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Lecia Dole-Recio

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San Francisco, CA

Birth year

Lives in
Los Angeles, CA

Works in
Los Angeles, CA

Art Center College, 2001, MFA
RISD (Rhode Island School of Design)

Representing galleries


Based in Los Angeles, Lecia Dole-Recio works in collage and mixed-media to create supremely elegant and vibrant abstractions that explore the play between translucency and opacity, inside and outside, light, color and materials. 


Born 1971. San Francisco, California

Lives and works in Los Angeles, California


2001  Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA; MFA

1994  Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI; BFA



  • Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles (upcoming)


  • "MOCA Focus: Lecia Dole-Recio," Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Curated by      Brooke Hodge (cat.)


  • Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles


  • Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles
  • Galerie Stephan Adamski, Aachen


  • Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles



  • "Zuordnungsprobleme", Johann Konig, Berlin, April 4 - 26
  • "Cohabitation: 13 artists and Collage", Galleria Francesca Kaufmann, Milan, March 6- May
  • "Before and After Science" Curated by Michael Ned Holte, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, February 2- March 8


  • "Uneasy Angel/Imagine Los Angeles", Sprüth Magers, Munich, September 14 - November 3
  • "Good Morning, Midnight" Organized by Bruce Hainley, Casey Kaplan Gallery, NY, June 22 - July 31


  • Richard Telles Fine Art, September 9 - October 14
  • "Too Much Love", organized by Amy Adler, Angles Gallery, Los Angeles, June 29 - July 29
  • "LAXed: Paintings from the other side", Peres Projects, Berlin, April 28 - June 2
  • Argekunst Galerie Museum, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy (catalogue)
  • "Hotel California," The Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, California


  • "Plip, Plip, Plippity," Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles
  • "In the Abstract," Angles Gallery, Santa Monica
  • "Ginny Bishton, Lecia Dole-Recio, Taft Green," Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles


  • "2004 Whitney Biennial Exhibition," Curated by Chrissie Iles, Shamim Momin, Debra Singer Whitney, Museum of American Art, New York (catalogue)
  • "Full House: Olivia Booth, Lecia Dole-Recio, Liz Larner, Candace Nycz, Monique van Genderen," Claremont Graduate University, East Gallery, Claremont, CA, (David Pagel, curator)


  • Peres Projects, Los Angeles
  • "Lecia Dole-Recio, Monique Van Genderen and Bart Esposito," Margo Victor, Los Angeles
  • "A Red Letter Day," Fredericks Freiser Gallery, New York (Terry R. Myers, curator)
  • "Ishtar," Midway Contemporary Art, St. Paul, Minnesota (Bruce Hainley, curator)
  • "Painting Show," Vienna Art Space, Chicago         


  • "Tomma Abts, Morgan Fisher, James Hayward, Lecia Dole-Recio," Daniel Buchholz Galerie, Cologne
  • "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now: Two Year Anniversary Exhibition," Low, Los Angeles


  • "Snapshot: New Work from Los Angeles," UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (catalogue)
  • "crisp," Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
  • "Two Friends and So On," Mark Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles
  • "Lisa Lapinski, Lecia Dole-Recio, Susanna Maing," Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles
  • "Paintland," Curated by Terry R. Myers, Lemon Sky, Los Angeles



  • Taft, Catherine, "Before & After Science", Art Review, May, p 139
  • Knight, Christopher, "Mixing Science and Intuition", The Los Angeles Times, February 22, p. E25.
  • Schad, Ed, "The Science of Study",, Online review, 2/10/2008


  • Knight, Christopher, "Painting gets a broader brush", The Los Angeles Times, December 2
  • Sonnenborn, Katie. "Good Morning, Midnight", Frieze, October, p. 275.
  • Cotter, Holland. "Good Morning, Midnight." The New York Times, July 27, p. B30.
  • Columbus, Nikki. Critic's Picks, "Good Morning, Midnight.", July.


  • Myers, Terry R. "Reviews: Lecia Dole-Recio", Art Review, November 2006, page 192.
  • Hainley, Bruce. "Los Angeles Review: Lecia Dole-Recio, Museum of Contemporary Art," ArtForum, November, pages 305 - 306.
  • Balaschak, Chris. "Lecia Dole-Recio, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA," Frieze, October, page 277.
  • Martin, Victoria. "Lecia Dole-Recio at MOCA", ArtWeek, October, page 15.
  • Taft, Catherine. Critic's Picks "Untitled Group Exhibition" October 3 - 14.
  • Sippl, Diane. "Then and There, Here and Now", Westside Today, Brentwood News, September, pages 54 - 55.
  • Nelson, Arty. "Where Worlds Collide," LA Weekly, August 25-31, 2006, page 56.
  • Hodge, Brooke, "On Growth and Trasnformation: The Work of Lecia Dole-Recio", Exhibition catalogue essay
  • Ollman, Leah. "Sharpening her wit," The Los Angeles Times, August 15, 2006, p. E3.


  • Schjeldahl, Peter. "What's New: The Whitney Biennial," The New Yorker, March 22, pp.100-101.
  • Knight, Christopher. "Binary Days at the Biennial," The Los Angeles Times, Sunday, April 11, 2004, p. E43-E44, illus.
  • Saltz, Jerry. "OK Corral," Village Voice, March 16.
  • Myers, Terry R. "Abstract to a fault," ArtReview, May issue, pp. 58-61.
  • Knight, Christopher. Review, Los Angeles Times, Friday, January 23, page E25.


  • Hainley, Bruce. Review, Artforum, May, page 187.
  • Pagel, David. Review, Los Angeles Times, Friday, January 18, page 41. 
Recent Exhibits

Lecia Dole-Recio participated in these exhibits:

Nov, 2015 Ten Year Anniversary
Sep, 2015 Paperworks
Craft and Folk Art Museum
Jul, 2015 Palm Beach Summer Show 2015
Nov, 2014 Blessed Oblivion
Jun, 2014 Made in L.A. 2014
Hammer Museum
Oct, 2013 Artist Reception & Catalogue Release
The Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University
Click here to see all exhibits for Lecia Dole-Recio
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