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Creativity Explored

Ricardo Estella

Though he is best known for his dramatic and colorful ceramic work and acrylic paintings, Ricardo Estella (b. 1951, New York City) works with paint, collage, threads, clay, and papier-mâché. His work often features religious iconography, as well as animals and landscapes. Raised in the Philippines and returning to the United States in 1973, he credits his artistic inspiration and successes to his father who taught him how to paint and sculpt as a child while living on the island of Luzon.

Estella first worked in the Creativity Explored studio from 1996 to 2006, and returned in 2010.

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Samples of Estella's work





Selected Exhibitions

2016
Tabula Rasa, Creativity Explored , San Francisco, CA

2014
A Curious Menagerie, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2013
Outsider Artists, Oakland International Airport, Oakland, CA

2012
Creativity Explored at Ambach & Rice, Ambach & Rice, Los Angeles, CA
Fabulous, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Are We There Yet?, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2011
Hands on Clay, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2006
Sacred Places, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2003
Monster, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Fired and Wired, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Lit, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2002
Art from the Fire, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA