My name is David Ruff, and i am a chicago based contemporary artist working in a variety of media. my artistic processes began as a child in South carolina, where i experimented with many different types of art. my work is characterized by a love of details, the architecture of objects and the geometry surrounding the subject. inspirations can come from real life or from a very fertile imagination. most recently, a change in my life has prompted me to take a look at the world from a different angle...which improves the view tremendously.
I studied both architecture and visual arts at clemson university but received my degree in business management. After many years in the business world, i have struck out on my own to pursue my artistic career. while studying visual arts, i developed a love for the art of printmaking and that has translated into many ideas from this medium into other types of artwork including photography, digital artwork and paintings. I still go back to my roots by doing screenprinting, woodcut and linoprints on occasion.
my work has been exhibited at small shows and cultural events throughout the Chicago area. I am currently selling works through The Pop Up Gallery in Evanston, Illinois. I am also available for commissions.
David Ruff (b. 1969)
Hoffman Estates, IL
Clemson University, studies in Architecture and Visual Arts, Nd
National Louis University, Bachelors of Management Science, 2015
2017 - LOOK UP, Martini Room,Elgin, IL
2016 – lines, lines, lines, martini room, elgin, il
2013 – Silhouettes and Lumberjacks, Martini Room, Elgin, IL
2012 – observation to result, martini room, elgin, il
2018 - Group Show, Ars Memoria, Cjhicago, IL
2018 - group Show (A LACK OF COLOR), Beans Gallery, Chicago, IL (curator)
2018 - Group Show (impact:inspire), peace of art gallery, bloomingdale, il (curator)
2016 - group show, sidestreet gallery (elgin fringe fest), elgin, il
2013 – Group Show (approaching 40), ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL
2013 - Group Show (Art for All Elgin), Hemmens Auditorium, Elgin, IL
2018 - voyage chicago - Click for Article