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Juan Pablo
Ruiz
Instructor, Drawing and Painting
Art + Design
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise
Narrative Drawing and Painting; traditional materials and techniques.
Courses Taught
Drawing II
Research Interests
Narrative archetypes; the portrayal of violence and politics in the visual arts; materials and techniques in traditional representational drawing and painting; Ancient history and philosophy; Renaissance and Enlightenment political thought; Absurdism, and the Uncanny in contemporary society.
Education

M.F.A. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Selected Exhibitions

Exhibitions

2019
The Journey, solo exhibition, The Gallery @ A+C Architects, Skokie, Ill.

2018
Bridgeport Art Center’s Sixth Annual Juried Art Competition, Chicago, Ill.
National Wet Paint MFA Biennial, Zhao B Art Center, Chicago, Ill.

2016              
The Persistence of Memory, group show, 33 Orchard Gallery, New York, N.Y.
2016 National Wet Paint MFA Biennial, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, Ill.

Honors

2016              
Fine Arts Venture Fund Grant, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pa.

2015              
Justine Cretella Memorial Scholarship, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pa.

2014-2016   
Grad Grant Award, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pa.
International Scholarship, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pa.
MFA Merit Award, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pa.

Background

Juan Pablo Ruiz is a draftsman and painter born in Guadalajara, Mexico, and raised in Chicago. He studied History and Art at Northeastern Illinois University and received his M.F.A. at the historic Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia – the first and oldest Art School and Museum in the United States. He has exhibited in Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York City.

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5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

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