Gary Ruddell - Blue Money (detail) - Copyright Gary Ruddell

Gary Ruddell/ Gary Ruddell

United States 1951

Illustration, Painting, Figurative Art

Gary Ruddell
Gary Ruddell
Male
United States
1951
January 3, 2016
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Gary Ruddell is an American contemporary artist born in San Mateo, California, in 1951. He is best known for his figurative representational painting and his illustrations for works of science fiction and fantasy literature.

Art by Gary Ruddell

Gary Ruddell - Man on a Wire, 2012 - Realist and Dreamer, 2012
Gary Ruddell – Man on a Wire, 2012 / Realist and Dreamer, 2012

Gary Ruddell received his BFA from California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA, in 1975. Areas around his home in San Rafael are perfect inspiration for landscape works. Ruddell’s children are often in the paintings, as their growth over the years is an excellent metaphor describing how the people interact among themselves, and how the many of the problems that the human race is facing would successfully be solved if we could just learn to properly interact with each other.

Art by Gary Ruddell

Gary Ruddell - Crazy Face, 2009 - First Study for Portrait of a Marriage, 2014
Gary Ruddell – Crazy Face, 2009 / First Study for Portrait of a Marriage, 2014

The artist defines his artworks as visual statements about coming together in the time that is somewhat ruled and dominated by wars based on religions, and the unstoppable ascend of the military-industrial complex. The influence of Bay Area figurative painting is visible in his work, as attraction to surface and materials is strengthened, as is the sensuality of objects. Ruddell is not only a great painter who gives his viewers a unique look into a human condition, he is also a magnificent illustrator of science fiction and fantasy literature.

Art by Gary Ruddell

Gary Ruddell - Two Boys, 2011 - White Boat, 2011
Gary Ruddell – Two Boys, 2011 / White Boat, 2011

He is represented by Dolby Chadwick Gallery in San Francisco, USA.

Gary Ruddell lives and works in San Rafael, California.

All images courtesy Dolby Chadwick Gallery.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015Dallas Art FairDallas, TXGroup
2015Summer Group ShowGallery Henoch, New York, NYGroup
2014Winter Group ShowGallery Henoch, New York, NYGroup
2013Two Person ShowGallery Henoch, New York, NYGroup
2013ArtMiami:ContextMiami, FLGroup
2013Dallas Art FairDallas, TXGroup
2012Holiday Group ShowGallery Henoch, New York, NYGroup
2012Dallas Art FairDallas, TXGroup
2012Recent WorkDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2011Group ShowArt Space 712, curated by Theophilus Brown, San Francisco, CAGroup
2011Group ShowGallery Henoch, New York, NYGroup
2010Contemporary RealismM.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OKGroup
2010Group ShowGallery Henoch, New York, NYGroup
2009New PaintingsDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2009Two-Man ShowSusan Greenwood Gallery, Los Angeles, CASolo
2009The Genesis of Bay Area Figurative Art NowArt Space 712, San Francisco, CAGroup
2009A Figural PresenceAlva deMars Megan Chapel Art Center, Manchester, EnglandGroup
2008Garry RuddellGallery Henoch, New York, NYSolo
2008Group ShowGallery Henoch, New York, NYGroup
200749th International Award ExhibitionSan Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CAGroup
200740 Years: A Dealer’s CollectionGallery Henoch, New York, NYGroup
2007Group ShowGallery Henoch, New York, NY Group
200772nd Annual Cooperstown Art Association ExhibitionCooperstown, NYGroup
2007Nicolet College Annual Art CompetitionRhineland, WIGroup
2006Small ChangesDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2005Two-Man ShowGreenwood Chebithes Gallery, Laguna Beach, CASolo
2005Group ShowSan Diego Museum of Living Artists, San Diego, CAGroup
2005Group ShowFalkirk Cultural Center, Marin County, CAGroup
2005Group ShowGallery Henoch, New York, NYGroup
2004Reckless DreamersDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2003Two Man Show, New WorkGreenwood Chebithes Gallery, Laguna Beach, CASolo
2003Group ShowDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2003Group showMarin Arts Council, Falkirk Center of the Arts, Marin County, CAGroup
2002Garry RuddellDolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CASolo
2002Inaugural ExhibitionGreenwood Chebithes Gallery, Laguna Beach, CAGroup
2001American Landscapes 2001Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MarylandGroup
2001International Exhibition of Contemporary PaintingSan Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CAGroup
2001Group ShowPleiades Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2001National ExhibitionCooperstown Art Association, NYGroup
2001National Works on PaperUniversity of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TXGroup
2001Watermedia Twelve CompetitionUniversity of Colorado, Colorado Springs, COGroup
2001Group ShowTouchstone Gallery, Washington D.C.Group
1999Figuration in Contemporary Art Texas National 1999 ExhibitStephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TXGroup
1999National Juried Competition of Contemporary PaintingPalm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CAGroup
1999National Juried ExhibitionHolter Museum of Art, Helena, MTGroup
199833rd Annual Open ExhibitionSan Bernardino County Museum of Art, San Bernardino, CAGroup
199827th National ExhibitionHolter Museum of Art, Helena, MTGroup
1998National CompetitionEdward Thorp Gallery - First Street Gallery, New York, NYGroup
1998Artists Guild All California Juried ExhibitionSan Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CAGroup
1998Figuration in Contemporary ArtStephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TXGroup
1998Crocker Kingsley Biennial ExhibitionUniversity of Santa Clara Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CAGroup
1997UnknownHolter Museum of Art, Helena, MTGroup
1997UnknownSt. John's University, New York, NYGroup
1997UnknownUniversity of Colorado, Colorado Springs, COGroup
1997UnknownUniversity of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TXGroup
1997UnknownMontclair State University, Montclair, NJGroup
1996UnknownSan Bernardino County Museum of Art, San Bernardino, CAGroup
1996UnknownPalm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CAGroup
1996UnknownSan Diego Art Institute, San Diego Museum of Art, CAGroup
1995UnknownPalm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CAGroup
1995UnknownSan Diego Art Institute, San Diego Museum of Art, CAGroup
1993UnknownCheekwood Tennessee Museum of Art, TNGroup
1993UnknownSan Bernardino County Museum of Art, San Bernardino, CAGroup
199267th Annual Crocker-Kingsley ExhibitionCrocker Museum of Art, Sacramento, CAGroup