Richelle Gribble creates mixed media paintings and collages, prints, interactive installations, videos, drawings, computer games and sculptures. Her artwork is inspired by concepts of virality, biology, networks, group dynamics, and social trends that connect us all. She earned a 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. She is the youngest to win a Kala Fellowship Award and a recipient of the USC Discovery Scholar Prize. Her work was included in numerous solo and group exhibitions such as the International Print Center New York Gallery, New York, NY; Christie’s New York Salesroom at Rockefeller Center, New York, NY; Jonathan Ferarra Gallery, New Orleans, LA; Helen Lindhurst Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Con Artist Gallery, New York, NY; ARTery Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA; The Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, MI; Artlink Contemporary Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN; Fisher Museum of Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA; and many other public and private spaces. She was thrilled to receive a commission to create an artwork celebrating our humanity, which flew to outer space and back aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard’s space system. She is represented in several elite private collections including that of Ilene & Stanley Gold and American composer Morten Lauridsen. Her art is on permanent display in the USC Art and Trojan Traditions Collection and Kala Art Institute Collection. After ranking as a top ten finalist out of 30,000 participants in the competition Art Takes Times Square, her artwork was displayed on a LED screen in Times Square, New York, NY. Richelle teaches at Idyllwild Arts Academy and the Pacific Art League of Palo Alto. Works are published in SciArt for America, Forage Press, MAKE8ELIEVE, Exploring Drawing: A Text/Sketchbook, and more. Her current research and art projects are presented in a TEDxTrousdale talk “What is our Role within a Networked Society?” which examines the ways that interconnectivity transforms communities and contributes to our happiness.