CV

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
elective
RISD
Wintersession, 2018


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

Teaching assistant, sophomore painting studio
RISD
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.
2011-2015


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EXHIBITION RECORD

Solo exhibitions:

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

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

Selected group exhibitions:

 

2018
-  “RISD MFA Thesis Show”
Asya Geisberg Gallery, NYC. Upcoming, July 2018.

  • “Contemporary Visions 8” Winner of open call, Beers Gallery, London, Jan 2018.
    http://www.beerslondon.com/exhibitions/contemporary-visions-8


2017
-  “RISD MFA First Year Summer Show”
Morgan Lehman, NYC.

  • “RISD MFA Painting Biennial”

Sol Koffler Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design

2015-16

-  "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

 

2014

-   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

 

“Multiple/Universal”

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

 

"Ciudad Saudade"

Reverse Space, Brooklyn NY. March 19, 2013

 

“Totemic”

Gelman Gallery, RISD, 2010


Press and publications:

 

Review of Chapultepec Samsara

http://leftbankartblog.blogspot.com/2015/12/a-selection-of-bushwick-exhibitions.html

 

"Chapultepec Samsara" in Bushwick Daily:

http://bushwickdaily.com/2015/11/our-material-selections-live-subject-matter-and-objects-of-absurdity-appear-in-this-weeks-newest-art-shows/

 

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

http://bushwickdaily.com/2015/06/bushwick-open-studios-2015-guide-morgantown/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=facebook_page&utm_medium=Bushwick+Daily&utm_content=Bushwick+Open+Studios+2015+Guide%3A+Morgantown

 

Featured in Hyperallergic.com coverage of Spring/Break Fair:

http://hyperallergic.com/187620/jam-packed-springbreak-art-show-pulls-into-moynihan-station/

 

 

 

 

Blouin ArtInfo Highlights fors Spring/Break Fair:

http://www.blouinartinfo.com/photo-galleries/slideshow-highlights-from-springbreak-art-show-2015?image=24

 

10 Artists to watch according to Hyperallergic.com:

http://hyperallergic.com/129950/10-artists-to-watch-from-the-2014-bushwick-open-studios/

 

Anthology Magazine:

http://anthologymag.com/blog3/2015/03/18/christian-ruiz-berman/

 

Interview with Gorky's Granddaughter:

http://www.gorkysgranddaughter.com/2014/09/christian-ruiz-berman-aug-2014.html

 

Volume Magazine Online:

http://volume-exhibit.com/section/410908_2_15.html

 

Who's who in Bushwick:

http://bushwickdaily.com/2014/09/a-newbies-guide-to-the-bushwick-art-scene-select-galleries-studios-who-is-who-and-where-to-submit/

 

Bushwick Daily:

http://bushwickdaily.com/2014/07/material-selections-in-the- studio-with-christian-berman/

 

Socitete Perrier: Best things about open studios 2014

https://societeperrier.com/us/new-york/best-bushwick-open-studios-2014/

 

Chaos Magazine:

http://www.chaos-mag.com/christian-ruiz-berman-mixed-messages/

 

"Ciudad Saudade" write-up:

http://www.hotindienews.com/2013/04/10/37296