Veronica Ruiz Velasco’s art has been exhibited in top museums and cutting-edge venues on multiple continents. Her art, even in the very beginning of her career, left a mark among the living masters in Mexico, Europe and the United States. Join us on this journey as we highlight some of the exhibitions that are most important to Veronica’s pathway to success.
A Timeline of The Art
1985 marked Ruiz de Velasco’s first exhibition held at the Gallery of the Loteria National of Mexico. Her popularity skyrocketed as members of Mexico’s art community took notice of her talent.
In 1987, Veronic Ruiz de Velasco received the honor of exhibiting her art at the Museo de Arte Moderno National (Museum of Modern Art) in Mexico. She was the youngest artist ever to receive this invitation.
In 1989, Veronica Ruiz Velasco was commissioned to paint an original mural that would be at the centerpiece of the opening of the American British Cowdray Medical Center in Mexico City. The mural took almost a year to complete, and its unveiling was part of a national event in Mexico that was attended by then U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, Charles Pilliod as well as Prince Charles of Wales. Ruiz de Velasco was congratulated for the donation of her talent, time and effort.
During the time span of 1997 through 2003, Veronica Ruiz de Velasco’s art was exhibited widely in private galleries hosted by Dallas’s business scene. Her art exhibits during this time frame included:
Private executive gallery of Lucent Technology in Mesquite, Texas. Private executive gallery of AT&T in Las Colinas, Texas. Nordstrom stores in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Donation of two murals to the Beaty Early Childhood School in Plano, Texas.
Early in 1997, the prestigious Anasazi Gallery in Dallas held a solo exhibition featuring the paintings of Veronica Ruiz de Velasco which marked Ruiz de Velasco’s entrance into the Dallas art scene.
In 1997, Mrs. Nancy Hamon herself requested that Ruiz de Velasco paint a mural for the Biomedical Research Building at the Southwest Medical Center in Dallas that would bear her and her husband’s name. The mural Veronica Ruiz de Velasco created was impressive, measuring at three by four meters.
In 1996, Veronica Ruiz de Velasco was honored to create the portrait of a sitting U.S. president. Her unique and personal portrait of President Bill Clinton impressed the President and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton so much that they sent a personal letter of appreciation.
In 2007, Veronica’s original art was featured on the cover of the prestigious Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, founded in 1945 by Manhattan Project scientists whose early work chronicled the dawn of the nuclear age.
In 2009, Veronica Ruiz de Velasco had the great honor along with only five other Mexican artists of creating art for Mexico’s soccer team as it competed in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
Veronica Ruiz de Velasco’s art was featured in 2013 in the prestigious Women of Art book featuring the world’s top female artists.