Ruby E. Garza is a multidisciplinary Chicana artist born in Brownsville, Texas. Garza’s work deals with personal childhood memories, machismo, and immigration-related issues. She shares these, hoping they will impact those who see her work. The art often encompasses the unseen struggles that immigrants of Mexican American heritage experience. Her paintings display bright colors — but have a hint of darkness beneath the surface. Garza hopes her work will expand the social consciousness as they bring attention to the often-ignored struggles and hardships Mexican immigrants face.