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About Riki S.H.

Hello, I'm Riki, a multimedia artist and designer. ?+ 2013 Finalist for artist residency grant from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, sponsored by Synetic Theater for an innovative pilot project increasing the demand for live performances. + MFA Advanced Theatre Practices / Central School of Speech and Drama @ University of London U.K. + BFA Visual Development from Animation and VFX Department / Academy of Art University @ San Francisco U.S.A. + Photography... more

Sculptural and Illustrations

Sculptural and other illustration works

Paintings and Illustrations

Paintings and illustrations produced in various mediums.

Theatre & Performances

Live performances and theatre related projects I was involved as a designer and creator from London, D.C, and Baltimore.

Taming of the Shrew

I collaborated with Clint Herring on Synetic Theater?'s first major usage of multimedia on their widely successful "Taming of the Shrew," eighth in Synetic’s popular and consistently rewarding series of Shakespeare works enacted without words. Premiered at Landsburgh Theatre, Washington DC.

Home of the Soldier

Multimedia & projection design for world premiere of a new text-based play,Home of the Soldier, commemorates the heroism of our armed forces. The story follows a young American through the landscape of war and is a powerful story of honor, courage and love.

The work I did for "Home of the Soldier" is different from my usual touch of fantasy and abstract style, but took a more cinematic approach to compliment the overall story and style. I created film, animation, and VFX for the show.

There were challenges, some expected and some exceeded expectations, but overall, the show turned out awesome.

Directed by Paata Tsikurishvili

Jekyll and Hyde

Multimedia & video installation design for Synetic Theater's signature silent adaptation of Jekyll and Hyde. I designed an installation piece utilizing multiple computer monitors, television screens and rear projected screen. Contents were made using videos shot on green screen and animations created from original and found clips.
Synetic Theater takes on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic Victorian tale of good and evil, adding our signature physicality and darkly dramatic aesthetic. Updating the story's setting from 19th century London to modern-day America, Synetic's version puts a new spin on the strange case of the charming and sociable Dr. Jekyll and his sinister friend, accused murderer Mr. Hyde.

?The show premiered on September 20, 2012 to raving reviews from the press.

Directed by Paata Tsikurishvili ?

Other Video Projects

Personal and academic video projects shown in arts club and in academic environment.

The Tempest

Multimedia content and projection design and production of Syneitc Theater's ninth installment of its renowned "Silent Shakespeare Series." The most ambitious multimedia project Synetic has embarked yet.

Opened FEBRUARY 21 / Closed MARCH 24, 2013
Wildly successful production with a sold out last week or running and raving reviews.

Directed by Paata Tsikurishvili
Choreographed by Irina Tsikurishvili

On the water-filled stage, Synetic’s visual poetry will bring Prospero’s magical island to life. A romantic drama of epic proportions emerges from the depths as spirits, monsters, witches, drunken fools and lithe lovers contort and cavort with all the passion and bravado you can imagine.

With The Tempest, Synetic presents the ninth installment in its renowned “Silent Shakespeare” series. Expect BIG things with this production: stunning set design complete with a water extravaganza, larger-than-life visual, acrobatics and the remarkably visceral experience Synetic is known for.

Picture of Dorian Gray

Synetic Theater's Proudction of Oscar Wilde's
"The Picture of Dorian Gray"

Directed by Paata Tsikurishvili
Choreographer – Irina Tsikurishvili
Dramaturg – Nathan Weinberger
Set Design -Daniel Pinha
Costumes – Kendra Rai
Lighting Design – Colin K. Bills
Multimedia Design – Riki K
Original Music – Konstantine Lortkipanidze
Sound Design and Effects – Thomas Sowers

Sept. 26, 2013 – Nov. 3, 2013

Fearing the ravages of time and realizing the impermanence of youth, Dorian Gray makes a fateful wish–that his almost supernaturally lifelike portrait grow old while he remains forever young and beautiful. Synetic inventiveness and unforgettable visuals will elevate Oscar Wilde’s fantastical story to yet another level.

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