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About Sterling Ruby

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.

American, b. 1972, Bitburg, German, based in Los Angeles, California

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Sterling Ruby - The Jungle, Sprüth Magers, Berlin
2016
Sterling Ruby, Belvedere Museum, Vienna
2015
Sterling Ruby, Gagosian Gallery, Le Bourget
2015
Sterling Ruby: SCALES, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
2013
Droppa Blocka - Sterling Ruby, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Sterling Ruby - The Jungle, Sprüth Magers, Berlin
2016
Sterling Ruby, Belvedere Museum, Vienna
2015
Sterling Ruby, Gagosian Gallery, Le Bourget
2015
Sterling Ruby: SCALES, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
2014
Sterling Ruby: VIVIDS, Gagosian Gallery
2013
Droppa Blocka - Sterling Ruby, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
ARTephemera, VINCE fine arts/ephemera, Miami
2016
Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
2015
Theories On Forgetting, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills
2015
PRETTY RAW: AFTER AND AROUND HELEN FRANKENTHALER, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Waltham
2014
Whitney Biennial 2014, Whitney Biennial 2014
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