Ricardo Celma was born in Buenos Aires in 1975. He showed his artistic talent as early as 5 years old. He studied with Susana MÃ¡rmol (1981-1982), Marcelo Plaza (1982-1983), JosÃ Alberto Marchi (1983-1985, 1990-1991), Claudio Barraga¡n (1985-1986, 1989), Julio BarragÃ¡n (1989), Carlos Fels (1991-1992), and Alejandro Boim (1997, scholarship for studies at La Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes). He studied composition at the ateliers of Antonio Garcia Lopez (Madrid). He has done brief workshops with Fermin Febre, Keneth Kemble, Jorge Abot, Perez Celis and Dalmiro Saenz. He received a degree in Visual Arts from the National Institute of Art. His title obtained from these studies is Profesor Nacional de Pintura. He then graduated from the Instituto Universitario Nacional de Arte. I.U.N.A. (2000-2002), where he obtained the title Licenciado en Artes Visuales.
Ricardo has shown his works in many solo exhibitions, at museums, art galleries and institutions such as Euroidiomas Gallery, Miraflores and Camacho, Lima, Peru; Historical Museum of the Army (Edea 2000 Award); Leonardo Avalos Gallery; 'General San Martin' Cultural Center; Belgrano University; 'Parchemine' Gallery (Montreal, Canada); 'Prilidiano Pueyrredon' National School of Fine Arts and 'Santa MarÃa' Cultural Theatre.
His works have been exhibited in different group shows such as arteBA, Adriana Indik Art Gallery; Tandil Museum (Salon of Sacred Art); S.U.T.E.R.H. Cultural Center ('Octubre' Fundation Award); Thesis Gallery; Velazquez Gallery; House of Culture of San Isidro; House of Culture of Adrogue (Salon Small Format); Fine Art Ltd. (Atlanta, USA); Bollini Fundation; House of Culture of Vicente Lopez (Salon Small Format); Historical Museum of the Army; 'La Carboneria' Cultural Center (Salon Small Format); National Library of Buenos Aires; 'Alicia Brandy' Gallery; Province Museum of Lujan, Buenos Aires; Sivori Museum (XlII Salon Manuel Belgrano); 'Arbitra'96', Gral. San Martin Cultural Center; 'Buenos Artes Joven 96' Biennal (Fuba); 'Color en Tilcara' Irureta Museum (Jujuy); Andreani Fundation; 'Espacio Giesso', Buenos Aires; Recoleta Cultural Center and 'La Manzana de Las Luces'.
Ricardo has received the following awards: 1st. Prize Lions Club; 1st. Prize Argentine Society of Literature, Arts and Sciences; 2nd. Prize Rigolleau Cultural Center; 2nd. Prize Young Expressions 2000 (Avalos Gallery); 2nd. Prize Cathedral Cultural Center; 2nd. Prize Giama Cultural Center; Mention of Honor Province Museum of Santa Rosa, La Pampa; Special Mention Edenor and E.N.B.A.P.P. Award and Special Mention CEARCO (Andreani Fundation).