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AAHVS Visiting Artist Talk with Richard “Ricky” Armendariz

Armendariz Poster
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Richard “Ricky” Armendariz (Professor, University of Texas at San Antonio)
AAHVS Visiting Artist Series

Richard "Ricky" Armendariz (b. 1969, El Paso, Texas) was raised on the U.S.-Mexico border, a region that heavily influenced his artistic, aesthetic, and conceptual ideas. Images that have cultural, biographical, and art historical references are carved and burned into the surface of the paintings, drawings, and wood blocks. He received his BFA from The University of Texas at San Antonio (1995), and his MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder (1999). Armendariz is currently a professor at The University of Texas at San Antonio.

In 2008, he received the Artpace Supplemental Travel Grant for travel to Mexico City, Mexico; in 2013 was an artist in residence at Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin Germany; and in 2018 Anderson Ranch in Snowmass Village, CO. In 2017 he was the first artist in residence at the DoSeum in San Antonio, TX. He has exhibited at the Denver Art Museum, The Dallas Contemporary, The Blue Star Art Center in San Antonio, and Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin. International exhibitions include: Liminal Space, DMZ Museum, South Korea (2018), Common Wounds, Bethlehem and Tel Aviv (2005), and "New Prints" Kunstlerhaus Bethanien , Berlin Germany (2013), Texas Contemporary Art", Lalit Kala Academy, National Academy of Art, New Delhi, India(2015). He is in the permanent collections of the San Antonio Museum of Art; McNay Art Museum; Denver Art Museum; Davis Museum, Wellesley College, MA; the Bush International Airport Houston Art Collection; and The Cheech Marin Collection, The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture, Riverside, CA.

Talk will take place in Room A266 Bay 10 on the second floor of Smith Warehouse. Free and open to the public.

Contact: David Massung