Sterling Ruby



Ashtray 606, 2021
Ashtray 606, 2021
ceramic
7 x 50.5 x 23.5 cm
2.76 x 19.88 x 9.25 in

Ashtray 649, 2022
Ashtray 649, 2022
ceramic
6 x 30.5 x 27.9 cm
2.36 x 12.01 x 10.98 in

Ashtray 628, 2022
Ashtray 628, 2022
ceramic
7.3 x 34.3 x 29.2 cm
2.87 x 13.5 x 11.5 in

Ashtray 639, 2022
Ashtray 639, 2022
ceramic
7.6 x 43.5 x 26.7 cm
2.99 x 17.13 x 10.51 in

Ashtray 654, 2023
Ashtray 654, 2023
ceramic
5.7 x 33.3 x 24.8 cm
2.24 x 13.11 x 9.76 in

Ashtray 612, 2022
Ashtray 612, 2022
ceramic
5.4 x 38.1 x 15.2 cm
2.13 x 15 x 5.98 in

ASHTRAY 525, 2019
ASHTRAY 525, 2019
Ceramic, glazes
5,4 x 37,1 x 30,8 cm
1.97 x 14.57 x 11.81 in

ASHTRAY 466, 2019
ASHTRAY 466, 2019
Ceramic, glazes
6,4 x 46,7 x 45,7 cm
2.36 x 18.11 x 17.72 in

Ashtray 366, 2016
Ashtray 366, 2016
ceramic
3,8 x 21,6 x 16,5 cm
1.5 x 8.5 x 6.5 in.

ASHTRAY 597, 2021
ASHTRAY 597, 2021
ceramic
7.6 x 43.5 x 28.9 cm
2.99 x 17.13 x 11.38 in

ASHTRAY 583, 2021
ASHTRAY 583, 2021
ceramic
5.7 x 26.4 x 19.4 cm
2.24 x 10.39 x 7.64 in

ASHTRAY 590, 2021
ASHTRAY 590, 2021
ceramic
7 x 37.5 x 31.1 cm
2.76 x 14.76 x 12.24 in

ASHTRAY 587, 2021
ASHTRAY 587, 2021
ceramic
4.8 x 18.4 x 13.7 cm
1.89 x 7.24 x 5.39 in

Ashtray 393, 2016
Ashtray 393, 2016
ceramic
3,8 x 27,9 x 21 cm
1.5 x 11 x 8.3 in.

ASHTRAY 586, 2021
ASHTRAY 586, 2021
ceramic
5.1 x 20.6 x 21 cm
2.01 x 8.11 x 8.27 in

HEART (6835), 2018
HEART (6835), 2018
Ceramic, glazes
58,4 x 38,1 x 6,4 cm
22.83 x 14.96 x 2.36 in

HEART (6710), 2018
HEART (6710), 2018
Ceramic, glazes
68,6 x 35,6 x 5,1 cm
26.77 x 13.78 x 1.97 in

HEART (6695), 2018
HEART (6695), 2018
Ceramic, glazes
48,3 x 41,3 x 6,1 cm
18.9 x 16.14 x 2.36 in

CLUB (6723), 2018
CLUB (6723), 2018
Ceramic, glazes
66,7 x 17,1 x 7,6 cm
25.98 x 6.69 x 2.76 in

CLUB (6724), 2018
CLUB (6724), 2018
Ceramic, glazes
74,9 x 8,3 x 7,9 cm
29.13 x 3.15 x 2.76 in

CLUB (6705), 2018
CLUB (6705), 2018
Ceramic, glazes
60,6 x 7 x 7,6 cm
23.62 x 2.76 x 2.76 in

CLUB (6811), 2018
CLUB (6811), 2018
Ceramic, glazes
53,3 x 8,6 x 7,6 cm
20.87 x 3.15 x 2.76 in

CLUB (6837), 2018
CLUB (6837), 2018
Ceramic, glazes
58,1 x 24,1 x 8,3 cm
22.83 x 9.45 x 3.15 in

CLUB (6842), 2018
CLUB (6842), 2018
Ceramic, glazes
53,3 x 14,6 x 5,1 cm
21 x 5 3/4 x 2 in




American, born in 1972, in Bitburg, Germany
Lives and works in Los Angeles


Sterling Ruby works in a wide range of aesthetic and material strategies, from polyurethane, bronze, steel and ceramic sculptures; to drawings and collages; photography and video; spray-paint and oil paintings; as well as textile works, including quilts, tapestries, garments and soft sculptures.

Ruby has cited a diverse range of sources and influences including aberrant psychologies, urban culture, craft, masculinity, public art and civic monuments, prisons, globalization, American domination and decline, waste and consumption.

Public collections include Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; Des Moines Art Center; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts; Tate Modern, London; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and Moderna Museet, Stockholm.