Ricardo Vicente Jose Ruiz
Artist Image Resource (AIR) is proud to announce its resident artists for 2017, Tonja Torgerson and Ricardo Vicente Jose Ruiz. These residencies are supported through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts, Pittsburgh Foundation, and Heinz Endowments.
Ricardo Ruiz is a multidisciplinary artist whose work engages the development and recession of culture within the context of contemporary life through superstition, symbolism, and oral histories. Works have been exhibited internationally and published in numerous printed matter. Ricardo is currently attending Virginia Commonwealth University as a candidate in the Graduate Painting and Printmaking program.
Resident Projects at Artists Image Resource
Artists Image Resource was established in 1996 to serve as a laboratory for artists, educators, and the community. AIR’s mission is to integrate the creation of fine art prints with educational programs that explore the role of the artist in contemporary culture. In the 1990’s, as printmaking and photography incorporated digital imaging and information technologies into the field, AIR developed as an active print and imaging resource that made new and old technologies dynamically available to artists and educators alike. AIR’s primary activities are to initiate and facilitate projects with professional artists and to create active laboratory environments where artists, students, and the public interact and explore new ways of thinking about and making art. Current Programs include:
Professional artists are invited each year to create large scale print and digital artwork at AIR with the goal of creating new work through open-ended residencies that encourage and stimulate the artist to explore new directions. AIR serves as an incubator for projects, emphasizing experimentation and exploration.