Ricardo Jose Mujica

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Ricardo Jose Mujica

ARC Living Master TM

25 artworks


Born - 1961


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26.7 x 36.8 cms | 10 1/2 x 14 1/2 ins


Botanical Gardens

31.8 x 21.6 cms | 12 1/2 x 8 1/2 ins


25.4 x 35.6 cms | 10 x 14 ins


Untitled Mother


oil on aluminum panel

25.4 x 20.3 cms | 10 x 8 ins




40.6 x 30.5 cms | 16 x 12 ins


Delaware Water Gap


30.5 x 61 x 2.5 cms | 12 x 24 x 1 ins


Art Students League Demo


15.2 x 20.3 cms | 6 x 8 ins


Blue study in sleep



76.2 x 101.6 x 2.5 cms | 30 x 40 x 1 ins




oil on canvas

76.2 x 61 cms | 30 x 24 ins


Julian Sleeping



25.4 x 20.3 cms | 10 x 8 ins

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Born and raised in New York City and currently living and working in Montclair, Ricardo Jose Mujica studied art at the High School of Art and Design under Max Ginsburg and Irwin Greenberg, Parsons in Paris under Keith Long, and at Parsons School of Design /New School for Social Research under Kes Zapkus, Stuart Diamond, and Randall Enos, where he won a full Presidential Scholarship.

Ricardo Jose Mujica is an acclaimed, multidimensional painter with many awards to his credit and paintings in collections all over the world. Ricky accepts commissions for portraits and landscapes. 

He currently teaches at the Art Students League of NY and at Chelsea Art Studios.

He is a Signature Status Member of the Portrait Society of America. 

National Art League Richeson Award2019 First Place (the Cadmium Award) in the October round of the TRAC2019
Lore Degenstein Ninth Annual Figure Competition - Winner
The Florence and Ernest Thompson Memorial Award – Allied Artists Exhibition
TRAC (The Representational Art Conference) - April 2015 winner
The Artist's Magazine 33rd Annual Art Competition - finalist
ARC (Art Renewal Center) - finalist several times
National Portraits Society Members Competition - 2nd place, (twice)
National Portraits Society Members Competition - 4th place
National Portraits Society Members Competition - 7th place
Oil Painters of America - Certificate of Merit (three times)
The Richeson Art Competition - finalist
Allied Artist Competition - finalist (twice)
Salmagundi National Competition - finalist (twice)
Portraits Society of America International Competition - finalist (three times)
Portraits Society of America - exceptional merit winner (twice)
Figurativas, Barcelona - special mention
48th annual So. Of Illustrators - certificate of merit

National Oil and Acrylic Painters Competition - best narrative, narrative excellence

Industrial Arts teachers Association Youth Commission - achievement incentive award
Center for the Humanities - scholarship in the arts
Presidential Scholarship
Art Expo 2012 - solo award
American Watercolor Society Competition - honorable mention
Portrait Society of America Signature Status

Phyllis Harriman Gallery (NYC), Principle Gallery Emanuel Nine Show (Charleston), Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery (NYC), Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries (NYC), Jacklyn Kling Gallery (New Jersey), Benington Cultural Center (Vermont), Wausau Museum (Wisconsin), Grand Central Gallery New York, Eisele Gallery Ohio, Guild of Boston artists Gallery, Visual Arts Center (Florida), Sparkasse Gallery (Germany), World Trade Center Gallery. Oval Gallery WTC, Empangeni cultural Center South Africa, Takanawa Prince Gallery (Japan), Studio 26 (Oslo), Fort St. Andre Gallery (South France), City Gallery (NYC), Museum of American Illistration, Salmagundi Club, Arcadia Gallery (California) Poets and Artists Show, Abend Gallery (Denver) 5x5 Show, Lore Degenstein Gallery (New York),