RUIZ-HEALY ART, SAN ANTONIO, TX.DM OR EMAIL please make appointments at INFO@RUIZHEALYART.COM OR 210-804-2219
Current and Upcoming Activity:
-February 2023, Alchemy, Works on Paper, Ruiz-Healy Art, San Antonio, TX.
-Traveling exhibition, May 2022, Xicanx, Dreamers + Changemakers, Museum of Anthropology at
UBC, Vancouver, BC.
-September 2022, Contemporary LatinX and Latin Printmakers, Ruiz-Healy Art, NY, NY.
-October 2022, Anderson Ranch Visiting Artist Residency, Snowmass, CO.
-September 2022, State Proof: Regional Printmaking Faculty Showcase, 2022 Oso Bay Biennial, Corpus Christi, TX.
-September 2021, “Icons and Symbols of The Borderland, Art from the US-Mexico Crossroads”, Las Cruces Museum of Art, Las Cruces, NM.
-April 2022, “PAPER”,at Contemporary Museum of Plainview, Plainview,
-February 2022, “Saber De Vientos (Know About Winds)”, Ensenada, B.C, MEX.
-February 2022, "NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentorship Program SATX
Round 2", Centro de Artes, San Antonio, TX.
-April 2022, McNay Print Fair, Ruiz Healy Art, San Antonio, TX.
-January 2022, “Set The Woods On Fire: New Work by Richard “Ricky” Armendariz”, Nicole Longnecker Gallery, Houston, TX.
-January 2022, “The Contemporary Print”, Big Medium, Juror John Hitchcock, Austin, TX.
-January 2022, “Ruiz-Healy Art: QINCEANERA”, Rui-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 Images that have cultural, biographical, and art historical references are carved and burned into the surface of the paintings, drawings, and prints.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.