Richard “Ricky” Armendariz ( 1969, El Paso, Texas), I was raised on the U.S.-Mexico border, a region that heavily influenced his artistic, aesthetic, and conceptual ideas. In 1995, I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The University of Texas at San Antonio (1995), and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Colorado at Boulder (1999). I’m currently a Full Professor at The University of Texas at San Antonio. In 2008, I received the Artpace Supplemental Travel Grant for travel to Mexico City, Mexico. In 2013, I was an artist in residence at Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin Germany, and in 2018 Anderson Ranch in Snowmass Village, CO. In 2017 I was the first artist in residence at the DoSeum in San Antonio, TX. I have 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). My work is in the permanent collections of the San Antonio Museum of Art, McNay Art Museum, Denver Art Museum, Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Massachusetts and the Bush International Airport Houston Art Collection, and The Cheech Marin Collection, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA.