Wall Drawing Series: Ronny Quevedo

Sep 13, 2024 – Aug 30, 2025
Menil Drawing Institute

The Menil Collection has commissioned New York-based artist Ronny Quevedo (b. 1981) to create the Menil Drawing Institute’s sixth artwork for its ongoing Wall Drawing Series. This site-specific and monumental drawing will go on view in September 2024.

Quevedo frequently uses drawing, particularly schematic renderings, to explore the visual languages of abstraction, cartography, and sport from across the Americas. He employs diagrammatic tools of orientation and quantification—such as a colonial map, a dress pattern, or the field markings of a soccer pitch—to illuminate connections between ancient Andean traditions and today’s diasporic communities. Born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, and raised in New York, Quevedo is invested in questions of migration, identity, and modernity.

The Wall Drawing Series began in 2018 as part of the Menil Drawing Institute’s commitment to exploring new approaches to the form and language of drawing.

About the artist:

Ronny Quevedo received his BFA from Cooper Union in 2003 and his MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2013. From 2012 to 2014, he was a CORE Fellow at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Quevedo had the solo exhibition no hay medio tiempo / there is no halftime at the Queens Museum, New York (2017), and his work was included in the group exhibition Pacha, Llaqta, Wasichay: Indigenous Space, Modern Architecture, New Art at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2018). Quevedo was one of six artists commissioned to create large-scale permanent installations at New York’s LaGuardia Airport; Pacha Cosmopolitanism Overtime was unveiled there in 2022. His work is represented in the collections of the Denver Art Museum and the Buffalo AKG Art Museum, among others.