There’s a Monster in My Bed, 1985, Oil on canvas, 38" x 60"
Gilberto Ruiz (b. 1950, Havana): A painter and installation artist, Ruiz studied at San Alejandro and the National Design School in Havana before coming to the United States during the 1980 Mariel boatlift. Since then, his work has been exhibited frequently, in both solo and group shows, including Mira! The Canadian Club Hispanic Art Tour, Expatriates: Paintings by 15 Young Latin American Artists, Outside Cuba and Cuba‑USA: The First Generation, which toured throughout the United States, and Breaking Barriers: Selections from the Museum of Art’s Permanent Contemporary Cuban Collection at the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale. His work is in the permanent collection of the Miami-Dade Public Library. He is the winner of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. (Cintas for art, 1982-83)