A native of San Antonio, TX, Franco Mondini-Ruiz lives and works in New York City. He takes a variety of approaches to creating art, working in installation, performance, painting, sculpture, and short stories. His solo exhibitions include Mexique (2000) at the Museo del Barrio, New York, Infinito Botanica (1999) in San Antonio and at Bard College, and Tableau Vivant (1998) at the Alamo in Texas. His work was also featured at the 2000 Whitney Biennial and at several regional museums. He has received funding from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, ArtPace, a New Forms Regional Initiative Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Rockefeller Foundation.