Sterling Ruby is a US artist. He was born in 1972 on an American military base in Bitburg, Germany. These days Ruby is based in Los Angeles.
He worked in a number of media including painting, ceramics, collage, drawing, video, and sculpture. His work engages with issues related to the violence and pressures within society, autobiography, and art history and his works are very much influenced by graffiti, urban gangs, craft, hip-hop culture, public art, globalization, etc.
Early Life & Education of Sterling Ruby
Sterling Ruby was born to a Dutch mother and US father. Just shortly after his birth, his family moved to the US. He graduated in 1996 from the Pennsylvania School of Art and Design. In 2001 received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2003 he moved to Los Angeles to attend the MFA program at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. While studying at the art institute he worked with eminent artists like Richard Hawkins, Diana Thater. While attending the art school he was also a teaching assistant for Mike Kelly, an eminent artist of his time.
Work of Sterling Ruby
He made collages, he worked on canvas, sculptures, ceramics, paintings, video, and photography. He also worked on public works. During his career as an artist, he collaborated with a number of popular artists of his time. He participated in a number of solo shows and also showed in group exhibitions around the world.
He is regarded as one of the most intriguing artists of his time by New York Times art critic.
Marciano Art Foundation happy to host Sterling Ruby’s works