Sterling Ruby
American, born 1972
High auction record
$2m, Christie's, 2013
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
Sterling Ruby - HEARTS + CLUBS,
Pierre Marie Giraud
Sterling Ruby,
Belvedere Museum
Droppa Blocka - Sterling Ruby,
Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens

Sterling Ruby, a multidisciplinary artist who makes urethane and bronze sculptures, hallucinatory color-field canvases, and handmade ceramics, addresses the conflict between individual desire and social structure, and the influence of institutional architecture, both literal and figurative, on human behavior and psychology. In 2011 Ruby presented “Vampire,” an exhibition that explored the vampire as an archetypal seductive predator, standing in for the uncontrollable and insatiable drives that inform the darker aspects of human behavior, particularly that of Americans.

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