New Voices: Ricardo Ruiz

Ed. Note: Longtime contributor Sage Dawson started our New Voices series a few months ago in hopes of sharing work by emerging artists with our readership. While Sage was able to get the feature up and running, circumstances beyond her control have forced her to take a leave from writing for the near future. In order to keep the e-fires burning while she’s away (we’re insisting that she comes back!), we’re going to cull the New Voices inbox and share some of the work she hasn’t been to get to. If you’d like to submit your own work or recommend someone’s work for inclusion, send us an email at

Hailing from Corpus Christi, TX, Ricardo Ruiz is one to watch. His figurative prints operate within the reductive woodcut tradition. Ruiz cites a fascination with comics and artists like Georg Baselitz, Dana Schutz, and Leon Golub as primary influences which are all evident in his work. Basketballs, sneakers and jewelry decorate figures that at are once unique and universal. His work was awarded first prize in PrintAustin’s 2014 exhibition, The Contemporary Print, and we’re happy to have another opportunity to share more images. We’ve included titles, media, and dimensions for just a few of the images below but more details for each print are available on Ruiz’ website which we encourage you to visit.


Apollos Ghost


Brandons Line

clean shot

Foreign Trees

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA” Hollow Tips ” – multiple block woodcut on mulberry (2014) 32 1/2″ x 24″ . Edition of 10

low baller” Low Baller ” – multiple block woodcut on mulberry (2014) 32 1/2″ x 24″ . Edition of 10

Native Call

night light” Night Light ” – screenprint (2014) 10 x 8 ” . Edition of 10



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4 Responses to “New Voices: Ricardo Ruiz”

  1. Felix Blesch says:

    Wonderfully fresh.

  2. Amze Emmons says:

    These are really great.

  3. Peter Briggs says:

    Could not agree more. Ricardo Ruiz’s work is dynamic. He recently joined the Artist Printmaker Research Collection at the Museum of Texas Tech University where we are actively collecting and cataloging his work.

  4. Kathryn Polk says:

    Such primal and strong work…