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Sterling Ruby

American, b. 1972

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Sterling Ruby

American, b. 1972

4,820
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Biography

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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Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Auction
High auction record
$2m, Christie's, 2013
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Solo show at a major institution
MOCA Los Angeles, and 1 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and 8 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 5 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial, and 2 more
Biography

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.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Auction
High auction record
$2m, Christie's, 2013
User
Solo show at a major institution
MOCA Los Angeles, and 1 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and 8 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 5 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial, and 2 more
Articles Featuring Sterling Ruby
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May 12th, 2020
What Sold at Frieze New York Online
Why the Art World Is Embracing Craft
Jan 13th, 2020
Why the Art World Is Embracing Craft
The Most Influential Artists of 2019
Dec 11th, 2019
The Most Influential Artists of 2019
Making Sense of Sterling Ruby’s Beautifully Grotesque Art
Oct 31st, 2019
Making Sense of Sterling Ruby’s Beautifully Grotesque Art
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