helene ruiz

Joined October 2007

Helene Ruiz was born January 15, 1958 in New York City. She has exhibited and curated numerous shows and is the founder of The Urban...


In October of 2008 Helene Ruiz organized the Urban Individualists, an artists collective. This artist collective was born from the vision of Helene Ruiz, an artist who resides and works out of her apartment in the Bronx, NY. Her vision is to assemble a group of artists, both visual and performing, into a collective body.

This group represents a multicultural and international network of collaborating individualists cohesively working as a unit. Ms. Ruiz has worked long hours to link her dream to the aspirations of others.

The Urban Individualists believe that we can make an impact in art as a collective body, separated only by our distinct styles. We have a voice that needs to be heard and a vision that needs to be seen.

Since organizing this collective, Helene has curated and organized many multi-media exhibits throughout NYC, Virginia, Maryland, New Orleans, South Florida and the Carribbean, creating opportunities and finding venues for artists to show their works in order to give artists who have never been seen before the platform in order to establish an artists resume, gain recognition and use their “voice” in their medium of choice.

In 2011 The disciples of Humanity served Helene an award for the work she has done within various communities enriching those communities with culture, education and art.

Helene Ruiz’ artworks are published in several books and magazines.

Helene Ruiz lives and works out of her apartment.

I guess I just don’t like “anything” else to be too much like “everything” else….so call me eccentric if you wish…but even “eccentric” is too much of the “same”….Helene Ruiz
Life is like a sheet of music, the tempo and rhythm depends on how fast or slow we decide to play that music.
Helene Ruiz
Artists, painters are who I am referring too, we are also like writers, filmmakers, musicians, we too, express life in its rawest form, we too, write our own stories, and yours.
Helene Ruiz

You can find prints of my works as totes, tee shirts, leggings, etc thru redbubble also. Just go through my portfolios and click on items available per image.

As an artist:
Art is my passion, religion and salvation. It is my way of surviving and coping. I paint what I feel, when I feel, There is no “correct” way to conclude the meaning behind my work as it is meant to reach inside of you and for you to decide how it relates to your soul, your life, your experiences.
I love to paint, I cannot imagine my life without it. Drawing and Painting is my true “freedom” as I can say whatever I want without restriction. My siblings all play a musical instrument and are all wonderful musicians. My instrument, however, is a paintbrush and my rhythm is from color.
The stories behind my works are many, I would love to hear how my works may relate to your stories.
As a curator:
I prefer to open doors to all people which also opens doors to education, thus helping to diminish stereotypical expectations and gives opportunity for a better understanding of the beauty of the diversity of all people and cultures. If I can create an opportunity for artists on a particular theme, I invite all creatives to participate and would know that those unfamiliar with the theme will have to research the theme, which is “learning” which is “educational” which helps to eliminate ignorance. I have learned that sometimes, when an artist of any medium is challenged in this manner, it is usually the artist who is least familiar with the theme that makes the biggest and most powerful statement which only proves that they took the time to learn and respect something other than what society or life has programmed them into thinking. I am sometimes asked by outside venues to find artists, musicians, etc of one nationality only for something they want to do, I will put the call out for them only to share opportunity to others but prefer not to be asked to do so. I prefer to open all doors to force learning and researching and reading on a topic for a better understanding and a possibility of breaking barriers that otherwise would remain. This has been and still is a big part of my mission. If we could learn and respect each other, then maybe we can work together on making the world a better place for the sake of the children and their future.
(hence a little story i remember from my grandmother: she said something like this " the coral in the sea never give up and they work together, when the old and sick die, the young and strong continue, they all work together to accomplish their mission")
Jus’ me .. jus’ sayin’…. Helene Ruiz
original works are available for sale, send me a message and let me know, we can always work it out, all original works prices are negotiable.
“(all works copyright, reproduction in anyway without my permission will be just cause for legal proceedings.)”which includes the use of my work on any of your sites without my permission….


The Wrighter Interview
Times Dispatch
QuailBelle Magazine
Brooklyn DailY
The NY Post
Riverdale Press

Quailbell magazine interview:“http://www.quailbellmagazine.com/the-real-20/ar...

April 2010 Juried Invitational Exhibition

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Join me at Helene Ruiz’ Solo Exhibition…

Join me at the ALT-ART Expo

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June 2010 Juried Invitational ExhibitionMY WORK HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR SoJie 4!

in the darkness, there is
by Helene Ruiz

Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition…

I am very excited to have my art selected, from over 35,000 works of art, to exhibit in SoJie 4. SoJie 4 takes its name from the Solo Exhibition group’s Juried Invitational Exhibition. This month is only the 4th one, ever, and 55 other artists, besides myself, are represented.

Winners of the invitational will be announced on June 30th, when a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded in three categories: digital art, photography, and traditional art.

Non members, as well as members, ARE welcome to view all of the work nominated. So I hope that you will click the show banner, above, and follow the link to view my fellow exhibitors. The works are shown “gallery size” and are beautiful, seen together.

If you do not belong to the group, Solo Exhibition, you cannot participate in commenting; and joining to comment is not encouraged. But you CAN lend support by commenting in my journal, here, about the show.

THIS JOURNAL IS ALSO PART OF A WEB RING. You can also follow other artists involved, by clicking on the WEB RING BADGE below. You don’t need to be a member of Solo Exhibition to show your support, this web ring is especially for non members! Thank you!

September 2010 Juried Invitational Exhibition

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Visit My SoMBA Gallery – Elizabeth Bravo Find Music In Photography
You can SoMBA, too! – sponsored by Solo Exhibition

Visit My SoMBA Gallery – Helene Ruiz Lifes Rhythms And Rhymes
You can SoMBA, too! – sponsored by Solo Exhibition

Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition…

Judge, July 2012 Juried
Invitational Exhibition

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<br />See my work in <strong>Painters Academics’ For the Love of Art</strong>, <br />sponsored by Solo Exhibition</a>
See my work in Painters Academics’ For the Love of Art,
sponsored by Solo Exhibition

  • Joined: October 2007


Thank U Pink Panther!

Had a weekend of family, healing, support, love and fun, stayed away from working on anything other than family….while away The Final Decision was featured and i would like to say thank u!
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Pink Panther Magazine Out today!

Great Magazine / see it here
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thank u impressionism cafe for the feature!

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Just came across a poet today

She commented on one of my works, and i in return went in to see hers…i started reading one after another and found myself crying, laughing and as though raw reality was staring at me in the face…… give sheenapetite-fre a welcome and u can read her works here
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