Christian Ruiz Berman
Curriculum Vitae

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

Teaching CV:

Completing graduate teaching certificate
through RISD’s Teaching and Learning Department
Expected date of completion- Spring 2018

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

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Solo exhibitions:

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

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

Selected group exhibitions:


-  “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, NYC.

  • “RISD MFA Painting Biennial”

Sol Koffler Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design


-  "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, with Bushwick Art Crit Group.
Chicago IL

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

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Curatorial Projects:


“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

Press and publications:


Review of Chapultepec Samsara


"Chapultepec Samsara" in Bushwick Daily:


"Double/Visions," curated by myself. selected as event to see at open studios 2015:


Featured in coverage of Spring/Break Fair:





Blouin ArtInfo Highlights fors Spring/Break Fair:


10 Artists to watch according to


Anthology Magazine:


Interview with Gorky's Granddaughter:


Volume Magazine Online:


Who's who in Bushwick:


Bushwick Daily: studio-with-christian-berman/


Socitete Perrier: Best things about open studios 2014


Chaos Magazine:


"Ciudad Saudade" write-up: