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.
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).
STERLING RUBY (2009)
STERLING RUBY (2007)
STERLING RUBY (2005)
STERLING RUBY (2004)
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Saltz, Jerry. "Unearthed Classics and Reinvented Forms: The Best Art of 2009." New York Magazine. 20 Dec. 2009. Web.
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Kaiser, Philip. "Sterling Ruby: Analytical Expressionisms." Supermax. Los Angeles: The Museum of Contemporary Art, 2008. 15-18.
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Smith, Roberta. "Subtraction." The New York Times. 25 Apr. 2008: E29.
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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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