Sterling Ruby/ Sterling Ruby

United States 1972

Installation, Sculpture

www.sterlingrubystudio.com

Sterling Ruby
Sterling Ruby
Male
United States
1972

The terms disruptions and chaos seem to describe the best art of Sterling Ruby since his large body of work is well thought and wisely built hybrid. The fascination with various social phenomenon from subcultures, over difficult mental states like paranoia and schizophrenia, to globalization, is notable and contributes to the artist’s peculiar aesthetic of landfill, defaced artifacts. Therefore, those works are some form of the anthropological survey, primarily focused on the notion of abjection and alienation and are critically inclined, mainly, towards consumerism.

new york and los angeles museum had an exhibitions of ruby sterling work in 2008
Sterling Ruby – SP102, 2010 – image via xavierhufkens

Following The Artistic Path

Sterling Ruby was born in 1972, on an American military base in Bitburg, Germany. The family relocated to the United States shortly after his birth, first to Baltimore, Maryland, and then to the rural town of New Freedom in Pennsylvania. There he attended the Kennard-Dale High School, and after graduation, Ruby has started working on construction sites in Washington D.C. Nevertheless, he attended The Pennsylvania School of Art and Design. In 2001 he received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and simultaneously with that the artist worked for the Video Data Bank, then under the direction of Kate Horsfield.

Specific treatment of materials

ruby sterling was pronounced a popular artists in 2011 and is known for continues activity
Sterling Ruby – CDCR, 2011 -image via xavierhufkens

Perfecting Himself Within Academia

After two years, Ruby moved to Los Angeles in order to attend the MFA program at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Interestingly, while at Art Center he studied with artists Diana Thater and Richard Hawkins, and theorists Sylvère Lotringer and Laurence Rickels. While attending graduate school at Art Center he was the teaching assistant for artist Mike Kelley. The surrounding was extremely stimulating and additionally supplied him with important theoretical knowledge. The artist embraced the city and settled there with a studio located in Vernon, south of downtown Los Angeles.

The sculptures of Sterling Ruby are often reminiscent of fossil and mineral forms

The Gagosian gallery showed the series of ruby sterling works on a exhibition basin theology in 2014
Sterling Ruby – Nightstick, 2013 – image via xavierhufkens

The Means of Artistic Expression of Sterling Ruby

The artist is known for working in a large variety of media including ceramics, painting, drawing, collage, sculpture and video. Usually, all of those elements form peculiar and densely packed installations. Since he uses strange and discarded materials like saturated, glossy, poured polyurethane, textile or nail polish, it can be said that Ruby performs some kind of recycling process. Although the artist is operating with sculptures, drawings, collages, ceramics, paintings, photography, video, and textile as well, perhaps the strategy he uses can be found somewhere in between Duchamp’s ready-made and object art of French Nouveau realism. Nevertheless, besides working with traditional media, Sterling Ruby has been successfully using video and photography. Due to the previous experience of working at Video Data Bank in Chicago, many of the artist’s video works are distributed by them.

Lurk ceramics are calling for a closer look

The work of ruby sterling was shown in both museum and gallery in 2008 2010 2013
Sterling Ruby – Comfort – image via xavierhufkens

Soft Sculptures and Ceramics

In one point of his career, the artist’s has introduced a series of soft sculptures. Namely, they are made from fabric stuffed with fiberfill and presented in the form of large, doubled vampire mouths with fabric blood drops that hang from their fabric teeth. On the other side is Sterling Ruby’s ceramic work which is reminiscent of California craft movement and German hot lava vessels from the 1970s as well as by the amateurish biomorphic shapes made in an art therapy class. These DIY looking forms feature thick, vivid glazes and charred and gouged surfaces resembling baskets, vessels, or body parts.

References to Minimalism and Pop Art are apparent

The 2008 basin theology exhibition enabled him to make a contact with other important galleries
Sterling Ruby – Acts Crpt Moral, 2014 – image via xavierhufkens

Collage And Urethane sculptures of Sterling Ruby

The collage plays an important role in the artist’s prolific and interdisciplinary practice. The approach to this media is perhaps the most distinct since the formal and thematic concerns are reflected by an exhaustive range of subject matter which is developed over the course of a number of years. Besides collages, the notable role does have the series of poured urethane sculptures titled Monument Stalagmites. Vibrantly colored, these rather tall sculptures, resemble the stalactites and stalagmites that can be found in caves. The pieces are created described as monumental gestures by the accumulation and pouring of a quick drying polyurethane over an underlying armature.

The ECLPSE collages are made from cardboard salvaged from the floor coverings

The latest ruby sterling work was shown in Sprueth Magers gallery and LA County Museum of Art
Sterling Ruby – Eclps, 2015, Installation view – image via xavierhufkens

Stoves And Flags

In 2012, a series of fully functional stoves of the artist’s own design were produced. These stoves, executed in bronze, cast iron or steel, were based on the kind of cast iron stoves found in farm houses. A year later, the artist installed a 17-foot tall STOVE in during Art Basel; it was lit at the beginning of the fair, and a fire was maintained in the stove during the run of the fair. Then, in 2014 Ruby exhibited Flags, monumental textile works which often resemble the American flag. The artist designed a large-scale quilt that served as a backdrop for the traveling performances of the L.A. Dance Projects: Murder Ballades.

A fine balance between chaos and order

In 2015 ruby sterling made a new sculptural  work due to several museum gallery commissions
Sterling Ruby – The Jungle, 2016, Installation view – image via artobserved

The Collaboration with Raf Simons

In 2005, the Belgian fashion designer Raf Simons visited Ruby’s studio after seeing his works for the first time. Namely, Simons was dazzled with his ceramics, resembling colored placentas, and bought on though knew nothing about the artist, while the artist knew even less about Simons, a former industrial designer who had become the most influential man in men’s wear. Simons referenced Ruby’s paintings in his debut haute-couture collection for Christian Dior in 2012, while in 2014, Ruby created sacks out of stuffed American flags, similar to ones he has made in his sculptures, for Simons’s Paris Fashion Week show. The collaboration is an ongoing journey for both artist’s since they’ve met.

From Bauhaus to Ruby/Simons duo

The ceramic work painting and soft sculptures of ruby sterling were on view in a museum
Sterling Ruby and Raf Simos – AW 14 – image via dazed

Sterling Ruby – The Established Prodigy of Contemporary Art

The astonishing production is framed with innovation and wit. During the years, Ruby has shown his works in galleries and museums around the globe. Around 2008, the established art critic Roberta Smith allocated him as the most interesting artist of 21st century undermining that his work examines the psychological space where individual expression confronts social constraint. By absorbing various alternative influences, refereeing to an art history momentous phenomenon, and interfering with pop culture, Sterling Ruby has made quite an effort to position his art practice as the communication tool not just in the purely aesthetic sense, but in social and political as well.

Sterling Ruby lives and works in Los Angeles.

Featured image: Artist Sterling Ruby in his California studio – image courtesy of W Magazine
All images used are for illustrative purposes only

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group 
2014VIVIDSGagosian Gallery, Central, Hong KongSolo
2014BC RIPS  Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, JapanSolo
2014SUNRISE SUNSETHauser & Wirth, New York, NY, United StatesSolo
2014STERLING RUBYBaltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD, United StatesSolo
2014FIRE!Venus Over Manhattan, New York, NY, United StatesGroup
2014Secret Passions:Private Flemish CollectionsTripostal, Lille, FranceGroup
2014The Los Angeles ProjectUllens Center of Contemporary Art, Beijing, ChinaGroup
2014Taipei Biennial 2014Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan (ROC)Group
2014The 10th Gwangju Biennale:Burning Down the HouseGwangju, South KoreaGroup
2014Variations:Conversations in and around Abstract PaintingLos Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, United StatesGroup
2014Summer HighlightsJohn Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA, United StatesGroup
2014Love Story–The Anne and Wolfgang Titze CollectionWinter Palace and 21er Haus, Vienna, AustriaGroup
2014Man in the MirrorVanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, BelgiumGroup
2014STALACTICAGalerie Utopia, Brussels, BelgiumGroup
20142014 Whitney BiennialWhitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, United StatesGroup
2014Room by Room: Monographic Presentations from the Faulconer and Rachofsky CollectionsThe McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX, United StatesGroup
20141 + 1 = 1. When the Collections of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and of the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal CollideMontreal Museum of Fine Arts in collaboration with the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QC, CanadaGroup
2014Stars & Stripes: American Art of the 21st Century from the Goldberg CollectionBathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst, AustraliaGroup
2013DROPPA BLOCKAMuseum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Ghent, BelgiumSolo
2013CHRON IIKunsthalle Mainz, Mainz, Germany, (traveling exhibition)Solo
2013STOVES & QUILTSGalerie Pierre Marie Giraud, Brussels, Belgium, (cat.)Solo
2013SOFT WORKMuseo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy, (traveling exhibition)Solo
2013CHRON IIFondazione Memmo, Rome, Italy, (traveling exhibition)Solo
2013Sterling Ruby:SP PaintingsNahmad Contemporary, New York, NY, United StatesSolo
2013Sterling Ruby-Selected WorksCharles Riva Collection, Brussels, BelgiumSolo
2013Sterling RubyKukje Gallery, Seoul, South Korea, (cat.)Solo
2013EXHMHauser & Wirth, London, EnglandSolo
2013Summer in GstaadPatricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, SwitzerlandGroup
2013California Landscape into Abstraction: Works from the Orange County Museum of ArtOrange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA, United States, (cat.)Group
2013From the Collection: “Looking at Process”De la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space, Miami, FL, United StatesGroup
2013Abstraction/FigurationInigo Philbrick, London, EnglandGroup
2013Somos LibresMATE, Asociación Mario Testino, Lima, Peru, (cat.)Group
2013IslandDairy Art Centre, London, EnglandGroup
2013ANAMERICANAAmerican Academy in Rome, Rome, ItalyGroup
2013Esprit DiorMuseum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China, (cat.)Group
2013t-shirtsTaka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, JapanGroup
2013Dead InsideBleecker Street Arts Club, New York, NY, United StatesGroup
2013Why Not Live for Art? II: K.N. CollectionTokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, JapanGroup
2013Transforming the Known , Works from the Bert Kreuk CollectionGemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, NetherlandsGroup
2013Back To Earth. From Picasso to Ai Weiwei – Rediscovering Ceramics in ArtHerbert Gerisch-Stiftung, Neumünster, GermanyGroup
2013EXPO 1: NEW YORK, Cinema ModuleMoMA PS1, New York, NY, United StatesGroup
2013The Gesture and the SignWhite Cube, São Paulo, BrazilGroup
2013Contemporary Future: To Invent, Create and Imagine the FutureCAB Art Center, Brussels, BelgiumGroup
2013An Endless Theatre: the convergence of contemporary art and anthropology in observational cinema University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, EnglandGroup
2013Fun HouseRichard Gray Gallery, New York, NY, United StatesGroup
2013Beg, Borrow and StealPalm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA, United States, (traveling exhibition)Group
2013Black CakeTeam Gallery, New York, NY, United StatesGroup
2012SOFT WORKBonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden, (traveling exhibition)Solo
2012SOFT WORKFRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France, (traveling exhibition)Solo
2012SOFT WORKCentre D’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland, (traveling exhibition)Solo
2012PotholeSalon 94, New York, NY, United StatesGroup
2012Cellblock I & IIAndrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, United StatesGroup
2012CaliforniaCharles Riva Collection, Brussels, BelgiumGroup
2012Spheres 2012GALLERIA CONTINUA / Le Moulin, Boissy-le-Châtel, FranceGroup
2012Crossing MirrorsRosenblum Collection & Friends, Paris, FranceGroup
2012AmericasModern Collections, London, EnglandGroup
2012Sõida tasa üle silla (ride gently over the bridge)ART IST KUKU NU UT, Tartu, EstoniaGroup
2012The Mash Up: Collage from 1930 to the PresentL&M Arts, Los Angeles, CA, United StatesGroup
2012Phantom Limb: Approaches to Painting TodayMuseum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, United StatesGroup
2012The Painting Factory: Abstraction After WarholMuseum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (cat.)Group
2012Prima MateriaGladstone Gallery, Brussels, BelgiumGroup
2012Spring FeverTony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY, United StatesGroup
2012Paintings from the Rubell Family CollectionFundacion Banco Santander, Madrid, SpainGroup
2012MaterialSalon 94, New York, NY, United StatesGroup
2011VAMPIREThe Pace Gallery, Beijing, ChinaSolo
2011Sterling Ruby & Lucio FontanaAndrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, United StatesSolo
2011I AM NOT FREE BECAUSE I CAN BE EXPLODED ANYTIMESprüth Magers, Berlin, GermanySolo
2011PAINTINGSXavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium, (cat.)Solo
2011American ExuberanceRubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami, FL, United StatesGroup
2011WYSIWYG—What You(ngs) See Is What You GetRosenblum Collection & Friends, Paris, FranceGroup
2011Structure & AbsenceWhite Cube, London, EnglandGroup
2011New Works in CeramicsToyota Municipal Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan, (cat.)Group
2011Eslöv Wide Shut: 100 year Anniversary of EslövBlomsterberg’s Warehouse, Eslöv, Sweden, (cat.)Group
2011Soft MachinesThe Pace Gallery, New York, NY, United StatesGroup
2011George Herms: Xenophilia (Love of the Unknown)Museum of Contemporary Art at the Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA, United StatesGroup
2011Lustwarande ’11 – Raw , Park De Oude WarandeMuseum De Pont, Tilburg, Netherlands, (cat.)Group
2011Paul ClaySalon 94, New York, NY, United StatesGroup
2011Silence and TimeDallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, United StatesGroup
2011The Shape of Things to Come: New SculptureSaatchi Gallery, London, EnglandGroup
2011Greater L.A.SoHo Loft (483 Broadway), New York, NY, United StatesGroup
2011DystopiaCAPC Musee D’Art Contemporain De Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France, (cat.)Group
2011After Hours: Murals on the BoweryBowery, New York, NY, United StatesGroup
2011New York MinuteThe Garage: Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia, (traveling exhibition)Group
2011At Capacity: Large Scale Works from the Permanent CollectionMuseum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL, United StatesGroup
2011Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art since the 1960’sJepson Center, Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, GA, United States, (traveling exhibition), (cat.)Group
2011Artprojx CinemaSVA Theatre, New York, NY, United StatesGroup
2011California Dreamin’—Myths and Legends of Los AngelesAlmine Rech Gallery, Paris, FranceGroup
2011Highways Connect and DivideFoxy Production, New York, NY, United StatesGroup
201113th San Francisco Indie FestRoxie Cinema, San Francisco, CA, United StatesGroup
2010Metal WorksXavier Hufkens, Brussels, BelgiumSolo
2010ASHTRAYSGalerie Pierre Marie Giraud, Brussels, Belgium, (cat.)Solo
2010New WorksTaka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, JapanSolo
20102TRAPSThe Pace Gallery, New York, NY, United StatesSolo
2010AftermathTaka Ishii Gallery, Kyoto, JapanGroup
201028th Torino Film Festival: WavesMuseo Nazionale Del Cinema, Torino, ItalyGroup
2010It’s All AmericanNew Jersey Museum of Contemporary Art, Wickatunk, NJ, United StatesGroup
2010Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art since the 1960’sThe Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, NY, United States, (traveling exhibition), (cat.)Group
2010P.P.P.-Public Private PaintingsMu.ZEE, Oostende, BelgiumGroup
2010The Transformation ShowGallery 400, Chicago, IL, United StatesGroup
2010Painting ExtravaganzaCardi Black Box, Milan, ItalyGroup
2010MisericordiaPrism Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, United StatesGroup
201050 Years at PaceThe Pace Gallery, New York, NY, United States, (cat.)Group
2010Rive Gauche/Rive DroiteMarc Jancou Contemporary, Paris, France, (cat.)Group
2010Psychotrope , Institute of Visual Arts (Inova)University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI, United StatesGroup
2010Ceramic & Alabaster , Fukutake House 2010—Art Galleries Around the World & Special ProjectSetouchi International Art Festival, Megijima, Japan, (cat.)Group
2010Arte 10Rossio Square, Lisbon, PortugalGroup
2010Endless Bummer/Surf ElsewhereBlum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA, United StatesGroup
2010The Pencil ShowFoxy Production, New York, NY, United StatesGroup
2010Carol Bove / Sterling Ruby / Dana SchutzAndrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, United StatesGroup
2010Permanent Mimesis: An Exhibition on Realism and SimulationGalleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Torino, Italy, (cat.)Group
2010Spray!D’Amelio Terras Gallery, New York, NY, United StatesGroup
2010Other than BeautyFriedman Benda Gallery, New York, NY, United StatesGroup
2010Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art since the 1960’sSan Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX, United States, (traveling exhibition), (cat.)Group
2010Rethinking Location: Anytime Anywhere EverythingSprüth Magers, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2010New Art for a New Century: Recent Acquisitions 2000-2009Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA, United StatesGroup
2010Melanie Schiff and Sterling RubyKavi Gupta Gallery, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2010Permanent Trouble: Art from the Collection Kopp MunichEast German Art Forum Gallery, Regensburg, Germany, (cat.)Group
2010Supernature: An Exercise in LoadsAMP, Athens, GreeceGroup
2010Suitable Video: Works form the Suitable Exhibitions ArchiveWestern Exhibitions, Chicago, IL, United StatesGroup
2010Long Live the Amorphous Law: Videos by Sterling Ruby 2002-2009School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL, United StatesGroup
2010The Quiet EditionWhite Slab Palace, New York, NY, United StatesGroup
2009Sterling Ruby & Robert MapplethorpeXavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium, (cat.)Solo
2009The MasturbatorsFoxy Production, New York, NY, United StatesSolo
2009Beg, Borrow, and StealRubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami, FL, United States, (traveling exhibition), (cat.)Group
2009California Maximalism: Sticking a Spike into the Vein of MemoryNyehaus, New York, NY, United StatesGroup
2009Cave PaintingGresham’s Ghost, New York, NY, United StatesGroup
2009New PhotographyMuseum of Modern Art, New York, NY, United StatesGroup
2009New York MinuteMacro Future Museum, Rome, Italy, (traveling exhibition), (cat.)Group
2009Why Painting Now?Blondeau Fine Art Services, Geneva, SwitzerlandGroup
2009Second Nature , The Valentine-Adelson CollectionHammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, United StatesGroup
2009Dirt on DelightWalker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, United States, (traveling exhibition), (cat.)Group
2009Your Gold Teeth IIMarianne Boesky, New York, NY, United StatesGroup
2009Works on ViewJack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY, United StatesGroup
2009Abstract America: New Painting and SculptureSaatchi Gallery, London, EnglandGroup
2009Five , Baibakov Art ProjectsRed October Chocolate Factory, Moscow, Russia, (cat.)Group
2009Modern Mondays: An Evening with Sterling RubyMuseum of Modern Art, New York, NY, United StatesGroup
2009Beaufort 03 , Art by the SeaOstend, BelgiumGroup
2009Dirt on DelightInstitute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, United States, (traveling exhibition), (cat.)Group
2009In Bed TogetherRoyal/T, Los Angeles, CA, United StatesGroup
2009Breaking New Ground UndergroundStonescape, Calistoga, CA, United StatesGroup
2009Nothingness and Being , Seventh Interpretation of La Colección JumexFundación/Colección Jumex, Mexico City, MexicoGroup
2008Spectrum RipperSprüth Magers, London, EnglandSolo
2008Grid RipperGalleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo, Italy, (cat.)Solo
2008Zen RipperGalleria Emi Fontana, Milan, ItalySolo
2008SUPERMAX 2008Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (cat.)Solo
2008CHRONThe Drawing Center, New York, NY, United States, (cat.)Solo
2008Kiln WorksMetro Pictures Gallery, New York, NY, United StatesSolo
2008The StationThe Station, Miami, FL, United StatesGroup
2008Endless SummerGlendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA, United StatesGroup
2008Base: ObjectAndrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, United StatesGroup
2008Begin Again Right Back HereWhite Columns, New York, NY, United StatesGroup
2008If You Destroy the Image You Destroy the Thing ItselfBergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway, (cat.)Group
2008NOW: Selections from the Ovitz Family CollectionArizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ, United StatesGroup
2008Stray AlchemistsUllens Center of Contemporary Art, Beijing, China, (cat.)Group
2008SubstractionDeitch Projects, New York, NY, United StatesGroup
2008Skat PlayersVilma Gold, London, EnglandGroup
2007Slasher Posters & Pillow WorksBernier Eliades, Athens, GreeceSolo
2007Paintings & BenchesGalerie Christian Nagel, Berlin, GermanySolo
2007Killing the ReconditeMetro Pictures, New York, NY, United StatesSolo
2007SuperoverpassFoxy Production, New York, NY, United StatesSolo
2007Fearful ObjectsKavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL, United StatesGroup
2007New Acquisitions 2The Rachofsky House, Dallas, TX, United StatesGroup
2007Uneasy Angel/Imagine Los AngelesSprüth Magers, Munich, GermanyGroup
2007Circumventing the CityD’Amelio Terras Gallery, New York, NY, United StatesGroup
2007Stuff: International Contemporary Art from the Collection of Burt AaronMuseum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI, United StatesGroup
2007SAM at 75: Building a Collection for SeattleSeattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, United StatesGroup
2007Dark MirrorNetherlands Media Art Institute/Montevideo, Amsterdam, NetherlandsGroup
2007I Want to BelieveGalerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, SwitzerlandGroup
2007The Second Moscow Biennale of Contemporary ArtMoscow, RussiaGroup
2007Material PhotographsShane Campbell Gallery, Oak Park, IL, United StatesGroup
2007Mixed SignalsRonald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY, United StatesGroup
2007Raise High The Roof BeamRainbo Club, Chicago, IL, United StatesGroup
2006Interior DesignerMarc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, United StatesSolo
2006RecombinesGalleria Emi Fontana, Milan, ItalySolo
2006SUPERMAX 2006Galerie Christian Nagel, Köln, GermanySolo
2006Red Eye: L.A. Artists from the Rubell Family CollectionRubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami, FL, United States, (cat.)Group
2006LA Trash and TreasureMiliken Galerie, Stockholm, SwedenGroup
20062006 California BiennialOrange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA, United States, (cat.)Group
2006Only The Paranoid SurviveHudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, New York, NY, United StatesGroup
2006Into BlackWestern Bridge, Seattle, WA, United StatesGroup
2006Having New EyesAspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, United StatesGroup
2006Behind the PedestalJonathan Viner, London, EnglandGroup
2006Back From the End of the EarthGalerie Ben Kaufmann, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2005New WorkFoxy Production, New York, NY, United StatesSolo
2005SUPERMAX 2005Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, United StatesSolo
2005This RangeGuild & Greyshkul, New York, NY, United StatesSolo
2005Adjoining The Voids:Sterling Ruby & Kirsten StoltmannSister, Los Angeles, CA, United StatesSolo
2005All the Pretty CorpsesThe Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, United StatesGroup
2005T1-Turin Triennial: The Pantagruel SyndromeGalleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Torino, Italy, (cat.)Group
2005VoiceoversLos Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA, United StatesGroup
20055 X UTeam Gallery, New York, NY, United StatesGroup
2005SugartownElizabeth Dee Gallery and Participant Inc, New York, NY, United StatesGroup
2005ResonanceNetherlands Media Art Institute/Montevideo, Amsterdam, NetherlandsGroup
2005UntitledMarc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, United StatesGroup
2005GEOFoxy Production, New York, NY, United StatesGroup
2005Exploding Plastic Inevitable Bergdorf Goodman, New York, NY, United StatesGroup
2004Disintegrating Identities Morph into One Solid RainbowFoxy Production, New York, NY, United StatesSolo
2004Interior Burnout1R Gallery, Chicago, IL, United StatesSolo
200421st Kasseler Documentary Film and Video FestivalFilmladen Kassel, Kassel, GermanyGroup
2004Face-OffRonald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY, United StatesGroup
2004Dark Side of the SunWight Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (cat.)Group
2004The Infinite Fill ShowFoxy Production, New York, NY, United StatesGroup
2004Mystery Blaze in Holiday CottageMonya Rowe, New York, NY, United StatesGroup
2004Tapestry from an AsteroidDavid Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, United StatesGroup
2004Depression: What Is It Good For?Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL, United StatesGroup
2004Imitations of LifeDe Balie Cinema, Amsterdam, NetherlandsGroup
2004Chicago Expérimental , Les Musees de StrasbourgMusée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg, FranceGroup
2004Signal and Noise FestivalVideo In Studios, Vancouver, BC, CanadaGroup
2003Material EyesZach Feuer Gallery, New York, NY, United StatesGroup
2003When Darkness FallsGallery 400, UIC College of Architecture & Arts, Chicago, IL, United States, (traveling exhibition)Group
2003See How The Land LiesIthaca College, Ithaca, NY, United StatesGroup
2003Hysterical PastoralThe Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL, United StatesGroup
2003Chicago’s Own: New Work by Jennifer Reeder and Sterling RubyChicago Filmmakers, Chicago, IL, United StatesGroup
2003America Annihilates ConsciousnessSmart Project Space, Amsterdam, NetherlandsGroup
2003When Darkness FallsMidway Contemporary Art, Saint Paul, MN, United States, (traveling exhibition)Group
2003Blinky 2: The ScreeningTate Britain, London, EnglandGroup
2003Behind the PedestalBower Gallery, San Antonio, TX, United StatesGroup
2003Fiction In VideoWORM, Nighttown Theater, Rotterdam, NetherlandsGroup
2003Video MundiChicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL, United StatesGroup