RICHELLE GRIBBLE is a multidisciplinary artist exploring planetary connectivity. Her work examines networks and systems-based investigations to reflect the ways human impact, technology, and environment interact and evolve. She is a represented artist with JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY exhibiting worldwide. She has had solo shows in Los Angeles, New York, Japan, and international orbit around Earth etched on satellites and aboard rockets. She has exhibited at renowned art fairs including Art Market San Francisco, Texas Contemporary, and Miami Project and had her artwork illuminated on a LED screen in Times Square NYC.
Gribble has completed 14 art residencies as part of her project The Nomadic Artist, where she travels the world to reflect social and environmental changes across the globe. Awarded residencies include Vermont Studio Center, Awagami Factory, Kala Fellowship, and many more. Work presented in a TEDxTrousdale talk “What is our Role within a Networked Society?” and published in The Creator’s Project, The Atlantic, Artillery Magazine, and VICE. She is a writer for the Kepler Space Institute examining the arts and humanities in space and is a Planet Ambassador at Planet Labs, an Earth-imaging satellite company devoted to use space to help life on Earth.
A strong advocate for bridging science and art, Gribble leads collaborations across industries with exhibitions at rocket companies, arboretums, bio-laboratories, hospitals, airports, and outer space. She founded The Nook Gallery, a gallery devoted to highlighting artists merging science, art, and technology. She is a curator and board member for Femmebit, an art and technology festival celebrating women in video and new media as well as co-coordinates Byte of Science, a monthly lecture series uniting artists and scientists in Los Angeles, CA. She earned her BFA in Studio Arts from the Roski School of Art and Design with dual minors in Social Entrepreneurship and Marketing at the University of Southern California, in 2013.
I explore life at all levels of living systems – organisms, social systems, and ecosystems – to examine and promote our interdependence. Under closer scrutiny, neural-like nodes of connectivity reveal themselves as even smaller networks. By visually revealing structural patterns and characteristics within cross-disciplinary and embedded networks, the blending of distinct social, biological, and technological systems form one integrated whole – the Earth. My work has evolved from comparing networks (molecular systems, social networks, neural pathways, freeways systems) to deep analyses of their interactions. How does connectivity, for better or for worse, influence our lives and our future?