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

- 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.

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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:

2019

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


2018

- “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.
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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PRESS AND PUBLICATIONS


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 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_con- tent=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?im- age=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