David Kordansky Gallery

  • Untitled, 2016, ceramic with glaze, 33 1/2 x 25 x 21 1/2 inches (85.1 x 63.5 x 54.6 cm)
  • Couple, 2016, ceramic with glaze, 23 1/4 x 15 1/4 x 7 inches (59.1 x 38.7 x 17.8 cm)
  • Untitled, 2015, ceramic, 54 x 37 x 26 inches (137.2 x 94 x 66 cm)
  • Untitled, 2015, ceramic, 26 x 31 x 14 inches (66 x 78.7 x 35.6 cm)
  • Untitled (Woman), 2015, ceramic, 31 x 20 x 18 inches (78.7 x 50.8 x 45.7 cm)
  • Untitled (Woman), 2015, (alternate view) ceramic, 31 x 20 x 18 inches (78.7 x 50.8 x 45.7 cm)
  • Untitled (Large Sitting Painted Woman), 2014, ceramic and spray paint, 44 x 38 x 21 inches (111.8 x 96.5 x 53.3 cm)
  • Sculpture #8, 2014, ceramic, 29 1/2 x 12 x 6 1/4 inches (74.9 x 30.5 x 15.9 cm)
  • Untitled, 2014, plaster, steel, ceramic, paint and wood, 60 x 24 x 22 1/8 inches (152.4 x 61 x 56.2 cm)
  • Untitled, 2014, ceramic, glaze, oil paint and spray paint, 37 x 14 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches (94 x 37.5 x 26.7 cm)
  • Untitled, 2014, ceramic and oil paint, 27 x 5 x 4 1/4 inches (68.6 x 12.7 x 10.8 cm)
  • Busted, 2013, High Line Commission, High Line Art, New York, NY, Installation view
  • Untitled (table with sun disc), 2013, ceramic, plaster, wood, glaze and paint, 82 x 74 x 24 inches (208.3 x 188 x 61 cm)
  • Untitled (table with sun disc), 2013, (alternate view) ceramic, plaster, wood, glaze and paint, 82 x 74 x 24 inches (208.3 x 188 x 61 cm)
  • Made in L.A. 2012, 2012, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, Installation view
  • Untitled, 2012, ceramic, glaze, spray paint and ink, 31 1/4 x 17 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches (79.4 x 45.1 x 16.5 cm)
  • Black Hole, 2012, ceramic, plaster, glaze, enamel paint, overall: 58 x 42 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches (147.3 x 108 x 62.2 cm), sculpture: 33 1/2 x 25 x 12 1/2 inches (85.1 x 63.5 x 31.8 cm), base: 24 1/2 x 42 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches (62.2 x 108 x 62.2 cm)
  • Untitled (Sitting Girl), 2012, ceramic, plaster, glaze, acrylic paint, and enamel, overall: 58 x 42 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches (147.3 x 108 x 62.6 cm), sculpture: 33 1/2 x 37 1/2 x 19 1/4 inches (85.1 x 95.3 x 48.9 cm), base: 24 1/2 x 42 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches (62.2 x 108 x 62.2 cm)
  • Horse & Rider, 2012, plaster with acrylic and oil paint and steel, 83 x 76 x 36 inches (210.8 x 193 x 91.4 cm)
  • Dead Already, 2011, oil on canvas, 84 x 72 inches (213.4 x 182.9 cm)
  • Untitled (Yellow Ochre Base), 2011, plaster, oil paint, steel, 43 x 29 x 24 inches (109.2 x 73.7 x 61 cm)
  • Man, 2011, plaster and oil paint, 78 1/2 x 28 x 25 inches (199.4 x 71.1 x 63.5 cm)
  • Untitled (Blue Base), 2011, plaster, oil paint, steel, 43 x 25 x 24 inches (109.2 x 63.5 x 61 cm)
  • Untitled (Blue Base), 2011, (detail) plaster, oil paint, steel, 43 x 25 x 24 inches (109.2 x 63.5 x 61 cm)
  • Untitled, 2011, oil on panel, 60 x 60 inches (152.4 x 152.4 cm)
  • Untitled (People with Horses), 2010, oil on panel, 72 x 60 x 1 1/2 inches (182.9 x 152.4 x 3.8 cm)
  • Untitled, 2008, ceramic (stoneware) with acrylic paint, 20 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches (52.1 x 39.4 x 41.9 cm), pedestal: 32 x 21.5 x 22.5 inches (81.3 x 47 x 49.5 cm)

Biography

born 1970, San Francisco, CA
lives and works in Los Angeles, CA


EDUCATION

1998
MFA, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

1994
BFA, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA


SELECTED SOLO / TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2016
Slaves and Humans, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Villa of Mysteries, Los Angeles Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

2015
Ruby Neri and Carter, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA
2012
Sculpture, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2009
This is me, is that you?, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2006
John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

2005
China Art Objects Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2003
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

1999
China Art Objects Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1997
Camp Fire Stories, San Francisco, CA

1995
New Work, The Victoria Room, San Francisco, CA


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
(* indicates a publication)

2018
*The Domestic Plane, Curated by Amy Smith-Stewart and David Adamo, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT

2017
Midtown, orgnized by Maccarone, Salon 94, Salon 94 Design, and Ali Subotnick, Lever House, New York, NY

2016
SexPot: An Exhibition of Ceramic Vessels, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA
Global Times Painting Painting To, curated by Alex Becerra, Half Gallery, New York, NY
Paper Paper, organized by Calvin Marcus and Donald Morgan, The Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI; Ditch Projects, Springfield, OR
Napa Valley Collects, Napa Valley Museum, Yountville, CA
ALL RIGHT, Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

2015
*NO MAN’S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
From Here, Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA

2014
Fertile Ground: Art and Community in California, in collaboration with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
They’re There, curated by Dane Johnson, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Another Cats Show, 365 Mission, Los Angeles, CA
The Oracle, The Underground Museum, Los Angeles, CA
*Energy That is All Around: Mission School, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY
Caught Looking: Simone Gad, Tracy Nakayama, Ruby Neri, Lauralee Pope, Mary Weatherford, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
The Optimists, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
*The Possible, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

2013
*Energy That is All Around: Mission School, Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
Steven Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Busted, High Line Commission, High Line Art, New York, NY
*The Distaff Side, The Granary, Sharon, CT

2012
*Made in L.A. 2012, organized by the Hammer Museum and LAXART, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
*American Exuberance, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL

2011
From Where You Just Arrived: Paintings from New York & Los Angeles, Pepin Moore, Los Angeles, CA
*American Exuberance, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
Let’s Go Bombing Tonight, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Paul Clay, Salon 94, New York, NY
Bullet Train, Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA
*Banquet of the Black Jackal, Luckman Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
I am who I am, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA
Los Angeles Museum of Ceramic Art, ACME, Los Angeles, CA

2010
Homunculi: Matt Greene, Allison Schulnik, Ruby Neri and Matthew Ronay, Canada, New York, NY
Keramik, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, California
*At Home/Not at Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Think Pink, Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, FL

2009
R. Mutts: Mongrel Abstraction, curated by David Pagel, Woodbury Hollywood Exhibits, Los Angeles, CA
Bitch is the New Black, curated by Emma Gray, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA
Second Nature: The Valentine-Adelson Collection at the Hammer, UCLA Hammer
Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2008
Delusionarium 4, Bonelli Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
Call the Interruptions Day, Leo Koenig, New York, NY

2007
JAIL, Group Show, Jail Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Designomite! Home Furnishings by Artists, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, CA
Modern Lovers, curated by Kathryn Andrews, Glendale Community College,
Glendale, CA
Range, curated by Kristi Lippire, D.e.n. Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
Billy Wilder Theatre, Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Off–Screen Performance of Garden Grove Creative Community as a member of The New Energy Encounter Group, Billy Wilder Theatre, Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2006
*[keep feeling] Fascination: Recent Abstract Paintings in Los Angeles, Luckman Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
Reality Is An Activity Of The Most August Mind, curated by Andrew Hahn, Rental
Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Interactions: Armory Artists and Their Art, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

2004
Upstream; Idea Drawings, Hayworth Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Anna Helwing Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2002
10 x 20; Ten Artists, Twenty Artworks, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, Collaborative art piece with Alicia McCarthy

1999
I love you, you become more pretty, 937 Hudson, Los Angeles, CA

1998
Recontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles, France
New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA

1997
Bay Area Now, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Three Artists, Brent Peterson Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1995
House of Ill Repute, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Fragile, The Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA

1994
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
(* indicates non-periodical book, catalog, or other publication)

2016
*Peter Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years, texts by Glenn Adamson, Elissa Auther, Barbara Paris Gifford, Jim Melchert, and Ruby Neri, London: Black Dog Publishing, 2016
*Gioacchini, Manfredi, Portraits of Artists, New York: Utg LLC, 2016
Harper’s Bazaar Art, October 2016
Boateng, Kwaku, “11 exciting artists to start collection who featured at Frieze London!” FadMagazine.com, October 10, 2016
Muñoz-Alonso, Lorena, “See What Dealers Are Bringing to Frieze London,” Artnet.com, Art Fairs, September 29, 2016
Ollman, Leah, “Female sculptors, full of humor and verve, prove to be way more than ‘All Right’,” LATimes.com, April 23, 2016
“Ruby Neri at David Kordansky,” ArtWritingDaily.com, August 27, 2016
Boateng, Kwaku, “Something about Ruby! David Kordansky Gallery presents new ceramic sculpture by Ruby Neri,” fadmagazine.com, July 26, 2016

2015
*Alemani, Cecilia, “Ruby Neri,” High Art: Public Art on the High Line, Rizzoli Publications, New York, 2015, pp. 82-83
Miranda, Carolina A., “An unassuming storefront. A major museum. A collaboration that takes museum art to the people of L.A.,” LATimes.com, July 20, 2015
Morris, Barbara, “Ruby Neri,” artltdmag.com, May 2015
Couzens, Julia, “Ruby Neri and Carter @ Paule Anglim,” SquareCylinder.com, April 19, 2015
Chun, Kimberly, “Sculptor’s Ruby Neri Bay Area roots reflected in ‘The Big Feel’,” SFGate.com, March 25, 2015
Paradise, Nicole, “Colorful 1990s Mission on Display at Oakland Museum,” 7×7.com, March 4, 2015
2014
*Energy That Is All Around, texts by Natasha Boas, Dina Pugh, Glen Helfand, Renny Pritikin, Kevin Killian, and Jack Hanley, San Francisco: San Francisco Art Institute and Chronicle Books, 2014
Lutz, Tom ed., “Interview with Ruby Neri,” LARB Quarterly Journal Spring 2014, Los Angeles Review of Books, 2014, p. 56-71
*The Distaff Side, texts by Joan Simon, Melva Bucksbaum, and Elizabeth Sussman, Sharon: The Granary, 2014, p. 47, 221
Miller, Ryder W., “Mission School Takes its Place as Important Art Movement,” PotreroView.net, December 2014
Wolifson, Chloé, “Ruby Neri: Deconstructing Form, Figure and Self,” Vault, Issue 8, November 2014, pp. 18 – 23
“Oakland Museum of California and SFMOMA Join Collections for Unprecedented Exhibition Focusing on Art and Community in California,” NassauNewsLive.com, September 17, 2014
Medina, Sarah, “SFMOMA + OMCA Joint Exhibit Features Legendary California Painters,” 7×7.com, September 16, 2014
Griffin, Jonathan, “The New Dealer,” T Magazine, September 14, 2014, p. 124-128
Hamlin, Jesse, “Oakland Museum highlights 4 creative spikes in local art scene,” SFChronicle.com, September 10, 2014
Baker, Kenneth, “Latest Bay Area Now art show uninspired, anemic,” SFGate.com, July 18, 2014
“RVCA, ‘Energy That Is All Around’,” Skateboarding.Transworld.net, May 21, 2014, video
Johnson, Ken, “Prickly but Puppyish in San Francisco,” The New York Times, April 25, 2014, p. C25
Wagley, Catherine, “5 Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week, Including a Rooster in Uniform,” LAWeekly.com, April 16, 2014
“David Kordansky Proves Artists Make Great Gallerists,” Artsy.net, January 23, 2014
Berzon, Stephanie, “Hands On Materials: An Interview with Ruby Neri,”Artslant.com, January, 2014
Williams, Maxwell “Art Los Angeles Contemporary Director Previews the Santa Monica Fair,” The Hollywood Reporter, January 16, 2014

2013
Maloney, Patricia, “Review: Energy That is All Around,” Art Practical, November 25, 2013
“High Line Commissions,” ELLE.com, Pop Culture, Culture Club, November 21, 2013, p. 43
Chun, Kimberly, “SFAI: ‘Energy That Is All Around’,” SFGate.com, September 20, 2013
Herbst, Robby, “L.A. Artists and the ‘Squareness’ of Clay,” KCET.org, July 12, 2013
Sutton, Benjamin, “‘Busted’ Smashes Sculptural Conventions Atop the High Line,” Artinfo.com, In the Air, April 25, 2013

2012
Whitney, Kathleen, “Ruby Neri: Made in L.A.,” Ceramics Monthly, November 2012, pp. 52-53
Steffen, Patrick, “Reviews: Ruby Neri, David Kordansky Gallery-Los Angeles,”Flash Art, October 2012, p. 111
Buckley, Annie, “Made in L.A.,” Art in America, September 14, 2012
Griffin, Jonathan, “Made in LA 2012: Hammer Museum, LAXART & LA Municipal Art Gallery,” Frieze, Number 149, September 2012, p. 185
Ward, Michelle, “Ruby Neri ‘Sculptures’ at David Kordansky Gallery,” Los Angeles Confidential, August 7, 2012
Soto, Paul, “Ruby Neri’s Primordial Visions,” ArtinAmerica.com, August 3, 2012
Wagley, Catherine, “Ruby Neri’s Odd Sculptures Span Traditions, From Ancient Greece to Street Art…Or They’re ‘Just Fun’,” LA Weekly, July 27, 2012
Pagel, David, “A generous humility at work,” Los Angeles Times, July 27, 2012, p. D13
Howden Chapman, Amy, “Amy’s Column 06 – MADE in LA review,”Chartwell.org, July 18, 2012
“Plan ForYour Art TODAY: L.A.,” ForYourArt.com, July 7, 2012
Scoccimarro, Antonio, “Diary: Ruby Neri,” Mousse, Issue 34, Summer 2012, p. 263
“Rubell Family Collection: View from 2nd Floor,” ArtsObserver.com, June 27, 2012
Knight, Christopher, “Art review: The Hammer biennial ‘Made in L.A. 2012′ succeeds,” Los Angeles Times, June 8, 2012
*Ellegood, Anne, Lauri Firstenberg, Malik Gaines, Cesar Garcia, and Ali Subotnick, Made in L.A. 2012. Los Angeles: Hammer Museum, University of California, 2012, pp. 128, 151-154
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter, “‘Made in L.A.’ New Art Now in Los Angeles,”Artnet.com, June 1, 2012
Finkel, Jori, “Hammer announces $100,000 prize for new biennial; 60 artists chosen,” Los Angeles Times, March 14, 2012

2011
*American Exuberance. Miami: Rubell Family Collection, 2011
Sveen, S., “AO on site photoset – Art Basel Miami Beach: Rubell Collection Preview ‘American Exuberance’ and 11th Annual Breakfast Installation ‘Incubation,’ November 29 & 30, 2011,” ArtObserved.com, December 1, 2011
“‘Let’s Go Bombing Tonight’ At V1 Gallery Curated by Barry McGee and Josh Lazcano,” LivingProofMag.com, June 1, 2011
Hargrove, Larry, “Happy Together,” TimesSquare.com, March 7, 2011
*Miller, Adam Douglas, Banquet of the Black Jackal, Luckman Gallery: California State University, Los Angeles, 2011
McQuaid, Cate, “Monstrously provocative portraits,” The Boston Globe, February 9, 2011

2010
Viveros-Fauné, Christian, “James Hyde, Richard Hughes, and the Artists of ‘Homunculi’ Are the Buoys of Summer,”Village Voice, June 15, 2010
Saltz, Jerry, “Homunculi,” New York Magazine, July 2010
Smith, Roberta, “Art? Life? Must We Choose?,” New York Times, July 2, pp. C19, C23
*At Home/Not at Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, Annandale-on-Hudson: Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, 2010

2009
Taubman, Laura, “Endless Summer,” Artnet.com, August 7, 2009
Miles, Christopher, “Ruby Neri,” LA Weekly, July 22, 2009
Pagel, David, “Straight to the heart of style,” Los Angeles Times, July 3, 2009, p. D10

2008
Douglas, Sarah, “Sales Swift at Liste, Weak Dollar and All,” Artinfo.com, June 2, 2008

2006
Satorius, Katherine, “‘[keep feeling] Fascination’ at Luckman Gallery,” Artweek, June 2006, pp. 18-19
*Joyce, Julie, [keep feeling] Fascination: Recent Abstract Paintings in Los Angeles. Los Angeles: Luckman Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, March 2006


RESIDENCIES


2014
Artist in Residence, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT

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