Doris Fuller Ruiz
Art Conservation Program
Areas of Interest: Italian and Spanish early modern paintings, technical art analysis and decolonizing art perspectives within the conservation field.
Doris Fuller Ruiz graduated with high distinction from the University of British Columbia (UBC) with an Honours BA in Art History in 2022. Her thesis focused on analyzing the materiality of artworks of different types of mediums from Sicily, Spain and North Africa. During her studies, she volunteered at the private conservation lab Fraser Spafford-Ricci where she was introduced to paintings conservation and assisted conservators with various treatments. The last year of her degree, Doris worked as an exhibition assistant at the Art History Visual Gallery at UBC and attended a course led by conservators Heidi Swierenga and Mauray Toutloff from the Museum of Anthropology at UBC. Most recently, she published a paper in the Undergraduate Journal of Art History and Visual Culture at UBC on colonial architecture from Southern Mexico and how it was influenced by local indigenous culture.