Franco Mondini-Ruiz

Visual Arts, 2001

A native of San Antonio, TX, Franco Mondini-Ruiz lives and works in New York City. He takes a variety of approaches to creating art, working in installation, performance, painting, sculpture, and short stories. His solo exhibitions include Mexique (2000) at the Museo del Barrio, New York, Infinito Botanica (1999) in San Antonio and at Bard College, and Tableau Vivant (1998) at the Alamo in Texas. His work was also featured at the 2000 Whitney Biennial and at several regional museums. He has received funding from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, ArtPace, a New Forms Regional Initiative Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Rockefeller Foundation.

The Artwork of Franco Mondini-Ruiz

Awards and Accomplishments


Mondini-Ruiz's large format sculptural installation Crystal City has been acquired by the Smithsonian American Art Museum for their permanent collection in Washington, DC

2004: Mondini-Ruiz receives a Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome

2002: Mondini-Ruiz receives Penny McCall Foundation grant

2001: Mondini-Ruiz receives Joan Mitchell Foundation grant

2001: Mondini-Ruiz receives Pollock-Krasner Fellowship