ABOUT THE ARTISTS (t) Helene Ruiz was born in New York City January 15th, 1958, and has been drawing and painting since childhood. Her father was the major influence in her creative interests and he always encouraged her to express herself through her art. He, being an artist himself, was her teacher, mentor and inspiration. In 1973, Ms. Ruiz received a scholarship to a summer arts workshop at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. While attending one of those classes, she meet Salvador Dali in-person, which helped to ignite her passion for Surrealism. Her works have been previously been exhibited in New York City, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New Orleans, Maryland, Jamaica W.I., Dominican Republic, South Florida and Virginia. In October of 2008 , Ruiz organized the "Urban Individualists" an artists collective, as part of her vision to assemble artists, both visual and performing, into a collective collaborative body. Ruiz lives and works out of her apartment. www.redbubble.com/groups/the-ressurrection-of-the-exquisite-corpse
(btm.) Bernard Dumaine is a French artist, known for his work in photorealism styles and for his background designs for television cartoons. He works in a variety of media, including oil paints, acrylic paints, graphite pencil, digital painting, digital collage, and video. He has been collaborating for more then a decade in Cadavre Exquis(CE)/ Exquisite Corpse drawings/video/digital works with artists internationally. He co-founded the DeviantArt group ?The Exquisite Corpse?. His cadavre exquis works are presented in many publications, including in 2011, ?Miximages ? Exquisite Corpses? which features his CE drawings with artists scattered all over the world, (book available through Blurb.com). He continues to collaborate and exhibit his work internationally.