Ralph Almeida is a Brooklyn-based, multi-disciplinary artist of Portugues descent.
His paintings, drawings, collages, and ceramic tile designs have been shown widely and installed in public and in private residences. Almeida’s work draws from nature (animal, horticultural and landscape motifs), the history of decorative arts (from Ancient Egypt to William Morris to Marimekko) and Modernism (Miro, Calder, Klee, Kandinsky and others). New Yorkarchitecture and history has a significant influence on his work.
In the past he studied Textile Design and Fine Arts at The Fashion Institute of Technology while free-lancing as a textile designer. He has taught art classes, developed museum proprietary items, worked as an assistant art director of two independent films, explored fused glass, stained glass, pottery and illustrated his own children’s book.
Most recently, Almeida has created a line of seasonally inspired masks for Covid-19 safety; a mosaic housewares line; a textile collection for home, bath and office in collaboration with Society 6; launched a virtual reality art galler and an ongoing series of illustrations for the poetry website Global Poemic.
As always, he moves fluidly from fine to decorative arts, through a multiplicity of media with an eye towards installation and utility.
He has exhibited broadly in NYC, New Delhi, India, Washington, DC, Las Vegas, NV, Connecticut, and Los Angeles, California.
Ralph’s projects, interviews, merchandise, website and VR gallery can be seen at: linktr.ee/RaffaArt
This event is part of the Portuguese American Art Gallery virtual exhibition, made possible by PALCUS, PUSCC, The Embassy of Portugal and FLAD.