MISSION AND HISTORY
Following in the footsteps of the legendary New York art dealer Sidney Janis, Ricco/Maresca champions and showcases the art of self-taught masters working outside the continuum of art history. The gallery specializes in Outsider, Self-Taught, Contemporary, and historically significant American Folk art in various media.
Over a period of more than 40 years, Ricco/Maresca has helped blur the lines that have habitually separated conventional art-historical categories and “marginal” art. The gallery has carried out this mission through a pioneering program that emphasizes crossover between vernacular and mainstream traditions, the management of key estates (William Hawkins, Martín Ramírez, and Domingo Guccione among them), and seminal books produced with publishing partners such as Alfred A. Knopf, Little Brown and Company, Radius Books, and Pomegranate Press.
Ricco/Maresca Gallery was founded in 1979 on Broome Street, within New York’s then-emerging SoHo gallery district. The gallery relocated to TriBeCa in the 1980s and later moved to Wooster Street in SoHo—which had by then become an established contemporary art hub. In 1997, Ricco/Maresca became one of the first galleries to move to the new Chelsea art district and is currently located at 529 West 20th Street. The gallery participates and has participated in the ADAA Art Show, the Independent Art Fair, the Armory Show, Frieze Masters, Art Chicago, Art Miami, AIPAD, NADA House, and the Outsider Art Fair (New York and Paris). We work closely with major museums and collectors, and offer services that range from curatorial advisory to collection management, installation design, and conservation.
Summer Hours (July 5 - August 19)
Tuesday – Friday: 11AM – 5PM
The gallery will be closed from August 20 - September 5.
Tuesday - Saturday hours will resume after Labor Day Weekend.
Roger Ricco | Partner Emeritus
Kylie Ryu | Gallery Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alejandra Russi | Media Director: email@example.com
Janet Green | Accounting: firstname.lastname@example.org
José de la Cruz | Preparator: email@example.com
Suy Kang | Consulting Associate: firstname.lastname@example.org
General Gallery Correspondence: email@example.com
New Gallery Space
In February of 2020 we made the decision to move our gallery from the space we had occupied for more than 20 years to a considerably larger space on the same floor. A larger gallery space affords us the luxury of bringing all of our inventory (which was previously kept in an art storage facility in Brooklyn) onsite and available for viewing at any given moment.
It also gives us double the amount of wall space, so we’ll have the ability to present exhibitions, as we always have, and house Gallery Two: an ever-changing salon that showcases the crossover of self-taught, outsider, and vernacular art into the contemporary and modern mainstream—Ricco/Maresca's mission for over 40 years.