Yanin Ruibal’s illustrations and paintings are bold in their vibrancy, whether decorating her Mexico City apartment or public spaces in various countries.
Conceptually, her art explores what’s inside of us. Hidden softness, hidden ferocity or hidden pain – the last one Yanin knows well through her own battle with Lyme disease.
But what’s inside always spills out. The natural explodes into our everyday like weeds between pavement cracks. Her work overflows with lushness, combining an interest in flora and fauna with a uniquely Mexican understanding of vivid color.
-Text by Jonathan Barnett
Universidad de las Américas Puebla. 2008-2010. Bachelor of Visual Arts. Universidad de Sonora. 2010-2011. (Transfered) Bachelor of Visual Arts. Incomplete.
Similitudes, Pugseal boutique Hotel, Mexico City, October 2018
Al que Alimentas parte II, Galería CC186, Mexico City, October 2015.
Al que Alimentas, Galería Corazón, La Plata. Buenos Aires, Argentina. May 2015 YO / TÚ, Galería CC186, Mexico City. September 2014.
Downtown L.A. Art walk, The Medallion Gallery. Los Angeles, CA, June 2012.
The Other Art Fair by Saatchi Art at Brooklyn Expo Center. New York, NY. November 2019.
The Other Art Fair by Saatchi Art at Brooklyn Expo Center. New York, NY. May 2019.
Visiones Femeninas @ De Kooning Studio. All-women group show. New York, NY. May 2019
CDMX Group Show @ Volcom Garden by Juxtapoz Clubhouse. Austin, Texas. April 2019.
Juxtapoz Clubhouse, Miami Art Week. Miami, FL, December 2018.
Finalist at Bienal de Ilustración by Pictoline, Centro de Cultura Digital. Mexico City, May 2018.
LIBRE, all-women exhibition at MUTEM, Museo del Tequila y el Mezcal. Mexico City, May 2018.
Abrazo para México, benefit exhibition for the victims of the September 19 earthquake. Pugseal Hotel. Mexico City, October 2017.
IT’S A PINK WORLD AFER ALL vol.2, all-women exhibition at Rojo Bermelo Gallery. Mexico City, February 2017.
Talento Mexicano Contemporáneo, Galería CC186. Mexico City, March 2016.
Surf en Pavimento by Cultura Colectiva and Kai Longboards. Mexico City, May 2014.
100th Room by Camel, Mexico City, November 2013.
TRASHed @ Coachella, by Global Inheritance. Coachella music festival, Indio, CA, 2012. TRASHed by Global Inheritance, The Lab art Gallery. Los Angeles, CA, April 2012.