Duke Riley, Table for Three, 2020

Duke Riley
Table For Three, 2020
Woodblock on Colorplan Paper
Image size: 34 x 12 inches
Paper Size: 37 x 15 ½ inches
Signed, dated and numbered on recto 
Edition of 25 + 5 APs

Rendered after an original drawing from 2012, this woodblock edition by Duke Riley, produced in collaboration with Brooklyn’s Shoestring Press, depicts three crustaceans seated before a feast that inverts the dominance of man over nature. 

About the Artist

Duke Riley has had solo exhibitions at Magnan Metz Gallery, New York City; the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland; the Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY; and the Havana Biennial (2009 and 2015), among other venues. He has received numerous awards and commissions, including a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant, the U.S. State Department’s SmARTpower Program in China, and the MTA Arts For Transit commission for the Beach 98th Street Station renovation. In Spring 2016, Riley partnered with Creative Time and the Brooklyn Navy Yard to produce Fly By Night, a public art project which was presented again in 2018 by 1418 Now and the London International Festival of Theater. Born in Boston, he received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, in Providence, before moving to New York, settling in Brooklyn and earning his M.F.A. from Pratt Institute.