© 2010 Ric Kasini Kadour


Ric Kasini Kadour

Born. Plantation, Florida, 1974
Education. University of Vermont, B.A. 1998
He is a writer, gallerist, and artist.


Kadour primarily creates art as a photographer. After spending his early years painting, then taking an extended hiatus from artmaking, Kadour returned to making art in 2000 as a photographer interested in exploring light, color, and abstraction.

Kadour’s series of photographs, Boring, debuted at in Toronto in November 2005. Part social documentary and part creative portraiture, Kadour’s photographs use visual strategies typically reserved for abstract painting. Other series of photographs include the abstract Speed of Light; Urbania, which explores the imagery of urban landscapes settings; and M Series, which examines the psychology of portraiture.

In 2006, Kadour release an artist book, Art Is Food. The text of Art is Food was originally presented as an introduction to “Art Town Meeting,” a community forum held at Nectar’s Upstairs in Burlington, Vermont on February 28th, 2006. In the summer of 2006, Kadour illustrated the text. A hand-pulled screen print was made in Montreal, Quebec in August and September 2006. The edition was limited to fifty.

In 2008, Kadour released a follow-up to a 2003 series Speed of Light: More Speed of Light, which continue his exploration of abstraction and motion, and a body of work titled, Day and Night, that pushed the edge of whiteness and blur.

Kadour began exploring installation work in 2007 with the impromtu piece All Crap Left On Lawn Will Become Art that was installed at 64 North Street in Burlington, Vermont. In June 2008, the City of Montpelier, Vermont commissioned Kadour to make an installation in the lawn of the Vermont Supreme Court building. SpyderCycle: Stabilimentum is a two-part project. The first part was a sculptural installation in situ made of bicycle parts and stainless steel chain. The web and bicycle parts were adapted to the location. A larger-than-life spider orb web suspends between the limb and trunk of a tree and the ground. Suspended in the web are parts of a bicycle. The bicycle is not prey trapped in the spider’s web, rather it is offered as a Stabilimentum, or spider web decoration. Spiders often include stabilimenta in their web as a means of attracting prey or disguising themselves. The second part of SpyderCycle: Stabilimentum is a suite of ten photographs of the installation in the style of “Speed of Light.”

In recent years, Kadour has exhibited work in Montreal, Toronto, Provincetown, and Vermont. His work is in private collections in London, England; Toronto, Canada; Seattle, Washington; Provincetown, MA; Washington, DC; and New Jersey.


Kadour is the former Vermont editor of Art New England and co-author of the Vermont Art Guide. He currently serves as the editor of Art Map Burlington. His writing has appeared in a number of publications including Vermont Magazine, Seven Days, Seattle Weekly, The Stranger, and Salt Lake Metro, and others. His poetry has appeared in publications such as Green Mountain Review, Limestone Circle, Bay Windows, Catalyst, and Taproot. In 2005, he released the chapbook of the poem/essay, “How to Price Your Art?”

Kadour has contributed writing for a number of books and catalogs; most recently: Lois Eby: From Landscape to Jazz (Galerie Maison Kasini, 2010); Luis London: Reprecussions (Galerie Maison Kasini, 2010); Charles Orme: Icarus & Putto (Galerie Maison Kasini, 2010); Carl David Ruttan: Torn Passages (Galerie Maison Kasini, 2010); Helen Shulman: A Catalog of Recent Paintings (West Branch Gallery, 2009); Craig Mooney: Works on Canvas (West Branch Gallery, 2009); Photographic Suburbia: Ciaran Brennan (Kasini House Books, 2008); “Ethan Murrow’s America” in Ethan Murrow (Obsolete Gallery, 2008); introductory essay in John Matusz: Recent Work (West Branch Gallery, 2007) and “The Epic Journey: Paintings of Giovanna Cecchetti” in Giovanna Cecchetti (West Branch Gallery, 2007).


Kadour is the director of Maison Kasini Canada, an art gallery and book publisher in Montreal, Quebec and Kasini House, Inc, a creative production company and publisher in Burlington, Vermont. He has curated dozens of exhibitions, given a number of talks on contemporary art and the business of art, and oversaw the editorial development of over a dozen books. He also works as a consultant and adviser to corporate and private art collections and artist estates.