Riceball Artist Studios

Mixed Media Portraits

 

Artist Bio

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

 

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

 

Halloween Pop Up Shop at Shop 53

La Plata, MD | Opening October 16 2021

 

Spooky Art Show at HIVE artspace

York, PA | October 1 - 30 2021

 

Lyrical at HIVE artspace

York, PA | September 3 - 25 2021

 

Villians at Shop 53

La Plata, MD | Opening August 7 2021

 

14th Anniversary Members Exhibition at Towson Arts Collective

Towson, MD | June 30 - July 31 2021

 

Great Big Bug Show at HIVE artspace

York, PA | June 4 - 26 2021

 

Awakening/Re-Awakening at HIVE artspace

York, PA | May 7 - 29 2021

 

Holiday Show! at Towson Arts Collective

Towson, MD | November 11 - January 2 2021

 

Mini Art at HIVE artspace

York, PA | November 6 - 29 2020

 

People & Portraits at Towson Arts Collective

Towson, MD | September 16 - November 7 2020

 

Spooky Art at HIVE artspace

York, PA | October 2 - 31 2020

 

Double Feature: B Movies and Cult Classics at HIVE artspace

York, PA | September 4 - 27 2020

 

Summary at HIVE artspace

York, PA | August 7 - 30 2020

 

Great Big Bug Show Exhibit at HIVE artspace

York, PA | July 3 - 31 2020

 

Out of Order Virtual Auction

Baltimore, MD | July 16 - 23 2020

 

Great Big Bug Show Virtual Exhibit at HIVE artspace

York, PA | June 5 - 28 2020

 

Transcending Quarantine: A Virtual Exhibition

Baltimore, MD | April 28 - June 1 2020

 

More Botanica Virtual Exhibit at HIVE artspace

York, PA | May 1 - 30 2020

 

Botanica Virtual Exhibit at HIVE artspace

York, PA | April 3 - 25 2020

 

Mini Art at HIVE artspace

Tork, PA | November 1 - 30 2019

 

[Untitled] a juried exhibition at Athens Art Gallery

Crawfordsville, IN | April 6 - May 4 2019

 

 

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