CV

Education
Graduate in Graphic Design, Bau School, Barcelona, 2001- 2005. Affiliated to the University of Vic, Catalonia.
Set Design & photography, Autodidact, 2013-2017.
Art direction at Cocolia Studio, 2013-2019.
Plastic arts and muralism, Autodidact, 2014-2019.

Selected Clients & Collaborations
Bimba & Lola, Reebok, Tous, Absolut, Seat, Swatch, Gorman Clothing, Etnia Barcelona, Coordonné, 080 Fashion Week Barcelona, laagam, Lau clothing, Klimbim Barcelona, All those, Cervezas Alhambra, Correos España.

Solo Exhibitions
ImaginCafé, La Caixa, Barcelona, 2017.

Collective Exhibitions
Artdiez,“International Poster Exhibition”,
Madrid, 2019.
Artig Gallery ,“Infinita Mujer”, Barcelona, 2019.
JustMad, Contemporany Art Fair, Madrid, 2019.
Vasava Studio, “36days Expo”, Barcelona, 2017.
StudioStore, Barcelona, 2017.
Centro de Arte Tecla Sala, “12+1 Contorno Urbano”, L’Hospitalet, Barcelona, 2016.
Mutuo Centro de Arte, “SurfCity”, Barcelona, 2015.

Awards
Gold Laus Design Award 2013, Art Direction.
Silver Laus Design Award 2012, Art Direction.

Private Collections
VIKO, Digital Marketing Company, Barcelona.
BATLLE GROUP, Branding Agency, Barcelona.
CHAKA KHAN, Exotique Restaurant, Barcelona.
GROSS COLLECTION, Hamburg, Germany.
VILA CARBONELL COLLECTION, Sitges, Barcelona.
BASTIDA COLLECTION, Barcelona.
EVALEFLEUR COLLECTION, Barcelona.
ETZINE COLLECTION, London, UK.
WIKKE COLLECTION, Copenhague, Dennmark.

Printed Press and Publications
LA VANGUARDIA / 2019
VICTIONWORKSHOP #Materialmatters N.4 / 2019
VEIN MAGAZINE #11 / 2017
SMODA MAGAZINE / 2017
WALLPAPER-PHAIDON / BCN GUIDE / 2016
SHARPIE ART WORKSHOP / 2016
WRAP MAGAZINE / 2015

Online Press
ccmagazine.es
imagin.cafe
urbanoutfitters.com
revistaad.es
smoda.elpais.com
montanacolorstv
lamonomagazine.com
contornourbano.com

IN MY OWN WORDS

"My work focuses on clean shapes and vivid color ranges to create dynamic compositions. My main motivation is to paint my works with color to convey a positive message in a complex world and to develop a parallel universe which exists in my utopia.

This universe is full of symbolism that speaks of human progress, the empowerment of women, good and evil as unity and is focused on nature as the only truth and the passage of time as the inevitable consequence of individual and collective existence.

I value abstract art but sometimes I have figurative tics, although this varies according to the message I want to create and my mood. Usually my work is pictorial: acrylic on canvas, however I also create works on paper or wood that serve as a previous essay. I like to work with cardboard; cutting and composing freely has led me to transfer this emotion to the brushstroke, looking for similar finishes and defining my style.

Another kind of experimentation and sustained yield that excites me is the reuse of objects abandoned or discarded by society. These objects are found or rescued,and through various interventions, both compositional and plastic/chromatic, I turn them into new objects that are part of my universe. These interventions change the sense of the object and through artistic photography I can immortalize them, so that they have a second chance. For the human eye, these objects become visually attractive again, which makes me reflect on the need and reason for this process of change.

For me color is a very important base: its intensity, saturation, different shades, and combinations... When I face a painting, the chromatic choice is fundamental, since I believe that those canvasses must convey a message of energy and vitality."

BIO

Mireia Ruiz, 1983, Barcelona. Plastic artist who lives and works in her studio in Barcelona. She completed her graphic design studies at the BAU design school in Barcelona (2001-2005). After being part of several design studios, she joined Cocolia Studio (2009- 2019), where she took charge of its art direction and developed creative photography and set design projects.

Today, she devotes herself to her artistic passion, by dealing with the use of color as a communicative tool.

In 2019 she was a member of the jury at the AdgFad Laus student awards, and also at the 080 Fashion Week Barcelona fashion contest.
She also works as a teacher at the IDEP Barcelona design school, teaching “Experimental projects and creativity”, in the Postgraduate courses in Fashion, Graphic and Photography.