PROFILE
Ricardo Monge
| Mixed Media Artist

Ricardo Monge is a Mixed Media Artist working with the mediums he loves…painting, photography, printmaking, video and graphic design. Monge was born in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico, where he graduated college with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts (BFA) from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras. After completion, he got accepted to Pratt Institute in New York to complete his Master’s Degree program in Fine Arts (MFA), majoring in printmaking and multimedia (graphic design, photography & video). 

 

After completing his MFA, he was eager to change surroundings and gain professional experience as an artist and graphic designer. He enrolled in an international program where he was able to gain experience while living a new culture. He decided to move London, travel Europe and experience the richness of different cultures evoking his Latin Heritage. In addition, he participated in multiple artist residencies in Skopelos, Greece

 

Ricardo is the founder of MongeArt.com and he currently works as Art Director and in-house artist for Casa Santi LLC. His projects expand beyond the fine art world and include Teatro Grattacielo, Battery Park Authority, NYC.gov, IBTCI, US Aid, Columbus Citizens Foundation, IDEAglobal and others. He has also participated as artist and artistic sponsor for institutions and organizations, such as Isabela International Film Festival, Bailey House Gala & Auction, The Kaleidoscope Project, IFDA NY Chapter, George to the Rescue - NBC Studios, Las Vegas Market, Mike Ruiz - Post Magazine, Hearts Awards, Intercontinental Montreal, The Cornell Inn, RuPaul Dragcon, Venice International Art Fair, Open House NYC, Holiday House 10 Year Anniversary, Junior League High Point Designers Showhouse, Skopelos Foundation for the Arts, NY Public Library, Museo de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, Galeria Oller and Arsenal de la Puntilla among others. 

 

In April 2022, Monge was selected as one of the artists for The Flag Project 2022 at the Rockefeller Center as part of the "ONLY ONE EARTH" exhibition. The Rockefeller Center collaborated with the UN Environment Programme and The Climate Museum for the 3rd Annual Flag Project, turning the submitted art into one-of-a-kind eco-friendly flags and displayed on one of the 193 flagpoles surrounding Rockefeller Plaza through the month of April. His artwork is also the face and art promo for the productions of Guilietta & Romeo and Don Giovanni, by Teatro Grattacielo. He also created the official logo for Isabela International Film Festival and Friends of Cinema Puerto Rico.

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I am currently represented by Casa Santi Interior Designs, where I also have the honor of work as an Art Director.  

Enjoy my visual journey...

EDUCATION:


MFA: Masters in Fine Arts
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
(Printmaking/Film/Computer Graphics)

BFA: Bachelor's in Humanities/Concentration in Fine Arts
University of Puerto Rico
(Humanities/Fine Arts) 


 

RESIDENCIES/INTERNSHIPS:
 

Skopelos Foundation for the Arts, Skopelos, Greece  
(Printmaking)

Rapid Science Publishings, London, UK 
(Desktop Publishing)

The PrintMaking Workshop, New York, NY 
(PhotoEtching Assistant)