Jesse working on a mural in Bushwick, New York. 2017

Jesse working on a mural in Bushwick, New York. 2017

Minotaur, 2015

Minotaur, 2015



A self taught artist, Jesse Xavier Ruiz finds inspiration behind his work in art, music, architecture, and everyday life. Born in Las Cruces, New Mexico, Jesse lived in Southern California before moving New York City in 2006. It was in 2008 that he picked up his first paintbrush and began to create. Certain art periods which have influenced his style are Cubism, Futurism, Surrealism, Impressionism, Dada, and Action Art.



The work of Jesse Xavier Ruiz is based on the idea of interconnectedness. By merging the background and foreground into a singular plane, simplifying and abstracting his shapes, Jesse is reminding us that there oneness in all things, and that we are not separate from our surroundings. The inspiration for such expression comes from everyday truths, moments of introspection as well as reality. Jesse's color palette is based on instinct rather than representational or realistic values, which channel such artists as Henri Matisse, Paul Gaugin, and Georges Braque. Through his work, Jesse Xavier Ruiz pushes the boundaries of subjective perspective, to prompt an emotional experience from his viewer.


985 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY
July – September 2017

Wayward Social
35 Ingraham Street, Brooklyn, NY
March – April 2017

Porter Gastropub
Volgograd, Russia
January 2016 – Present

The Fillmore
696 Grand St, Brookyn, NY
January 2016 – September 2017

The Fillmore
75 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
April 2015 – December 2016

The Fillmore, SONYA
366 Lewis Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
April 2015 – December 2016

Greenwich Village Bistro
13 Carmine Street, New York, NY
November 2013 – March 2014

Pushkin Creperie Bakery
541 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
October 2013 – January, 2014

1108 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
June – December 2013

Brooklyn Kolache Co.
520 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
July – October 2013


Bushwick Open Studios: Filtergeist
538 Hart Street, Brooklyn, NY
September 22 – October 31, 2017

The Coffee Art Project
69th Regiment Armory, NY
September 16 – 18, 2016

SONYA Art Walk
Bedford Styvesant, Brooklyn, NY
May 17 – 18, 2014

The Purple Show, SONYA
Bedford Styvesant, Brooklyn, NY
April, 2014

The Yellow Show, SONYA
Bedford Styvesant, Brooklyn, NY
March, 2014

Pushkin Creperie Bakery
541 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
January 12 – February 23, 2014

Night of The Arts
LGBT Center, NY
November 13, 2013

Free Candy
Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
October 14 – November 14, 2013


I always look forward to meaningful and creative collaborations. 
If you are an artist or a collector, please get in touch.


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Instagram: @jakruiz_art



If you are looking to purchase a piece you see on the website or inquire about a private commission, please email me. I am happy to arrange a visit to my studio in Brooklyn, New York, or work with you on creating a unique piece.

I ship my work domestic and worldwide. All artworks include a certificate of authenticity which is signed by the artist. 

For price reference of my work, please visit the Saatchi Art page.