The hardest part is to remove yourself and allow the work to be at its best form; there is tension between having control and allowing the forms to come out organically.

Rachel Levit Ruiz

About the Artist


Rachel Levit Ruiz (b. 1990) is a Mexican artist and illustrator based in Mexico City. Her figurative works, from black and white drawings to gouache paintings, examine the body and its relationship to the mind, to others, and to the physical world. In her most recent series, Body Language, Ruiz was inspired by her own interrogation of the mind/body connection. She responds to theories of health that suggest “physical well-being is independent from emotions and socio-political realities” by crafting a world in which different facets of the body speak for themselves. Ruiz’s work has been featured in The New York Times and The New Yorker.

News and Notables
  • Exhibited at Hashimoto Contemporary, 2021

  • Two-person exhibition with Xochi Solis at Uprise Art, 2021

  • Solo exhibition, Rachel Levit at Objectify, Object_ify 139, 2016