In Search of the Sublime
Ricardo Jose Mujica is an award winning artist whose work appears in collections all around the world including Africa, Norway, Germany, and Mexico.
His paintings have been exhibited at the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, The Bennington Museum of Art, The Salmagundi Club, the Museum of American Illustration and is in the permanent collection of the Portrait Society of America.
His many awards include a first place finish at the April round of The Representational Art Conference 2015 (TRAC2015) and the Cadmium Award at TRAC2019. He has been a finalist in the Portrait Society of America International and National Competitions on multiple occasions, in the Oil Painters of America National, Regional and members competitions, the Salmagundi Club members and non-members competitions, the Allied Artists Competitions, the National Oil and Acrylic Painters competition, the Richeson Competitions, the Artist Magazine figurative art competitions, and the ARC International Salon Competitions. He won the Art Expo Solo Award, and has received an Honorable Mention in the Figurativas competition in Barcelona. Most recently, Ricky won the Florence and Ernest Thompson Memorial Award at the 103 Allied Artists Exhibition, The Jack Richeson and Co award at the National Art League, and First Place at the Lore Degenstein Gallery of Susquehanna University Ninth Annual Figurative Drawing and Painting Competition.
Ricardo Mujica has created art for Harper Collins, Harlequin, Bantam, and Scholastic, for major magazines including the New York Times Magazine and Ebony. His work has been seen in commercials for such products as Cherry 7-Up, on murals for Sony and Leows theaters, and on clothes for fashion designer Rachel Roy.
He currently teaches at the Art Students League of New York, and Chelsea Art Studios.
Ricky considers himself a humanist