Rica Maestas

Albuquerque, NM

Hi, I’m Rica. I’m an (adult) artist, educator, author, and social practitioner living in Albuquerque, NM. I hold a MA in public humanities from Brown University, coordinate digital communications & membership at SITE Santa Fe, and coordinate programs at Vital Spaces.

Inspired by the desert, loneliness, hybridity, and misunderstanding, the goal of my artistic practice as an artist is to generate mediums for tender connection, if only for a moment, and invent surreal ways to hold each other from afar. My socially engaged projects, performances, paintings, and assemblage are invitations into dreamy and emotionally demanding spaces. Come through. It’s odd, but it’s nice.