Ricardo Zapata

 

www.ricardozapata.net

 

neveragain2
A Gain Again
Acrylic and Graphite on Paper
40” x 50”
2015

 

 

signals
Signals
Charcoal and Conté on Rives BFK
36” x 48”
2016

 

 

EDUCATION

2009
MFA, Painting; Graphic Design Certificate, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA,

2007
BFA, Painting; Art History minor, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MD

 

TEACHING & LECTURES

2016 – current
Instructor of Art, YAW program, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA
Courses taught:
-Painting Studio
-Drawing Essentials

2013 – current
Lecturer in Art, Pennsylvania State University Abington College, Abington, PA
Courses taught:
-Introduction to Painting
-Introduction to Drawing
-Introduction to Digital Art: Computer Graphics
-Figure Drawing
-Advanced Figure Drawing
-Introduction to Visual Arts

2009
“Cross-pollination,” Lecture, Kelly Writer’s House, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2009
Lecturer in Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Course taught:
-Drawing 1

2007 -2009
Teaching Assistant, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Courses Assisted:
-Drawing I
-Exhibitions
-Painting II
-Painting III
-Painting IV

 

RESIDENCIES & AWARDS

2009 – 2010
ArtsEdge Artist Residency, Kelly Writer’s House, University of Pennsylvania

2007
Dean’s Merit Scholarship, University of Pennsylvania
Special Merit Scholarship, University of Pennsylvania
PennDesign Grant, University of Pennsylvania

2006
Achievement Award, MICA

2005
D’Anna Summer Study Abroad Fellowship. Athens, Olympos, Santorini, Greece

2003
Achievement Award, MICA
Fanny B. Thalheimer Scholarship, MICA
Trustee Scholarship, MICA
Academic Excellence Scholarship, MICA
ARTS Recognition & Talent Search Scholarship, MICA

2002
Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Summer Seminar. Colorado Springs, Colorado

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2016
“215 | 6102 Contemporary,” Juried Exhibition of Regional Emerging Artists, Delaware County Community College, Media, PA. Curated by Pepón Osorio

2012
“It’s a Small, Small World,” Family Business Gallery, New York, NY. Curated by Hennessy Youngman

2011
“Watchwords,” Cauldron Projekts, Birmingham, AL

2009
“Where There’s Smoke, There’s Smoke,” Michael Steinberg Fine Art, New York City, NY

“5 into 1” Annual Sculpture Exhibition, Wilson Gallery, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA. Curated by Jennifer Willett

“PennDesign MFA Thesis Exhibition,” Ice Box Project Space, Philadelphia, PA

2007
“Directions: DC Contemporary Latino Art,” Frida Kahlo Gallery, The Cultural Institute of Mexico, Washington DC. Curated by Irene Clouthier and Laura Roulet

“Commencement Exhibition,” Fox 2 Gallery, MICA, Baltimore, MD

2006, 2004
“Juried Undergraduate Show,” Decker Gallery ,MICA, Baltimore, MD. Jurors 2006: Gary Kachadourian, Jan Razauskas. Jurors 2004: Alec Mackaye, Jackie O’ Regan

2006
“Visiones: An Exhibition of Four Latin American Artists from DC,” Capital One Headquarters, Richmond, VA. Curator: Pepe Coronado

“Creando Fuerza,” traveling exhibition, Consejo Nacional de Talleres, National Print Portfolio Exchange

2005
“Explore Greece,” Olympos Gallery, Olympos, Greece

“The End of the World,” Borscht Film Festival, Miami, FL

 

CURATORIAL

2012
Sketch Showdown, American Institute of Architects Philadelphia Chapter (AIA) Associates Design Competition, Philadelphia, PA. Juror for competition

 

PUBLICATIONS & REVIEWS

2007
“Latino Artists in the Right Directions,” Washington Post, Washington DC by Michael O’ Sullivan, June 8, 2007, Weekend Section

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