Richard Armendariz American, b. 1969

Biography

Richard “Ricky” Armendariz was born in El Paso, Texas. He received his BFA from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 1995 and MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1999. In 2008, he received the Artpace Supplemental Travel Grant for travel to Mexico City, Mexico, and in 2013 he was selected to participate as an artist in residence Berlin Residency Program by Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum in partnership with Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany.

 

Being raised on the U.S.-Mexico border heavily influences his artistic, aesthetic and conceptual ideas. Images that have cultural, biographical and art historical references are carved and burned into the surface of his paintings, drawings, and prints. “Growing up in El Paso, Texas with Juarez, Mexico in my backyard, I was saturated with a mix of romanticism for the new and old West, American culture, and the iconography of my ancestral past. I am influenced by the mystique of the border region, including mesas, honky-tonks and big skies reaching as far as the eye can see.” – Ricky Armendariz

 

Armendariz’s artworks can be found in museum collections, including, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX; The McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX; and Ruby City, San Antonio, TX.

Works
  • Richard Armendariz, Blown Off Course, Guided By Spirits, 2020
    Richard Armendariz
    Blown Off Course, Guided By Spirits, 2020
    Carved mixed media on panel
    48 x 48"
  • Richard Armendariz, Meet You On The Other Side, 2020
    Richard Armendariz
    Meet You On The Other Side, 2020
    Carved mixed media on panel
    24 x 24"
  • Richard Armendariz, Tired of Being a Good Listener, 2020
    Richard Armendariz
    Tired of Being a Good Listener, 2020
    Carved mixed media on panel
    24 x 24"
  • Richard Armendariz, Exodus (Diptych), Hare & Hound Press, San Antonio, TX, 2019
    Richard Armendariz
    Exodus (Diptych), Hare & Hound Press, San Antonio, TX, 2019
    Woodblock print
    37.5 x 87"
  • Richard Armendariz, Mas y Mas y Mas Amor en la Hora Azul, 2019
    Richard Armendariz
    Mas y Mas y Mas Amor en la Hora Azul, 2019
    Woodblock print
    21 x 21 in
    53.3 x 53.3 cm
  • Richard Armendariz, Ophelia Sunrise, Hare & Hound Press, 2019
    Richard Armendariz
    Ophelia Sunrise, Hare & Hound Press, 2019
    Hand relief printed from artist carved wood block on etching press
    21.5 x 21.5"
  • Richard Armendariz, Roadman, Remix (Triptych) Hare & Hound Press, San Antonio, TX , 2019
    Richard Armendariz
    Roadman, Remix (Triptych) Hare & Hound Press, San Antonio, TX , 2019
    Woodblock print (triptych)
    30.5 x 129"
  • Richard Armendariz, Árbol, Hare & Hound Press, San Antonio, TX, 2018
    Richard Armendariz
    Árbol, Hare & Hound Press, San Antonio, TX, 2018
    Woodblock print
    36 x 24"
  • Richard Armendariz, Do We See the Same Moon (black) Anderson Ranch Residency, Snowmass Village, CO, 2018
    Richard Armendariz
    Do We See the Same Moon (black) Anderson Ranch Residency, Snowmass Village, CO, 2018
    Woodcut print
    17.5 x 20.5"
  • Richard Armendariz, Colita de fuego (fire tail), 2017
    Richard Armendariz
    Colita de fuego (fire tail), 2017
    Carved oil painting on birch
    24 x 24"
  • Richard Armendariz, Last ride of Juan Diego (69 Malibu), 2017
    Richard Armendariz
    Last ride of Juan Diego (69 Malibu), 2017
    Carved oil painting and lights on birch
    24 x 48"
  • Richard Armendariz, Tell Me Where It Hurts, 2017
    Richard Armendariz
    Tell Me Where It Hurts, 2017
    Woodblock print
    48 x 37"
  • Richard Armendariz, Modern Prometheus Unbound (remix) Flatbed Press, 2015
    Richard Armendariz
    Modern Prometheus Unbound (remix) Flatbed Press, 2015
    Woodblock print
    48 x 37"
  • Richard Armendariz, Haiku Paño I, 2014
    Richard Armendariz
    Haiku Paño I, 2014
    Oil on carved plywood
    24 x 24"
  • Richard Armendariz, Tlazolteotl as a Horse (Aztec Deity of Midwives), 2013
    Richard Armendariz
    Tlazolteotl as a Horse (Aztec Deity of Midwives), 2013
    Oil on carved plywood
    48 x 96"
  • Richard Armendariz, Consegui Al Rooster… Landscape Series, 2006
    Richard Armendariz
    Consegui Al Rooster… Landscape Series, 2006
    Oil on carved plywood
    48 x 72"
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