Maritza Ruiz-Kim

Artist, San Francisco Bay Area

Exhibition: The Abstract at Sandra Lee Gallery, SF

Sandra Lee Gallery One of my paintings is being included in this exhibition. The opening is this Thursday June 9, 5:00 – 7:30. Show runs through June 27th. Sharon Butler of the Two Coats of Paint painting blog has written Read more…


Exhibition: Inquieta video at ArtPadSF

News from the studio of Maritza Ruiz-Kim | May 2011 Hello Friends, Here’s an update on my current work. My recent video “inquieta/in quiet a” has been included in the No Dialogue video screening to be held at the ArtPadSF art Read more…


Within, the Project: Some New Things

Titles: a. There isn’t, #within b. Lo que no me (progress isn’t just a), #within c. A time when, #within d. Aquí o acá (looking over), #within Materials: on panel… encaustic (wax/resin), string, nails, silk tissue, & a bit of: Read more…


Video: inquieta/in quiet a

inquieta/in quiet a 2011 9 min 30 sec “Inquieta” is the feminine form of the word “restless” in Spanish. The correct pronunciation is “een-kee-eh-tah” but I keep making the mistake of saying “in-kwhy-eh-ta”. There is no “I” or “eye” sound Read more…


Process: Artifact Notes

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) UPDATING MYSELF MARCH 2011: I find this piece of Read more…


Within, the Project: Whatever

Progress on this Within project has been a series of bursts of energy followed by quiet flameouts.  I feel like I’ve been trying to ascend into this exploration with a succession of hand-powered pounds of a fireplace bellow, trying to Read more…


Within, the Project: Pure

I’ve spent some days in the studio, painting. And just today, I gathered hardware supplies to learn the process of constructing my own stretcher bars for these unique sized canvases I want to paint on (34″ x 44″), basically four Read more…


Within, the Project: Notes

My mind wanders a lot when I’m lost in activities, not the least of which is painting. I’m pushing this liquified color around panels & canvases, and I lose myself/observe myself at the same time. This process is so halting, Read more…


Within, the Project: Proceeding

So I found a way to lose myself in painting. I’m moving ahead with placing myself in an essential art making form, while infusing it with layers of ways to approach this very activity that I love. I started in Read more…


Within, the Project: Painting

Last week (my previous post) was the first trial run for exploring the process of physically creating this #within project. So I did it. I chose a piece of information and I buried it into a little painting that I Read more…


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