Studio: Spaceworks @ Williamsburgh Library

Discipline: Sculpture

Based In: NYC

Website: estherruiz

 

Esther is a sculptor whose work investigates fictional landscapes from the distant future.  Like snow globes collected from travels, Esther’s sculptures act as markers of time, commemorating sacred and valuable moments, imagined or real. Esther’s recent works use concrete, Plexiglas, neon and rocks.

 

“As a sculptor, I need a lot of square footage. I have managed to live in Brooklyn for a few years now with art studios that have only ever amounted to 95 square feet total because that was all that I could afford to have. With more affordable studio space, I can expand my practice by making the work I was never able to make in my previous studios and ultimately, be a better artist.”

 

EDUCATION

2011: Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art, Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee

 

EXHIBITIONS

Esther has exhibited her work locally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include Glenn Horowitz, East Hampton, NY; Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn; Songzhuang Jincao Art Space, Beijing, China; SIGNAL Gallery, NYC; The American Center for Physics in Washington, D.C.; Regina Rex in New York City; Storefront Ten Eyck Gallery, Brooklyn; and Heiner Contemporary, Washington, D.C. Esther received an Artbridge Gowanus Public Art Installation Award in 2014.