Esperanza Rosas

Chicago, IL 60617.


2012 - 2016 BA; Magna Cum Laude; Criminal, Law, Justice with a minor in Art; University of Illinois at Chicago; Chicago, IL

Public Speaking

08/2019 Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce: Make the Connection Signature Breakfast 2019 Chicago, IL

11/2018 Adidas #TLKS: Joe Freshgoods, King Marie, & Ryder Ripps | Moderated by Runsy Chicago, IL

10/2018 Venmo + Braintree present: Latinx Heritage Month Artist Panel Chicago, IL

04/2018 Chicago Humanities Festival presents: Molly Crabapple in Conversation w/ Esperanza Rosas Chicago, IL

04/2018 TEDxUofIChicago 2018: Caution: Wet Floor Chicago, IL

04/2017 “A People’s History of Chicago” at Roberto Clemente Community Academy Chicago, IL

04/2017 AP Art Career Day at Jones College Preparatory Chicago, IL


  1. Remezcla Estaff. “6 Tips For Building an Art Career From Chicana Artist Runsy.” Remezcla, Oct. 2018,

  2. Pennick, Bailey. “Meet the Artist Remixing Family Photos to Break Stereotypes.” Red Bull, Red Bull, 19 Dec. 2017,

  3. Whaley, Natelegé. “Runsy's Art Is a Salute to Her Mexican Roots, the South Side of Chicago and a Mother's Touch.” Mic, Mic Network Inc., 6 Dec. 2017,

  4. Kevin Coval, “A People’s History of Chicago” 2017.

  5. Betancourt, Bianca. “22-Year-Old Runsy, Self-Described ‘Naca From El Sur De Chicago," Is Making the Art World Take Notice.” Remezcla,

  6. Frank 151, “Chapter 58: Frank Sosa” 2014.



04/2017 Group Exhibition A People’s History of Chicago Chicago Truborn / Chicago, IL

04/2016 Two-Person Exhibition First Generation Mini Gallery / Dallas, TX

02/2016 Solo Exhibition Jugrnaut presents: Can’t Stop / Won’t Stop Soho House Chicago / Chicago, IL

12/2014 Group Exhibition Chief Keef Sosa, Frank151, & Reveal present: FRANKSOSA Seventh Letter Gallery / Chicago, IL

**complete CV upon request.