About Me

Ruth Villa was born in Sinaloa Mexico and immigrated to California with her family in 1988. As an eleven year old immigrant, she dealt with many challenges adjusting to life in a new environment and found that drawing provided her with an outlet for the loneliness she often experienced in her new homeland. At the age of seventeen, Ruth turned her self-taught passion for drawing into a living as she struggled to make ends meet while living on her own for the first time. In 2006, she began to paint and took part in her first street painting festival where she learned that her passion for art was truly her life’s calling.

Over the years, Ruth has distinguished herself as an artist and has earned many accolades and honors for her work. She was recognized in 2007 and 2008 by the Los Angeles City Council and the State Senate. In 2014, the Los Angeles City Council Third District recognized her for her work on a mural at Justice Street. And in 2010, Ruth was among 600 artists recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records for her part in the Pasadena Street Painting festival, which was the largest festival of its kind.

In her spare time, Ruth enjoys spending time with her friends and family and hopes to open her own art studio in the future where she can help others through by sharing her passion.