Ricky Armendariz

RUIZ-HEALY ART, SAN ANTONIO, TX.DM OR EMAIL please make appointments at INFO@RUIZHEALYART.COM OR 210-804-2219

Current and Upcoming Activity:

- SUNDAY, April 21, 11-4, It Came From The Bayou, Print Fair, Arnolds Brewing Co.

-March 2024, The Celestial and The Pastoral, Ruiz Healy Art, San Antonio, TX

-March 2024, CAM Perennial Exhibition, The Contemporary @ the Blue Star, Curated by Christopher Blay, Chief Curator of the Houston Museum of African American Culture

-February 2024, “The Gods Wait to Delight in You”, New work by Richard “Ricky” Armendariz, Ruiz Healy Art, New York, NY

-October 2023, More Contemporary American Art, Kirk Hopper Fine Art, Dallas,TX

-September 2023, “Water Ways”, Ruby City, San Antonio, TX

-March 2023, Lake Flato Architects, Recent works by Ricky Armendariz, San Antonio, TX

Recent Activity:

-October 2023, IFPDA Print Fair, Ruiz Healy Art, New York, NY

-October 2023, UFO’S Over Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas

-April 28-30 , Fistfull of Prints, Print Fair, Santa Fe, NM

-April 23, It Came From The Bayou, 10 year Anniversary,Saint Arnolds Brewery, Houston, TX

-February 2023, Alchemy, Works on Paper, Ruiz-Healy Art, San Antonio, TX.


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 Images that have cultural, biographical, and art historical references are carved and burned into the surface of the paintings, drawings, and prints.

Themes involving power dynamics, explosive love, and destiny make up the conceptual backbone of my work. I use traditional painting and printmaking techniques in combination with non-traditional methods of drawing and carving to achieve my esthetic.