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For this newest incarnation of her practice, Rugg has recently re-envisioned maps of countries, states, and cities around the world - all without borders, featuring a staggeringly precise hand-drawn layout with only city names and the names of regions and the missing topographic features as reference points. In her …

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Multimedia artist Kim Rugg dismantles everything from newspapers to cereal boxes to postage stamps—only to put them back together in new arrangements. Her process, which is one of collage and reappropriation, often results in works that wryly subvert authority: front-page stories are reduced to gibberish, two-dimensional advertisements suddenly take up physical space. Begun at the Royal College of Art in London, where the artist still lives, Rugg’s rearranging of mediated information is as funny as it is rebellious. Her works are included in the permanent collections of the National Gallery in London and the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego.

Selected exhibitions
2021
Kim Rugg: StitchesMark Moore Fine Art
2020
Kim Rugg “Things to Say About Dinner Guests”Mark Moore Fine Art
Kim Rugg: Another Man's TreasureMark Moore Fine Art
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Alaska, 2014

Ink on paper
27 1/2 × 52 1/2 in
69.9 × 133.4 cm
$8,500
Location
Los Angeles, Orange
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For this newest incarnation of her practice, Rugg has recently re-envisioned maps of countries, …

Medium

Multimedia artist Kim Rugg dismantles everything from newspapers to cereal boxes to postage stamps—only to put them back together in new arrangements. Her process, which is one of collage and reappropriation, often results in works that wryly subvert authority: front-page stories are reduced to gibberish, two-dimensional advertisements suddenly take up physical space. Begun at the Royal College of Art in London, where the artist still lives, Rugg’s rearranging of mediated information is as funny as it is rebellious. Her works are included in the permanent collections of the National Gallery in London and the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego.

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