Ricky Armendariz


_ December 2018, "Time will tell...", Overland Art Program, San Antonio, TX


_ October 2018, "IFPDA Print Fair", Ruiz Healy Art, New York, NY

_ September 2018, "Richard Armendariz and Matthew Bourbon", UTA Gallery, Arlington Texas

_ August 2018, “Icons and Symbols Of The Borderland”, Amarillo Museum of Fine Art, Amarillo ,TX

_ July 2018, "BLUE", curated by Casie Lomeli, Ruiz-Healy Art, San Antonio,TX

_ June 2018, Multilayered: New Prints 2018/Summer, International Print Center,New York, New York

_ June 2018, “Liminal Space”, DMZ Museum, South Korea DMZ


_ April 2018, “Right Here, Right Now, San Antonio”, curator Dean Dederko, museum curator at CAMH, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, TX

_ March 2018, “Common Currents, 1968-2017”, Mexican Cultural Institute San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

_ December 2017, " Tell Me Where It Hurts", Ruiz Healy Art, San Antonio, TX

_ November 2017, " $t@tU.S.? Prints from Puerto Rico", Plaza De Artes, San Antonio, TX

_ October 2017, "IFPDA Print Fair", Ruiz Healy Art, New York, NY

_ June 2017, "Richard Armendariz, Recent Prints", Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, TX

_ June 2017, "Next 2017", Nicole Longnecker Gallery, Houston, TX

_ April 2017, "LatinX: Artistas de Tejas", Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts", Lubbock, TX

_ March 2017, "Faculty Selects", Terminal 136, UTSA Blue Star Art Complex, San Antonio, TX

_ March 2017, "Dream Keeper" , Doseum, San Antonio, TX

_ March 2017, “Meta Journey”, Art Gallery Bihac / Bosnian: UMJETNIČKA GALERIJA BIHAĆ in Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina

_ January 2017, “On the Curve”, Ruiz Healy Art Gallery, San Antonio, TX

_ January 2017, “Three Decades Of Printmaking at UTSA”, University of Texas Art Gallery


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 Images that have cultural, biographical, and art historical references are carved and burned into the surface of the paintings, drawings and prints.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, sentimental loves, as well as passionate, explosive love are the conceptual backbone of my recent paintings. I have been working on fictional narratives about the people who were important and influential to my Art Historical Progenitors.