Ritchard Rodriguez

Ritchard Rodriguez

Miami, FL, United States

About Ritchard Rodriguez

Ritchard Rodriguez was born and raised in New York City, studied art at NY’s School of Visual Arts under mentors Gilbert L. Stone and Jonathan Borofsky, migrated once west to Aspen Colorado for two years where exhibited for the very first time (at its Jerome Gallery), then east to Berlin, Hamburg and Paris for a duration of eight years. There he was represented by art dealers Michel Ozenne in Paris and Jan de Maere in Brussels who, aside from granting him a solo show in Paris’ first arrondissement, would also include him in the FIAC at the Grand Palais and the Auction House Elkaim, L’Isle-Adam.

“I was a realist for a good fifteen years, trained in the ways of the old masters by the late Gilbert Stone, primarily seduced by the Dutch. Before the eight years that I would spend in Europe I met Lisa de Kooning, friend of a friend’s friend, so became aware of her father, yet another Dutch artist. In fact, de Kooning, Kline and Joan Mitchell eventually fed my emancipation from the restrictions of academic realism, and in time I jumped off the cliff of a comfort zone with a hand glider of my own invention without regrets.”

Rodriguez now lives and works in Miami Florida, continues to exhibit internationally, his paintings collected throughout three continents, even enjoying the success of being presented among ten other artists who participated in Princess Stephanie of Monaco’s annual auction to raise funds for her charity, Fight AIDS Monaco. “His two paintings were bought by a Monegasque art collector on 1st December 2007 at the auction in Monte Carlo in the presence of the Princess and her brother, Prince Albert II. Ritchard has a very particular and unique approach toward the canvas while painting. Each of his work is an emotional story that belongs to his heart and echoes ours.” — Marie-Laetitia Lesaffre (curator).

“When I entered NY’s High School of Art & Design I aspired at being a comic-book artist upon graduation. By the time of my final term there, I bought a box of oil paints that changed my life for good. I see my paintings as living creatures with shapes, problems and solutions that I address within a candid dialogue, stemming from pure spontaneity*, entering a space of concentration, rhythm, physical gesturing, and an understanding of where a work wants to go.”

*”…Spontaneity is, after all, total sincerity — the whole being involved in the act without the slightest reservation…”
Alan W. Watts



Des Nuages and other Recent Works, Kirk Jewelers, Miami

SPECTRUM Miami 2019
Magic, Quests & Miracles, Artwood Project, Miami

Mingus’ Cumbia I & II, and other Recent Works, RINCK, Paris, curated by Héléne Desmazières

Celebrating 40 Years of Painting: The Keys of Life, Atelier Interior Design Gallery, NYDC, NYC

Privacy and other Recent Works, Poltrona Frau, NYC

No Regrets, Atelier Interior Design Gallery, NYDC, NYC

Comfort / Calins and other Recent Works, ArtSee Gallery, NYC, curated by Delah Mckay
The Dream Stelae, Earth2Mars Gallery, NYC

Courage, Nexus Projects Gallery, NYC

The Inauguration of Orion the Hunter, Caliban, NYC, curated by Les Barany
Ritchard Rodriguez, Sterling Sound Gallery, NYC

Heroines & Villainesses, Part I and II, Atelier International Gallery, NYC, curated by Carole Jones

Hic Et Ubique, Lavignes-Bastille 5, Paris

The Clash of Erotic & Industrial Rhythms, La Mama La Galleria, NYC

Crimes du coeur, Théatre de la Potiniere, Paris

Ritchard Rodriguez, Galerie Michel Ozenne, Paris

Unsere Frau, Galerie Continental, West Berlin


Saramago (for Jose) and Recent Works, MB-XL Galerie, Brussels, curated by Paloma de Boismorel
ArtExpo NYC 2016, represented by AVA Galleria

Ritchard Rodriguez, Recent Works, Colorida Gallery, Lisbon

ArtExpo NYC 2014, represented by AVA Galleria

Curate NYC 2013, The Durst Organization & chashama, Condé Nast, NYC, curated by Janusz Jaworski
Tria Summer Cocktail VII, Tria Gallery in Chelsea, NYC
East Village All Stars, Dorian Grey Gallery, NYC, curated by Christopher Pusey

Paintings and Photography, Mantis Collective Gallery, Harrisburg, PA, curated by Andrew Guth & Tara Chickey

A Summer Exhibition of Gallery Artists, Sutton Art Gallery, NYC, curated by Enrique Cubillas

Latin American Art Show, NYC, curated by Angela Royo Serpa

Auction Sale of Contemporary Artwork, La Maison de Vie FAM, Monaco, curated by M-L Lesaffre

Kingdom of Fear, The Puffin Room Gallery, NYC, curated by Carl Rosenstein
Nude Portraits, Barthelemy / Salomon Gallery, NYC

Pier Show 11, The Brooklyn Painters Show & The Solo Works Show, BWAC, NYC

Paradigms Lost: Art, Ambiguity & The Decoding of The Unforeseen, The New Yorker Gallery, NYC

To Honor Don Pullen: From Gospel to the Globe, The Jazz Gallery, NYC, curated by Dale Fitzgerald

Vision 21, La Mama La Galleria Artists, The Tunnel, NYC, Curated by Leeza Ahmady

Styles & Aesthetics VIII, La Mama La Galleria, NYC, Curated by Lawry Smith
Grace of Great Things II, Atelier International Gallery, NYC, Curated by Carole Jones


Three Rivers Arts Festival, Juried Visual Arts Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA, curated by Dan Cameron

Spare Parts, Marine Midland Bank, NYC, curated by Peggy Hadden
Article 2, Sec. 4; Art at the Polls, Limner Gallery & Brecht Forum, NYC, curated by Kevin O’Neill

Patterns & Repetitions, Ward-Nasse Gallery, NYC, curated by Margot Norton & Rob Curcio

Auction Sale ‘Les Peintres au XX° Siècle’, Auction House Elkaim, L’Isle-Adam, curated by Michel Ozenne

FIAC ’84, Galerie Jan de Maere, Grand Palais, Paris, curated by Jan de Maere & Michel Ozenne

Annual Roaring Fork Valley Exhibition, Jerome Gallery, Aspen, CO