Born in México D.F.in 1968, Veronica Ruiz de Velasco is a neo-figurative painter of Mexican origin living in the United States. She was a disciple of Teodulo Romulo, Rufino Tamayo, Jean Dubuffet, and Gilberto Aceves Navarro. Many consider Ruiz de Velasco to be on of Mexico’s most famous living artists.
Ruiz de Velasco is famous for being commissioned for work for major heads of state, actors, musicians, and public buildings. In 1997, Mrs Nancy Hamon asked Ruiz de Velasco to create a mural for the Nancy and Jake L. Hamon Biomedical Research Building at the Southwest Medical Center in Dallas. The mural was 3 meters by 4 meters. It was inaugurated by Nancy Hamon and the Director of the Southwest Medical Center, Dr. Kern Wildenthall. In 1996, Ruiz de Velasco created a portrait for President Bill Clinton. President Clinton and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton sent a letter of appreciation for this portrait.
In 2009, Veronica Ruiz de Velasco is one of five Mexican artists selected to create a painting representing Mexico at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.