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Donald Ricker's artist profile


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Exhibitions/Events Source of the Kenai was exhibited summer of 2006 at a group invitational at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center in Kenai Alaska.
A solo retrospective of the Nude Excuse Series was hosted at the OUT NORTH Theater Gallery in Anchorage Alaska in January 2006.
Redemptoris Custos has been exhibited at the 5th International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Florence Italy and as a feature painting in a group exhibit in Anchorage Alaska in 2005
Pachamama was exhibited in a membership show at the International Gallery of Contemporary Art in Anchorage Alaska in 2004.

Ricker has been honored with three separate Career Opportunity Grants from the Alaska State Council on the Arts, and several public commissions including Float Fish, a mixed material sculpture for the IBEW Wild Salmon on Parade Public Art Events in Anchorage in 2005 and NASCAR Jack in 2004.

In 1999, he was awarded the Premio Lorenzo di Magnifico Medallion for Painting by the jury of the Florence Biennial on the strength of his painting Portrait Battle.

Formal education in the arts includes his BFA from Syracuse University in 1974

Publications 'Lack of Clear Intent Mars Show of Ricker Works", review by Don Decker for the Anchorage Daily News, January 12, 2006
"Modern Myth: Donald R Ricker Portrays" by Dr John T Spike for Art&Antiques March 2005 p 184
"GIMME SHELTER: Donald Ricker" by Scott Christiansen for the Anchorage Press, Vol 13 Edition 12 March 25, 2004
"Dog Heaven gets high profile art space" by Mikki Smith for the Anchorage Daily News, February 15, 2001

Ricker has published ArtSceneAK, an online review of Alaska Art and Alaskan Artists, since 2002. Back issues are freely accessible to visitors with Username 'guest' and Password 'artsceneak'.
Galleries/Agents self-representative
Email Address donaldricker[AT]
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Nationality United States
Date of birth 06.05.1953
Why make art? I must make my paintings and sculptures to accept the challenges of my imagination, and to pass on my understanding of the things that I have learned.