Rubén Leyva (Oaxaca 1953). One of the most prolific young painters of his generation. His studies were carried out at the Benito Juárez Autonomous University (1972-1975) and, in the 1990s, his penchant for ceramics guided his steps to the Kathy McFadden’s Ceramics Workshop in Portland, Oregon. A selection of his individual exhibits account for his visit to the Oaxaca Museum of Anthropology and History and to the "Exhibition of Mexican Painters" in Hamburg (1981). He exhibits at the French Institute of Latin America, in Mexico City (1984), he appears at the Acevedo Art Gallery in San Diego, California and at the Book Gallery in Madison, Wisconsin.
He exhibits at Studio AAA, in San Francisco, Cal., And “Fragmentos de misreams” is presented at the Vale Gallery, in Mexico City (1992). Participate in the fiftieth anniversary of the United Nations with a solo exhibition, in New York (1995). “Tierra Sol”, traveling sample, travels to three cities in Texas (1995-96). "To Play or not to Play" opens at Grosvenor Place Gallery, at the European Academy for the Arts in London (1998). Lastly, in 2004, he presented his work entitled “Construction of Ensemble Dreams and Desires” in Germany at the Haus Samson Gallery and in 2007 in Guantánamo, Cuba the presentation of the Book and graphic “Chronicles of a Player”, Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba.
Leyva has participated in more than forty group exhibitions, in just over a decade, among the distinctions received are the First Prize (Acquisition Prize) of Plastic arts, Oaxaca City, in 1995, in addition to the fact that his work was selected for the commemorative edition of the fiftieth anniversary of the UN.