Ric Dragon (Colombia) Residence: March 2019
Ric Dragon is a painter from New York, currently living in Bogotá, Colombia, where he is the director of ArteSumapaz.
He studied with Nicholas Marsicano at SUNY Purchase, and James McDermid at Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute. He was formerly an instructor of figure drawing and lithography at the Woodstock School of Art. His work has been featured in various solo and group shows.
Eleanor Heartney wrote of Dragon’s work, “By rendering the experience of flesh using a vocabulary drawn from gestural abstraction, Dragon bypasses the literalism that seems to have relegated figuration to its secondary status today. He gives us, not the surfaces of bodies, but their sensuous collisions, suggesting the internal experiences that make us human.”
At the Studio Kura, he will be working with traditional Japanese ink and mulberry paper to create large-scale brush and ink collages.
– Web site: www.ricdragon.com