Oakland resident, Luz Marina Ruiz is best known for her ability to transform 2D prints (linocuts, collagraphs, etchings, and monotypes) into sculptural artists’ books and installations. Her playful and whimsical work is inspired by the world of dreams and nature. She works in a variety of media: drawing, painting, mixed media, printmaking, book arts, and installation. Intrigued by the experimental nature of printmaking, she employs many printmaking approaches to her work: gouging, scratching, collaging and layering pigment to achieve highly textured surfaces. She currently teaches at California College of the Arts.