RUTH L. BUENTELLO
Born in San Antonio, Texas 1984
Lives and works in San Antonio
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Bachelors of Fine Arts with emphasis in painting 2004-2008
ArtPace Travel Grant, Italy and France, 2010
Contemporary Art Month Award, Más Rudas Chicana Collective, 2010
Merit Scholarship 2004-2008
School of the Art Institute of Chicago Grant 2004-2008
One Person Exhibitions2009 Retratos Nobles, Ursiline Gallery, Southwest School of Arts, San Antonio, TX
2009 This is My Neighborhood, 1906 Gallery, San Antonio, TX
Selected Group Exhibitions2012 Mas Rudas Chicana Art Collecive: Brown Style, ArtPace , San Antonio, Tx Mexican American Studies, University of Texas Austin, Austin, TX Serie Print XVI, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX Windows to Our Community, Centro Aztlan, San Antonio, TX 2011 Mas Rudas Collective: Mas Triste, Unit B Gallery, San Antonio Mas Rudas Collective: Chicanas Only, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX Young Latino Artists: Thought Cloud, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX Manuel Castillo: A Painting of a Community, Museo Alameda, San Antonio, TX Ahora: San Anto En Austin, Mercury Mambo, Austin, TX Huevos Rancheros Gala Silent Art Auction, Plaza Guadalupe, San Antonio, TX 2010 Better to Die On My Feet, Self Help Graphics & Art, Los Angeles, CA Family, Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, TX Mas Rudas: Operation Canis Familiaris, Guadalupe Cultural Arts, San Antonio, TX 2009 Mas Rudas Collective: Our Debut, Danny’s House, San Antonio, TX Showcase Artist Chalk It Up, ArtPace, San Antonio, TX 2008 UTSA Juried Exhibition, UTSA Art Gallery, San Antonio, TX Many Faces of Women, Southwest School of Arts, San Antonio, TX Nueva Generacion, Lone Star Studios, San Antonio, TX Yellow Rose, Bihl Haus Gallery, San Antonio, TX Tierra Indigena, Guadalupe Cultural Arts, San Antonio, TX 2007 Bachelor of Fine Arts Undergraduate Exhibition, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL Little Village Arts Festival, Cafe Catredral, Chicago, IL Chicano Experience, Mattie Rhodes Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Community/Public Art Projects
2011 Cycle of Violence, Irving Academy , ArtPace, San Antonio, TX
Lead artist for indoor public art project in collaboration with AVID Class. Project based on violence, pollution, and cruelty to animals. Project educated students on importance of re-using discarded objects and materials from their neighborhood.
2009 Una Mesa Para la Gente Restoration, San Anto Cultural Arts, San Antonio, TX
Lead artist on restoration project. Implemented stained glass mosaic to original design. Worked with community residents to restore project.
2007 Where We Are Going, Instituto Del Progresso Latino, Chicago, IL
Lead artist on mural project for alternative school, worked with youth on development of design and creation of mural.
2007 St. Alphonsus Mosaic Benches, Chicago Public Art Group, Chicago, IL
Assistant to lead artist on ceramic mosaics, assisted on workshops for development of design, cut tile, installed mosaics.
2005 Past and Present and Future, Desert Mirage High School, Coachella, CA
Designed and created mural in collaboration with high school students.
2003 Piedad, San Anto Cultural Arts, San Antonio, TX
Lead Artist for project and developed design for mural and facilitated mural process throughout completion. Collaborated with community residents to complete design.
2001 Tradicion y Cultura, San Anto Cultural Arts, San Antonio, TX
Assisted lead artist in conceptualizing and creating painted mural.Residencies 2012 Serie Print Coronado Studios Residency, Austin, TX 2010 Mas Rudas Collective: Homegirls, Slanguage Studio, Wilmington, CA Speaker 2012 Creative Communities, Convergent Media Talks, Incarnate Word University 2008 Traditional vs. Contemporary Latino Arts, National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures Regional Conference. El Paso TX. Affiliations Member of National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures Member of Mas Rudas Chicana Art Collective Panelist for Texas Commission on the Arts