MARITZA RUIZ-KIM

Artist & Writer, San Francisco Bay Area

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Who

I’m a Bay Area artist with a BFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute. I use artwork to examine emotional landscapes and social structures. I’ve exhibited my work in San Francisco, New York, Miami, Santa Fe, and Provincetown.

What

I do all sorts of projects, some of which include pieces that can be acquired and displayed. I sell some of my work on my website, but I don’t make art in order to sell it. I enjoy making things. Sometimes I end up with tangible art objects, and I make some of them available for sale. 

Why

I make art because I have an endless supply of questions and I’m curious about so many things. I make each series by focusing in on a particular experience. I try to find answers by making art. It’s not that I expect to arrive at distinct answers, but I enjoy learning new things along the way.

Pricing

I base prices on labor, materials, size, form, need, and what seems reasonable as a return for a particular piece at a particular point in time. I see intrinsic value in artwork itself rather than seeing art through the lens of commodification. I offer pieces for sale with this in mind.