Riceball Artist Studios

Mixed Media Portraits

Artist Statement

  I am currently working in a mix of media. Mainly using charcoal to render the likeness of my subject. I add color with paints and inks to build a base and add layers to the finished work. Creating a greater sense of depth and a unique combination of realism, action painting, and pop art. I am influenced by an avid interest in art history and pop culture. I am exploring personal connections and experiences in the themes of my work.

Exhibitions

 

Mini Art at HIVE artspace

Tork, PA | November 1 - 30 2019

 

The Sketchbook Project 2018 Tour

Brooklyn, NY | May 2 - 5 2019

Los Angeles, CA | September 5 - 8 2019

Venice Beach, CA | September 14 2019

Brooklyn, NY | November 7 - 10 2019

 

The Tiny Sketchbook Tour

Paris, France | June 28 - 29 2019

London, England | July 4 - 7 2019

 

[Untitled] a juried exhibition at Athens Art Gallery

Crawfordsville, IN | April 6 - May 4 2019

 

Wayne Art Center Regional Juried Spring Open

Wayne, PA | April 1 - May 4 2019

 

The Canvas Project: Brooklyn Art Library

Brooklyn, NY | February 22 - February 24 2019

 

Small Works: Core New Art Space

Denver, CO | November 15 - December 2 2018

 

Baker Off the Web at the Peale

Baltimore, MD | November 14 - December 16 2018

 

Artdromeda Baltimore Fall 2018

Baltimore, MD | November 2 - January 5 2018

 

The Sketchbook Project 2018 Tour

Brooklyn, NY | June 23 2018

Toronto, Canada | July 27 - 29 2018

Chicago, IL | August 3 - 5 2018

Atlanta, GA | September 21 - 23 2018

 

2018 Pictures at an Exhibition: Harford Artists Gallery

Bel Air, MD | August 30 - October 28 2018

 

Past and Present: Harford Artists Gallery

Bel Air, MD | March 1 - April 29 2018

 

National Pride: Harford Artists Gallery

Bel Air, MD | March 1 - April 29 2018

 

Starving Artists Sale: Harford Artists Gallery

Bel Air, MD | January 8 - February 22 2018

 

Single Fare 4

New York, NY | September 16 - 17 2017

 

2017 Pictures at an Exhibition: Harford Artists Gallery

Bel Air, MD | August 30 - October 28 2017

 

Art Without Boundaries

Bel Air, MD | July 1 - July 14 2017

 

Gallery 788 presents Artdromeda Spring Pop Up Art Show

Baltimore, MD | September 8 - December 9 2017

 

Gallery 788 presents The Small Art Show

Towson, MD | March 24 - May 27 2017

 

Artist Bio

Rice McKelvin is a mixed media portrait artist that lives in the Baltimore area. Her passion for art history and pop culture influences her work. Her unique experiences have left her with PTSD,  that she chooses to draw inspiration from. Art started as a way for Rice to cope with abuse and has grown to aid in her recovery from it. Her artwork has always represented personal hope for the future, and now helps her solidify and explore the progress she has made. Rice has also been using her art to help fully explore her identity, and relationships. Being somewhat out as pansexual and polyamorous, her art has become a safe way to express those aspects of her identity more openly. Finding that she identifies as a non-binary woman as well.

 

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