Currently Julie Rico is writing articles for artists for NYC art magazine Arcade Project Zine. See: Real and Imaginary Bridges and In The Belly of the Beast

The Julie Rico Gallery was founded in 1988 in Downtown Los Angeles with local artists. Since then I have seen the importance of individuals connecting to art because they love it. A heartfelt connection to the art and the artist is a good way to buy art.

Thank you to the artists, the collectors and all of the people (there are a lot) that helped in all of the Julie Rico Galleries designed to support artists. 

1992-1995 Julie Rico Gallery 2623 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA A huge effort that spawned numerous art careers and helped the Pop Surrealism movement take hold. Shown in the picture above is Ed "Big Daddy" Roth (left) Greg Escalante (center) Julie Rico (center) Stanley Mouse (right). This was the Master Finks Showdown exhibition with Robert Williams too. Special thanks to Greg Escalante for hooking us up with Ed and everything else. I guess Doug Nason helped too, WOW! Please note the Black and White Card is from the first gallery effort from 1988-1990

2005-2010 Weeneez and the Red Dot Gallery and Bistro. Downtown L.A. at 5th and Spring The coolest and craziest idea to support art was Weeneez. I presented lots of amazing exhibitions in both spaces. The front restaurant was selling hot dogs to support art and the back space was a formal gallery with beer, wine and fine art. The work showing above in the Red Dot is by the artist Youn Woo Chaa.

2005 LA Art Fest Arts District L.A. a giant indoor/outddoor art and music festival Julie Rico, Director and Producer, Special thanks to the following people Joel Bloom, Brian Tortora, Mary Milelzcik, Egg, Doug Rimmerman, Brian Stotesbury, Madamemoxie Monikah, countless artists and performers and LARABA. There were 4 stages, a 25,000 square foot building filled with art. A 5-acre lot with giant outdoor sculptures. It was an amazing scene next to the Sci-Arc building in the Arts District of Downtown L.A. A super special thank you to Sid Carter.

Working at the B-1 Gallery, Jeff Poe came up with this idea for a show called the Black and White show. It was really good. See Jean Bastarache's painting to your left with the body builder woman. This is the only shot we have of this painting. It sold. I met Greg Escalante at this gallery.


A recent article on Julie Rico for Pop Spoken in Singapore:  

1996/7-2000 The Rico Gallery 208 Pier Ave. Santa Monica, CA This gallery was generously donated by the artist Manfred Menz. Thank you Manfred! It is a long story. But sure wish we were still there. The most memorable exhibitions were by Peter Liashkov as seen in the center picture and the Alex Grey show and the History of LSD by Mark McCloud.

Exhibition at Rico Gallery for artist and Tibetan Monk Lama Lhanang

The 113th issue of Coagula Art Journal, May 2016, is the largest ever printed in the magazine’s 24 year history at 88 pages. This issue highlights Eric Minh Swenson's documentary photographs of Art Stars – 160 women artists, dealers, and writers in the art scene from New York to California – with an introduction by Mat Gleason.

1995 Lollapalloza Tour, 30 cities USA and Canada. Produced, The Mean Art Tent, Julie Rico, Art Director for signage and the touring gallery.

Robert Williams artist for Mean Art Tent

Publicity shot for Lollapalooza, Julie Rico they didn't use this because I am smoking.

Jean J Bastarache artist for Mean Art Tent

Tents created by Graff Artists for Lollapalooza

Romelle D'Minter artist Mean Art Tent Lollapalooza 1995

Salomon Huerta artist for Mean Art Tent

Rojelio Cabral artist for Production art on the field for Lollapalooza

Outside the Mean Art Tent at Lollapalooza Graff artists galor