Mama Lion Presents

Music + Art Webpage Intro:

As the city of entertainment, it is no surprise that Los Angeles is full of diverse cultural attractions and activities. Centrally located in Koreatown, Mama Lion’s stylish, intimate yet relaxed interior provides the ideal environment for the senses by blurring the boundaries of gastronomy, mixology, music and art. From quarterly art exhibitions on view throughout our venue to our live music events, we provide a dynamic dining experience through our previous partnership with Live Nation’s “Ones to Watch”, Tuesday’s “Open Mic Nights”, and on-going Artist in Residence program with Aesthetic Platform by presenting emerging musicians and artists from LA’s vibrant cultural scene. We invite you to join us for a truly unforgettable immersive dining experience for the senses—both complementary and distinct.

Artist in Residence Program

Partnered with |A/P| Aesthetic Platform, the Artist in Residence program at Mama Lion strives to engage with the ever-evolving visual and nightlife culture of Los Angeles through an ongoing series of quarterly exhibitions, artist cocktail receptions and events by seamlessly integrating food and fine art culture. The Director of |A/P| Aesthetic Platform has created an approachable

yet untraditional way of viewing artwork to engage and capture the interest of a diverse dining crowd. With rotating quarterly exhibitions at this unique dining establishment, guests can simultaneously enjoy the art of fine dining and fine art without the unapproachability of a standard art venue.

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Artist in Residence Bryan Ricci Intro:

Mama Lion and Aesthetic Platform are proud to present Los Angeles-based painter Bryan Riccias the Artist in Residence for 2017-2018.

The vibrant abstract paintings of artist Bryan Ricci are paired with the luxe environment of Mama Lion to create a harmonious pairing between the elements of gastronomy and contemporary art.

Ricci, a Los Angeles based painter remixes the traditional techniques of painting by creating abstract color theory based compositions. His methodical process of painting intensifies the viewer’s experience through its seductive layers of color, texture and composition. Ricci bridges the gap between the conventional and unconventional ways of painting by mixing and layering

pure pigments of color and binders on unprimed linen, canvas and other materials. His abstract compositions are constructed through the use of scraping tools, poured paint and fabrics to create works that are reminiscent of color theory painters in the past juxtaposed with

the artist’s updated approach on the classics. Ricci’s layered abstracted color field paintings are both serene and seductive, modern and classic—much like the ambiance of Mama Lion and begs to be experienced and examined in person.

Artist Bio

Bryan Ricci graduated from SUNY Purchase College in New York in 2000, earning a BFA in Painting. He relocated to Los Angeles to attend Otis College of Art and Design, earning a MFA in 2012. Ricci currently teaches painting at Santa Monica College and Loyola Marymount University.

Ricci has exhibited his work in numerous exhibitions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and Pennsylvania and internationally in Seoul, Korea, Xinzheng, China, and Brisbane, Australia.

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles presented a solo exhibition of his paintings entitled, “A Closer Look”. His work was also included in a group exhibition, “Sincerely Yours” at the Torrance Art Museum.

Additionally, his work has been exhibited at numerous art fairs including:

Aqua Miami, LA Art Fair and Palm Springs Art Fair. He is represented in Los Angeles by Aesthetic Platform and John Wolf Fine Art, and TW Fine Art in Brisbane Australia.

Artist Exhibition History



2012 MFA, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA

2000 BFA, SUNY Purchase, NY


2016 Chromophilia, TW Fine Art, Brisbane, AU

2015 Inversions: Image vs The Real, Chris Trueman and Bryan Ricci, Four Six One Nine, Los Angeles, CA


Terra Incognita, Launch Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Urban Pastoral and Neo Plein-Air, The Bolsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2009 Nature Hates Calculators, LAG, Los Angeles, CA

2008 Video Made The Wilderness Star, Tinlark Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Don’t Feed The Animals, LAG, Los Angeles, CA

2007 Have You Seen Me?, BAE, Los Angeles, CA

2004 A Closer Look, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, CA Super Natural, BAE, Los Angeles, CA

2002 Endangered Species, BAE, Los Angeles, CA


2017 Antipodal, curated by Chris Truman, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA

Aaron B. Duke Design, Pasadena Showcase House, Pasadena, CA

Abstraction in the Singular, Bentley Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

Abstract Miniatures, Fine Art Complex 1101, Tempe, AZ

2015 Remains, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA

Complex Decisions, CES Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Sincerely Yours, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

2014 Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA

Not-Knowing, JAUS, Los Angeles, CA

2013 MAS Attack, LA Mart, Los Angeles, CA

2012 If You Can’t Fake It, Then Make It, JAUS, Los Angeles, CA

2010 13, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2006 Summer Survey, LAG, Los Angeles, CA

American Artists and Their Tour of Korea, Insa Art Center-Gallery Ann, Seoul, Korea Bugology, Armory Center For The Arts, Pasadena, CA

2005 Open Show 2005, G825, Los Angeles, CA (Juror: James Elaine)

2004 Bug-Eyed: Art, Culture, Insects, Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, CA

Hollywood Bowl Sphere Project, Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2003 Fresh Coat, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Ry Rocklen)

LA Metro: Artists from Gallery 825, Los Angeles, University Gallery of Clarion University, PA (curated by Joseph A. Thomas) Trance Plants, The Latch Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Ry Rocklen)



Mama Lion Supperclub Los Angeles Artist in Residence 2017-2018, Los Angeles, CA


Anderson Ranch Arts Center Fellowship, Aspen, CO


Sias International University Artist Residency, Xinzheng, China


Elaine Meyers, Los Angeles

Jeff Gaspin, Los Angeles

Sindhuja Sridhar, San Francisco

Mohebi Family Collection, Dubai