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selected works 2008-2018


2021 “Remember to Keep Looking,” IRL Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2021 Artist Registry, Whitecolumns, New York, NY

2020 Two-Person Exhibition with Esther Ruiz, Cleo the Gallery, Savannah, GA 

2019 The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn, NY

2015 Winter Salon Group Exhibition, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2012 “What’s the Point?” Group Exhibition, Jen Bekman Gallery, New York, NY

2012 ArtMRKT SF, Group Exhibition, The Oxbow School, San Francisco, CA

Jurors: Stephen Thomas, Phoebe Brookbank and Susan Smith

2011 New Works, Solo Exhibition, Klimat Gallery, New York, NY

2009 “Wish You Were Here, Everything is Connected,” Two-Person Exhibition with Casey Lin, Zughaus Gallery,

Berkeley, CA 


2017 Vermont Studio Center, February 2017, Johnson, VT


2008 Master in Architecture, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

2007 BFA, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

The paintings and sculpture I make are autobiographical abstractions.  I’ve adapted my work to focus on conveying a sense of tone about specific experiences in my life. What I am after, visually, is akin to how smell and taste trigger memory. I combine this ethos with a duality of existence that is personally inherent. When confronted with external forces like order vs. chaos, right vs. wrong, nature vs. progress, I use my work to try and find a sense of balance. As the world changes, my perspective shifts too and in uncertain times I think it’s helpful to remember how beautiful and complex life can be and I would like my art to reflect that.

Devin Rutz lives and works in New York City, for inquiries please reach out via email.