Ricder Ricardo is a visual artist with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking, and a minor in Photography from the University of North Florida, Department of Art and Design. Born in a rural area of Havana, Cuba in 1985, Ricder and his family immigrated to the United States in the year 2000 in pursuit of freedom.
Ricder's work has been presented in numerous galleries and academic institutions, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Science and History, Florida State College South Campus Gallery, Florida State University, Athens Institute for Contemporary Art Gallery, and Yellow House, among others. His work has also been featured in publications such as RADX Magazine, Talon Review, and JAX TDY.
Today, Ricder's work is predominantly figurative, with a focus on painting, printmaking, and photography. He is interested in the integration of media and how each stage of the creative process informs the next. His work is influenced by popular media, family, and friends, as well as his own experiences dealing with self-perception, discrimination, and acceptance. Ricder's work reflects the duality of his personal struggle to exist in two different cultures and construct his own version of the American Dream.
With a strong emphasis on representation and storytelling, Ricder's work explores the human experience in a way that is both personal and universal, giving voice to the marginalized and underrepresented in society. His unique perspective and approach to art have garnered attention from a wide audience, establishing him as a rising talent in the contemporary art world.