Ricky Armendariz


Check out my news in links...Nice SA Current article by Bryan Rindfuss!!!

Nice article in links..."Lantinx Museum in Houston?, HMAAC online exhibition, curator Benito Huerta

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

FLATBED PRESS, AUSTIN, TX, Please make an appointment at info@flatbedpress.com OR 512- 947-1073

Upcoming and Current Activity:

_ May -September 2021 “Icons and Symbols Of The Borderland”, Carlsbad Museum of Fine Art, Carlsbad, NM

_ June 2021 "E La Nava Va" (And the Ship Sails On), Ruiz Healy Art, Sa, TX

- June 2021, “Mountain Standard Time – Bozeman”, Vision West Contemporary, Bozeman, Montana

- June 2021, “Mountain Standard Time – Livingston”, Vision West Contemporary, Livingston, Montana

Recent Activity:

_ May 1-2 2021 McNay Print Fair, SA, TX

_ October 2020, "IFPDA Print Fair", Ruiz Healy Art, Manhattan, NY

_ September 2020, “Smoke Signals and Other Reliable Means of Communication”, Flatbed Press, Austin TX

_ September 2020, “More Than Words: Text-Based Artworks”, Ruiz Healy Art, Manhattan, NY

- September 2020, "Manos (Hands)", Ruiz Healy Art, San Antonio, TX




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 Images that have cultural, biographical, and art historical references are carved and burned into the surface of the paintings, drawings, and prints.

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-tradition methods of drawing to achieve my esthetic.