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            Uncharted (solo), The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut, May 8 to September 2, 2024
            Sally Egbert & Esther Ruiz, Tripoli Gallery, Wainscott, New York, Opening September 2024


Solo Exhibitions

2024    Uncharted, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut
2023    Codex, Paradise Gallery, Sutton, Massachusetts
            Partial Light Index, CHART, New York, New York
2022    Hall of Exits, Monaco, St. Louis, Missouri
2020    Discovery, Time Equities Inc. Art In Buildings, West 10th Window, New York, New York
2018    Unearthed, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
            Hyperion, Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, Oregon
2017    Static Limit, yours mine & ours gallery, New York, New York
            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
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    Time Exposed, Curated by Sarah Tanguy, American Center for Physics, College Park, Maryland
            Cerebral Settings, Glitch, Memphis, Tennessee
2013    Marking Time, Wayfarers, Brooklyn, New York

2 & 3 Person Exhibitions

2023    Shapes in Space: Carlton Newton and Esther Ruiz, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
2022    Mine Eyes Dazzle: Juan de la Rica and Esther Ruiz, Sobering Galerie, Paris, France
2020    Interpersonal Geometrics: Esther Ruiz and Devin Rutz, Cleo Gallery, Savannah, Georgia
2019    Synthetic Dawn: Alex Epstein and Esther Ruiz, De Novo Gallery, Washington, D.C.
            Afterglow: Tony Cokes and Esther Ruiz, Deslave Gallery, Tijuana, BC, México
            Sarah Cain, Esther Ruiz and Jonathan Ryan, Jacob’s LA, Los Angeles, California
2017    Transfix: Doty Glasco, Joshua Edward Bennett and Esther Ruiz, Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
2016    The Dark Clicks On: Robert Davis and Esther Ruiz, New Release Gallery, New York, New York
            Post Real World: Wickerham & Lomax, Jonathan Checler and Esther Ruiz , Stream Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
            Land After Time: Stephen Eakin, Sarah Mullin and Esther Ruiz, E.Tay Gallery, New York, New York
            Forms & Fictions: Alex Ebstein, Amanda Martinez and Esther Ruiz, Platform Gallery, Satellite Art Show, Miami Beach, Florida
2014    Landscape with Devices: Noa Dolberg, Esther Ruiz and Phillip Stearns, Fridman Gallery, New York, New York
2010    Cosmic Disasters: Maggie Exner and Esther Ruiz, Odessa Art Space, Memphis, Tennessee

Selected Group Exhibitions

2024    Eye Candy, Skye Gallery, New York, New York
            Northern Lights, View Arts Center, Old Forge, New York
            The Side Door to Glory and Oblivion, Tripoli Gallery, Wainscott, New York
            Devine Lite, Nashville Pantheon, Downtown Presbyterian Church, Nashville, Tennessee
2023    Currents, Curated by Alex Feim, Morris Adjmi Architects, New York, New York
            American History, Tripoli Gallery, Wainscott, New York
            Friends of Neighbors, Neighbors Chinatown, New York, New York
2022    More Light! CHART, New York, New York
            Garden, Ladies' Room, Los Angeles,California
            In with the Old: (Nearly) Six Years of P.A.D., The Yeh Art Gallery, St. John's University, Jamaica, New York
            Under the Influence of Neon, Art Fair Dijon, c/o Sobering Galerie, Dijon, France
            Fourth World, Knockdown Center, Queens, New York
            A Fluid & Emphatic Now, Curated by Tinney Contemporary, BOBBY Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee
            P.A.D. Retrospective, SUNY Purchase College, Purchase, New York
2021    PORTALS, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, California
            Light Show, New Art Dealers Alliance, East Broadway Mall, New York, New York
            A+ Celebration, ArtNutri Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan
            Rose Tint, Curated by Kate Mothes, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, New York
            Art Formosa, c/o Gallery Chiao, Taipei, Taiwan
            Ultra! Torrance Public Art Project, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, California
            Am I Altering Your Aura?, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington D.C.
            Garden, Ladies' Room, Los Angeles, California
            Surroundings, Reynolds Gallery at 401 Libbie Avenue, Richmond, Virginia
            Seasonal Repression, Field Projects Gallery, New York, New York
2020    Baker's Dozen, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, California
            Napkin Show, R.A.G. Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
            Northern Lights, Collar Works Gallery, Troy, New York
            Beside Site, Jacob's West, Spring Break Art Show, Los Angeles, California
2019    Open Toponym, High Tide, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
            Pool Party, Curated by Field Projects, C24 Gallery, New York, New York
            Everything Has Changed, Camayuhs Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
            Cloud 9, LVL3 Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
            Object of Desire, Tiger Strikes Asteroid New York, Brooklyn, New York
2018    Los Angeles Notebook, Jacob's West, Venice, California
            Highlight Curated: Chelsea, Hollis Taggart, New York, New York
            Solid States / Fluid Language, Hicks Gallery at Bucks County College, Newtown, Pennsylvania
            Issue 2: Devotional, Organized by FOUR-D Projects, The Church, Troy, New York
            The Ashtray Show, Fisher Parrish Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
            Morir Soñando, The Knockdown Center, Maspeth, New York
            Other Worlds, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, California
            On Reflection, Curated by Bridget Donlon, Urban Glass, Brooklyn, New York
2017    Wasteland Dream, LVL3 Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
            In Conversation: 100 Years of Women at Rhodes College, Clough-Hanson Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee
            Small Moments, Brilliant Champions Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
            The Echoing Green, Prelude Projects, Brooklyn, New York
            Miami is Nice, c/o Terrault Contemporary, SpaceCamp, Baltimore, Maryland
            Fun House, c/o Timeshare, Zaha Hadid, 520 W. 28th Street, New York, New York
            Stopping in Memphis, Art Museum University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee
            Drawer, Curated by Corydon Cowansage, Deli Gallery, Long Island City, New York
            San Francisco Art Book Fair, c/o Kayrock Screenprinting, San Francisco, California
            Other Nature, Lump Gallery, Raleigh, North Carolina
            The Paperweight Show, Fisher Parrish Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
            Apollo on Earth, Hilde Gallery, Los Angeles, California
            NADA Art Fair, c/o yours mine & ours gallery, New York, New York
            Fresh Prints, Printmaking Center of New Jersey, Branchburg, New Jersey
2016    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, Charolette Street Foundation, Kansas City, Missouri
            Onion by the Ocean, Organized by Essye Klempner & Elisa Soliven, Underdonk, Brooklyn, New York
            The Lamp Show, 99¢ Plus Gallery, Collective Design Fair, New York, New York
            MDF Blog, Organized by Grayson Cox, Planthouse Gallery, New York, 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, New York
            Almost Famous, Curated by Owen Duffy, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
            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, C B Gallery, New York, 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, c/o Kayrock Screenprinting, 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
            (harbor) Inaugural Show, Regina Rex/(harbor), New York, 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, New York
            Odeón, Feria de Arte Contemporáneo, Bogotá, Colombia
            NY Art Book Fair, c/o Kayrock Screenprinting, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York
            Human Machinery, +81 Gallery, New York, New York
            Post Psychedelic Dreams, Curated by Kyle DeWoody, 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, New York
            Do It Yourself, 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
            BRUCENNIAL, Organized by Vito Schnabel and The Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, 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, New York
            Bridges Bushwick, Willaimsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, New York
            Collage Age, Mikhail Zakin Gallery, Demarest, New Jersey
            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, 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


2011     Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art: Sculpture, Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee
2007-08     Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
2005-07     Seattle University, Seattle, Washington


2016     Artist Grant Program, Spaceworks NYC
2015     Spaceworks Studio Lottery Award Recipient, Williamsburgh Public 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


2022     Guest Artist/Curator, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, New York
2021     Guest Critic, Sculpture, Installation, and Video, NYC Crit Club, New York, New York
2020     Curator's Talk, Arts of Life, Chicago, Illinois
2019     Artist Lecture, The Moss Lecture Series at Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee
2018     Guest Lecturer, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, California
2017     Guest Artist/Curator, Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn, New York
             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, Career Day at Williamsburg Charter High School, Brooklyn, New York
2015     Artist Talk, Platform Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland
             Artist Talk, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
             Artist Talk, Kennedy Gallery at Glass Axis, Columbus, Ohio
2014     Artist Lecture, Bushwick Art Crit Group, Brooklyn Fireproof, Brooklyn, New York
             Artist Talk, American Center for Physics, College Park, Maryland
2013     Panel Discussion, Heiner Contemporary, Washington D.C.
2012     Artist Lecture, Alumni Lecture Series at Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee
2010     Artist Lecture, Research and Creative Activity Symposium at Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee


2024   Maxwell Rabb, 15 Leading Curators Predict the Defining Art Trends of 2024, Artsy Editorial
2023   Maximiliano Duron, Five Shows to Catch in Tribeca This Weekend, Art News
           Peggy Stansbery, Mesmerized by Shapes..., The Commonwealth Times
2022   John David O'Brien, Portals: Angels Gate Cultural Center, Artillery Mag
2021   Valentina Di Liscia, NADA is Opening a Fair Booth-Sized Project Space in Manhattan's Chinatown, Hyperallergic
           Joanne Hsieh, See a World in A Grain of Sand: An Interview with Esther Ruiz, ChiaoxArt
2020   Nicole Youngblut, Cleo the Gallery: Contemporary Art Gallery Now Open in Savannah, Connect Savannah
           Niccolo Tabanelli, Esther Ruiz: Primitive Future, Megaphone Art Blog
           William Jaeger, 'Northern Lights' exhibit at Collar Works in Troy, Times Union
           Ian Bourland, Why DC Needs Art Galleries, The Washingtonian
2019   Blog Contributor, Afterglow, Terremoto Online
           Danielle Krysa, Esther Ruiz, The Jealous Curator
2018   Molly Savard, What Does A Memory Look Like? Sculptor Esther Ruiz wants to show you, Shondaland
           Andrew Page, Conversation: Megan Biddle discusses 'Solid States/Fluid Language', Urban Glass Quarterly
           Esther Ruiz:Unearthed, LookSEE
           Amanda Dalla Villa Adams, FINE ARTS:...Highlights of the Season, Style Weekly
           Pictures at an Exhibition: Morir Soñando at Knockdown Center, Art News
           A.K. Hirsch, Other Worlds- Charlie James Gallery, Chinatown LA, Quiet Lunch
2017   Mark Jenkins, In the Galleries, The Washington Post
           Jana Files, Alumni in the Arts: Esther Ruiz, Rhodes College News
           John Chiaverina, Holding It Down: Fisher Parrish Inaugurates Brooklyn Space, Art News Magazine
           Angella d'Avignon, Apollo on Earth at Hilde Gallery, Contemporary Art Review L.A.
           Michael Anthony Farley, This Week's Must-See Art Events: Esther Ruiz, Static Limit, Art F City
           Margaret Williamson Bechtold, Art in the Age of Instagram: Esther Ruiz, A Women's Thing
           Martha Schwendender, What to See at New York Art Fairs: The Young Crowd, The New York Times
           Adrian Adduci, 16 Artworks We Want to Buy at NADA: #1 Esther Ruiz, Art Zealous
           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: And After Time, 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   Seola Lee, Envisioning Earth's Inevitable End in Esther Ruiz's Neon Sculptures, Baltimore City Paper
           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
           Editorial Team, Hemphill at Carroll Square Gallery Present: This is Light, East City 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 Blur Lines of Art and Science, The American Ceramic Society
           Jesse Tigges, Studio Proof: "Neon Dreams" Explores the Imagination 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
           Susan C, Before You Visit "Post-Psychedelic Dreams," Get to Know Curator Kyle DeWoody, Complex
           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
           Ashton Cooper, Artist-Made Pyramid Scheme Hits Sunset Park, Blouin Artinfo
           Anthony Hicks and Corinna Kirsch, Must-See Art Events: 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

2020     Inside/Outside, Curated by Esther Ruiz & The Arts of Life Curatorial Committee, Circle Contemporary, Chicago, Illinois
2018     Mnēmonikos, Curated by Esther Ruiz, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Los Angeles, California
2017     Deconstructed, Terrault Contemporary Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland
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