Maritza Ruiz-Kim

Artist, San Francisco Bay Area

Brain Injury Update, Two Months Later

Okay, here’s a blog post update on how I’m recovering since my bike accident! I’m sparing my FB feed from what would be a horribly long status update. Two months ago, April 9th, I was in the ICU after crashing my bike, losing consciousness, and having a tiny bit of bleeding in the brain (final diagnosis: minor traumatic brain injury). And here I am, June 9th, at the computer and heading to the studio this afternoon. I’m almost back to normal! Well, sort of. ūüôā


Less is More Work at First

I’ve taken on a little side-project and it is: examining things and trying to keep/use only what I need. Stuff. Clothes. Food. Not to an extreme; I don’t want to make proving something¬†to be the focus here, like Look how Read more…


Crash. Boom. Opera. (Or: my bike crash in the clear light of day.)

Thump. Thump. Thump. The sound of a kid doing basketball drills, bouncing the ball in that monotonous way. The picture of the afternoon sunlight on a driveway, the passing of time marked by the mundane. The beat. The beat. The beat. Read more…


The Architecture That Isn't

Over the years, I’ve noticed whenever there’s been a demolition in an area I think I know pretty well, I still can’t for the life of me remember what used to be there before the crews blew it up or Read more…


Where did I put that espa√Īol?

From 1975 (ok, probably 1976) to 1980, I didn’t speak English. Only Spanish. So says my mom; I have absolutely no memory of it. Whenever I really try to access that espa√Īol, it just escapes me. I see my Spanish Read more…


New Ugly Paintings at Royal Nonesuch Gallery, Oakland

On¬†Saturday I went to¬†the talk at Royal Nonesuch Gallery in Oakland, curious about what the artists would have to say about their¬†work. Not Much to Look At: New Ugly Paintings¬†(through March 1st). I was especially interested in the question RNG Read more…


When Faster is Better: Making My Way to Answering Questions

I’ve been trying a new thing in the studio: Not thinking too hard & working faster. I’m going to try the same thing with blogging. Now that I work to produce (with others’ help) a quarterly art journal/blog, I have Read more…


Hacking Clickbait

The show I was just in,¬†IRL: Internet <-> Real Life¬†just concluded on Jan. 3rd & is about to be packed up. (Thanks, Laura Isaac, for all you did for the show!!). It was in¬†Kansas City at the Paragraph Gallery run Read more…


The dream I dreamed.

A dream I had in mid-July: I was walking among houses that had paths between them. I walked a narrow path between the backs of some houses and got to a part where backyards opened up on both sides of Read more…


September 2013 – August 2014

This is just a little update to note that I haven’t been forgetting about¬†my own¬†writing the past twelve months. Among other things, I’ve been getting up to speed on working as Editor-in-Chief of¬†ProWaxJournal.com.¬†I’ve¬†written¬†occasional feature articles there¬†and I’m happy to say Read more…


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