Cristina Rubalcava
Cristina Rubalcava


Cristina Rubalcava, born on December 5, 1943, in San Ángel, Mexico City, showed a great passion for art from an early age, starting to draw at the age of two. Her artistic training began at the San Carlos Academy in Mexico City, where she honed her skills and developed her own style.

In 1970, she moved to Paris, France, where she established her studio and consolidated her artistic career. Her work has been exhibited numerous times in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the United States, and is part of important collections such as the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, the Tamayo Museum in Mexico City, the Marco Museum in Monterrey, and the Ralli Foundation in Punta del Este, Uruguay.

Rubalcava's work is characterized by its great expressiveness and colorful palette, focusing on themes such as the human figure, nature, and mythology. She has experimented with various techniques, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, and printmaking.

Throughout her career, she has received numerous awards and recognitions for her work, including the National Painting Prize in 1973 and the International Printmaking Prize in 1980.

Rubalcava is one of the most important Mexican artists today, contributing to the recognition and dissemination of Mexican art worldwide, inspiring new generations of artists. In addition to her work in painting, she has ventured into creating murals, bronzes, drawings, and ceramics, with works in emblematic places such as the Casa de América Latina in Paris, the Chapultepec Forest in Mexico City, and the port of Veracruz.

Currently, she resides and works between Paris and Ibiza, continuing her artistic work and participating in exhibitions and thematic installations such as "Virgen de Guadalupe, Manto del Mundo" and the Day of the Dead celebration in Mexico.