CV

Christian Ruiz Berman
CV

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

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ACCOMPLISHMENTS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND GRANTS

- 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.
 

RESIDENCIES

- Marble House,, Dorset VT, Residency with scholarship, October 2018.

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

- Wassaic Project, Wassaic NY, Residency with scholarship, summer 2018.

- Wassaic Project, Wassaic NY, Residency with scholarship, summer 2016.

- Contemporary Arts Center, Troy NY, Residency with scholarship, June 2012.

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TEACHING CV:

Assistant Professor and AICAD Fellow

Columbus College of Art and Design
2018-2019

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
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.
2011-2015

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EXHIBITION RECORD

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.

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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 Gallery, NYC. July 2017.

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

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
Wiith 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

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