LAURA CRAIG MCNELLIS
ART IN AMERICA

Laura Craig McNellis at Ricco Maresca through July 15 529 West 20th Street It has been thirty years since Ricco Maresca first exhibited the work of Nashville-based artist Laura Craig McNellis. A [...]

Self-Taught Artists
The New York Times

The House of Artists at the Art Brut Center Gugging near Vienna. Museum. Museum Gugging Celebrating Self-Taught Artists at a Center in Austria by Edward M. Gomez June 29, 2016 - [...]

Laura Craig McNellis:
Time Out New York

Laura Craig McNellis, "Structures" June 14, 2016 Autistic and Understood only by immediate family members, Laura Craig McNellis, born in 1957, has been painting since childhood as a way of [...]

Laura Craig McNellis:
Forbes

STRUCTURES: Laura Craig McNellis RICCO/MARESCA Gallery 529 W 20th Street 3rd Floor, New York, NY Opening Reception: 6 to 8 pm Laura Craig McNellis was born in Nashville in 1957 as [...]

Expiration Date:
The Paris Review

Memento Mori by Dan Piepenbring March 10, 2016 - Trawling through eBay recently, I came across a folder of sample funeral cards from the early twentieth century. As near as [...]

Expiration Date:
Art F City

Expiration Date by Michael Anthony Farley March 8, 2016 - A staggeringly diverse collection of “Momento Mori” objects, from a mid-19th Century New Mexican “Penitente” figure to contemporary photography, that reminds us [...]

Hatched in Prison:
CBS News

Gil Batle and Jane Pauley From Prison Cells to Egg Shells by Jane Pauley December 27, 2015 – Where we might see an ostrich egg, others can see a blank canvas [...]

Hatched in Prison:
Quartz

An artist’s intricate carved eggshells outline his time in prison in delicate miniature by Amy X. Wang December 30, 2015 – Gil Batle, 53, has seen the inside of no fewer [...]

Hatched in Prison:
The New York Times

In ‘Hatched in Prison,’ Gil Batle Carves Jailhouse Life Onto Ostrich Eggs by Ken Johnson November 19, 2015 – Gil Batle, 53, served a total of 20 years in five California prisons for fraud [...]

Hatched in Prison:
Food & Wine

A Former Prisoner Is Carving Beautiful Works of Art From Eggs by Mike Pomranz November 4, 2015 – Intricately carving imagery of prison life into ostrich eggs might seem like an odd [...]

Hatched in Prison:
mental_floss

It's Your Fault II, 2014, carved ostrich egg shell, 6.5 x 5 x 5 in. Artist Carves 20-Year Prison Experience Into Ostrich Eggshells by Andrew LaSane November 4, 2015 – Twenty years behind [...]

Hatched in Prison:
Slate

A Stunning 20-Year Prison Diary Etched Into Ostrich Eggs by Kristin Hohenadel November 4, 2015 – San Francisco native Gil Batle spent 20 years in five different California prisons for fraud [...]

Hatched in Prison:
designboom

Artist and Former Inmate Carves 20 years of Prison Life Onto Egg Shells by Nina Azzarello November 3, 2015 – After spending more than 20 years in five different california prisons for [...]

Hatched in Prison:
Lost at E Minor

Artist recounts his prison life with beautiful ostrich egg sculptures by Inigo del Castillo October 27, 2015 – In his exhibition entitled ‘Hatched in Prisons’, artist Gil Batle uses ostrich eggs [...]

Hatched in Prison:
Little Things

A Reformed Criminal Uses Ostrich Eggs To Create Stunning Art by Laura Caseley Gil Batle has not had an easy life. For nearly half of his 53 years, he’s been in [...]

Hatched in Prison:
Culture N Lifestyle

Self-Taught Inmate Gil Bate’s Talent Tell a Prisoner’s Narrative Artist Gil Batle has been in an out of five California prisons over 20 years. Charged with fraud and forgery, Batle’s artistic [...]

Hatched in Prison:
Hi-Fructose

Gil Batle Carves Pictures of His Life in Prison on Eggs by Caro October 31, 2015 – America, supposedly the land of freedom and democracy, has become incarceration nation. Almost one out [...]

Hatched in Prison:
Ufunk

A former detainee tells his life in prison with impressive carved eggs October 22, 2015 – As a former detainee who spent over 20 years in the prisons of California, the [...]

Hatched in Prison:
art-sheep

American Artist Who Was Imprisoned For Over 20 Years Carves His Tough Experiences On Ostrich Eggs by Maria Sofou American artist Gil Batle spent over 20 years in Californian prisons for [...]

Hatched in Prison:
Beautiful Decay

Gil Batle Carves 20 Years Of Prison Life Onto Delicate Ostrich Eggs by Hayley Evans October 21, 2015 – Gil Batle is an American artist who spent over 20 years in [...]

Hatched in Prison:
The Paris Review

Hatched in Prison by Dan Piepenbring November 5, 2015 – When you keep a diary in prison, you write on whatever’s handy, even if that something is ostrich shells … and even [...]

Finding the Self:
The New Yorker

Finding the Self in a Selfie by Adam Gopnik October 29, 2015 – The difficulty, always, in our current run of crazes is telling what is potent—real and likely to [...]

Ken Grimes:
The Paris Review

Text Messages by Dan Piepenbring June 24, 2015 – Like Richard Sharpe Shaver, a midcentury sci-fi writer who believed that an ancient civilization had embossed its complex history into “rock books,” [...]

Ken Grimes:
Brut Force

Aliens and Art: A Fascination Beyond Coincidence by Stephanie Lowe May 21, 2015 – Starting Art. “About the first artistic influence or ability was in a prekindergarten. There was a [...]

Ken Grimes:
Wall Street International

Ken Grimes. Text Messages With over forty years of painting experience within his repertoire, Ken Grimes has cultivated a style so distinct it has garnered attention and celebration alike throughout the [...]

Martín Ramírez:
Forbes

New ‘Forever’ Stamps Honor Mexican-American Outsider Artist by Jane Levere March 25, 2015 – The United States Postal Service will dedicate five commemorative “forever” stamps March 26 honoring the outsider artist Martin [...]

Martín Ramírez:
Artnet News

Outsider Artist Martín Ramírez Gets USPS Stamps, Ricco/Maresca Solo Show by Sarah Cascone March 23, 2015 – Self-taught Mexican-American artist Martín Ramírez (1895–1963) is being doubly honored this month: the [...]

Martín Ramírez:
The New York Times

Outsider Artist Gets Stamp of Approval by William Grimes March 20, 2015 – The United States Postal Service plans to issue five commemorative “forever” stamps on March 26 honoring the outsider artist [...]

Martín Ramírez:
Hyperallergic

At Martín Ramírez Opening, A Defense of Immigrant’s Rights and Outsider Art by Melissa Stern March 27, 2015 – Blue-chip outsider artist Martín Ramírez was memorialized this past Thursday evening [...]

Martín Ramírez:
Architectural Digest

AD’s Aesthete stocks up on new stamps celebrating outsider artist Martín Ramírez by Mitchell Owens February 18, 2015 – In this age of texts and e-mails, why not depart from the [...]

Martín Ramírez:
Art News

THE POSTAL SERVICE IS PRINTING MARTÍN RAMÍREZ STAMPS by Andrew Russeth March 23, 2015 – This has to be the finest news I’ve heard in weeks: the United States Postal Service has [...]

Martín Ramírez:
Observer

10 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before March 30 by Nate Freeman March 23, 2015 – Opening: “Martin Ramirez: Forever” at Ricco/Maresca An outsider artist who died unknown in [...]

Martín Ramírez:
NPR

New Postage Stamps Recognize The Genius Of Martín Ramírez by Jon Kalish March 29, 2015 – The U.S. Postal Service has just unveiled five new stamps depicting the paintings and drawings of [...]

Mexican Pulp Art:
The New York Times

The Fantastical Pulp Art of 1960s and ’70s Mexico by Allison Meir February 24, 2015 Postwar pulp art south of the border was distinctly surreal. In Pulp Drunk: Mexican Pulp Art [...]

Mexican Pulp Art:
The Village Voice

Pulp Drunk: Mexican Pulp Art by R.C. Baker February 18 2015 – The first thing you notice about these original tempera paintings done for Mexican pulp-magazine covers in the 1960s and ’70s [...]

Mexican Pulp Art:
The Wall Street Journal

‘Pulp Drunk’: ‘Mexican Pulp Art’ by Ken Johnson February 26, 2015 – “Pulp Drunk: Mexican Pulp Art,” an exhibition of original paintings made for the covers of paperback novels of the 1960s [...]

Mexican Pulp Art:
Hyperallergic

The Fantastical Pulp Art of 1960s and ’70s Mexico by Allison Meir February 24, 2015 Postwar pulp art south of the border was distinctly surreal. In Pulp Drunk: Mexican Pulp Art [...]

Black Dolls:
The Magazine ANTIQUES

Black Dolls by Elizabeth Pochoda JULY-AUGUST 2015 – The dolls you see here, rescued from the vast diaspora of their kin by Deborah Neff and bound together in a work [...]

Black Dolls:
The New York Times

A Love for Vintage Dolls That Never Grows Old FEB 5, 2015 - Deborah J. Neff, a toy collector in suburban Connecticut, has acquired hundreds of antique cloth dolls depicting African-Americans. [...]

Bastienne Schmidt:
Whitehot Magazine

Topography of Quiet: Bastienne Schmidt by WM January 2015 – German-born artist Bastienne Schmidt’s abstract works are reflections of her transient lifestyle and intellectual journeys. By combining the notions of [...]

Bastienne Schmidt:
Art + Auction

NEW YORK PERIPATETIC PURSUIT In her previous body of work, “Home Stills,” 2011, multimedia artist Bastienne Schmidt explored femininity and gender roles in the domestic sphere, using herself as a stand-in for [...]

Mark Steven Greenfield:
The Los Angeles Times

Q&A: Artist Mark Steven Greenfield on Minstrelsy and American Culture by Carolina A. Miranda November 19, 2014 – Of all the uncomfortable episodes in American history, that of minstrelsy is one [...]

Dan Miller:
Whitewall magazine

Dan Miller’s Energetic and Repetitive Paintings by Kristin Sancken November 17, 2014 – Visual artist Dan Miller has emerged as the poster child for artists dealing with adversity. Diagnosed with autism, [...]

Dan Miller:
Hyperallergic

Reading a Drawing Without Labels by Melissa Stern November 12, 2014 – Dan Miller has created some of the most glorious work that I’ve seen in a long time. His current [...]

Body Electric:
New York Observer

Skin Trade: The ‘Body Electric’ Showcases Tattoo Art So what is the “Tattoo Window of Regret?” by Christopher Murray 10/07/2014 – Getting your current squeeze’s name needled into your butt when you’ve [...]

Revisiting Ramírez:
Art Brut

Revisiting Ramírez by Edward M. Gómez Now that the legendary Mexican outsider’s “last works” have surfaced, and better-informed research about his life has been published, new ways of appreciating his achievements [...]

Body Electric:
ARTE FUSE

Electric Ink at Ricco Maresca Gallery By Jamie Martinez Septemeber 25, 2014 – Our final stop for the evening was Body Electric curated by Margot Mifflin at Ricco Maresca Gallery. This [...]

Tim Freccia:
The Wall Street Journal

William Meyers on Photography: Sudanese, New Yorkers and UFOs By William Meyers August 23, 2014 Tim Freccia: Life and Death Ricco Maresca 529 W. 20th St. (212) 627-4819. Through Sept. 13. [...]

Rebecca Norris Webb:
The New Yorker

Slant Rhymes: Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on “Memory City” by Teju Cole August 11, 2014 – Rebecca Norris Webb’s photography, which has been praised for its subtlety and surprising emotional [...]

Rebecca Norris Webb:
Art in America

Rochester’s Photographic Memory April 2014 – April sees the release of husband and wife duo Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb’s Memory City, a book of photography arising out of a [...]

Rebecca Norris Webb:
TIME Lightbox

‘Memory City’: A Eulogy for Rochester, Kodak’s Company Town When Alex Webb was photographing at the Seabreeze Amusement Park in Rochester, N.Y., a man turned to the Magnum photographer, looked [...]

Rebecca Norris Webb:
ARTnews

11 Edgy New Photo Books That Will Make You Look (and Think) Twice By Rebecca Robertson Posted 02/13/14 MEMORY CITY Photographs by Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb Radius Books Price: [...]

I.D. Photo Badges:
Time magazine

The American Worker’s ID Badge as Art and a Sign of the Times Monday, February 3, 2014 | By Lyle Rexer Who were they? Who was #994 of the Hercules Powder [...]

I.D. Photo Badges:
New York magazine

To Do: February 5–12, 2014 25 things to see, hear, watch, and read. Feb 2, 2014 Art 3. See I.D. Photo Badge Portraiture Check your cynicism at the door. A subgenre [...]

I.D. Photo Badges:
Financial Times

Snapshot: ‘ID Photo Badge Portraiture’ By India Ross January 31, 2014 The images below come from an exhibition of 250 identity badges currently on display at the Ricco/Maresca Gallery in New [...]

Metro Show 2014:
The New York Times

Pottery, the Paranormal and Other Visions Ceramics Fair and Metro Show Offer Inspirations By MARTHA SCHWENDENER JANUARY 23, 2014 New York’s art fairs are often filled with work by contemporary artists, but [...]

I.D. Photo Badges:
The New Yorker

The Art of the I.D. Badge January 23, 2014 by Siobhan Bohnacker A few years ago, at a yard sale, I came across a pile of small black-and-white photographs, from the nineteen-fifties, [...]

Martín Ramírez:
The Washington Post

Work by Martín Ramírez, key ‘outsider artist,’ to be unveiled at Library of Congress By Philip Kennicott, Published: December 7, 2013 About halfway down the geological layers of paper inside a [...]

Gerald Slota:
The New Yorker

Telling Stories: The Art of Gerald Slota November 19, 2013 A few weeks ago, in anticipation of his upcoming exhibition, Gerald Slota stopped by The New Yorker to talk to the photography [...]

Hiroyuki Doi:
The Japan Times

Outsider drawn to the circle of life by Edward M. Gómez Nov 5, 2013 “The discovery and promotion of works by self-taught or outsider artists — those who are not academically [...]

Tim Freccia + Gerald Slota:
VICE

EXORCISM by Tim Freccia + Gerald Slota VICE magazine The Photo Issue 2013: Collaborations July 11, 2013

George Widener:
Forbes

Savant George Widener Makes Art For Robots… But You’d Better See His Berlin Exhibit Even If You’re Human Jonathon Keats, Contributor In the small world of contemporary art, George Widener has [...]

William Hawkins:
Time Out New York

“William Hawkins: Architectural Paintings” A self-taught artist captures grandeur in architectural themes What’s in a name? For William Hawkins, who invariably signed his work in bold letters, WILLIAM L. HAWKINS, BORN [...]

Alice Hope:
Hamptons Art Hub

Alice Hope Creates New Works at The Armory Modern by Pat Rogers March 9, 2013 New York City, NY Don’t be surprised if you see a familiar face and artwork in [...]

Rebecca Norris Webb:
Los Angeles Times

The Many Ways to View a Landscape by Barbara Davidson “Andy Adams is a Wisconsin-based independent Web producer and photo publisher whose work blends aspects of digital communication, online audience engagement and [...]

Bastienne Schmidt:
Art and Antiques

Still Abstract After All These Years: The Diverse Work of Five Contemporary Artists Attests to the Enduring Appeal of Non-Figurative Art by Edward M. Gomez “Of all the styles, theory-driven rallying cries, [...]

Artists of Gugging:
The New Yorker

The Artists of Gugging The New Yorker – 2012 “Gugging House is a psychiartic Institution north of Vienna, founded in 1981, whose patients are better known outside it’s walls as exhibiting artists. [...]

Frank Maresca:
American Fine Art

Collector, Gallerist, Champion of the Arts, Talking with Frank Maresca American Fine Arts – 2012 “Frank Maresca studied at New Yorks fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and Pace University with the intent [...]

Dubuffet and the Art Brut: ARTnews

Dubuffet and the Art Brut ARTnews – 2012 “This rich exhibition brought together drawings by Jean Dubuffet and Alfonso Ossorio with works by some of the isolated artists Dubuffet discovered after 1945, [...]

Martín Ramírez:
Time Out New York

Martín Ramírez, “Landscapes,” Late works by the outsider-art master surface in Chelsea Time Out New York – 2012 “The life of outsider artist Martín Ramírez (1895–1963) was characterized by disunion. In 1925, [...]

George Widener:
GEO Magazine

The Islands of Genius GEO Magazine – 2011 A date, George Widener says, has four variables: day, month, year, day of the week. Feeling the symmetry of these numbers, he says, is [...]

Martín Ramírez:
Art in America

Martín Ramírez: Narratives of Displacement and Memory Art in America – 2007 “Martín Ramírez’s marvelously expressive and formally inventive drawings of horseback riders, animals, landscapes, trains and tunnels, as well as the Madonna [...]

Martín Ramírez:
Folk Art

Martín Ramírez, The Last Works Folk Art – 2008 “In January 2007, after several years of research and development, the American Folk Art Museum mounted a major retrospective of the Mexican American [...]

Justin Canha:
The New York Times

Autistic and Seeking a Place in an Adult World The New York Times – 2011 MONTCLAIR, N.J. — For weeks, Justin Canha, a high school student with autism, a love of cartoons [...]

George Widener:
Kohler Arts Center

George Widener John Michael Kohler Arts Center – 2011 George Widener (NC) is an autistic savant with an incredibly retentive memory. He has said, “I wake up sometimes after having counted in [...]

William Hawkins:
Folk Art

William Hawkins and the Art of Astonishment Folk Art “William Hawkins painted the world and its wonders. His universe was inhabited by grinning Tasmanian tigers, red-eyes rhinos, spotted turquoise cheetahs, and other exotic [...]

Frederick Sommer:
cityArts

Frederick Sommer: Choice and chance structure art and nature cityArts – 2011 “‘Where a thing is, is more important than what it is.’ This undated quote by the artist Frederick Sommer sums [...]

Hiroyuki Doi:
Lindsay Pollock

Hiroyuki Doi’s Circular Obsession Lindsay Pollock Art Market Views – 2011 “Japanese artist Hiroyuki Doi, 64, sporting Jackie O sunglasses and a mischievous smile, spoke this past Saturday afternoon about the death [...]

Tricia Cline:
Kohler Arts Center

Animal Instinct: Allegory, Allusion, and Anthropomorphism John Michael Kohler Arts Center – 2010 From time immemorial, animals have been part of the human story. In the most ancient art forms, we see [...]

Slota + LaBute:
New York Observer

Follows a Cruel Art Collaboration With a New Play The New York Observer 2010 “Neil LaBute closed one show last week and opens another on Monday. But what’s particularly noteworthy for the [...]

Slota + LaBute:
Aperture

Because the Darkness Feeds My Soul, Photographs by Gerald Slota, Words by Neil LaBute Aperture – 2010 “I wouldn’t want to meet Gerald Slota in a dark alley—probably not even a [...]

Frank Maresca:
New York Social Diary

Frank Maresca NYSD HOUSE “Frank Maresca, part-owner of the Ricco/Maresca Gallery, is one of the leading experts on and collectors of outsider art in the country. He’s something of a natural educator, [...]

Frank Maresca:
Antiques and Fine Art

Presentation is Everything Antiques and Fine Art magazine – 2009 “Frank Maresca opens the door of his Manhattan loft and sticks his head into the front entrance in greeting. Behind him is [...]

Frank Maresca:
Architectural Digest

Celebration of Folk, Self-Taught and Outsider Art Fills a New York Dealer’s Loft Architectural Digest – 2006 “‘Mystery and magic–not only good degign–are what I look for in an object,’ says [...]

Sip the Kool-Aid:
ARTnews

Sip the Kool-Aid ARTnews – 2009 “This was a tightly focused survey of works by five of the most emblematic artists of the self-taught or outsider-art field: James Castle, Thornton Dial, Martín [...]

George Widener:
Taz

George Widener February 14, 2013 Mathematische Operationen by Von Katrin Bettina Muller