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FSCJ Art Galleries: Ricder Ricardo

A digital rendition of FSCJ's art galleries.

Encounter: A Foot in Both Worlds

Cuban-born artist Ricder Ricardo uses paint and mixed media to narrate stories of survival, acceptance, tolerance and struggles to overcome personal obstacles.

“As a young gay Cuban-American man I never dreamt that becoming an artist would be a possibility for me; growing up in Cuba, surrounded by poverty and lacking freedom of expression, art became the only thing that gave me fuel to dream of a better future. My work has given me the tools to find my voice and to let it be heard, by creating pieces that highlight my identity as both a Cuban immigrant and a gay man living in the United States.”  

Encounter addresses the highs and lows of Ricardo’s relationship with his husband, takes into consideration their divergent cultural heritage, marriage and the challenges of both in the current political climate. 

You can see more work by Ricardo on his Instagram account or website.

Virtual Tour of Encounter

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Ricder Ricardo
Encounter I 
Mixed media on panel 
33 x 19.5 inches 
Ricder Ricardo
Encounter II 
Mixed media on panel 
32 x 11.5 inches 
Ricder Ricardo
Encounter III 
Mixed media on panel 
34 x 15 inches
Ricder Ricardo
Encounter IV 
Mixed media on panel 
28 x 11.5 inches 
Ricder Ricardo
Encounter V 
Mixed media on panel 
35 x 15 inches 
Ricder Ricardo
Re-Encuentro  
Mixed media on panel 
38 x 23 inches each panel 
Ricder Ricardo
Para seguir hay que sufrir (To continue we must suffer) 
Mixed media on panel 
38 x 23 inches each panel 
Ricder Ricardo
Caras I – VI 
Acrylic on vinyl 
70 x 12 inches each panel 
Ricder Ricardo
Self (ster-e-o-type series) 
Mixed media on panel 
35 x 15.5 inches 
Ricder Ricardo
Cheeseman (ster-e-o-type series) 
Oil, screenprint and collage on panel 
28 x 23 inches
Ricder Ricardo
Rafters (ster-e-o-type series) 
Mixed media on panel 
26 x 14 inches 
Ricder Ricardo
Gangs (ster-e-o-type series) 
Mixed media on panel 
21 x 15 inches 
Ricder Ricardo
Williams (ster-e-o-type series) 
Oil, screenprint and collage on panel 
40 x 24 inches 
Ricder Ricardo
Borders (ster-e-o-type series) 
Mixed media on panel 
22 x 14 inches 
Ricder Ricardo
Sparrow (ster-e-o-type series) 
Oil, screenprint and collage on panel 
28 x 18 inches 
Ricder Ricardo
Nicole (ster-e-o-type series) 
Oil, screenprint and collage on panel 
30 x 18 inches 
Ricder Ricardo
Tran (ster-e-o-type series) 
Oil, screenprint and collage on panel 
28 x 21 inches 
Ricder Ricardo
Collier (ster-e-o-type series) 
Oil, screenprint and collage on panel 
36 x 24 inches 

 
Ricder Ricardo
Scott (ster-e-o-type series) 
Oil, screenprint and collage on panel 
34.5 x 14.5 inches