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Mark Ruwedel

Born Pennsylvania, 1954
Nationality: American
Lives and works in United States

Born in Pennsylvania, 1954, Mark Ruwedel lives in Long Beach, California. He received his M.F.A. from Concordia University in Montreal in 1983 and taught there from 1984 to 2001; he is currently Professor Emeritus at California State University. He received major grants from the Canada Council for the Arts in 1999 and 2001. In 2014 he was awarded both a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Scotiabank Photography Award and was short-listed for the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize for 2019.

Ruwedel is represented in museums throughout the world, including the J. Paul Getty Museum; Los Angeles County Art Museum; Metropolitan Museum, New York; Yale Art Gallery; National Gallery of Art, Washington; National Gallery of Canada; Stichting Foundation, Brussels; Maison europeenne de la photographie, Paris; Tate Modern, London; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Ruwedel’s work was the subject of an Artists Room at Tate Modern in 2018.

Publications include Westward the Course of Empire, 2008, and 1212 Palms, 2010 (Yale Art Gallery); Pictures of Hell, 2014 (Ram Pubs); Mark Ruwedel Scotiabank Photography Award, 2015 (Steidl); Message from the Exterior, 2017 (Mack); Dog Houses, 2017 (August Press) Ouarzazate, 2018, Seventy-two Miles Across Los Angeles, 2020 (both Mack), and Palms/Capri, 2020 (Nazraeli Press). In addition, Ruwedel’s work has been reproduced in over 75 books and catalogues

Recent solo exhibitions include: Large Glass, London, 2020-21; California Historical Society, San Francisco, 2019; Museum of Art and Culture of Marrakech, Morocco, 2018; and Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA, 2018. Recent group exhibitions include: Biennale fur actuelle Fotographie, Mannheim, Germany, 2020; Getty Museum, 2019; Morgan Library, NY, 2019; The Photographers Gallery, London, 2019; Vancouver Art Gallery, 2018; and the Denver Art Museum, 2018.

Mark Ruwedel’s Archive is being housed at Stanford University’s Special Collections Library. His work is represented by Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA; Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, Art 45, Montreal, and Large Glass, London.

Mark Ruwedel