ARTIST STATEMENT

my name is ralph, 
‘nunzi’ as many call me,

but that is not WHO i am -

i am an artist on a journey,

but that is not WHO i am -

i am older & hopefully wiser,

but that is not WHO i am
in the eyes of the greatSPIRIT

that is for HIM to say—
& through my heART in the silence
this is what that Wisdom teaches me:

when we open our heART, life flows
when we sit in the QUIET, we tap Wisdom -

the present moment is all we have & it contains everything we need

nature reminds us we are one w/ all creation

& each canvas, each ‘holon’, each gesture applied to the surface contains the
whole in abstraction & figurative expression -
relational to the whole & in my heART flows my authentic being
w/ the greatSpirit


SELECT EXHIBITIONS

one trick pony / grandRapids
dominican center art gallery / grandRapids
brewery vivant / grandRapids
artPrize2014 / oldWorldOliveCo /grandRapids
kendall faculty exhibit @ devosPlace / grandRapids
ABVI [assoc for the blind & visually impaired] grandRapids MAI [manistee Institute of art] / manisteeMi
artPrize7 [2015] @ deVosPlace / grandRapids
Division\grandRapids - ‘avenue of the arts nov6 2015 first friday’


EDUCATION

BFA Fine Art - Columbus College of Art and Design, Franklin University, Columbus, OH