Francis Ruyter was born in Washington D.C. in 1968 and studied at Maryland Art Center 1982-86; the School of Visual Arts, New York 1986-1990 and Hunter College Fine Arts Program, New York 1991-92.
Recent solo exhibitions include Temporada d’Ópera Amics del Liceu, Lab 36, Barcelona; Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, school, Vienna (2015); Eleven Rivington, New York (2015); Connersmith Gallery, Washington D.C. (2012); Alan Cristea Gallery, London (2012); and Alienated world in Your Life, Leeahn Gallery, Seoul and Daegu, South Korea (2011).
Recent group exhibitions include: Publishing as an Artistic Toolbox: 1989-2017, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2017); This is the Sea, Big Mak/artmonte-carlo salon d’art, Monaco; Making Her Mark, Mattatuck Museum, Connecticut (2016); Lisa Ruyter and Peter Sandbichler, Kunstforum Montafon, Schruns Austria (2013); Under the Greenwood: Picturing the British Tree, St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery, Lymington (2013); The Distaff Side, curated by Melva Bucksbaum, featuring works from the collection of Melva Bucksbaum and Raymond Learsy, The Granary, Sharon, Connecticut (2013); Painting as a Radical Form, curated by Mario Diacono at Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy (2013); Von Kopf bis Fuß. Porträts und Menschenbilder in der Sammlung Würth, Kunsthalle Würth, Schwäbisch Hall, Germany; DECENTER NY/DC, Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, The George Washington University, Washington D.C. (2013); and CANCER, gdm Galerie de Multiples, Paris (2012).
Ruyter has work in many private and public collections worldwide including Museum of Modern Art, New York; Denver Art Museum, Denver; Museum der Moderne, Salzburg; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; Collection VAC (Valencia Arte Contemporáneo), Valencia, Spain; and Elgiz Museum, Istanbul.
Alan Cristea Gallery has been publishing Ruyter’s editions since 2010. Ruyter lives and works in Vienna.
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