Photo credit: Courtesy of the artist
Born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, Miguelangel (miky) Ruiz has been working as an independent Visual Artist for several years. He has been involved in the field of Visual Arts in various capacities: Painter, Writer, Gallery Assistant, Exhibition Coordinator, Visiting Curator, Illustrator, Adjunct Professor, Art Instructor, Digital Video Artist, Freelance Artist, and Arts Consultant. He has participated in numerous exhibitions and events at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, El Museo del Barrio, Exit Art, Rush Arts Gallery and Resource Center, Art In General, Taller Boricua Gallery at Julia DeBurgos Latino Cultural Center, El Taller Latinoamericano, The International Center in New York, United Nations Staff Recreational Council, Boricua College, Yeshiva University, Bronx Council on the Arts, M-13 Gallery, Westbeth Art Gallery, Gallery 128, Gallery X, Lehman College Art Gallery, Queens College- Extension Center, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, Jerome L. Greene Space, Cooper Union, Anthology Film Archives, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Longwood Arts Project, and Fashion Moda.
Mr. Ruiz has participated in traveling exhibitions and projects exhibited in New York, Virginia, Louisiana, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Argentina, Turkey, Poland, Switzerland, Spain, Russia, Austria. He has collaborated on music videos and explored digital imagery through video, motion graphics, and printed matter.
Mr. Ruiz currently serves as Art Instructor to children after-school and seniors at community centers in The Bronx. His recent works of Art have evolved in two very different directions – one abstract, the other narrative. He has been working on a series of oil and wax paintings with the abstract theme of a singular form called Seed Paintings. His narrative work is a Graphic Novel released as a series of comic-books called Mythography: The Transfiguration of Awutok-Thon, El Vejigante-Luchador.