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. Her passion comes from a fundamental belief that art is intellect – it has social purpose and educates others through connective inquiry. Richelle received a BFA with dual minors in Social Entrepreneurship and Marketing from the University of Southern California (USC). Her work was presented in numerous exhibitions including three solo shows at the Helen Lindhurst Gallery in Los Angeles, the International Print Center New York Gallery, and at Christie’s in the Rockefeller Center salesroom. She is represented in several elite private collections, and her art is the newest addition to the USC Art and Trojan Traditions 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. She recently received several prestigious awards including the youngest ever to win a Kala Fellowship Award (2014-2015) and one of ten people to receive the Discovery Scholar Prize. Additionally, she was a part-time teacher and mentor at Idyllwild Arts Academy. Her artwork and research is presented in a TEDxTrousdale talk “What is our Role within a Networked Society?” which examines the ways that connection mobilizes change within communities.