CURIOSITIES: Rick Valicenti & 21st Century Thirst

Schmidt Center Gallery
February 13 - April 3, 2010

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Rick Valicenti
is an art director, graphic designer, artist based in Chicago. His design firm, Thirst Design was established in 1989 and continues today with a philosophy that embraces art, function, contemporary technology, and young design collaborators. Thirst has accomplished a wide range of design in print, film, digital media and spacemaking. Thirst's client list includes among many others: Art Chicago; Fox / Gilbert Paper; Herman Miller, Inc.; ITT College of Architecture; Lyric Opera of Chicago; and Motorola. Commenting on Valicenti for his 2006 American Institute of Graphic Arts medal, the highest honor this association bestows, Marian Bantjes writes "I can think of no other body of work by any designer that has the amount of strength that Rick's does, while simultaneously plundering the depths of style and defying uniformity. "The exhibition will present highlights from Thirst as well as Valicenti's art.

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Images (clockwise from top left): Installation view of the Schmidt Center Gallery; Valicenti talks to Museum Studies students in the exhibition; installation details.


Curiosities Poster Brochure


Curiosities: Rick Valicenti and 21st Century Thirst

Exhibition Dates: 

Schmidt Center Gallery: February 13 – April 3, 2010


Stephanie Cunningham, Professor of Graphic Design, FAU


Rick Valicenti

Size: 24 x 36" Poster Brochure