Bio


Ana Ruth is a muralist and teaching artist with roots in Los Angeles, CA and Guatemala, Central America. She is a college graduate of UC Santa Cruz and has been a community organizer, feminist, and youth worker for over 13 years. Her artwork remains an act of honoring ancestors, the natural world, and the sacred feminine. As a muralist, every public art piece is created with the intention of servicing and beautifying communities. As a youth worker, she uses theater, story telling, poetry and the visual arts as a tool for healing and positive self expression. Her career has been dedicated to youth leadership development and academic empowerment. She is currently a teaching artist with Street Poets, Inc. and Inside Out Community Arts.  Ana Ruth is also a graduate student at Loyola Marymount University, where she is earning her Master’s Degree in Clinical Art Therapy from the Marriage and Family Therapy Department.   

4 Responses to “Bio”

  1. de la paz March 10, 2009 at 7:39 AM #

    hola ana…como estas hermana. Estoy aqui en londres escribiendote… Espero que estas bien y fuerte en espiritu…gracias por los tamales.

    I’ve been trying to remember your info…i finally typed your placa in google and you came up.

    I’m heading back early april…just been here in this hemisphere learning, growing, understanding…many problems in the world.
    pues…te cuidas un chingo. Stay brown…keep painting….paz
    -j

  2. lark August 20, 2011 at 8:28 AM #

    Ana,
    your blog is beautiful. thank you! i’m a painter. the focus of this series of paintings is of my grandmothers immigration from guatemala in the 1940’s, during the time of the over throw of Ubico and the beautiful “10 yrs of Spring” that Arana & Arbenz brought. the stories are fictional, based on the little i knew of her journey i elaborated by using the dramatic shit that was going on in guatemala at the time. my gramma & grampa went to school with Arbenz…so i am really zeroing in on that story now. anyways, i just wanted to say i got so much from your writing. that documentary about what happened to women in 2005 was haunting…

    right now i’m reading two books: 100 yrs of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (fiction but has a lot of truth to it) & Bitter Fruit about this coup in Guatemala… both of these i would recommend…i think you might like them…(if you haven’t read them already;)

    anyways, it was a nice surprise to stumble upon you here.

    have a nice day!

  3. A November 20, 2013 at 9:11 AM #

    Ana, Please call(or e-mail) me if You still have my #, I’ve lost all my contacts and am trying to recover them,plus it would be great to catch up un poco aunque se’a’.
    A

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  1. La Gente Newsmagazine – University of California, Los Angeles | Connecting to Her Ancestors through Art - September 2, 2013

    […] To see more of her art, see the Winter 2012 Issue and visit her website. […]

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