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Ernestine Ruben

New York, NY   

Ernestine Ruben is known through extensive exhibitions, private collections, publications, and workshops in the United States and internationally. She has had retrospective exhibits at La Maison Europeene de la Photographie in Paris, University of Michigan Museum of Art,  Rutgers University Mason Gross Galleries, and one-woman exhibits in St. Petersburg, Russia, China, International Center of Photography in New York,  Lincoln Center Library of the Performing Arts, University of the Arts in Philadelphia,  Houston Fotofest, the Philadelphia Museum, Museum of Modern Art and Baudoin Lebon Galery in Paris  and Stanford University Art Museum, Princeton University, and the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris. 

Her work has been widely published and In Human Touch published by Nazraeli Press, received the highest award for a Photography book by the International Press Association. She is the recipient of a New Jersey State Arts Council fellowship. She has had 8 monographs published. 

Her life has been focused on art: growing up in an active art environment, and studying the history of art. Her workshops take place internationally and address issues connected to the development of careers in the arts.   

Ruben’s  constant challenge is to apply concepts that are unique to photography to other art forms She aims to convert her photographic images into three dimensions, sound and movement. She is currently studying the relationships between architectural construction and space, sound and the visual image.       

Her multi media works have been performed and installed in Lausanne, Toulon, New York, Washington, DC, The American Dance Festival, Princeton, SPE Conference, Paris  for the Month of Photography, and Arles at  Les Rencontres Internationales de oa Photographie.

Ernestine Ruben Studio Visit

From her studio #468 at MANA Contemporary Art Center, eighty three-year-old photographer, Ernestine Ruben, shares her process and work from the genesis of her artistic interest to the latest project.

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