Ricky Armendariz

January 2015, “Icons and Symbols”, UTEP Centennial Museum, El Paso, TX.

July 2014,"Paper, Pencil and Ink", Ruiz-Healy Art, San Antonio ,TX

June 2014, PrintHouston: Next 2014, Nicole Longnecker Gallery, Houston, TX

May 2014, New Art/Arte Nuevo: San Antonio 2014, UTSA Art Gallery, San Antonio,TX

May 2014, “Contemporary Latino Art: El Corazón de San Antonio”, ECAC Texas A&M University-San Antonio, San Antonio TX.

April 2014, “McNay celebrates 60 years, Steamroller Press Event,” San Antonio, TX.

April 2014, “Another Layover, New Acquisitions for IAH”, Houston TX.

July-1-Oct 1 2013, Artist in Residency,Kunstlerhaus Bethanien ,Berlin Germany


Armendariz was raised in El Paso, Texas, which borders Las Cruces, New Mexico and Juarez, Mexico. There he was surrounded by a mix of romanticism for the American landscape and the hybridization of Mexican, American, and indigenous cultures. Images that have cultural, biographical, and art historical references are carved and burned into the surface of the paintings, drawings and prints.