Taylor Ruby

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School of Visual Arts New York (SVA), 2011, MFA Art Criticism & Writing
Arizona State University, 2008, BFA Photography



School of Visual Arts, New York, 2011
Master of Fine Arts in Art Criticism & Writing
MFA Thesis advised by Nancy Princenthal
Gerhard Richter: Blurring the Boundaries Between Aura and Photography

Arizona State University, 2008
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography / Art History


School of Visual Arts, New York, Fall 2011 - Spring 2012
Faculty, Continuing Education Department, “What Is The Contemporary?”
A course that aims to introduce students to contemporary artists and artworks, while at the same time looking at the persistent efforts artists have undertaken to resist the authority, and the conventional assumptions, of criticism
As a group, the class visits numerous gallery and museum exhibitions, working to develop two essential skills for young artists: the ability to speak and write about visual art

School of Visual Arts, New York, Fall 2010 - Spring 2011
Undergraduate Honors Modern Philosophy I & II courses
T.A. to Tom Huhn, Department Chair, BA Visual & Critical Studies and Art History
Edited and assigned grades to students’ written course work
Aided in presenting course material, including reading assignments and lecture handouts, as well as lead several class discussions


School of Visual Arts, New York, Fall 2009 - Spring 2011
R.A. to Robert Hullot-Kentor, Department Chair, MA Critical Theory and the Arts
Compiled companion images for Arnold Hauser’s text “The Social History of Art”
Volumes 1 - 4


LUMAS Editions Gallery, SoHo - Art Consultant, July 2008 - September 2010
Performed daily administrative tasks including emails and faxes to clients
and corporate offices in Berlin; updating weekly, monthly, and quarterly budget;
and compiling promotional mailers
Created new contacts with design companies
Established relationships with vendors, collectors, and interior designers
Coordinated and closed large volume sales
Managed and delegated administrative tasks to gallery interns
Organized gallery openings and receptions
Managed incoming inventory and installation
Updated inventory through digital database
Packaged, handled, and installed large format photographic prints
Aided in updating and maintaining U.S. website

Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University - Internship, August 2006 - May 2008
Worked with many MFA students during installation process for thesis exhibitions
Photographed the gallery’s Solari Archive, and organized into a database
Researched and planned special gallery events, including decor, audio-visual, food
and beverage
Co-organized a feminist photographic exhibition with Liz Allen, which included
Catherine Opie


Printed Matter Inc - Bibliographic Assistant, March 2011 - Present
Printed Matter is an alternative art space dedicated to the promotion of
artists’ publications
Updated bibliographic records and proofed editorial copy
Wrote artist book synopses for website

Safe Horizon - Children’s Art Room Coordinator, June 2011 - September 2011
Safe Horizon is a counseling center for women and children who have suffered
domestic violence
Created and organized art room activities for children between the ages of 3 and 13


Mac/PC Proficient, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign
HTML, FileMaker Pro, Scanning, Cataloging, Managing Archives


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