Sheridan Prize for Art

The 2021 Sheridan Prize for Art Archive

Luz Marina Ruiz
luzmarinaruiz.com | lmr.arts@gmail.com | 1890 Bryant St. Studio 310, San Francisco, Ca 94110

S O L O - & T W O – P E R S O N E X H I B I T I O N S | 2000 - Present
2021 Pandemania, Manna Gallery, Oakland, California,
2019 Recent Work, 3 Door Gallery, 1890 Bryant St, San Francisco, California
2016 Suspended in Time, Manna Gallery, Oakland, California
Solo Exhibit, Changsha Normal University, Changsha, China Xiaoxiang Exhibition of International Printmaking, The Mei Lun Gallery, Hunan Fine Art Institute, Changsha, China
2012 A Chance to Play, San Pablo Art Gallery, San Pablo, California
2008 Sueños Mensajeros/Dream Messengers, NoneSuch Space Gallery, Oakland, California Painting & Prints, Coast to Coast Fine Arts, Sargentville, Maine
2002 Transformations, Diablo Valley College Library, Pleasant Hill, California 1990 Recent Work, Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver, Colorado

G R O U P E X H I B I T I O N S | 2000 - Present
2022 Adaptation: Artist Books for a Changing Environment, Environmental Design Library, University of California Berkeley CODEX International Book Fair, Craneway Pavillion, Richmond, California, 108th Annual Membership Show, California Society of Printmakers, Piedmont Art Center, Piedmont, California Society of Printmakers
2021 12th Annual FourSquared, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, California
2020 5 x 5 Celebrating Ten Years, Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum, Santa Barbara, California
2020 Reflections, National Juried Show, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, California
2020 First Impressions, Davis Art Center, Davis, California
2019 Collectors’ Showcase: An Eighth Anniversary Celebration, Manna Gallery, Oakland, California
2018 Climart Exhibition, Juror, Gail Wight, Academy of Art Galleries, San Francisco, California Thinking Out of the Frame, Juror, Cathy Kimball, NUMU Museum, Los Gatos, California
2017 Book Jam: Palo Alto, California
Annual Membership Show, California Society of Printmakers, Piedmont Art Center, Piedmont, California Art of Letter, Word and Book, Noyo Printworks, Mendocino, California
CODEX 6 2017, International Book Fair, Richmond, California Contemporary Prints, School of Fine Arts, Cusco, Peru
Mirrored Images, Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, California Beneath the Surface, Davis Art Center, Davis, California
2016 Book Jam: Palo Alto, California
Annual Membership Show, California Society of Printmakers, Piedmont Art Center, Piedmont, California Society of Printmakers, Karen Kunc, Juror, Isabelle Percy Gallery, CCA, Oakland, California
Look! Book Arts, Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Healdsburg, California
2015 Art of Letter, Word and Book, Noyo Printworks, Mendocino, California
Under Pressure: Printmaking in Modern Times, Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Healdsburg, California CODEX V 2015 International Book Fair, Richmond, California
California Society of Printmakers 101Annual Show
2014 Redefining the Multiple, Gary Francis Fine Art Gallery, Alameda, CA, California Centered: Printmaking Exhibition, Merced Arts Council, Merced, CA, Roadworks 2014, San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, California
2012 99th Annual Members Exhibition, Triton Museum, Santa Clara, California
2011 Alphabet Soup, Juried by Kathleen Burch, O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, California
Bay Area Women Artists, Juried by Donna Seager, O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, Mill Valley, California Unspeakable: A National Exhibition of Book Art, Juried by Barbara Tetenbaum, Corvalis, Oregon
Light and Dark: Selections by Enrique Chagoya from the California Society of Printmakers, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley
Bookworks 2011, Pacific Center for the Book Arts, Skylight Gallery, San Francisco, California
Bibliophoria II: Art of the Book, National Juried Exhibit, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, California
2010 Unbound: A National Exhibition of Book Art, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, California Book Jam: Foothill College, Los Altos, California
97th Annual Membership Show, Thoreau Gallery, Presidio, San Francisco, California Printing from Perception, Adobe Gallery, Hayward, California
Edible Art, Works from the Artist of Edible East Bay, Women’s Cancer Research Center, Oakland, California
2009 ellibrysuslecturas, Concha Pedrosa Gallery, Sevilla, Spain Codex 2009, University of California, Berkeley, California
Today: Seen Through the Artist’s Eye, George Rivera–Triton Museum, College of Marin, Kentfield, California 2008 Systems of Sharing: Below the Surface, California Society of Printmakers, Bay Model, Sausalito, California
Book Forms, Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
Salud, Women’s Cancer Research Center, Oakland, California
Bookworks 2008, PCBA, San Francisco Public Library, Skylight Gallery, San Francisco, California ProArts East Bay Open Studio Exhibition, ProArts Gallery, Oakland, California
To Honor Teaching, Solano Community College, Fairfield, California Forces Unseen, Abcedarian Gallery, Denver, Colorado
Sit Down & Read: Book Art Show, K Gallery, Alameda, California
Reader’s Art 8: Handmade with Care, Susan Hensel Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2003 Bytes & Pieces, Institute of Contemporary Art, San José, California
Monotype Marathon IX, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California
2002 Amanecer de Mujeres, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois MACLA Auction, MACLA, San Jose, California
2000 Salon des ICA 2000, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California

I N V I T A T I O N A L
Street Printing Festival 2016, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, California Roadworks 2014, San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, California

R E S I D E N C Y
2018 Playa Residency, Summer Lake, Oregon
2017 Dan Weldon Printmaking, School of Fine Arts, Cusco, Peru
2014 Sevshoon Printmaking, Olympic Peninsula, Washington

S E L E C T E D C O L L E C T I O N S
Paul and Susan Sniderman, Lafayette, CA
Mills College, Special Collection Library USC Special Collection Library
Hay Library, Brown University Denison College Library, Ohio Herron Art Library, IUPUI
Indiana University, Arts Library, Artist Book Collection American Express, San Francisco, California Hewlett-Packard, Palo Alto, California Kaiser Hospital, Hayward, California Hotel Nikko, San Francisco, California Hughes Aircraft, Los Angeles, California T.P.S.F.C., Denver, Colorado

C O M M I S S I O N S
1987 Pierre Laclede Center, St. Louis, Missouri

A W A R D S
2019 Best Teacher of the Year, California College of the Arts, First Year Program
1986 Maybelle Toombs Award, University of California at Berkeley
1985 Maybelle Toombs Award, University of California at Berkeley
1982 Torch and Shield Award, University of California at Berkeley
1982 Tevis Jacob Award, University of California at Berkeley
T E A C H I N G
2015 Printstallation Workshop, Changsha Normal University, Changsha, China Reduction Block Workshop, Changsha Normal University, Changsha, China
2013-Present First Year Program, California College of the Arts
2009-2012 Printmaking Instructor, Mills College, Book Art Program, Oakland, California Printmaking Instructor, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California Teaching Assistant, Book Art Program, Mills College, Oakland, California
2002 · 03 Chairperson, Department of Art, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, California
1991· 2006 Drawing, Printmaking & Painting Instructor, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, California
1990 · 91 Drawing Instructor, City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, California
1990 · 91 Painting Instructor, Los Medanos College, Pittsburg, California Painting Instructor, Sierra Club, Donner Pass, California
1986 Printmaking Instructor, ASUC Studio, University of California at Berkeley

E D U C A T I O N
1986 University of California at Berkeley, M.F.A. (Painting)
1985 University of California at Berkeley, M.A. (Painting)
1983 University of California at Berkeley, B.A. (Printmaking & Painting)

M E M B E R S H I P
2008-Present California Society of Printmakers
2015-18 President––California Society of Printmaking

B I B L I O G R A P H Y
2021 Catalog, FourSquared, Arc Gallery & Studios, San Francisco, California
2020 Catalog, Reflections, National Juried Exhibition, Arc Gallery & Studios, San Francisco, California “2015 Collection of Works of Xiaoxiang Exhibition of International Printmaking”, Meilun Art Gallery of Hunan Fine Arts Publishing House “500 Handmade Books Volume 2, Juror: Julie Chen, Lark, 2013, an imprint of Sterling Publications Co., Inc.
“Thread Loves Paper / Contemporary Artist Books, Emily Marks, 2012
“Exhibitions, Books & Events," Contemporary Impressions: The Journal of the American Print Alliance, Vol. 16, No. 2, Fall/Winter 2008, pg. 32 “Don’t Miss: ‘Sueños Mensajeros/Dream Messengers,’” San Francisco Chronicle, 96 Hours, Nov 13, 2008, pg. 23.
“College Profiles,” Video interview, Contra Costa Public Access Channel, Sep 2002. Wolf, Sandy, Selected ‘Slopes of Diablo II’ Artists, video interview, Nov 1990.
Slopes of Diablo II (catalog), Valley Art Center, Walnut Creek, California, 1990, pg. 13.
Fowler, Carol, “Exhibit Artfully Views Mt. Diablo,” Contra Costa Times, Entertainment, Nov 15, 1990, pg. 2e (Prikel Draad reproduced).

Luz Marina Ruiz

Website URL:

http://luzmarinaruiz.com

User Statement

Luz Marina Ruiz Oakland resident, Luz Marina Ruiz works in a variety of media: painting, printmaking, drawing, mixed media. book arts, and installation. Her work is inspired by the world of dreams, nature, and the fragility of our planet. Intrigued by the experimental nature of printmaking, she employs a variety of approaches to her work: gouging, scratching, collaging, and layering pigment to achieve highly textured surfaces. She currently teaches at California College of the Arts.