Jose Ruiz (Peru)
José Ruiz was born in Lima, Peru, in 1975. He received a BA from the University of Maryland with a major in Painting along with a minor in Latin American Studies. Ruiz received a MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute’s New Genres Department in 2004. Recently, he has served as a visiting artist at Napa Valley College, Marcia Wood Gallery and Whittier College and was also nominated to be an Alumni Representative for the San Francisco Art Institute during the 2005–2006 academic year. He has won numerous awards such as the Workspace Program Residency in Queens, NY, the Trawick Prize’s Young Artist Award, a Visual Artist Fellowship from the DC Commission on the Arts, and a Merit Fellowship from the San Francisco Art Institute. His work is represented by G Fine Art in Washington, DC, and Steven Wolf Fine Arts in San Francisco, CA. José Ruiz lives and works in New York, NY.