MARITZA RUIZ-KIM

Artist, San Francisco Bay Area

Having a Point in a Pointed Way

(That title probably makes more sense at the end?) This is a very thrown together bunch of thoughts that have been loosely connected in my head since Miami (and before Miami, to be honest.) My apologies if I either a.) Read more…


Post 3: Rank, Miami Art Show 2010

If Art Basel Miami Beach was the fabricated island retreat for a summery breeze in the winter-time, then #rank was the mainland where artists returned to hash out the day-to-day reality of making art in the beast of the machine. Read more…


Post 2: Rank, Miami Art Show 2010

#Rank events (non-discussion panel based) that I experienced (in some fashion) on Wed 12/1 & Thurs 12/2 at Seven in Miami 2010. (…more to come…)   1.  Man Bartlett’s Measure (@manbartlett) I only experienced this in passing, but I know Read more…


Post 1: Rank, Miami Art Show 2010

1. The days leading up to my Miami trip were a blur. Like my new friend Laura Isaac posted in her blog notes, I had never been to Art Basel Miami Beach before, not even to Miami. In fact, it Read more…


"The Interview" (the script in entirety from Rank, Miami 2010)

“The Interview: In Which I Ask Myself All The Questions You Didn’t Care to Ask, Along Also With the Answers You Didn’t Care About.” Script by Maritza Ruiz-Kim; Read by William Powhida at #Rank, Winkleman Gallery, Seven Art Fair in Read more…


Thursday, Dec 2 is almost here!…

… and I won’t be here in Northern California, no, I will be in sunny, beachy Miami! This is what I will be doing on Thursday, December 2nd, at 11am Eastern Standard Time…


"Artifact of an Anthropologic Experience" (on Twitter)

Artifact from an Anthropological Experience 2010 vellum, acrylic, watercolor, aluminum, inkjet on panel 16″ x 20″ (Click on above ☝ image once, and then click one more time for closer look) UPDATED WITH NOTES MARCH 2011 here Description of the Read more…


Beginnings Lead to Unknowns

1. When you begin something, is it always the case that one doesn’t know how it ends? There is no omniscience or telling the future. It’s an experience. A travel in time or place or mindset from point A to Read more…


Small studies for later work.

Here is something fast I did this week. (Another project happened September through mid-October but I will describe that later, another time.) I examined Sol Lewitt’s letter to Eva Hesse from April 1965. Wanted to take it apart & draw Read more…


Work in Progress Fall 2010

This is a piece that I worked on for a lot of September. I don’t have a title for it yet. The few things I feel prepared to say are: I buried 2-3 tweets into this pile from every twitter Read more…


Working

Just an insert that I have been working rather steadily since the beginning of September– a lot of writing in addition to object/picture making, and it leaves me less to invest in a post here or there. But I will. Read more…


Quietness

1. I had a car once that had no music. No player, no speakers, just the motor, wind against the metal hulk, the weather. I commuted in that car and there was so much relief in the silence. So much Read more…


Golden, Not So Golden

I swear I didn’t set out to make these 2 pieces at the outset. Not that I feel I have anything to excuse. You see, I was doing a study of materials for another piece I am doing, and I Read more…


I’m Dreaming

1. I saw Inception tonight, I think after everyone else here already did. There were about 15 people in there & I knew almost all of them (we came together, my town is not that small that I know everyone.) Read more…


Getting to the Next Level

1. My boys play the wii. They love it, they obsess over it, it’s embarrassing. My 4yo, when he walks down the hall before daybreak, wiping the sleep out of this eyes, he talks about getting to the next level Read more…


When I Start

1. I start at 5:30 in the morning. Because GK gets up early for work and 4yo Zee is a light sleeper, and my cat meows if ANYONE thinks of sleeping IN. As if 5:45 is sleeping in. I get Read more…


Studio vs Exhaustion vs Parenting

I’ve spent hours in the studio. Working on new work. Been spending all weekend away from the boys, after a week of working feverishly most hours that GK is home from work. This morning, he took them for immunization shots. Read more…


The reply to the reply (unbelieveably long)

My reply to a reply to my reply on William Powhida’s blog This evening I realized that I guess my comment fr. yesterday (see below) on William Powhida’s blog rant/post got more traction than I realized. I didn’t even know Read more…


What someone replied to me

The reply I got to my reply on Powhida’s blog Jesse Patrick Martin responded to my response on Powhida’s blog comment section (I enjoyed reading.) @Maritza: I know it may seem utterly jerkish of me to say so, but your Read more…


What I had to say (long)

My reply on Powhida’s blog I wrote a way too long comment to William Powhida‘s rant about Work of Art: America’s Next Great Artist today. And I got an error message that it’s too long, even though it’s under google’s Read more…