvas
44 x 38 inches

Page 714,

Curtis Ripley
Page 714, 2005
Oil & Collage on Paper
21 x 15 inches

Page 719,

Curtis Ripley
Page 719, 2005
Oil & Collage on Paper
21 x 15 inches

Page 713,

Curtis Ripley
Page 713, 2005
Oil & Collage on Paper
21 x 15 inches

Page 709,

Curtis Ripley
Page 709, 2005
Oil and Collage on Paper
21 x 15 inches

Born 1949 Lubbock, Texas

Education

1975   University of Wisconsin, Madison, MFA
1971   Texas Tech University, BFA,
1969   University of the Americas, México D.F.

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2014
Here and Now- Recent Paintings, William Turner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2013
Changing Light, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

2011
New Paintings, Melissa Morgan Fine Arts, Palm Desert, CA
Paintings, Modernism West, San Francisco, CA
Time After Time—New Paintings, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

2010  
We are Not Alone—Paintings and Works on Paper, William Turner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2008  
Another Life, Modernism, Inc., San Francisco, CA
Another World, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY

2007  
Nocturnes & Preludes, William Turner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
New Paintings, Susan Street Fine Art Solana Beach, CA

2006  
This Life, Berman/Turner Projects, Santa Monica, CA

2005  
Poetic Paintings, One California Building, San Francisco, CA
Strange Attractions, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

2004  
Paintings, Susan Street Fine Art, Solana Beach, CA

2003  
Paintings, William Turmer Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Strange Attractions, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

2001  
Paintings and Works on Paper, Modernism, San Francisco, CA

1999  
Paintings and Works on Paper, Sylvia White Gallery, New York, NY
Paintings and Works on Paper, The New Gallery, Nantucket, MA

1998  
Paintings and Works on Paper, Modernism, San Francisco, CA

1996  
Paintings and Works on Paper, Modernism, San Francisco, CA

1994  
Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings, Patricia Correia Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Works on Paper, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA

1990  
Paintings and Drawings, Koplin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1986  
Paintings and Drawings, Saxon-Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Vessels and Drawings, Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1985  
Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, Barbara Toll Fine Arts, New York, NY

1984  
Vessels and Drawings, Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1983  
Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, Barbara Toll Fine Arts, New York, NY
Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, Reynolds/Minor Gallery, Richmond, VA

1981  
Drawings and Sculpture, Barbara Toll Fine Arts, New York, NY

1980  
Ceramic Vessels, Osuna Gallery, Washington, DC

Selected Group Exhibitions

2007  
Art in Embassies Exhibition, United States Embassy, South Africa

2006  
Abstract Notions, Berman, Turner Projects, Santa Monica, CA

2004  
25th Anniversary Exhibition, Modernism, San Francisco, CA
Group Show, Susan Street Fine Arts, Solana Beach, CA

2002  
Group Show, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1999  
Selected Works, Modernism, San Francisco, CA
Y2Khaos, Nevada Institute of Contemporary Art, Las Vegas, NV

1998  
The Horse: images of the horse in contemporary art, Sylvia White Gallery, Santa Monica, CA and New York, NY

1996  
Collector’s Choice, Nevada Institute of Contemporary Art, Las Vegas, NV

1995  
Group Show, Patricia Correia Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
The Small Painting, O’Hara Gallery, New York, NY

1994  
The Art Cup, Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Group Show, Patricia Correia Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
To Enchant (Blue), McCallister Gallery/Bixler-Stacey Lee Gallery, New York, NY

1993  
Intimate Universe, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Gallery Group Show, Michael Dunev Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Vessels: Painting and Sculpture, Patricia Correia Gallery, Venice, CA
Icons in Contemporary Art, California Crafts Museum, San Francisco, CA

1992  
Group Show, Michael Walls Gallery, New York, NY
Group Show, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, TX
Rituals of Tea, Garth Clark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1990  
Group Show, Koplin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1988  
Young Masters: Right off the Rack, Joy Moos Gallery, Miami, FL

1987  
The Current Landscape, Felicita Foundation, Escondido, California, CA
Gallery Artists, Saxon-Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1986  
Texans, Past and Present, University of Texas, San Antonio, TX
New Clay, Art Gallery, California State University, San Bernardino, CA

1985  
Recent Ceramic Sculpture, University Art Museum, Univ. of New Mexico

1984  
Group Drawing Exhibition, Alice Simsar Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
Image/Vessel/Image, Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY

1983  
Nocturne, Ruth Siegel Gallery, New York, NY
Tulip Time, Impressions Gallery, Boston, MA

1982  
Zeichnung Heute, Kunsthalle, Nurnberg, Germany
Outdoor Sculpture/20 Sculptors, Virginia Museum of Art, Richmond, VA

1981  
Starry Night, Kathryn Markel Gallery, New York, NY
Group Show, Barbara Toll Fine Arts, New York, NY
Visiting Artist Exhibition, Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, MD

Professional Experience

2003  
Instructor, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica (part time)

1986-87  
Lecturer, California State University, Long Beach (part time)

1986-87  
Instructor, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica (part time) (also in 2003)

1985-86  
Associate Professor, California State University, San Bernardino (full time)

1977-85  
Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond (full time, with tenure)

1975-77  
Assistant Professor, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (full time)

1975    
Lecturer, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Selected Collections

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
First National Bank, Minneapolis
Chemical Bank, New York
J.P. Morgan Chase, New York
Prudential Insurance
Newark Mobil Oil
Booz, Allen & Hamilton, New York
Federal Reserve Bank,  Richmond, VA
General Electric HBO, New York
Hotel Monaco, San Francisco
Hotel Monaco, Seattle
Yokohama Royal Park Hotel, Japan
The Ambassador Hotel, Taipei
The Imperial Hotel, Osaka
The Sherwood Hotel, Taipei
MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas
Southern California Gas Co., Los Angeles
Global Crossing, Los Angeles
Hotel Argent, San Francisco
David & Lucille Packard Foundation, Los Altos
Capital One, Richmond, VA

Bibliography

2008  
Calendar Arts + Selects, New York Sun, 1 April 2008, (color illustration)

2008  
Curtis Ripley, Nocturnes and Preludes, paintings & works on paper, William Turner Gallery, Santa Monica, 2008 (exhibition catalog)

2006  
Curtis Ripley,This Life, recent paintings & works on paper, Berman/Turner Projects, Santa Monica, 2006 (exhibition catalog)

2005  
Modernism, Twenty Five Years, 1979-2004, Modernism, Inc., San Francisco, two volumes,Contemporary,  page 424-5.

2004  
Curtis Ripley 2004/Recent Paintings, William Turner Gallery, Santa Monica, 2004 (exhibition catalog)

2004  
Art Scene, Southern California, Vol. 14, No. 4, December 94 (Illustration)

1994  
Art Now Gallery Guide, West Coast, December, 1994 (Cover illustration, Yellow Days, and article with illustrations, Desert Rose and Violeta)

1994  
Las Vegas, USA!, Nevada Institute for Contemporary Art, Las Vegas, (catalog) (color illustration: Chance)

1986
McKenna, Kristine, “Galleries”, Los Angeles Times, May 30, 1986, Part IV (review)

1984
Cohen, Ronny, “Image/Vessel/Image, The Art of Curtis Ripley”, Ceramic Arts, Vol. 2, No. 1, Spring 1984, p.3 (article) Garth Clark Gallery (il. Untitled drawing)

1983
Klein, Ellen Lee, “Nocturne”, Arts, Vol 58 (3), Nov. 1983, p. 38 (review)

1983
Russel, John, “Reviews”, New York Times, Jan 28, 1983, Section C, p.23

Awards and Honors

1983
Juror’s Award, Zeichnung Heute, Kunsthalle, Nurnberg

1979
National Endowment for the Arts, Artists Fellowship

Speaking generally about my paintings of the last few years, I begin by developing the overall surface, overlapping lights and darks, achieving what I hope to be a sense of atmosphere and depth.  I use lines, scribbles, brush strokes and smears that appear and disappear within the fields of color.  The process is intuitive. I try to avoid specific subject matter, but there are inevitably references to landscape, sky, architecture, handwriting, etc.
 
Although these paintings are primarily abstract, they do have subjects.  They have to do with place, the time of day, the season, transience, shadows, music, and the emotion of color.  Poetry is an important influence in my work.  It is the economy of means, the resistance to strict interpretation, and the intimate relationship with the viewer that I find essential.  These works are not puzzles.  They are meant to be experienced.