This lecture is made possible by the Fellows Project Fund of the American Academy in Rome.
In collaboration with SACI.
As part of the second edition of Black History Month Florence the American Academy in Rome, in collaboration with Museo Novecento, presents an artist’s talk with Enrico Riley moderated by Justin Randolph Thompson. The main focus of Riley’s research in Rome is based on Judeo-Christian elements involving persecuted individuals, where strong correlations can be drawn to the lived experiences of black bodies today. He is particularly interested in the Italian medieval and early renaissance masters, for in their work, details are deposited in places that still give substantial room for reinterpretation. Enrico Riley has been a resident of Rome since September as a Rome Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Rome and his work takes the form of ongoing paintings and drawings.
Enrico Riley received a BA in Visual Studies from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH and an MFA in painting from Yale University in New Haven, CT. He is currently an Associate Professor of Studio Art at Dartmouth College.
Some of his solo exhibitions include: Giampietro Gallery in New Haven, CT, Pageant Gallery in Philadelphia, PA, and Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. His work has also been included in group exhibitions at Lori Bookstein Fine Art in New York City, Reeves Contemporary in New York City, The Painting Center in New York City, the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York City, and the Museum for the National Center of Afro-American Arts in Roxbury, MA, among other venues.
Enrico is the recipient of an American Academy of Arts and Letters Purchase Prize in painting, a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for painting. He is 2016 Rome Prize winner and is currently a Fellow at the American Academy in Rome. His works are in the collections of The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Columbus Museum, the Nasher Museum and Dartmouth College.
Free access to the lecture, while seats last. The entrance does not include the access to the museum