Meet Rex Ritarita

with Awaken Gallery

I’m a fine artist currently represented by Awaken Gallery. My work has been a part of 4 showings at Awaken Gallery including my Featured Artist Showing. Three of my paintings have been selected for 2 museum exhibits at Gaston County Museum. I also participated in Charlotte Shout’s Luminous Lane project. My paintings are introspective and based on personal experiences, inner conflicts and cultural issues based on my Filipino heritage, American upbringing, gender roles and expectations, and the fluidity that exists between masculine and feminine attributes.
 I was born in the Philippines and traveled to America at 5 years old when my Dad, a Senior Chief in the United States Navy was stationed in Long Beach, CA. We migrated to the East Coast and I was raised in Virginia Beach, VA and have lived in Charlotte, NC since 2008.