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 an artist and illustrator based in Mexico City. Her figurative works examine the body and its relationship to the mind, to others, and to the physical world. Her latest series of pastel drawings on paper are inspired by nitrogen as an essential element in all living matter, from the synthesis of cells and proteins in the body to the fertilization of plants, as well as in powerful forces of nature, such as the explosive plume of a volcano. Rachel'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