Juan Pablo Ruiz wearing a black shirt standing in front of works of art
Juan Pablo
Ruiz
Instructor, Drawing and Painting
Art + Design
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise
Juan Pablo Ruiz is a draftsman and painter born in Guadalajara, Mexico and raised in Chicago. He has an almost obsessive interest in the materials and techniques in traditional representational drawing and painting.
Courses Taught
Studio Experiences: Painting
Drawing II
Research Interests
Juan Pablo’s paintings are informed by his interest in narrative archetypes; the portrayal of violence and politics in the visual arts; Ancient history and philosophy; Renaissance and Enlightenment political thought; Absurdism, and the Uncanny in contemporary society.
Education

Master of Fine Arts, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Bachelor of Art, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

Bachelor of History, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

Selected Exhibitions

The Journey, solo exhibition, The Gallery @ A+C Architects, Skokie, IL

Bridgeport Art Center’s Sixth Annual Juried Art Competition, Chicago, IL

2018 National Wet Paint MFA Biennial, Zhao B Art Center, Chicago, IL

The Persistence of Memory, group show, 33 Orchard Gallery, New York, NY

2016 National Wet Paint MFA Biennial, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL

Additional Information

Fine Arts Venture Fund Grant, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Justine Cretella Memorial Scholarship, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

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

FA 252
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Office Hours
By appointment.
Main Campus