Ricky Armendariz
RECENT ACTIVITY:

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

January 2015, “Texas Contemporary Art”, Lalit Kala Academy, National Academy of Art, New Dehli, India

November 2014, “New Editions and Monotypes”, Flatbed Press and Gallery, Austin, TX

November 2014, “In the Belly of the Beast”, Ruiz Healy Art, San Antonio, TX

September 2014, Coyotes y Conjeos, Works by Ricky Armendariz, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, San Antonio, 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

ARTIST STATEMENT:

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 Images that have cultural, biographical, and art historical references are carved and burned into the surface of the paintings, drawings and prints.