Phe Ruiz began her academic studies at the University of Iowa in 1982 and continued
to explore art at different universities until she reached the San Francisco Art Institute in 1990-1991. Her work, reminiscent of abstract expressionism, is completely uninhibited by a nearly chaotic out-pouring of her own instinct for balance and order. Working through personal struggles on the canvas, Ruiz creates deep, rich impasto surfaces that show her love of the medium and her trust in her own process. Powerful saturated colors of thick paint create a pattern of textural illusions that energize the surface of the canvas.
Solo shows include the Frederick Spratt Gallery, San Jose with Larry Evans James Willis Gallery, San Francisco and the Santa Cruz Government Building Santa Cruz , California .
Group exhibitions at the Triton Museum of Art; the Missions Cultural Center, San Francisco; the San Jose Center for Latino Arts, San Jose and the National Writers Union Juried Exhibition, Carmel CA.