José Luis Ceña Ruiz was born in Malaga in 1982. He studied Fine Art at Complutense University, Madrid (2000-2005) and Engraving and Graphic Design at the Royal Spanish Mint, Madrid. He is now Head of Media Graphics Printing at Castilla la Mancha University.
José has won many art prizes. Recent ones include Honorable Mention II Award ModPortrait (2015), Bodegas Lozano Prize XIII Award ‘Virgen de las Viñas - Tomelloso (2014), Finalist XXL López Villaseñor (2012), Artistic Exchange with the National Wetland Museum of China (2012) and Finalist - V Figurative Painting Award, Arts & Artists Foundation - Barcelona (2010).
His work can be viewed in numerous public collections including MEAM, European Contemporary Art Museum - Barcelona, Wetland Museum of China, Rafael Botí Foundation, Complutense Foundation - Madrid, The National Library - Madrid and the Royal Mint Museum - Madrid.