MARITZA RUIZ-KIM

Artist, San Francisco Bay Area

The History of Us

BLOG POSTS ON T.H.o.U.

Art Things

It’s crept up to 104° outside and I spent my first working day in my new studio, despite the heat (and no central AC there). This is just a brief post to update on my artist life over the last Read more…

What I Want & When I Want It

That title phrase makes me think of crowds of people chanting… “what do we want?!” and “when do we want it?!”. I went to an art portfolio review hosted by SFAN in May, and one of the reviewers asked me Read more…

Can I Tell You Something?

I’m sitting here this morning trying to explain the third descriptor of my project (on stories, storytelling, and storytellers for the American story) and I’m thinking… let’s start with me, the storyteller for this project. Because no matter what story Read more…

I love stories.

One of the earliest memories I have of a favorite TV show was Reading Rainbow. (Btw, I heard Lavar Burton has a podcast! I gotta check it out.) I remember the theme song and when I hear it, I have a Read more…

Go Forth on the 4th!

Happy 4th! This Fourth of July I’m sharing a project that’s been slowly growing over the past, I dunno, 15 years. Go forth! I tell myself, even if I don’t know what the end result will be. I’m calling it The Read more…

All of Who We Are

I have a big project I’ve been working on all year… I don’t know how to sum it up, and there are lots of branches of this work as I research and make things and think and make more things…. Read more…

WHO I AM & WHY THIS BLOG

Maritza Ruiz-Kim
Artist, San Francisco Bay Area

I ask a lot of why questions, along with how, what for, and who are you/who am I questions. I make pictures and write things to make sense of what’s happening around me. I learn all sorts of fascinating things as I go about my days and I’m presenting as much as I can for you here.

I believe in a patriotism that has courage to tell the whole story of who we are as a nation, from celebrated accomplishments to murky contradictions. I believe in loving my country and rejecting any notion that fear or hate should define us.

Welcome to this blog where I’ll store all things related to my project “The History of Us”. This work will merge my interest in studying U.S. history, sociopolitical structures, and how people treat each other; I will use my artwork and my writing. Picture books? Maybe. Possibly. I have so many ideas….

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STUDIO ADDRESS

Located in the Diablo Valley Region 
of the San Francisco Bay Area

598 Patterson Blvd.
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

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