• Profile:

    Alan Ruiz is a visual artist whose work explores architectural space as both a perceptual and a political medium. Engaging the standardized partitions and enclosures that regulate and determine the administrative and physical organization of our built environment, his work explores how these formal conditions can, in turn, reproduce social hierarchies.  

    Degrees Held:

    MFA Yale University, New Haven CT.

    BFA Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.

    Recent Publications:

    Ruiz, Alan System Failure: Paul Sharits Works from the Emily Harvey Collection and Archive Millennium Film Journal (Issue 68)  Fall 2018.

    Ruiz, Alan Spatial Alchemy. 2018. Ed.

    Ruiz, Alan "Life After Sundown: Disco Architecture in the Global City". 2017. Archinect. 

    Ruiz, Alan. “Radical formalism” in Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory. Volume 26.2-3: Living Labor: Marxism & Performance Studies. 2017

    Ruiz, Alan. "Uneven Development: On Beirut and Plein Air" Queens International 2016 Catalogue. Queens Museum. 2016.

    Ruiz, Alan. ""Western Standards" TDR: The Drama Review, Volume 59, Number 4, New Materialism and Performance. Winter 2015 (T228), pp. 2-3.  MIT Press.

    Ruiz, Alan. "No-Stop City". Invisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture, Issue 23: Blueprints, Rochester University. 2015. 

    Ruiz. Alan. "Tom Burr by Alan Ruiz". BOMB Magazine.  Winter 2015.


    Research Interests:

    Art Criticism and Theory, Architectural theory, Globalization, urban studies, Neoliberalism, Object relations theory, Group Relations


    Awards And Honors:

    Creative Capital Award (2019)

    Abrons Arts Center Artist-in-Residence (2016-2017)

    Whitney Museum Independent Study Program (2015-2016)

    Whitney Museum of American Art, Artist-in-Residence. Youth Insights Program (2015)

    Rema-Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grant (Nominee, 2015)

    Art & Law Program (2013)

    Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Swing Space (2013)


    Current Courses:

    Architecture without Architect

    Art, Space & the Global City

    Art, Space & the Global City (Spring 2019)

    Thesis Seminar 2

    Thesis Seminar 2 (Spring 2019)