Ricardo “NACO” González is an artist from Blue Island, Ill. (bordering South Side Chicago) with a B.F.A. from the American Academy of Art and a M.F.A. from Kendall College of Art and Design located in Grand Rapids, Mich.
González is a teaching and working artist. He often creates artwork to display in alternative spaces. González participates in neighborhoods where inhabitants may not always receive exposure to art. The artist teaches in art centers, schools and informal spaces to better communicate his abilities and pass along his appreciation for the arts.
González’s work is often visual art. He paints, draws on various surfaces, pastes on public walls, and creates paper mache sculptures/piñatas.