LOUIS RECCHIA

P.O. Box 824, Berthoud, CO 80513

(970) 532-4287

louisrecchia@gmail.com

http://www.louisrecchia.com

 

Education

 

1974    University of Colorado at Boulder, M.A. Sociology

1971    Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL, B.A.

 

Corporate and Public Collections

 

Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

Loveland Museum and Gallery, Loveland, CO

Vance Kirkland Museum, Denver, CO

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Permanent Collection, Colorado Springs, CO

California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco, CA

 

ABSOLUT VODKA, Carillon Importers, NY

McDonald’s Corporate Office, Denver, CO

Cole-Taylor Bank, Chicago, IL

Children’s Hospital, Denver, CO

Megabank, Englewood, CO

Kaiser Permanente, Denver, CO

 

Awards

 

2009    Juror’s Award, Curtis Art Center, Greenwood Village, CO

2002    Juror’s Award, Curtis Art Center, Greenwood Village, CO

1997    Juror’s Painting Award and Selection for Solo Exhibit in 1999,
Curtis Center for the Arts, Greenwood Village, CO

1992    Artist’s Recognition Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts, Colorado Federation of the Arts

1986    Career Enhancement Fellowship, Colorado Council on the Arts and Humanities

1984    Juror’s Choice Award, ‘ARTS ‘84,’ Boulder Center for the Visual Arts, Boulder,CO

 

Publications

 

2012    Davies, Bree. ‘Queens Nina Flowers and Ongina bring art from Louis Recchia and Zoa Ace to life with Pop Drag.Westword, Nov. 29. See also Photos: The ten best scenes from Pop Art Drag Nation at Tracks.

2012    Zlaten, Rhema. ‘Contemporary artists share their visions in Visions and Viewpoints show at the Lincoln Center.’ The Reporter-Herald, Nov. 29.

2011    Davies, Bree. ‘My first art purchase: a Louis Recchia piece from Pirate when I was nine or ten years old.Westword, Nov. 4.

2007    Martin, Claire. ‘Pieces meld social commentary and wit.’ The Denver Post, Dec. 9.

2004    American Art Collector, Alcove Books, Berkley CA,Vol 1, Book 2
Berthoud Surveyor, Volume 1

1995    New American Paintings, The Open Studios Competitions Number V, An Exhibition of the Winners’ Work, copyright Open Studios Press, Needham, Mass.

1986    Third Western States Exhibition, copyright by the Western States Arts Foundation, Santa Fe, NM, sponsored by Phillip Morris, Inc. Selected by Charlotta Kotik, Curator of Contemporary Art, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

 

Selected Exhibits

 

2019      fooLPRoof contemporary art, "Artilicious"; Denver, CO

              fooLPRoof contemporary art, "Pulchritudinous"; Denver, CO

              fooLPRoof contemporary art, "Cold Play"; Denver; CO

              "Art in the Everyday Community Quilt Project", Univ. of Hawaii Maui Campus

              "Art of the State", juried exhibition, Arvada Center for the Arts; Arvada, CO

              Edgewater Library Solo Exhibition; Edgewater, CO

 

2018      Abend Gallery Annual Miniatures Show; Denver, CO

              Sangre de Cristo Art Center; Pueblo, CO

              Fine Art Market, Arvada Center for the Arts; Arvada, CO

              Pirate contemporary art Solo Show; Lakewood, CO

              ZIP 37 Gallery Solo Show; Denver, CO

              fooLPRoof contemporary art Inaugural Exhibit; Denver, CO

              "Art in the Everyday Community Quilt Project"; Volcano Village, HI

 

2017      Fine Art Market, Arvada Center for the Arts; Arvada, CO

              "Broken Hearts", Art Gym; Denver, CO

              Pirate contemporary art Solo Show; Lakewood, CO

              ZIP 37 Gallery Solo Show; Denver, CO

              Sangre de Cristo Art Center; Pueblo, CO

              Abend Gallery Annual Miniatures Show; Denver, CO

 

2016      ‘I'm OK So Far’, J.R. Kortman Center for Design; Rockford, IL

              Sangre de Cristo Art Center; Pueblo, CO

              Abend Gallery's 26th Annual Miniatures Show; Denver, CO

              Arvada Fine Art Market; Arvada, CO

              Pirate Contemporary Art Solo Show; Denver, CO

              ‘SCROUNGE’ invitational exhibit, Republic Plaza; Denver, CO

              History of Art in Boulder County invitational, The Firehouse Gallery; Longmont, CO

              ‘Comic Relief’, ZIP 37 Gallery; Denver, CO

 

2015   Sangre de Cristo Art Center; Pueblo, CO

           Abend Gallery's 25th Annual Miniatures Show; Denver, CO

           Arvada Fine Art Market; Arvada, CO

            Narrative Show; Abend Gallery, Denver, CO

            Pirate Contemporary Art Solo Exhibit; Denver, CO

            ZIP 37 Solo Exhibit; Denver, CO

            rePOPulated: Contemporary Perspectives on Pop Art, Arvada Center for the Arts; Arvada, CO

             

2014   Gallery at the DCPA (Denver Ctr for the Performing Arts); Denver, CO

            Artists at Play, Republic Plaza; Denver, CO

            Pirate Contemporary Art Solo Exhibit; Denver, CO

            Ace, Friday, Recchia; Abend Gallery, Denver, CO

            ZIP 37 Solo Exhibit; Denver, CO

            Abend Gallery 24th Annual Miniatures Show; Denver, CO

            Arvada Fine Art Market; Arvada, CO

            Sangre de Cristo Art Center; Pueblo, CO

 

2013   Pirate Contemporary Art Solo Exhibit; Denver, CO

            ZIP 37 Solo Exhibit; Denver, CO

            Abend Gallery 23rd Annual Miniatures Show; Denver, CO

            Arvada Fine Art Market; Arvada, CO

 

2012   JUROR for ‘Visions & Viewpoints’, National Art Competition; Lincoln Center,

            Fort Collins, CO

            Pop Drag! A celebration of Pop Art inspired Drag Performance; TRACKS, Denver, CO

            Abend Gallery 22nd Annual Miniatures Show; Denver, CO   

            Pirate Contemporary Art, Solo Exhibit; Denver, CO

            Gallery Leonardo; Leadville, CO

            Zip 37 Gallery, Solo Exhibit; Denver, CO

            Arvada Fine Art Market; Arvada, CO

            Sangre de Cristo Art Center; Pueblo, CO

 

2011    3 Person Exhibit, Abend Gallery; Denver, CO

             Gallery Leonardo, Leadville, CO

             Pirate Contemporary Art, Solo Exhibit; Denver, CO

             Zip 37 Solo Exhibit; Denver, CO

             Arvada Fine Art Market; Arvada, CO

             Sangre de Cristo Art Center; Pueblo, CO

 

2010     Dali Invitational, Loveland Art Museum, Loveland , CO

            ‘Big Top’, curated by Gary Sweeney, Parchman-Stremmel Gallery, San Antonio, TX

             Spark Gallery Invitational, curated by Dana Cain; Denver, CO

             Pirate Contemporary Art,  Solo Exhibit; Denver, CO

             All Gallery Show, Abend Gallery; Denver, CO

             Gallery Leonardo, Leadville, CO

             Solo Exhibit, Zip 37 Gallery; Denver, CO

             Arvada Fine Art Market; Arvada, CO

             Sangre de Cristo Art Center; Pueblo, CO

 

2009    Michele Mosko Fine Art, Denver CO

            Denver Art Museum Contemporaries/ Bollywood Invitational; Denver, CO

            Gallery Leonardo, Leadville, CO

            Zip 37 Solo Show, Denver, CO

            All Colorado Exhibit, Foothills Art Center; Golden, CO

            26th Annual All Colorado Art Show, Curtis Arts Center; Greenwood Village, CO

            Pirate Contemporary Art, Solo Show, Denver, CO

            Pop Art Revisited, Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art; Fort Collins, CO

            Abend Gallery, Denver, CO

           

2008    Affordable Art Fair (AAFNYC) New York, NY

            The Arts Company, Nashville, Tennessee

            J.R. Kortman Center for Design, ‘Wonderland Revisited’, Rockford, IL

            Pirate Contemporary Art, Solo Show, Denver, CO

            Zip 37 Gallery, Solo Show;  Denver, CO

            Gallery Leonardo, Leadville, CO

            Abend Gallery, Denver, CO

 

2007    Abend Gallery, Denver, CO

            Pirate, Solo Show, Denver, CO

            ZIP 37 Gallery, Solo Show, Denver, CO

            J.R. Kortman Center for Design Invitational Show, Rockford, IL

            Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, two-person show, Pueblo, CO

 

2006    10th Anniversary Exhibition: Corporate Collections, Republic Plaza, Denver, CO

            Beyond da Vinci: Italian-American Artists, Curtis Arts Ctr, Greenwood Village, CO

            Abend Gallery, Denver, CO

            Pirate, Solo Show, Denver, CO

            ZIP 37 Gallery, Solo Show, Denver, CO

            Dear Picasso Mail Art Show, ZIP 37 Gallery, Denver, CO

 

2005    Assembled Mixed Media Works, Lincoln Center Galleries, Fort Collins, CO

Colorado Art Open, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO

 

2004    Solo Exhibit, Salida Gallery, Salida, CO

Lander Art Center, Lander, WY

Colorado 2004; A Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Fine Arts
Center, Colorado Springs, CO

 

2003    Colorado Art Expo, Denver, CO

Art Student League, Denver, CO

Curtis Art Center, Greenwood Village, CO

Abend Gallery, Denver, CO

Solo Exhibit, Zip 37 Gallery, Denver, CO

Solo Exhibit, Pirate, Denver, CO

 

2002    Word, Text and Story, Sangre de Cristo Art Ctr, Pueblo, CO

Zip 37, Denver, CO

Curtis Art Center, Greenwood Village, CO
Cobalt Gallery, Tubac, AZ

825 Art, Denver, CO

 

2001    The Caitlyn Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Wolfe Gallery, DeLand, FL

Abend Gallery, Denver, CO

 

2000    ‘Past Revisited,’ Loveland Art Museum, Loveland, CO

Abend Gallery, Denver, CO

Zip 37, Denver, CO

Pirate, Solo Exhibit, Denver, CO

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, CO

Arvada Art Center, Arvada, CO

 

1999    Solo Exhibit, Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO

Solo Exhibit, Curtis Art Center, Greenwood Village, CO
Pirate, Denver, CO

 

1998    J. R. Kortman Center for Design, Rockford, IL

Holiday Window Project in conjunction with Hanzon Studios,
Denver

Solo Exhibit, Bas Bleu Theatre Co., Ft. Collins, CO

‘Persona,’ Republic Plaza Bldg., Denver, CO

Alpine Loge Art Exhibition, Mt. Lemmon, AZ

3-D Box Art, Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY

Curtis Center for the Arts, Greenwood Village, CO

‘Lost and Found,’ Show of Hands, Denver, CO

 

1997    Vienna Museum of Modern Art, Vienna, Austria

DIA (Denver International Airport) juried exhibit

Curtis Center for the Arts, Greenwood Village, CO

 

1996    Michele Mosko Miller  Fine Art, New York City, NY

UMC Fine Art Gallery, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Gallery of Contemporary Art, Univ. of Colorado,
Colorado Springs, CO

 

1995    SOFA (Sculpture, Objects, and Functional Art), Miami, FL

            represented by Michele Mosko Miller Fine Art

 

1994    SOFA (Sculpture, Objects, and Functional Art), Chicago, IL,
represented by Michele Mosko Miller Fine Art

Rule Modern and Contemporary, Solo Exhibit, Denver, CO

 

1993    Elaine Horwitch Galleries, Solo Exhibit, Santa Fe, NM

Michele Mosko Miller Fine Art, New York City, NY

 

1992    One World Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

Chiaroscuro, Chicago, IL

Virginia Breier, San Francisco, CA

 

1991    Elaine Horwitch Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

Elaine Horwitch Gallery, Palm Springs, CA

Art Miami ‘91, International Art Exposition, Miami Beach, FL

 

1990    Monteverde Gallery, Taos, NM

Payton-Rule Gallery, Denver, CO

International Art Exposition, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

 

1989    Los Angeles International Contemporary Art Fair, L.A., CA

Kyle Belding Gallery, Denver, CO

Elaine Horwitch Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

 

1987    Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA

Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX

Yellowstone Arts Center, Billings, Montana

Expo L.A., Los Angeles, CA

 

1986    New Orleans Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA

The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

Phillip Morris Preview of Western States Exhibit, Chicago, IL

University of Northern Colorado, Solo Exhibit, Greeley, CO

Robischon Gallery 10th Anniversary Show, Denver, CO

Kyle Belding Gallery, Denver, CO

‘Four Imagists,’ Boulder Center for the Visual Arts, Boulder, CO

 

1985    Lincoln Center Invitational, Fort Collins, CO

Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, CO

Kyle Belding Gallery, Denver, CO

 

1983    Denver Art Museum Biennial Show, Denver, CO

Taos Art Exhibit, Taos, NM

 

1982    Joy Horwich Solo Show, Chicago, IL

Nicolaysen Museum Solo Show, Casper, WY

 

1980    University of Colorado Fiske Planetarium, Boulder, CO

 

1979    Regional Printmakers’ Exhibit, Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO

National Center for Atmospheric Research Solo Exhibit,

Boulder, CO

 

1978    Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO

 

1977    World Print Competition, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,
San Francisco, CA

 

1975    Aspen Arts Festival, Aspen, CO, juror Jasper Johns