About the Process

What is a hand cut print?

Ricardo has created his own form of art, the hand cut print. From overlapping multiple layers of color through hand cut stencils Ricardo makes these original works of Art. Paper stencils are made by cutting shapes out of paper with an exact-o knife and then using a squeegee to push the mixed acrylic inks through these openings when it is attached to a screen. Each color is a different paper stencil that is layered upon one another as the puzzle is pieced together and the image is formed into the print. This hand cut print becomes a culmination of color shapes built upon these relationships. In celebration of the heroes of Japanese woodblock prints and a furthering of the torch in new innovative approaches to the printed image, these works promote a renewed sense of beauty juxtaposed with masterful technique.

Each piece is made by hand, signed and dated by Ricardo.


About the artist

Ricardo is a 35-year-old professional fine artist from Hoboken, NJ who maintains an art studio where he creates and a separate art gallery where he exhibits his work. Recently Roig opened a new showroom with interior Designer Jenny Madden in the W Hotel Hoboken, 225 River Street. Here at Roig Collection, Ricardo can meet his collectors in a comfortable and convenient location while adding color to the neighborhood giving the public something new to see everyday. 

Ricardo creates full time growing his collection of hand cut prints as well as works on personal pieces, commissioned artworks, collages, paintings and murals. Outside of Art Ricardo enjoys spending time with family and friends and traveling whenever possible. Roig has a wife of 5 years and his 9 month old son.

Artist Statement

“Art is my meditation and expression. Drawing with my exact-o knife to cut out paper stencils gives permanence to the moment. Cutting out these individual shapes of color allows me a peaceful escape into a world of vivid color and abstracted shapes. In this imaginative mind state I can explore and channel my own aesthetic. Drawing, cutting, taping, screen printing and applying each color layer is a rewarding daily practice. As the time grows so does the artwork evolve. Although I have a vision and a plan for each limited edition of hand cut screen prints, I don’t necessarily know how it will look until it is completed. In every stage of the process I take breaks to look, critique, discover and make the best choice for the next stencil of color shapes. It is this conversation where the piece takes form. I start to listen to what it is asking for and what it needs to become Art. I’m always renewed with energy at every layer and know that in the end I will be creating something new for the world- offering people something different and inspirational to see and enjoy.”   

-Ricardo Roig, 2019

Curriculum Vitae   

Ricardo Gesualdo Roig
Born 1983 New York, New York USA
Lives and works in Hoboken, NJ 


"NYC View" W Hotel. NY, NY
"Mile Square Series" Mile Square Theatre. Hoboken, NJ
"Made in New Jersey". Designer Showhouse of New Jersey. Saddle River, NJ
"New Work by Ricardo Roig". Hoboken Historical Museum. Hoboken, NJ
"Hoboken Studio Tour". Roig Studio. Hoboken, NJ
"Muse". Evalyn Dunn Gallery. Westfield, NJ
"New Oils". Artists' Studio Tour. Roig Studio. Hoboken, NJ
"Hoboken in Print". Hoboken Historical Museum. Hoboken, NJ            
"New Works” Gallery 1200. Hoboken, NJ
“Silent Art Auction” Monroe Arts Center. Hoboken, NJ
“HeARTwork” HeARTwork Studio. Union City, NJ            
“Ricardo Roig” Caro Art Gallery. Meriden, CT    
“Graphic Works“ Imago. Hoboken, NJ            
“Through My Eyes” Right Angle Gallery. Hoboken, NJ            
“Meet Ricardo” Home of Dr. Albertson. Westfield, NJ            
“City Lights” Krave. Newton, NJ            
“Vanitas” Kean University. Union, NJ            
“A-Mature” Essex County College. Newark, NJ            



Art Market & Design. Bridgehampton NY


Art Expo. NYC

"2nd Annual Hand Pulled Prints: The current practice in printmaking' Art Exhibition". Site: Brooklyn. Brooklyn, NY
"12 x 12" Roig Gallery. Hoboken, NJ
"The Opposite of Hate" LITM. Jersey City, NJ
"Paper Monument" Central Booking. NYC
"Print Show" Palette Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ  
"Small Wonders" LITM. Jersey City, NJ  
"Maxwell's Opening Exhibition" Maxwell's. Hoboken, NJ
"Streets of Hudson" Columbia County Council on the Arts. Hudson, NY
"Night with Julian Velard" Life is Beautiful Gallery. Hoboken, NJ
"Summer Small Works Salon Show" Greenpoint Gallery. Brooklyn, NY
"Child's Play" LITM. Jersey City, NJ
"Lovey Dovey" LITM. Jersey City, NJ
"Cityscapes" Temporary Contemporary Gallery. Asbury Park, NJ
"The Artist at Work" Tenmarc Building. Jersey City, NJ
"New Jersey Artists" Lana Santorelli Gallery. Hoboken, NJ
“Paint Out!" Jersey Central Art Studio. Cranfrord, NJ            
“Small Works” Lana Santorelli Gallery. Hoboken, NJ
“Studio Tour Show” Barsky Gallery. Hoboken, NJ
“Paint Out!" Jersey Central Art Studio. Cranfrord, NJ            
“Dream Works” Monroe Arts Center. Hoboken, NJ            
“Hoboken Studio Tour” St. Anne’s Rectory. Hoboken, NJ            
2004 Maryland Institute College of Art Baltimore, MD                        
2008 Kean University, B.A. in Fine Arts Union, NJ                                                 
2010 Kean University, Teacher Certification K-12 Union, NJ

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