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...

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Open to Pulbic / All invited

The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen…

2880 Mountain Rd Glen Allen VA

presents:
DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE? (Hallway section)
and

SKULDUGGERY (Slantwall Gallery)
“WRIC Channel 8 News Review/Article”: http://wric.com/2018/03/08/cultural-arts-center
Artworks by Artist Helene Ruiz a NYC native that now resides in Mechanicsville, VA.
on exhibit from 3/1/2018 thru 3/27/2018 with a formal reception on 3/22/2018 from 6-9 pm
HELENE RUIZ, Artist Statement

DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE?

The works in this series are about being outcast and made to feel very different to fit in any of the many categories society has forced us to all feel as though we MUST fit in to, otherwise you are forced with options that force you to feel invalidated.

Throughout one’s life, as we begin the journey into just the basic points of sur

Our Dear Mariam Muradian

Mariam passed away on 12/29/2017 after a difficult struggle with cancer. Her daughter was not given access to her account here on redbubble as they denied her even though her mom had passed. Mariam loved her daughter and spoke always about her. I had the wonderful opportunity of an amazing friendship since meeting Mariam on redbubble and her coming to stay with me in NYC for an exhibit together. She was one of the original members of my collective and participated in many of our events. I miss her greatly but understand she was in so much pain before passing and suffered so much. She was a fighter to the end. Her daughter put up this page in her honor, so please have a visit and perhaps we all together, can help to keep Mariam alive through her works and our stories of knowing her from he…

Love is the answer

I believe we should support each other’s good intentions always, never discouraging, never ever resent or hinder a dream or intention meant for good…love others as we want to be loved. support, encourage and inspire…be happy, truly happy for another as you would like them to be truly happy for you … Love is the answer……
2012

New world order

I feel sick from all the hate and injustices and ignorance. I just want to paint a new world where tolerance and respect for one another is a welcoming factor of life and we can love one another. Then I want to climb into the canvas and stay there. That is just How I feel….. Helene in her fantasy world

New world order

I feel sick from all the hate and injustices and ignorance. I just want to paint a new world where tolerance and respect for one another is a welcoming factor of life and we can love one another. Then I want to climb into the canvas and stay there. That is just How I feel….. Helene in her fantasy world

exhausted

Today is one of those days when my mind is overflowing with ideas and a powerful desire to paint but my actual physical being is so tired, there is just no energy and I am becoming aware that a lot of my longing and desires are diminishing and I feel almost lifeless and dead inside…a sudden onset of new unwelcomed fears overwhelm me and strip me of my energy, yet I still try…but for some reason it won’t happen…all I want is to sleep….so exhausted. I am just so exhausted. I want to paint all I can before surgery but this time around, there is no energy and desire, passion and the ability is weak. Hopefully if I am blessed or worthy enough, the universe will restore my energy, desire and passion and I will finally feel like I once did before this illness stole even more of my time. Damn… Da…

Judgement

Many people try to suggest the subject matter for me to paint about and have their chit chat about this and that..I am a writer through my paintings and their imagery…I am telling a story and sometimes many stories. Before you try to judge me and my work, first try to understand my story. If there is some subject matter you prefer to paint, then by all means, go on and paint it yourself. If my work is too raw and hits you in the heart…well then, the story is being told absolutely correctly, because the story I tell is from way down deep in the heart.
Please let it be known I am not a pimp of my art and I am not looking for a buck or a pat on the back, I am an artist because it comes from my heart…. Period…. and that’s all folks…

Thanking my redbubble family

Exactly one year ago today, March 28th 2015, I almost died. My grandson saved my life by forcing me to go to the Dr. I ended up in Mt. Sinai Hospital NYC having to have emergency surgery that took about 8 hours long and spent almost 2 weeks in the hospital. Three months later, on July 2015, I had another surgery that lasted about 12 hours and spent another 10 days in the hospital. My kids and grand kids were there for me and took care of me throughout it all.There were many people that checked in on me and gave me much needed support and determination to keep me fighting and not giving up. I learned a lot about who is who and who was real and who was not. I learned that sometimes you can meet people and know them just a short while and they are some of your biggest supporters.I learned th…

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