Ruth Leonela Buentello is an interdisciplinary artist from San Antonio, TX. She is known to create narratives based on her Xicana identity. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011 and is a recipient of the 2017 Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors grant. She is currently a full tuition scholar at Maine College of Art, where she will receive her MFA in 2021.
Ruth has also managed and collaborated on various community art projects in her hometown of San Antonio. From 2009- 2015 she founded and participated in the Mas Rudas collective exploring socio-cultural issues of Chican@ identity, cultural representations of gender, and the co-optation of Chican@/Tejan@/Latin@ history and culture.