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Rica Bando
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Dumbo



ARTIST STATEMENT: I am a printer specially for the lithography. Lithography is a 200 year old printing technique, invented in Germany. Unlike the etching or engraving on metal plates, it is a planographic printing process based on the resistance of water to grease. An image is drawn on limestone or an aluminum plate with a greasy substance, such as a crayon or ink. Then etched with acid to make stabilize the image. After dampening the surface with water, printing ink adheres only on the image area. When the matrix is run through a press with a sheet of paper, the inked surface is transferred. The fluid, spontaneous strokes that appear in lithography because of the grain of stones or aluminum plates. Unfortunately, to the printer, always more respect on printing technique. I conjecture that beyond technique, however, the successful work of art will be a fortuitous marriage of idea, image, and process. My works are most of representational, some are abstracts as objects as lights floated in a space in silence, or a frozen land scape, the view beyond window with rain drops. Either abstract or representational, I aim to depict the atmosphere of the confined space, naturally composed and naturally existing objects in my works. It is a most important for my works, because I hope that my works will become a window of healing to calm one’s mind.
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ARTIST RESUME:


Solo Exhibition

2012 Takasdhimaya Gallery Shinjuku Branch, Tokyo - Rica Bando exhibition
2012 Takashimaya Gallery Tokyo Branch, Tokyo - Rica Bando Exhibition,
2010 Shibata Etsuko Gallery, Tokyo - Uchikura Hitomi / Bando Rica Exhibition
2010 Kohbundo Gallery, Obihiro Japan - Two women Exhibition
2009   Shibata Etsuko Gallery, Tokyo, Japan - Shadows of color
2007   Shibata Etsuko Gallery, Tokyo, Japan - Rica Bando Exhibition -  Light Petals
2006   Khoubundo Gallery, Obihiro, Japan - Rica Bando Solo Exhibition
2005   Isezakimall Koichi, Yokohama, Japan - Rica Bando Solo Exhibition
2004   Shibata Etsuko Gallery, Tokyo, Japan - - Jacob's ladder
2003   Shibata Etsuko Gallery, Tokyo, Japan- Rica Bando Solo Exhibition

2002   Noble Horizons, Falls Village, CT. - Rica Bando Solo Exhibition


2000   Shibata Etsuko Gallery, Tokyo, Japan - Streams of New York Vol.I

                    Koubundo Gallery, Obihiro, Japan - Bando Rica Solo Exhibition

 
Wave Hill House Gallery, Bronx, NY - Beyond the Window    
               
 Awards
2011 The EC Lyons Material Award, SAGA 78th Member’s Exhibition,
Prince street Gallery, NYC
2008    Honorable mention, footprint 1st Biennial International Print
Competition and Exhibition 2008,
                     Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT
2006    Irein Rosenhouse Award of 2006,  73rd Natuional Membership Exhibition,
                Selby Gallery, FL   Society of American Graphic Artists
2006   Lina l. and Steve Owens Purchase Award,
2006  Delta National Small Print Exhibition,
                          Arkansas State UniversityAR  
2004   Purchase Award, 18th Parkside National Small Print Exhibition,
University of Wisconsin-Parkside, WI
2004    Award, Small works 2004, The Maryland Federation of Art, MD
2001    The Best of Show Award, 22th Annual Mini works on Paper Exhibition,
Jackson State University, AL


2001   Printing Award, Small Impressions, Printmaking Council of NJ, NJ 

2000 
Red Dot Award 2000, The Art Students League of New York , NY

1999        
James R. and Anne S. Marsh Memorial Purchase Prize,
Hunterdon Museum of Art, NJ        

EDUCATION
 
1982-1984   Water color at The Setsu Mode Seminar, Tokyo
1984-1991    The figure sculpture at New York Academy of Art, New York
1991-1998    The graphic art at The Art Students League of New York, New York
 
Selected collections
  
NYU Langone Medical Center
The New York Public Library - Humanities & Social Science Liblary, NY


Chigasaki Museum, Kanagawa, Japan


Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton , NJ
University of Wisconsin-parkside
Arkansas State University
Guanlan Museum, Shenzhen, China


The Arts Students League of New York, NY


Albany Printer’s Association, Albany , NY


Rokkatei Confectionary Co. Ltd, Hokkaido , Japan


Tokachi Mainichi News Paper Inc., Hokkaido ,
Papel corporation, Hokkaido, Japan 

Shibata Etsuko Gallery, Tokyo, Japan



 Group Exhibition
2014 Kentler International Drawing center, NY - Small & Large
2013 Delind Gallery , Ohio - SAGA 80th Member’s Exhibition
2012 Teo Ganz Studio, Beacon NY - Prints without Pixls
2011 Prince street Gallery - SAGA 78th Member’s exhibition
2010 Fyre Gallery, Braidwood, Australia - Bridge : SAGA Goes Down Under 
2009 Lore Degenstein Gallery, Susquehanna University, PA -
New Century Member SAGA
2008  Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT -
FootPrint 1st Biennial International Print Competition and Exhibition
2008 Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens, Ormond Beach, FL -
75th Menbers Exhibition SAGA
2007    Kentler International Drawing Center, NY - Observing the Edge
           Shibata Etsuko Gallery, Tokyo - International Arts /
nine Artiste, at SHIBATA ETSUKO gallery
           The Old Print Shop inc., NY - 74th Menbers Exhibition SAGA
           Shibata Etsuko Gallery, Tokyo - 10th Anniversary show
2006     Hollar Society Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic -
SAGA Exhibition in Prague
            Dadian Gallery, Washington D.C. -
Seeing God a Visual Exploration of the Spiritual
            Bradbury Gallery, AR - 2006  Delta National Small Print Exhibition
            Selby Gallery, Ringling School of Srt & Design, FL-  
73rd National Menbership Exhibition SAGA,
2005     Matzo file, New York City, NY - Bite Sized :
a dozon treats from the Matzo files  
            OVIDIU PETCA, Cluj-Napoca,Romania -
5th International Mini-Print Biennial Cluj 2005
            Olezh Gallery, Liviv,Ukraine - Fine Art first International Exhibition
            Original Print Gallery, Dublin, Ireland - Summer Exhibition
2004     Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery, NJ City University,
NJ - Contemporary Japanese Prints Exhibition
            Gallery of the Graphic Arts (GOGA), NY - Japanese Printmaking Exhibition
            Bradbury Gallery, AR - 2004 Delta National Small Print Exhibition
            Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington, DC -
National small works show 2004
             Lati Art Museum, Finland -
FIFTH INTERNATIONAL MINIPRINT FINLAND TRIENNIAL 2004
             Art Dept' University of  Wisconsin, WI -
18th Park Side National small print Exhibition
             Schoharie County Arts Council, NY -
22nd Annual National Small Exhibition
             The Maryland Federation of Art, MD - Small works 2004
2003       Art Dept' University of  Wisconsin, WI -
17th Park Side National small print Exhibition
             Taller Galeria Fort & ADOGI, Barcelona, SPAIN -
Mini Print international 23 CADAQUES
             Jacksonville State University Dep’t of Art, AL -
Mini-Works on Paper Exhibition

                  
Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington, DC -
National small works show 2003

                   
Silvarmain Guild Galleries, New Canaan, CT -
24th National Print Exhibition 2003


2002       Etsuko Shibata gallery, Tokyo, Japan - 5th anniversary show
             Photo Gallery Shimoda, Akita, Japan - Tanabata show 

                   
Printing Council of New Jersey, NJ -
Six Award Winners from Small Impressions
UBS Pain Webber Art Galleries, NYC -
A century on Paper : Prints by Art Students League Artists

2001       Core New Art Space, CO - National works on paper Exhibition 

                    Lati Art Museum, Finland - MINI PRINT FINLAND 2001

2001       Jacksonville State University Dep’t of Art,  AL -
Mini-Works on Paper Exhibition
                                          
              Printmaking Council of New Jersey, NJ - Small Impressions

  
Hunterdon Museum of Art, NJ - National Juried Print Exhibition                 2000       The Art Students League Gallery, NY -
2000 Exhibition awarded Red Dot Show 
                  
              Mercy Gallery, Westchester, NY - Winter Tale


1999        Hunterdon Museum of Art, NJ - National Print Exhibition 

1998           1994           The Haggin Museum, CA - Stockton National Exhibition 

   
Silvarmain Guild Art Center, CT. - 22nd National Print Biennial

                                    Springfield Art Association, MA - 75th National Exhibition 

 
Hera Gallery, RI - Contemporary Print 

                  
Gallery ‘76, WA -11th National Juried Exhibition
               Dutchess Country Art Association, NY - Print Work ‘94 

 
1993        Pine Gallery, PA - National Print Show
 
  



 








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