Sterling Ruby, American (1972 - )

Sterling Ruby makes richly glazed biomorphic ceramics, large-scale spray-painted canvases, poured urethane sculptures, nail polish drawings, various forms of collage, and hypnotic videos. His work is a form of assault on both materials and social power structures. He takes his subject matter from a wide range of sources, including marginalized societies, maximum security prisons, modernist architecture, artifacts and antiquities, graffiti, bodybuilders, the mechanisms of warfare, cults and cult members, and urban gangs.

SELECTED BIO:
STERLING RUBY (b. 1972) lives and works in Los Angeles. He holds a BFA from The Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena CA.
Selected exhibitions include: Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Saatchi Gallery, London; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami; Pace Gallery, Beijing, China (solo) (all 2011); De la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space, Miami; Galleria Civica D'Arte, Moderna E Contemporanea, Turin; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA; San Antonio Museum of Art, Texas (all 2010); MoMA, New York; ICA, Philadelphia (both 2009); GAMeC, Bergamo, Italy (solo) (2008-09); Bergen Kunsthall, Norway; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (solo); Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing; The Drawing Center, New York (solo) (all 2008); The Moscow Biennale for Contemporary Art (2007); The California Biennial, Newport Beach (2006); The Renaissance Society, Chicago; The Turin Triennial (both 2005-06); and Aspen Art Museum (2005).


EXHIBITIONS
STERLING RUBY (2009)
STERLING RUBY (2007)
STERLING RUBY (2005)
STERLING RUBY (2004)


PUBLICATIONS
STERLING RUBY

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Spalding, David. "Sterling Ruby's Vampire." Art agenda. 8 Nov. 2011. Web.
Johnson, Ken. "Sterling Ruby and Lucio Fontana." The New York Times. 22 Sep. 2011: C31., 2011
Hruska, Jordan. "Los Angeles, City of Artists." The New York Times. May 20, 2011. Web.
Conner, Jill. “Sterling Ruby.” ArtUS 29, 2010. 2: 93.
Ribas, João. “Sterling Ruby: Sincerely Hostile.” Flash Art Int. Ed. XLIII.271, Mar.-Apr. 2010: 80-84.
Saltz, Jerry. "Unearthed Classics and Reinvented Forms: The Best Art of 2009." New York Magazine. 20 Dec. 2009. Web.
Russeth, Andrew. "Sterling Ruby in New York." Artinfo.com. 6 Nov. 2009. Web.
Heiser, Jörg. "Rack the Jipper." Sterling Ruby. Zurich: JPRinger, 2009. 97-103.
Robinson, Walter. "WEEKEND UPDATE." artnet. 22 June 2009. Web.
Myers, Julian. "Who is Sterling Ruby?" Frieze. Apr. 2009: 98-101.
Kaiser, Philip. "Sterling Ruby: Analytical Expressionisms." Supermax. Los Angeles: The Museum of Contemporary Art, 2008. 15-18.
Trezzi, Nicola. "Sterling Ruby." Flash Art. May - June 2008: 153.
Smith, Roberta. "Subtraction." The New York Times. 25 Apr. 2008: E29.
Smith, Roberta. "Sterling Ruby." The New York Times. 21 Mar. 2008: E29.
Banai, Nuit. "Sterling Ruby." Time Out New York, 24-30 May 2007: 89.
Orden, Abraham. “The Minute.” artnet. 7 May 2007. Web.
Myers, Holly. "Shape Shifter." Art Review. Issue 6, Dec. 2006: 52-56.
Taft, Catherine. “Sterling Ruby.” Modern Painters. Dec. 2006: 75-77.
Holte, Michael Ned. “Sterling Ruby: Marc Foxx.” Artforum. Dec. 2006: 315-316.
Hawkins, Richard. "Sterling Ruby: Long Live the Amorphous Law." Flash Art. Oct. 2006: 78-80.
Myers, Holly. “Freeways Connect and Divide.” The Los Angeles Times. 15 Sep. 2006.
Holte, Michael Ned. “Sterling Ruby.” 2006 California Biennial. Oct. 2006: 136-139.
Taft, Catherine. “Sterling Ruby.” Flash Art. No. 246, Jan.-Feb. 2006.

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