Ruth Leonela Buentello  is based out of  San Antonio, TX, she received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from the School of  the Art Institute of Chicago in 2008. Since graduating she stayed committed to exhibiting her work in group exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago, Self Help Graphics in Los Angeles, California, the Museo Alameda in San Antonio, Texas, the Slanguage Studio in Los Angeles, California, The University of Texas at San Antonio Fine Arts Gallery, Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, Texas, and Unit B Gallery in San Antonio, Texas.  Her first solo exhibition was at the Southwest School of Arts  in 2009. In 2009, she in collaboration with four like-minded artists founded the Mas Rudas collective . Through Mas Rudas her work has evolved to explore the sociocultural examinations of Chican@ identity, cultural representations of gender, and the co-optation of Chican@/Tejan@/Latin@ history and culture. In 2010, she received an Artist Travel Grant from Artpace to study the art of Nikki de Saint Phalle in Italy and France. In 2011, she was chosen to participate in the Young Latino Artists 16 Thought Cloud Exhibition at Mexic-Arte Museum. She is currently seeking a suitable MFA program.


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