RICKY ALLMAN was born 1978 in Provo, Utah. He received an M.F.A. with Honors from the Rhode Island School of Design and a B.F.A. with Distinction from the Massachusetts College of Art. Allman's paintings often appear as landscapes, psychological landscapes, and cityscapes. Utilizing the geographic landscape of his childhood in the Rocky Mountains, modernist architecture and gestural abstraction, Allman's work reflects an indefinite future; a complicated and frenetic world of colliding forms often in the moment of origination. His work has been exhibited and published nationally and internationally including Paris, Copenhagen, New York, and Miami. Allman lives and works in Kansas City, MO where he is a Professor of Painting/Drawing at the University of Missouri- Kansas City.