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NOW & UPCOMING

            Static Limit (solo), yours mine & ours Gallery, New York City, New York, Through July 1, 2017
            Summer Steals, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, Opens June 1st, Through July 14th, 2017
            The Paperweight Show, Fisher Parrish Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, Through June 4th, 2017
            Other Nature, Lump Gallery, Raleigh, North Carolina, Through June 24th, 2017

RECENT PRESS

            Mark Jenkins, In the Galleries: Esther Ruiz, The Washington Post
            Angella d'Avignon, Apollo on Earth at HILDE, Contemporary Art Review L.A.
            Maximilano Duron and Katherine McMahon, Habitat: Moonlighting- Artists' Side Jobs, Art News Magazine
            John Chiaverina, All Lit Up Again: 99˘ Plus Presents 'The Lamp Show', Art News Magazine
            Seola Lee, Envisioning Earth's Inevitable End in Esther Ruiz's Neon Sculptures, Baltimore City Paper
            Michael Anthony Farley, Gestalt Theory and Space Operas in Neon: Esther Ruiz at Platform, Art F City
            Noémie Jennifer, Visions of the Future, in Concrete and Neon, The Creator's Project, VICE



CV


Solo & 2 Person Exhibitions

2017    Wells, Cross MacKenzie Gallery, Washington D. C.
2016    Next Wave Art at BAM: Esther Ruiz: Well VI, Curated by Holly Shen, BAM, Brooklyn, New York
            Blind Spot, Station Gallery, Marfa, Texas
            The Dark Clicks On: Robert Davis and Esther Ruiz, New Release Gallery, New York City, New Yor
2015    The Whole is Other than the Sum of the Parts, Platform Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland
            Neon Dreams, Kennedy Gallery at Glass Axis, Columbus, Ohio
2014    Cerebral Settings, GLITCH, Memphis, Tennessee
2013    Marking Time, Wayfarers, Brooklyn, New York
2010    Cosmic Disasters: Maggie Exner and Esther Ruiz, Odessa Art Space, Memphis, Tennessee

Selected Exhibitions

2017    Apollo on Earth, Hilde Gallery, Los Angeles, California
            NADA Art Fair, C/O yours mine & ours gallery, New York City, New York
            Fresh Prints, Printmaking Center of New Jersey, Branchburg, New Jersey
2016    Forms & Fictions, Platform Gallery, Satellite Art Show, Miami, Florida
            Television, Curated by B.Thom Stevenson, 99˘ Plus Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
            Rosetta, Curated by Doppelganger Projects, Unisex Salon, Brooklyn, New York
            The New Classics of Contemporary Glass, Islip Art Museum, Islip, New York
            I am Prepared for Amazing Things to Happen, Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City, Missouri
            Post Real World, Curated by Alt Esc, Stream Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
            Onion by the Ocean, organized by Essye Klempner & Elisa Soliven, Underdonk, Brooklyn, New York
            The Lamp Show, 99cents Plus Gallery, Collective Design Fair, New York City, New York
            MDF Blog, Organized by Grayson Cox, Planthouse Gallery, New York City, New York
            Land After Time, E.Tay Gallery, New York City, New York
            The Lamp Show, Curated by Zoe Alexander Fisher, 99cents Plus Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2015    Iridescence, Curated by H+Creative and SP Projects, The Shore Club, Miami, Florida
            Warped Tour, Curated by New Release, Lemon City Studios, Miami, Florida
            This is Light, Carroll Square Gallery, Washington, D.C.
            Pure Potentialiity, Curated by Andrea McGinty, Achter de Boom, New York City
            Almost Famous, Curated by Owen Duffy, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, Virgina
            It Was a Low-lying Foglike Floating, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
            Virgo Hardware, Curated by Zak Vreeland, S & P Arts Center, Brooklyn, New York
            JONALDDUDD, City Bird Gallery, New York City, New York
            An Experiment in Sound and Light, Stream Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
            ALL THAT, Platform Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland
            Private Eyes / Grey Sunsets, Circuit 12 Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
            Jewel, Curated by Andrea Bergart and Norte Maar, Schema Projects, Brooklyn, New York
            LA Art Book Fair, Kayrock Screenprinting Booth, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, California
2014    Cemeterium, curated by Regina Rex, Emerson Dorsch, Miami, Florida
            Object Object!, Helmuth Projects, San Diego, California
            TWO TWO ONE, Regina Rex, New York City, New York
            Two River, Curated by Tamara Gonzales, One River Gallery, Englewood, New Jersey
            Your Attica On The Pacific, Tiger Strikes Astroid, Los Angeles, California
            Urban Modulations, The ArtBridge Drawing Room, New York City, New York
            Odeón, Feria de Arte Contemporáneo, Bogotá, Colombia
            NY Art Book Fair, Kayrock Screenprinting Booth, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York
            Landscape with Devices, Fridman Gallery, New York City, New York
            Human Machinery, +81 Gallery, New York City, New York
            Post Psychedelic Dreams, Curated by Kyle DeWoody, Grey Area at Glenn Horowitz, East Hampton, New York
            Hello Bushwick!, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
            french neon / neonpolitik, Songzhuang Jincao Art Space, Beijing, China
            High Spirits, Curated by SIGNAL Gallery, Beverly's, New York City, New York
            Do It Yourself, Curated by Julie Torres and Julie Alexander, Livestream Public, Brooklyn, New York
            Arts in Bushwick Benefit and BOS Preview, Storefront Ten Eyck, Brooklyn, New York
            99˘ Plus Art Shop, Curated by SIGNAL Gallery, 99˘ Plus Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
            remains to be seen, Gallery 216, Brooklyn, New York
            Double Take, Youme Haus, Brooklyn, New York
            Time Exposed, American Center for Physics, College Park, Maryland
            BRUCENNIAL, Organized by Vito Schnabel and The Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York City, New York
            Pyramid Scheme, 204 25th Street, Brooklyn, New York
2013    CURIO, Heiner Contemporary, Washington, D.C.
            Cocktails and Dreams II, Airplane Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
            Collage Age, Curated by Ballast Projects & John J. McGurk, Culturefix Gallery, New York City, New York
            Bridges Bushwick, Willaimsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, New York
            Collage Age, Mikhail Zakin Gallery, Demarest, New Jersey
            NUTUREart Benefit, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, New York City, New York
            Drawing Down the Moon, Curated by Andrew Suggs, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
            Price is Right, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee
            Small Works Show, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
            Machine Show, Hawkeye Crates, Brooklyn, New York
            Show #14:Trust in Me, Field Projects, New York City, New York
2012    VOX VIII, Curated by Ruba Katrib and Marlo Pascual, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
            I Choo-choo-choose You, Wayfarers, Brooklyn, New York
2011    For, Wayfarers, Brooklyn, New York
            Salon Show, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2010    OTHERWORLD: Senior Thesis Exhibition, Clough Hanson Gallery, Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee
            PASTE, Odessa Art Space, Memphis, Tennessee
            CONFLUENCE, Odessa Art Space, Memphis, Tennessee
            Exhibition Momentum, A.I.M. Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee

Education

2011     Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art, Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee

Awards/Residencies

2016     Artist Grant Program, Spaceworks NYC
2015     Spaceworks Studio Lottery Award Recipient, Williamsburgh Library, Brooklyn, New York
2014     ArtBridge Urban Modulations Public Art Installation and Award, Brooklyn, New York
2011     Wayfarers Studio Program, Brooklyn, New York
2009     Deans Fellowship, Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee
2005     Cinco Ranch Area Art League Award, Katy, Texas

Lectures

2017     Guest Critic, Hunter College MFA, New York City, New York (forthcoming)
             Guest Lecturer, School of Visual Arts MFA program, New York City, New York
2016     Guest Critic, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
             Artist Talk and Demo, Williamsburg Charter High School, Brooklyn, New York
2015     Artist Talk, Platform Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland
             Almost Famous Artist Talk, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
             Neon Dreams Artist Talk, Kennedy Gallery at Glass Axis, Columbus, Ohio
2014     Artist Lecture, Bushwick Art Crit Group, Brooklyn Fireproof, Brooklyn, New York
             Time Exposed Artist Talk, American Center for Physics, College Park, Maryland
2013     CURIO Panel Discussion, Heiner Contemporary, Washington D.C.
2012     WTF NOW?, Artist Lecture, Alumni Lecture Series at Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee
2010     Popular Objects, Artist Lecture, Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium at Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee

Press

2017   Maximiliano Duron and Katherine McMahon, Habitat: Moonlighting Artists' Side Jobs, Art News Magazine
2016   Michael Anthony Farley and Rae Mcnara, This Week's Must-See Art: Avoiding Anything Armory, Art F City
           Samantha Katz, Esther Ruiz, Created Here
           Scott Robinson, Review: Land After Time, Painting is Dead
           Jamie Martinez, Photo Story: Land After Time, Art Fuse
           James Davidson, One water bed, one derelict Chinatown video shop, ... one brilliant exhibition..., We Heart
           Jerstin Crosby, Art & Statement: The Dark Clicks On by Esther Ruiz, Acid Rain
           Kate Messinger, Get Turned On at an Art Show Filled with Neon, The Creator's Project, VICE
2015   Mark Jenkins, Finding Meaning in the 'Patterns' of Ethnicity and Culture, The Washington Post
           Irina V Makarova, Esther Ruiz Concrete Sunsets, Metal Magazine
           Noémie Jennifer, The Price to Pay: Artists Weigh in on Getting an MFA, The Creators Project, VICE
           Joe Turnbul, Concrete Landscapes, The Plus Paper
           Dwayne Butcher, That Neon Glow, Bmore Art
           Amanda Dalla Villa Adams, Investing in Process, Style Weekly
           Lana Bortolot, The Williamsburg Library Has Become a Haven for Artists..., The Wall Street Journal
           Jessica McMathis, Neon-Concrete Sculptures Color Within Blurred Lines of Art and Science, The American Ceramic Society
           Jesse Tigges, Studio Proof: "Neon Dreams" Explores the Immagination of Esther Ruiz, Columbus Alive
           Elizabeth Trapp, Ethereal Neon Glow Emanates from Works, The Columbus Dispatch
           Jesse Tigges, Arts//Previews: Neon Dreams, Columbus Alive
2014   Kinsee Morian, San Diego's Best Art of 2014: Katherine Kanjo: Object, Object!, San Diego City Beat
           Jaime Derringer, The Sculpture of Esther Ruiz, Design Milk
           Mark Joshua Epstien, September Featured Artist: Esther Ruiz, Painting is Dead
           Matt Hassell, One Burning Question with Esther Ruiz, NY Arts Magazine
           Hrag Vartanian, 10 Artists to Watch From the 2014 Bushwick Open Studios, Hyperallergic
           Julia Sinelnikova, Artists Do It Themselves: Julie Torres' Sprawling Curatorial Project, Bushwick Daily
           Hrag Vartanian, Before the Studios Open: Friday Night Shows at Bushwick Open Studios, Hyperallergic
           Monica Khemsurov, Eye Candy: Esther Ruiz, Artist, Sight Unseen
           Hannah Tartar, Esther Ruiz, Little Paper Planes
           Michael Donahue, Party Line: Creative Core, The Commercial Appeal
           Eileen Townsend, Cerebral Settings, Exhibit M Blog, Memphis Flyer
           Artist-Made Pyramid Scheme Hits Sunset Park, Blouin Artinfo
           Anthony Hicks and Corinna Kirsch, This Week's Must-See Art Events: Wikipedia Gets Edited, Artists Get (Pyramid) Schemed, Art Fag City
2013    Mark Jenkins, D.C. Gallery Shows: Curio, The Straight, Color, Earth, Andes and More, The Washington Post
            Lauren Landau, Art Beat December 2, WAMU, National Public Radio
            Allison Galgiani, The BIG 10 Art Events Happening This Weekend, October 10, Bushwick Daily
            Krista Saunders, 5 Brooklyn Artists You Need to Meet: The Best of Bushwick Open Studios, Downtown Traveler
2012    Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof, VOX VIII- The Material Unreal, The Art Blog
2008    Bridgette Mongeon, The Thoughts of a Sculpture Judge, Best of Artists and Artisans

Curatorial Projects

2014     Almanac: Wayfarers Annual Members Show, Wayfarers, Brooklyn, New York
2013     Machine Show, Hawkeye Crates, Brooklyn, New York
2010     I Miss Ashley: Work by Ben Bauermeister, Second Street Studio, Memphis, Tennessee