Veronica Ruiz De Velasco stands among the greatest living artists of our time. Her talent has been recognized as genius by the masters, and her technique is only surpassed by her passion for every piece of art she creates.
Disciple of Teodulo Romulo, Rufino Tamayo, Jean Dubuffet and Gilberto Aceves Navarro
Inspired by Cezanne, Michelangelo, Van Gogh, Goya
Solo Exhibition at Museo de Arte de Moderno
Exhibitions at Gallery of Lourdes Chumacero in Mexico, Gallery of the Benito Juarez Airport and Anasazi Gallery
From Mexico City, Mexico | Currently Resides in Dallas, Texas
As a young woman, Veronica considered putting her passion and enthusiasm toward a career in acting but soon learned that a love and talent for art lived deep within her soul. Her innate talent was quickly noted by top artists in the Mexican art community, and she became a rising star. Mexican master, Teodulo Romulo, saw in Veronica a unique talent that had to be nurtured and encouraged.
Soon the entire Mexican art community began to take notice, including top masters such as:
● Thomas Parra
● Gilberto Aceves Navarro
● Rufino Tamayo
Shortly after being discovered by the masters of the Mexican art community, Ruiz de Velasco was invited to individually exhibit her work at the Museo de Arte Moderno (National Museum of Modern Art) in Mexico. She was the youngest artist ever to receive this honor at that time. The Museo de Arte Moderno included Ruiz de Velasco in their prestigious 25-year anniversary book featuring Mexico's leading artists.
This was just the beginning.
As the young artist’s talent began to create a buzz in the art community of Mexico City, the world began to take notice. Artistic masters in Mexico and Europe opened their doors to support Veronica and help her refine her technique. Her natural artistic talents were catapulted with the help of the best schools and private teachings in the world.
Veronica Ruiz De Velasco’s illustrious training includes:
La Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes La Esmeralda in Mexico City
Private tutelage from Teodulo Romulo
Private tutelage under Rufino Tamayo
Private tutelage under Gilberto Aceves Navarro at the Antigua Academia de San Carlos (Old San Carlos Academy)
Feedback from Jean Dubuffet in Paris, France
As the worldwide art community recognized and lined up to support the rising star, Veronica’s success was nearly instantaneous. Her exhibits were sellouts, and international powerhouses soon began to reach out to her to commission her art for renowned events and locations. Her successes include exhibitions in both Mexico, United States, Europe, and Africa.
● 1984 - The Gallery of Lourdes Chumacero in Mexico - This exhibition is considered the springboard for her career as the event was attended by the top artists of the Mexico City art scene.
● 1985 - The Gallery of the Loteria Nacional of Mexico
● 1987 - The Gallery of the Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City
● 1988 - Mexico's National Museum of Modern Art - Veronica was one of the youngest artist to exhibit her artwork solo in the museum’s history.
● 1989 - 25th Anniversary of the Museum of Modern Art in Mexico - Exhibition of "Swan Lake" with the Mexican Masters like Rufino Tamayo, Diego Rivera, and Frida Kahlo.
● 1989 - Commissioned to paint a mural in the American British Cowdray Medical Center in Mexico. The mural, which took a year to complete, was unveiled to an international audience that included the U.S. Ambassador in Mexico, Charles Pilliod and Prince Charles of Wales.
● 1991 - Commissioned to create paintings for both the Playboy Collection in Chicago, the Rockefeller Collection in New York City.
● 1994 - Exhibition at the Goodyear Corporation in Akron, Ohio in their private executive gallery.
● 1995 - Exhibition held by Coronado S.A. de C.V. in their gallery in Mexico.
● 1996 - With great honor, she painted a portrait of the (at that time) sitting President of the United States, Bill Clinton.
● 1997 - Solo exhibition at the Anasazi Gallery in Dallas.
● 1997 - Exhibition in their private executive gallery of Lucent Technology in Mesquite, Texas.
● 1997 - Exhibition in the private executive gallery of AT&T in Las Colin-as, Texas.
● 1997 - Exhibition in Nordstrom of the Gallería in Dallas throughout the store in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. The exhibit also included a personal appearance by Ruiz De Velasco and a fashion show featuring Ruiz de Velasco's art as a photographic backdrop.
● 1997 - Commissioned to create a mural for the Nancy and Jake L. Hamon Biomedical Research Building at the Southwest Medical Center in Dallas.
● 1999 - Exhibition at the Florence Art Gallery in Dallas, Texas.
● 1999 - Several paintings featured in auction held by the Beaux Art at the Dallas Museum of Art to benefit local charities.
● 1999 - Exhibition at the Irving Art Center (Museum) in Irving, Texas.
● 2000 - Exhibition at the Mission Gallery in Highland Park, Texas.
● 2003 - Donated two murals to the Beaty Early Childhood School in Plano, Texas.
● 2005 - Commissioned to paint an airplane that hung from the ceiling of the new International Terminal at the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport.
● 2007 - Commissioned to paint the front cover of the September/October 2007 edition of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
● 2009 - Selected to create (along with only five other Mexican artists) a painting representing Mexico at the 2010 FIFA World Cup held that year in South Africa.
● 2013 - Selected as an influential female artists for "The Great Female Artists from the Middle Ages to the Modern Era - Woman in Art" by Reinhard Fuchs.
“My love for art is deeply-rooted inside my soul.”
Veronica Ruiz De Velasco possesses an innate talent for brushstroke, color and technique that was cultivated under some of the world’s masters. Her artwork comes alive, however, as she lays her heart and soul into each painting. Veronica’s vision is to share her passion with the world, mentor young upcoming artists and share in the art world as it has shared with her.
"How can I ever thank you for the beautiful portrait you did of Mother. You have captured the flirtatious twinkle in her eye so perfectly."
Nancy Hamon, August 6th , 1998.
"Thank you so much for your beautiful painting. You were kind to remember me with the wonderful token of support."
President Bill Clinton, January 31st, 1997
Women in Art, Volume 1 - "Masterpieces of Visual Art The Great Female Artists - From The Middle Ages To The Modern Era - A selection of particularly beautiful examples of women’s art" Reinhard Fuchs
Eden Rain in LifeStyle Magazine, January 1997.