Ruth Leonela Buentello

Ruth Leonela Buentello is passionate aboutempowering communities through the creation of her personal work and public art. In 2009, Buentello founded the Mas Rudas collective in collaboration with like-minded Chicana artists. Through Mas Rudas, her work has evolved to explore the socio-cultural examinations of Chican@ identity, cultural representations of gender, and the cooptation of Chican@/Tejan@/Latin@ history and culture.Buentello created a painting for Luminaria that depicted a contemporary Latina immigrant mother figure. Ruth Buentello’s mural scale painting was on display in the grotto along the San Antonio Riverwalk at Hemisfair.

Year2017Linkruthbuentello.comLocationSan Antonio, Texas