Daniel Ruanova is a Mexican-American contemporary border artist. He works to push the traditional boundaries of painting and sculpture through his unconventional use of materials. His paintings are a combination of Pop art, Street art and Abstract Expressionism, generally filled with dark color and neon bright contrasts. Ruanova’s latest sculptures, made of galvanized steel, bring the battles and insecurity of his hometown’s unsafe habitat into the gallery setting. During his two-year residency in China, he co-founded the TJinChina Project Space. He is the first ever visual artist to consecutively be awarded a three-year grant from the Mexican National Fund for Culture and Arts. Ruanova has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions, as well as art residencies around the world.