United States of America

Ru Marshall
Reflecting Nature

07.08.23 18.08.23

Ru Marshall is a visual artist and a writer. In both practices, they are concerned with questions of doubt, certainty, and perception. During Ru’s career, they exhibited paintings, photographs, drawings, and videos in numerous venues in the United States and Europe. Also, their novel A Separate Reality was published by Carrol and Graf in 2006, while their writing has also appeared various publications. Ru has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize, they’ve taught at The International Center of Photography and the Educational Alliance, and they are currently a visiting curator at Residencies Unlimited in Brooklyn.


I work on reflective surfaces. I start by taking photos of things seen in passing. I then print these on aluminum or silver vinyl. Sometimes I paint on top of these images. I’m working against the idea of photography as a technology that accurately fixes or documents phenomena. What matters to me is the fleeting and shifting nature of perception. I want to capture this, and, further, to involve the viewer as a participant in liminal perceptual states. I’m after moments in which it’s impossible to separate out the viewer and what’s viewed, the subject and the object. I’m also interested in dissolving the binary division between painting and photography. Additionally, I have a practice as an improvisational dancer, and I understand the relationship between the viewer and the artwork as a kind of dance. Recently, I’ve begun to incorporate plant imagery into my work. I want to investigate the tensions, accommodations, and interchanges between plants and humans in the twenty-first century urban environment, and how these differ in different cultures.

Ru Marshall
1960 | USA
Lives and works in New York, USA

2021 | Bardo Road (solo). Participant Inc., USA
2021 | Facts of Light (group). Cathouse Proper, NYC, NY, USA
2017 | Passing Through (solo). Studio 10 Gallery, USA
2016 | In Passing (solo). Baxter Street, USA
2013 | Social Photography III (group). Carriage Trade Gallery, NYC, USA

2021 | Life Stories. Your Impossible Voice
2021 | Prussian Blue. Evergreen Review
2020 | Breaking News. Another Chicago Magazine
2019 | Lines Written in Dejection. Little Rose Magazine
2006 | A Separate Reality (novel). Carroll & Graf

2019 | Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, USA
2017 | Banff Centre, Canada
2017 | Yaddo, USA
2015 | Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, USA
2012 | Yaddo, USA

Artist-in-Residence International Program

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International Airport

Ministro Pistarini- Ezeiza (EZE)
Buenos Aires
45' to 60' trip

Domestic Airport

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Buenos Aires


38, 39, 41, 42, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 151, 152, 161, 184, 194 and 168 (stop in the front door)


D Line (Green)
Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')


Mitre Line (either to Leon Suarez or Mitre)
Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

The Latin America's Paris

Buenos Aires is Argentine Republic's capital city. With 15,000,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Latin America and one of the 10 most populous urban centers in the world. Its cosmopolitan and urban character vibrates to the rhythm of a great cultural offer that includes monuments, churches, museums, art galleries, opera, music and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with old groves; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. Here we also find a very good lodging facilities, with accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main international chains. Buenos Aires also show off about its variety of restaurants with all the cuisines of the world, as well as to have cafes and flower kiosks on every corner.

A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

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