Having correctly spelled the word “photography” to win a 6th-grade spelling bee, David Ricci was destined to become a life-long dedicated practitioner of the art. However, that career did not begin until a decade later after obtaining B.S. and M.S. degrees in Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Completely self-taught, his earliest work involved a minimalist, geometric approach to architectural subjects but evolved over the decades to extremely complex compositions and an exploration of a broad range of subject matter.
David has exhibited widely including solo exhibitions at the Fogg Museum at Harvard, Art Complex Museum, Berkshire Museum, Iris Gallery, Panopticon Gallery, UMASS-Amherst and Brown University and group exhibitions at the DeCordova, Danforth and Fleming Museums and at Rosenberg+Kaufman Gallery in New York City. He was the recipient of the Annual Curator’s Award given from The Center for Photographic Arts in California and was longlisted for the 2014 Aesthetica Prize in the UK.
Ricci’s work is in several museum collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Fogg Museum, Noyes Museum, Winnipeg Art Gallery, The Hyde Collection and the Smith College Museum of Art. He lives in the Berkshire Hills in western Massachusetts with his life partner Lori Warner.