Curriculum Vitae

Ricky Mujica (b. 1961, NYC)

ricky@rickymujica.com | www.rickymujica.com


Education

Parsons School of Design New School BFA

  • Presidential Scholarship winner, Dean’s List (1979 - 1983)

Parsons in Paris

  • Dean’s special scholarship winner (1982)

The Old Hat Club, with Max Ginsburg and Irwin Greenberg, (1976- 1979

High School of Art and Design

  • honor roll (1976 - 1979)

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2018 Family – A Journey – One Man Show, Montclair NJ
  • 2018 Art Students League Instructors Exhibition, Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, NYC, NY
  • 2018 Academy of Realist Arts Figure Competition, Guild of Boston Artists Gallery, Boston, MA
  • 2018 Botanical Gardens Plein Air Invitational, Bronx NY
  • 2018 Portrait Society of America - Certicate of Merit, Washington DC
  • 2018 Visual Arts Center 11th Biennial National Art Exhibition - Punta Gorda, Florida
  • 2017 Lore Degenstein Ninth Annual Figurative Competition - 1rst Place, Selinsgrove, PA
  • 2017 Poets and Artists Exhibition - Arcadia Gallery, Culver City, CA
  • 2017 Allied Artists 103rd Exhibition - Florence and Ernest Thompson Memorial Award, NYC, NY
  • 2017 Botanical Gardens Plein Air Invitational, Bronx, NY
  • 2017 Art and Design Alumni Show - NYC, NY
  • 2017 Salmagundi Club Members Show - NYC, NY
  • 2016 Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition – Eisele Gallery - Cincinatti
  • 2016 Portrait Society of America International Competition – Certificate of Merit – Washington DC
  • 2016 Parsons School of Design 6th Annual Alumni Exhibition – New School for Social Research – NYC, NY
  • 2016 Allied Artists of America 103rd Annual Exhibition - Salmagundi Club – NYC, NY
  • 2016 The Emanuel Nine - Principle Gallery – Charleston, SC
  • 2016 Plein Aire Invitational - Botanical Gardens – NYC, NY
  • 2016 Portraits of My Friends (15 commissioned portraits) - Rachel Roy – NYC, NY
  • 2015 International Portrait Society of America - Annual Conference Finalist – Atlanta, GA
  • 2015 TRAC Winners - The Representational Art Conference – Ventura, CA
  • 2015 Solo Show, Ricky Mujica - Palacio – Des Moines, IA
  • 2014 Allied Artists of America - Salmagundi Club – NYC, NY
  • 2014 23rd Ann. Nat. Jur. Exhib. OPA - Bennington Center for the Arts – Bennington, VT
  • 2014 International Portrait Society of America - Annual Conference Finalist – Washington, DC
  • 2014 Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition OPA - Eisele Gallery – Cincinnati, OH
  • 2014 Salmagundi Annual Members Competition Show - Salmagundi Club – NYC, NY
  • 2013 Group show - Roger Smith Hotel - Lexington Ave – NYC, NY
  • 2012 Group Show Jason Samuel Gallery - Red Dot Fair – Miami, FL
  • 2013 Salmagundi New Members Show - Salmagundi Club – NYC, NY
  • 2012 Salmagundi Non-Members Show - Salmagundi Club – NYC, NY
  • 2009 Work Period - Ginko Gallery – NYC, NY
  • 2006 48th Ann. Soc. of Illustrators Exhib. - Museum of American Illustration – NYC, NY
  • 2000 Permanent Collection - Leows Cinema – Chicago, IL
  • 1999 Permanent Collection - Magic Johnson Theater – Atlanta, GA
  • 1994 Starlighters - Sparkasse Gallery – Bochum, Germany
  • 1992 Un Filet D’or - Cloitre de la Collegial – Villeneuve-Lez-Avignon, France
  • 1992 Ricky Mujica - Forte Saint Andre – Villeneuve-Lez-Avignon, France
  • 1992 American Artists Prof. League Grand Nat. Exhibition - Salmagundi Club – NYC, NY
  • 1991 Group Show - Award winner - Art Students League – NYC, NY
  • 1990 Group Show - O’keefe Center – Toronto, Canada
  • 1990 Group Exhibition - Art Gallery of Ontario – Ontario, Canada
  • 1992 Paintings for La Boheme - Brooklyn Conservatory of Music – Brooklyn, NY
  • 1991 Painting for Handel’s Messiah - Brooklyn Conservatory of Music – Brooklyn, NY
  • 1989 Society of Illustrators Annual Exhib. - Museum of American Illustration – NYC, NY
  • 1988 Group Show - Grand Central Art Galleries – NYC, NY
  • 1987 Solo Show - Oval Gallery, WTC – NYC, NY
  • 1987 New York Convention Center - Department of Cultural Affairs – NYC, NY
  • 1987 American Artists Professional League Grand National Exhibition – NYC, NY
  • 1987 Watercolors Solo Show – Takanawa Prince – Tokyo, Japan
  • 1987 Paperback: The 4x7 Image - Museum of American Illustration – NYC, NY
  • 1986 Solo Show - Studio 26 – Oslo, Norway
  • 1985 All the Comforts of Home, cur. by Paul Smith & Stacie Teele – Kamikaze – NYC, NY
  • 1985 Watercolor Landscapes solo exhib. - Civic Center – Empangeni, South Africa
  • 1985 Watercolor Landscapes solo exhib. - Veldenvlei Com. Hall – Veldenvlei, South Africa
  • 1985 Watercolor Landscapes solo exhib. - Jewel Centre – Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1985 Hispanic Heritage Week of Cultural Arts - Oval Gallery, WTC – NYC, NY
  • 1984 Dominican Artists of New York - Dep. of Cultural Affairs - City Gallery – NYC, NY
  • 1988 Celebration of Unity - Group show (including Keith Haring) - Palladium – NYC, NY
  • 1983 Soc. of Illustrators Student Exhib. - Museum of American Illustration – NYC, NY
  • 1982 Landscapes - Les Eyzies – Dordogne, Southern France
  • 1979 Industrial Arts Teachers Assoc. - Youth Comm. - Walt Whitman Hall – NYC, NY
  • 1979 Center for the Humanities Show of scholarship winners – NYC, NY
  • 1979 Group Show - VAGA - One World Trade Center – NYC, NY

Illustration

(1983 - 1992, 2002 - 2015) Harlequin, Avon Books, Harper Collins, Bantam, Dell/Doubleday, Simon and Schuster, Little Brown Books, New York Times Magazine, New York Times, Daily News , El Diario, Ebony Magazine, Leo Burnett Advertising Agency, Alfred A. Knopf, Scholastic Books, E.P. Dutton, Atheneum Books, Simon and Schuster, Cherry 7-up


Awards

  • Lore Degenstein Ninth Annual Figure Competition - Winner
  • The Florence and Ernest Thompson Memorial Award – Allied Artists Exhibition
  • TRAC (The Representational Art Conference) - April 2015 winner
  • The Artist's Magazine 33rd Annual Art Competition - finalist
  • ARC (Art Renewal Center) - finalist several times
  • National Portraits Society Members Competition - 2nd place, (twice)
  • National Portraits Society Members Competition - 4th place
  • National Portraits Society Members Competition - 7th place
  • Oil Painters of America - Certificate of Merit (three times)
  • The Richeson Art Competition - finalist
  • Allied Artist Competition - finalist (twice)
  • Salmagundi National Competition - finalist (twice)
  • Portraits Society of America International Competition - finalist (three times)
  • Portraits Society of America - exceptional merit winner (twice)
  • Figurativas, Barcelona - special mention
  • 48th annual So. Of Illustrators - certificate of merit
  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Competition - best narrative, narrative excellence
  • Industrial Arts teachers Association Youth Commission - achievement incentive award
  • Center for the Humanities - scholarship in the arts
  • Presidential Scholarship
  • Art Expo 2012 - solo award
  • American Watercolor Society Competition - honorable mention
  • Portrait Society of America Signature Status

Bibliography/Press/Blog

International artist magazine, Artists Magazine, Art Business News - top 50 emerging artists, Daily News, El Diarrio, Paperback Parade, WNEW - Dominican Artists of New York, Underpaintings magazine, Artists Magazine, New York Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, Artists, Showcase Magazine “Meet 50 Fascinating Artists”, Art Renewal Center Blog (“The Power of Representational Art Conference 2015”), Cosmopolitan, Women Daily Magazine


Collections

UPS, Sony Theaters, Magic Johnson Theaters, Starlighthalle Germany, High School of Art and Design, Teatro Polanco, Mexico City, Rachel, Rachel Roy , State Theater - Chicago, Fox Theater - St. Loius


Teaching / Demo /Lecture

Art Student’s League Faculty – painting, Portrait Society of America Faculty, Altos de Chavon – painting, Goddard Riverside – painting, Art League of Nassau County – Demo, National Art League – Demo, Parsons School of Design – Lecture. """