BIOGRAPHY

Richard Armendariz, El Paso, Texas, b. 1967

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 Images that have cultural, biographical and art historical references are carved and burned into the surface of his paintings, drawings, and prints.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 collections across the country, including the Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX; The McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX; and the University of Texas at San Antonio.

SELECTED IMAGES

CATALOGUES

Tell Me Where It Hurts

If There Are Words That Can Heal, Let Them be Painted Upon the World by John Phillip Santos
2017. Ruiz-Healy Art. Hardcover
44 pages. 10 x 8 inches

 

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In the Belly of the Beast

Essay by Scott Andrews
2014. Ruiz-Healy Art. Paperback
40 pages. 8 x 10 inches

 

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EXHIBITIONS

PAST

Latinx Art: Transcending Borders
April 3 – May 11, 2019

Houston, Texas

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Blue is Not a Color
July 11 – September 1, 2018

San Antonio, Texas

PAST

Tell Me Where It Hurts
December 6, 2017 – January 13, 2018

San Antonio, Texas

PAST

On the Curve
January 25 – February 25, 2017

San Antonio, Texas

PAST

More Than Words: Text Based Artworks
March 5 – April 25, 2015

San Antonio, Texas

PAST

In The Belly of The Beast
November 6 – December 6, 2014

San Antonio, Texas

PAST

Paper, Pencil & Ink: Prints and Other Works on Paper
July 10 – August 30, 2014

San Antonio, Texas

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