Jill Ricci was born in Providence, Rhode Island and studied at Smith College and The Art Institute of Chicago. Currently in New Jersey Jill splits her time between curating and operating the Parlor Gallery in Asbury Park, which she opened in 2009, and making her art which is exhibited both nationally and internationally. Jill tries to recreate the beauty of her favourite visuals, old walls layered with papers, graffiti and text, through her work. She is interested in layers of time and decay and how these can be deciphered - our modern hieroglyphics. Found images and objects function as signifiers of both individual and collective experience and incorporating materials that are linked to the realities of daily life, she strives to establish an immediate identification between the viewer and the work of art.
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