Christian Ruiz Berman

MFA- Painting, RISD, 2018
Graduate teaching certificate, RISD 2018
MLA- Landscape Architecture, RISD 2010
BA- Duke University, 2004



- New American Paintings, selected artist, MFA edition, 2018.

- ArtMaze Magazine, Summer Edition, 2018, Editor's Selections. 

- Beers Gallery, open call winner for selection in group show, “Contemporary Visions 8,” London, UK, 2018.

- Rema Hort Mann Foundation, Grant Nominee 2015.

- Graduate Project Grant- Awardee, Rhode Island School of Design, summer 2017.


- Jentel Residency, Sheridan WY, July 2019

- PLOP Residency, London, UK, June 2019

- Marble House,, Dorset VT, October 2018.

- Cha North, run by Chashama, Pine Plains, NY, August 2018.

- Wassaic Project, Wassaic NY, summer 2018.

- Wassaic Project, Wassaic NY, summer 2016.

- Contemporary Arts Center, Troy NY, June 2012.



Assistant Professor and AICAD Fellow

Columbus College of Art and Design

Instructor for “Wanderers in a sea of smog,” an undergraduate and graduate painting elective
Wintersession, 2018

Teaching assistant, “Three Critics”
Instructors- Kevin Zucker, Herb Tam, Dawn Chan, Owen Duffy
Fall 2016

Teaching assistant, sophomore painting studio
Instructors- Dennis Congdon, David Frazer, and Jennifer Packer
Spring 2017

Teaching assistant “Monumental Drawing” Brown University
Instructor- Lisa Perez
Brown University
Wintersession 2017

SAT Tutor
Veritas Prep, NYC
Provided private tutelage on a part time basis to high school students taking the SAT standardized test and individual subject AP tests.



Solo exhibitions:

- "Souvenirs from the floating world"
The New Gallery of Modern Art, Charlotte NC, October 2019.

-   “Chapultepec Samsara”
Outlet, Brooklyn, NY, 2016.

-   “Before and after life”
Ulla Surland Gallery, Fairfield, CT, 2015.


Selected group exhibitions:


- “Welcome Home”
Elephant west, London UK, Curated by Rebecca Kelly-Fry. September 2019.


- “Bouquet”
The Yard, Brooklyn NY, Curated by Kristin Lamb. June 2018.

'- “Conveyor”
Greenpoint Open Studios, Curated by Kate Mothes of Youngspace. June 2018.

-“Boston Young Contemporaries 2018”

Boston University Galleries, Curated by Sean M. Downey. June 2018.

-  “RISD MFA Thesis Show”

Asya Geisberg Gallery, NYC. Upcoming, July 2018.

- “Contemporary Visions 8” Winner of open call, Beers Gallery, London, Jan 2018.

-  “RISD MFA First Year Summer Show”

Morgan Lehman Gallery, NYC. July 2017.

- “RISD MFA Painting Biennial”
Sol Koffler Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, September 2017


- "Reconsidering abstraction” 
Gowanus Ballroom, Brooklyn NY. 2016.

-  "I am What I am Not Yet, A Survey of Brooklyn's Moment”
Madelyn Jordon Fine Art, Scarsdale NY. 2016.

- "Spring/Break Show- Material Transaction”
Old Penn Station NYC. Curated by Alejandro Jassan. 2015.

- "New Ways of Seeing: Cultural Hybridity and Aesthetic Liberties"
Dorsky Projects, LIC, NY. Curated by Eileen Jeng. 2015


-  NurtureArt Annual Benefit
The Boiler, BK.

-  Arts in Bushwick Annual Benefit
Storefront Ten Eyck , BK.

- Echo Art Fair
Wiith Bushwick Art Crit Group. Chicago IL

-  “Transitions v2”
Associated gallery, Bushwick, NY.



“Pure as a seagull’s belly”
Gelman Gallery, RISD, Providence RI, Upcoming, November 2017.

“Double Visions”
The Active Space, Bushwick Open Studios, Jun, 2015

“Wanderers in a sea of smog”
Katrina Van Tassel Projects, LES, NY, Aug, 2014

“Digital Skin”
Katrina Van Tassel Projects, LES, NY, July, 2014

Storefront Bushwick, Brooklyn NY, August 2, 2013 “Ciudad Saudade”

"Ciudad Saudade"
Reverse Space, Brooklyn NY. March 19, 2013

Gelman Gallery, RISD, 2010



New American Paintings, MFA edition. Featured artist. 2018.

Two Coats of Paint, “MFA Report: Hrag Vartanian Finds ‘Home’ in RISD Painting Studios,” Sharon Butler. August 2017

Artnet. “Editors’ Picks: 13 Things to See in New York This Week,” Sarah Cascone. July 2017

Review of Chapultepec Samsara

"Chapultepec Samsara" in Bushwick Daily: appear-in-this-weeks-newest-art-shows/

"Double/Visions," curated by myself. selected as event to see at open studios 2015: utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=facebook_page&utm_medium=Bushwick+Daily&utm_con- tent=Bushwick+Open+Studios+2015+Guide%3A+Morgantown

Featured in coverage of Spring/Break Fair:

Blouin ArtInfo Highlights fors Spring/Break Fair: age=24

10 Artists to watch according to

Anthology Magazine:

Interview with Gorky's Granddaughter:

Volume Magazine Online:

Who's who in Bushwick: who-is-who-and-where-to-submit/ 
Bushwick Daily: studio-with-christian-berman/

Socitete Perrier: Best things about open studios 2014

Chaos Magazine:

"Ciudad Saudade" write-up: