Biography

[Los Angeles, CA ::: b. 1991 - Idyllwild, CA]
 

RICHELLE GRIBBLE is a multidisciplinary artist exploring planetary connectivity. Her work examines networks and systems-based investigations to reflect the ways human impact, technology, and environment interact and evolve. She is a represented artist with JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY exhibiting worldwide. She has had solo shows in Los Angeles, New York, Japan, and international orbit around Earth etched on satellites and aboard rockets. She has exhibited at renowned art fairs including Art Market San Francisco, Texas Contemporary, and Miami Project and had her artwork illuminated on a LED screen in Times Square NYC.

 

Gribble has completed 14 art residencies as part of her project The Nomadic Artist, where she travels the world to reflect social and environmental changes across the globe. Awarded residencies include Vermont Studio Center, Awagami Factory, Kala Fellowship, and many more. Work presented in a TEDxTrousdale talk “What is our Role within a Networked Society?” and published in The Creator’s Project, The Atlantic, Artillery Magazine, and VICE. She is a writer for the Kepler Space Institute examining the arts and humanities in space and is a Planet Ambassador at Planet Labs, an Earth-imaging satellite company devoted to use space to help life on Earth.

 

A strong advocate for bridging science and art, Gribble leads collaborations across industries with exhibitions at rocket companies, arboretums, bio-laboratories, hospitals, airports, and outer space. She founded The Nook Gallery, a gallery devoted to highlighting artists merging science, art, and technology. She is a curator and board member for Femmebit, an art and technology festival celebrating women in video and new media as well as co-coordinates Byte of Science, a monthly lecture series uniting artists and scientists in Los Angeles, CA. She earned her BFA in Studio Arts from the Roski School of Art and Design with dual minors in Social Entrepreneurship and Marketing at the University of Southern California, in 2013.



STATEMENT   | | |

I explore life at all levels of living systems – organisms, social systems, and ecosystems – to examine and promote our interdependence. Under closer scrutiny, neural-like nodes of connectivity reveal themselves as even smaller networks. By visually revealing structural patterns and characteristics within cross-disciplinary and embedded networks, the blending of distinct social, biological, and technological systems form one integrated whole – the Earth. My work has evolved from comparing networks (molecular systems, social networks, neural pathways, freeways systems) to deep analyses of their interactions. How does connectivity, for better or for worse, influence our lives and our future? 

CURRICULUM VITAE |||

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EDUCATION
2013  BFA, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Minor Degrees in Social Entrepreneurship & Marketing 
2009   Idyllwild  Arts  Academy,  Visual  Arts  Major,  Idyllwild,  CA

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS     

2018 

Invisible Structures, Franco Moragrega Gallery, San Diego, CA
Anthropocene, JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY, New Orleans, LA – UPCOMING
Networked Life, Spaceworks, Tacoma, WA
Merge: networks, hubs, connectors, Community Center Gallery, Auburn, WA

2017       
On Place, INBE ART SPACE, Awagami Factory, Yoshinogawa, Japan
Networks & Ecosystems, John Wayne Airport, Santa Ana, CA
Organized Chaos, Planet Labs, San Francisco, CA
New Year, New Art, Neutra Institute Gallery & Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Dear President, South Bay Contemporary, San Pedro, CA
Cross Town Traffic, Manhattan Beach Art Center, Manhattan Beach, CA
Summer Group Exhibition, DAC Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Migration Celebration, Friends of Ballona Wetlands, Playa del Ray, CA
JWA Community Focus Space, John Wayne Airport, Orange County, CA
Plant Systems, Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanical Garden, Los Angeles, CA
Living Systems, Totally Rad Gallery, Berkeley, CA 
2016   
SciArt Center: The Bridge, School for Visual Art, New York, NY
StudioWorks A-I-R, Tides Institute and Museum of Art, Eastport, ME
Land, Sea, Air, Neptune’s Den Gallery, Eastport, ME
Web of Life, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Meural Digital Expo: Networks, Con Artist Gallery, New York, NY
2015   
Artist’s Annual, Kala Art Institute, Kala Gallery, Berkeley, CA
NO DEAD ARTISTS, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Collage Culture, Con Artist Gallery, New York, NY
West of the Sun, Residency Projects: New Works by Kala Fellows, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA
Art in Space, Blue Origin’s New Shepard space system, flight time 618.6 seconds,Outer Space
PRESSED: A Printmaking Exhibition, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA
Fresh & Local, Auction and Gala, Kala Art Institute Gallery, Berkeley, CA
USC Libraries Scripter Awards, Los Angeles, CA
Intertwined, ICB Art Association, Gallery 111, Sausalito, CA
Wonder & Wander, Lynnwood Art Gallery, Lynnwood, WA
2014   
Visual Arts Faculty Show, Parks Exhibition Center, Idyllwild, CA
New Prints 2014/Summer, International Print Center New York, NY
Selected Prints, Christie’s Auction House, New York, NY
2013   
CONNECTED, Helen Lindhurst Fine Arts Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


RESIDENCIES

2019  Young Global Artists, Artist Residency, Kolkata, India

2018  Biosphere 2, Art and Science Residency, Oracle, AZ

          Lakeside Lab, Art and Science Residency, Wahpeton, IA

          Vermont Studio Center, Fellowship Award & Scholarship, Johnson, VT

          PLAYA, Art and Science Residency, Summer Lake, OR

2017  Awagami A.I.R, Artist Residency, Awagami Factory, Yoshinogawa, Japan

          Planet Labs, Artist Residency, San Francisco, CA

          Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, Artist Residency, Saratoga, WY

          The Chetwood,  Artist Residency, Oakland, CA 

          Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2016   StudioWorks Residency, Tides Institute & Museum of Art, Eastport, ME

2015   Kala Fellowship, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

            The Bridge Residency, SciArt Center of New York, NY

           ICB Artist Residency, ICB Artists Association, Sausalito, CA

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

 

Awagami Factory, Yoshinogawa, Japan

PLAYA Art & Science Collection, Summerlake, OR

Tides Institute and Museum of Art, Eastport, ME

Kala Art Institute Collection, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

Relativity Headquarters, Los Angeles, CA

Art & Trojan Traditions Collection, University of Southern California, CA 

Planet Labs, San Francisco, CA

Stanley & Ilene Gold Collection, Los Angeles, CA   

Morten Lauridsen Collection, Los Angeles, CA    

Julia & Oliver Baker Collection, Los Angeles, CA