Ricardo Monge is a Mixed Media Artist working with the mediums he loves…painting, photography, printmaking and graphic design.
Monge was born in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico, where he lived until graduating college with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts (BFA) from the University of Puerto Rico. After graduation, he got accepted to Pratt Institute to complete his Master’s degree program in Fine Arts (MFA), majoring in printmaking and multi-media (graphic design, photography & video). Once he completed his degree, he was eager to change surroundings and gain professional experience as an artist and graphic designer. In order to do so, he decided to move London, travel Europe and experience the richness of different cultures evoking his Latin Heritage.
Living in Puerto Rico, New York and London, in addition to several artist residencies in Skopelos, Greece, fostered an experimental attitude that attracted him to work and combine a variety of media (painting, printmaking, photography/video and graphic design), ultimately integrating these into his creative language. His diversified background and exposure to these new experiences are what has him to define his point of view of the world today.
His range of imagery deals fundamentally with the subject matter of identity (ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, childhood, class), shaped by an individual perspective. His work is deeply influenced by personal memories, dreams, dolls and most recently icons that inspired him growing up.
Enjoy his visual journey...
MFA: Masters in Fine Arts
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
BFA: Bachelor's in Humanities/Concentration in Fine Arts
University of Puerto Rico
Skopelos Foundation for the Arts, Skopelos, Greece
Rapid Science Publishings, London, UK
The PrintMaking Workshop, New York, NY