Born in 1975 in Ann Arbor, USA
Lives and works in Ann Arbor and New York, USA
Leif Ritchey draws on a plethora of materials, colours and layering in his work. His paintings are without unnecessary embellishment and enhancement, focusing instead on the inherent qualities of objects and their properties. His musical interest lends a poetic quality to his works: where concepts and notions interact to fall into a kind of interactive play: "Colors are colors and objects are objects, they dance together make music - a jam, I listen to the music and lose myself in it, dance along, live it, colors and forms find alchemy unknown".
Selected solo exhibitions include: "Gumbo Shoes", The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, USA (2015), "Sun Tea", Ltd los angeles, Loas Angeles, USA (2014), "Poster Paintings", Shoot the Lobster, New York, USA (2012) and "Chameleon Jeans", Martos Gallery, New York, USA (2011).
Selected group exhibitions include: "To The Happy Few", Jeanroch Dard, Paris, France (2014), The Journal Gallery at Venues Over Manhattan, Venue Over Manhattan, New York, USA (2014) and "Dirt Don't Hurt", Jolie Laide Gallery, Philadelphia, USA (2011).