Private: Conrad Ruiz

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Born 1983 Monterey, CA
MFA, California College of Arts, 2009
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California

Solo Exhibitions

Knuckles and Bubbles, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 

Sea Stories Between the Tides, Highlight Gallery, San Francisco, CA (Two person exhibition)

Juice, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Conrad Ruiz, Yautepec Gallery, Mexico City, MX

Cold, Hard and Wet, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Group Exhibitions

Sweeney Art Gallery, Riverside, CA (forthcoming)

Executive Producer, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico

Two Weeks / Two Works: Conrad Ruiz, Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland, OR

To Live And Paint In LA, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

Boys of Summer: Slamsocks, People’s Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Boys of Summer: Centerfold, Freak City, Los Angeles, CA
The Elegance of Refusal, Gensler Space, San Francisco, CA
4th of July Show, People’s Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Group Exhibition, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Boys of Summer III: New Empire, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

NADA, Silverman Gallery, Miami, FL
Material Witness, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
Wet Paint: 10 Young LA Painters, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
Summer Exhibition, Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, NY
CCA MFA Exhibition, San Francisco, CA
Sketchbook Show, Orange Alley Project, San Francisco, CA
22nd Annual Barclay Simpson Award Exhibition, Oliver Art Center, Oakland, CA
Paul McCartney’s Lower Slower part 1V, Fish Space, San Francisco, CA

Night of 1000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, NY


Zeitline, Olivia, “Du Sang, Des Vagues, De La Transpiration, Réécrire Magazine, June 25, 2013, France
“New Art Patrons,” Wall Street Journal, 2012
Critic’s Pick, ARTFORUM, November 2012
“Nerds Vs. Jocks,” Flaunt Magazine, cover art, March 2012 

California Home + Design Magazine, Cover, November.
Liggins, Heather, “The O.G Radical,” Dirty Dozen Online Quarterly, October.
ERRR Magazine, Issue 13, August.
Showpaper, cover, Issue: 108, June.
McCray, Liz Rice, “The Wild Ride,” BLISS Magazine, April.
“Conrad Ruiz,” Beautiful People Issue, Paper Magazine, April.
Uriza, Arturo, “Conrad Ruiz Es Un Californianio Con Raices Mexicanas,” La Republica, March Barco, Benito, PhotoBlog, May.
Art Practical Editors, “In and Out of Context: Geography Lessons,” Art Practical. February.
“Conrad Ruiz,” New American Paintings # 91, January.
Brown, Brandon, “Conrad Ruiz, Young Jeezy, and the Biggest Watercolor in the World,” SF MOMA Open Space, November.
Kolbeins, Graham, “Conrad Ruiz and The World’s Largest Watercolor,” Future Shipwreck,October.

Bollozos, John, “We Are The New Standard,” Clement and Co. May.
Kenneth Baker, “Conrad Ruiz: Exhibition Review,” San Francisco Chronicle, January. Welch, Brady. “Exhibition Review,” Art Practical, January.
“Conrad Ruiz at NADA Miami Beach,” Berkeley Art Museum Blog, January.
Melendez, Franklin, “Conradical,” Dazed Digital, January.
Huston, Johnny Ray, “Sprinting Toward Babylon,” San Francisco Bay Guardian, December.

Melendez, Franklin, “Conrad Ruiz,” Artslant, December. Carter, Lee.
“Art on the Beach,” Hint Magazine, December.
Houston, Johnny Ray, “Electric Truth,” San Francisco Bay Guardian, August.
Sifre, Gabi, “Conrad Ruiz Paints Flying Animals,” Vice Magazine, May.