Gloria Santoyo Ruenitz

Gloria Santoyo Ruenitz

Gloria Santoyo Ruenitz



Born and raised in Mexico City in a Cuban/Mexican family, she came to the United States to study Art & Design at the Art Center of College of Design (LA) and Parsons (NY). Then spent 25 years as a designer/creative director developing images for major brands. This experience has added methodology and diversity of thought to her mixed media work today. Her work is conceptual and has been shown in numerous galleries in the US and in Mexico. It is owned by private collectors in NY, CT, FL and Mexico. She has been published in the New York Times and many regional Publications.

Selected Solo Exhibits

“Roses of the Desert” 2010, Galería de Todos Santo, BCS, Mexico

 “The Greeters 2009 Casa Montemar, Todos Santos, BCS, Mexico

“The Feminine” 2009 Haviland St. Gallery, Norwalk, CT

“The Feminine” 2009 Galería On-cé, Todos Santos, BCS, Mexico

 “Visions” 2009 CaFélix, Todos Santos, BCS, Mexico

 “Merging Cultures”, 2008 Mattatuck Museum of Arts and History, Waterbury, CT

 Solo Exhibition “Gateways”, Sept. 2007 Silvermine Guild of Art, New Canaan, CT

 Solo Exhibition “Shelter”, March 2007 Haviland Street Gallery, Norwalk, CT

 Solo Exhibition “Private World”, April 2006 Carl Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY

Solo Exhibition “Short Stories”, October 2005 Haviland Gallery, Norwalk, CT

 Two Person Show “Layers August 2005 Fenn Gallery, Woodbury, CT

“Leaving Our Mark”  Solo Exhibition/Artist Gallery Talk, January 2005Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT Juror: Robbin Zella, Dir. of the Housatonic Museum of Art, CT

Selected Group Exhibits

4 Points of View, August 2011 Carlos Olachea Gallery, La Paz, Mexico

Global, November 2006 Westport Arts Center, Westport CT, Curator Richard Klein (Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art)

Identity, October 2006, City Lights Gallery, Bridgeport, CT, Curator Ben Ortiz

Contemporary Women Artist Exhibition XIII, March 2005 Mad Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO     Juror: Judy Chicago

“New Members Show”, January 2005 Silvermine Guild of Art, New Canaan, CT

“The Heart”, January 2005 (WCA Exhibition) City Lights Gallery, Bridgeport, CT

“Women Power and Politics” October 2004 (WCA Show) Lyman Center for the Performing Arts, SCSU, New Haven, CT

“Spectra ‘04” Nat. Photography Triennial November 2004 Silvermine Guild of Art, New Canaan, CT   Curator: Barbara Hitchcock

Celebrating Hispanic History Month “Spirituality in Latin America”, September 2004 The Small Space Gallery, Arts Council of Greater New Haven, Curators: Debbie Hesse, Manny Rivera.

“Mexico Today and Yesterday”  September 2004 Bendheim Gallery at the Greenwich Arts Council, Greenwich, CT, Curators: Benjamin Ortiz, Reyna Henaine and Nan Lvoff

“Featured Artist of the Month” August- Sept. 2004 RiverWinds Gallery, Beacon, NY Curator: Elisa Pritsker

“Earth, Air, Water & Fire”, July-August, 2004 The Great Hall Gallery” Westport, CT, Curator: Gloria Santoyo Ruenitz

“Known & Unknown” June, 2004 Betty Barker Gallery, Waveny Park, New Canaan, CT Curator: Cecelia Barnett Artist Gallery Talk

“6 x 6” June, 2004 (WCA exhibit) ArtSpace, New Haven, CT

Women’s History Month March 2004 Benefit for “Equality Now”, Locus Media Gallery, New York, NY Curator: Marcia G. Yerman

“Winners Circle”  March 2004 Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield, CT, Curator: Debra Browne

“24th Annual Photography Exhibition” February 2, 2004 The New Canaan Society for the Arts (Betty Barker Gallery) New Canaan, CT, Juror: Charles Hagen

“Coming Together: Women Telling their Stories” January. 2004 Innovation Center, Bridgeport, CT, Curator:Robin Gilmore Jopp

Women, War & Peace, Lyman Center for the Performing Arts, Southern CT University Panel speaker and art exhibitor, Oct. 2003

Ridgefield Guild juried Show, Oct. 2003 Ridgefield, CT Award of excellence Juror: Lisa Streitfeld

Women’s Work Exhibit (WCA-CT Exhibit), August 2003 The Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield, CT  Artist Gallery Talk 8/31., Curator: Debra Browne and Jackie Flatow

The Big Show, June 2003 Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT, Juror: Adam Weinberg (formerly a curator at the Whitney, NYC)

Objects & Images”, May 2003 White Silo Farm, Sherman, CT  (WCA Exhibit)

“Found Object Art”, April 2003 Guilford HandCraft Center, Guilford, CT, Curator: Arthur Burke and Arthur Guagliumi

The Common Thread“, January 2003 Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT, Curator: Rhonda Brown and Tom Grotta

.“Viewpoints”, November 2002  Award Northern Westchester Center of the Arts,  Mt. Kisko, NY Curator: Susan Cross (Associate Curator/The Guggenheim Museum)

Hispanic Heritage Month“, November 2002 Citibank/Greenburgh Branch, White Pl. NY   Curator: Simone Dewey

“Celebrating Latin Culture & Diversity“, October 2002 Simone’s Gallery, Pelham, NY, Curator: Simone Dewey

“Prints from Within II”, February 2002 Connecticut Graphic Arts Center, Norwalk, CT, Curator: Benjamin Ortiz

Snapshot, January 2002 The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art (organized by the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore) Associate curator: Jessica Hough

Spectra ’01 Nat. Photography Biennial/Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan,  CT    Curator: Marianne Brunson Frisch.


Selected published quotes about her work

  • Ridgefield Press, Danbury Press 8/28/03 “Women’s Work” Stamford Advocate 9/07/03, “Preparing fertile ground in Ridgefield”.“Her art expresses a personal vision of the metamorphosis of “Women’s Work”, from outer-directed to motivated from within, which makes her vision the most compelling in the exhibition, By L.P. Streitfeld
  • Stamford Advocate 1/16/05, “Silvermine welcomes new blood”. , By L.P. StreitfeldGloria Santoyo Ruenitz, a new female voice that has risen in the region, displays two works that nicely sum up her talent in using unexpected materials from everyday life to elicit erotic connections from her personal autobiography.”
  • Arts Fairfield County Weekly by Brita Brundage. Westport Art Center’s Solo Exhibitions 1/20/05 “Sometimes an artist is more committed to concept than form, and this is certainly true for Gloria Santoyo Ruenitz and her installation “Leaving Our Mark” which consists of black and white photos of footprints in sand and a box of sand which sits on the ground for visitors to leave their own marks. What strikes a viewer here is how small certain feet are, and how fossil-like the imprints, yet how impermanent…. It’s the sort of art that leaves a lot of questions hovering behind it.
  • Hersam-Acorn Newspapers, 2/10/05 Feature Article by Susan Shultz. “Footsteps in the Sand… led to a new life for Gloria Santoyo Ruenitz. “Her words are artwork, put together to reveal human understandings that can only take form after years of deep introspection.” “Within frames and shadow boxes, inside sculptures, are the pieces of what make this artist unique”.
  •  Culture Catch review online 4/11/07 by Dominic Lombardi. . “And Santoyo Ruenitz’s art is so wonderfully simple and symbolic as it represents love, memory, and dreams with a quiet wisdom that is both edgy and comforting.”


Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico, D.F. Graphic Design 1970

Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles, CA. BA/Graphic Design 1974 Parsons School of Design, NY, NY. Textiles, Papermaking and Collage 1985-1990 Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT. Ceramics/Encaustic. 2000 International Center of Photography, NY, NY. Photography and digital Archival Printing. 2001 Graphic Arts Center, Norwalk, CT Silk screening, paper making, 2000

Medium:  Mixed Media

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