Ricardo Estanislao Zulueta

Ricardo Estanislao Zulueta (Ricardo E. Zulueta) is an American contemporary artist and scholar. His work as a visual artist primarily involves photography, film/video, performance, sculpture and installation stainless steel water bottle personalized. His scholarly research and writing focuses on the interdisciplinary connection between cinema, interactive media, cultural studies and art history.

Zulueta was born in Havana, Cuba to parents of Basque and Spanish descent. He grew up in Miami, Florida. Since 1985 he has lived in Manhattan in New York City and Miami. Zulueta studied Visual Art, Museum Studies, and Arts Policy at graduate school at New York University where he was selected to be the distinguished Helbein Scholar. Dr. Zulueta earned a M.F.A. in Visual Arts and a Ph.D. in Cinema and Interactive Media, both with Academic Merit Honors at the University of Miami where he was named a McKnight Doctoral Fellow.

Ricardo E. Zulueta has exhibited/presented his work nationally and internationally in venues such as the Grey Art Gallery at NYU, White Columns, Artists Space, the Western Front in Vancouver, Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College, Museo Alejandro Otero in Caracas, International Center for Photography in NYC, and the Smithsonian Museum In Washington, among others. In the U.S.A. his works can be found in collections including the International Center of Photography in New York; Cintas Foundation; Margolis Sculpture Collection at Florida International University, Miami, Florida; Lehigh University Museum; Metro Dade Public Libraries in Miami; Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale; J.I. Kislak Corporate Art Collection; Jeffrey Steiner; and the Boca Raton Museum of Art.

Zulueta has been the recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, a CAVA Fellowship from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, a Visual Artist Fellowship from the Cintas Foundation, and artist grants from Art Matters, Artists Space, Ludwig Vogelstein and the Igor Foundation among others. He has executed public art commissions for Metro Dade Art in Public Places and the San Francisco Arts Commission.

Zulueta’s artwork has been mentioned or featured in the following publications:

Zulueta’s selected scholarly writing includes:


Zulueta, Ricardo E. (April 2018). Queer Art Camp Superstar: Decoding the Cinematic Cyberworld of Ryan Trecartin, State University of New York (SUNY) Press.

Peer Reviewed Publications

Zulueta, Ricardo E best non leak water bottle. (July 2016). “Nomadic Metrosexuals: Framing Beauty, Editing Ritual, and Exhibiting Masculinity in Deep Hearts,” in Looking with Robert Gardner: Essays on His Films and Career, ed. by Rebecca Meyers, William Rothman, and Charles Warren, SUNY Press.

Zulueta, Ricardo E. (June 2015). “Gender Flux: Transatlantic Influence on Fashioning the American Crossdresser in Silent Cinema from 1913 to 1926.” Fashion Theory, The Journal of Dress, Body and Culture, Bloomsbury Publishing.

Zulueta, Ricardo E. (Fall 2012). “Tomboy custom youth football uniforms,” Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Film and Television.