Ernestine Ruben


ArteF Fine Art Photography Gallery - Splügenstrasse 11, 8002 Zurich  Switzerland Tel. +41 (0)43.817.66.40
Galerie Baudoin Lebon - 38 Rue Sainte Croix de la Bretonnerie, 75004 Paris Tel.


Born: Detroit,Michigan; July 19, 1931
Education: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, B.A., History of Art, 1953
Wayne State University,Detroit, Michigan, M.A., Art Education, 1956


2013 March - Bruno Walter Gallery, Lincoln Center, New York, Portraits of Sound
2013 March - University of Michigan, Michigan, Portraits of Sound
2012 May - Dalet Gallery, Philadelphia, Just Bodies
2010 Sept - Oct Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, Images au Corps
2010 Jan - Feb Dalet Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, In Between
2009 Sep - Oct Galerie BMG, Woodstock, NY, Ernestine Ruben: Solo Exhibit
2009 Mabel Smith Douglass Library, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, Destiny
2008 Bernstein Gallery, Woodrow Wilson School,
        Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, Imagined Landscapes
2008 Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, Retrospective
2008 Palace Hotel, Lucerne, Switzerland, Dancescapes
2008 Peter and Paul Fortress, The State Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia, Large Bodies
2007 Pingyao International Photography Festival, China. Perceptions and Body Landscapes
2006 Exhibition at American Embassy, Bratislava
2006 Lianzhou International Photo Festival, Guangdong, China. Works inspired by Chinese Art
2006 House of Photography, Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia, In Human Touch
2004 Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, Pushing Back the Boundaries of Photography
2004 John Stevenson Gallery, New York, New Work, Landscapes printed in gum dichromate
2001 University of Michigan Museum of Art, In Human Touch: Photographs by Ernestine Ruben, curated by James Steward
2001 Halsted Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan
2000 Stanford University Art Museum, Cantor Center for the Arts, Ruben on Rodin
1999 John Stevenson Gallery, New York, A Lover's Journey: A Retrospective of Nudes
1999 Galerie Baudoin Lebon, Paris, An American in Paris
1997 The Czech Embassy, Washington, DC, The Petra Project
1997 Kathleen Ewing Gallery, Washington, DC, Rodin Revisited and The Petra Project
1997 The John Stevenson Gallery, New York, Rodin
1997 Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama, Correspondences with Rodin
1997 Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, Correspondences with Rodin
1997 Dieu Donne Gallery, New York, Fusions: Paper and Photography
1997 Prague House of Photography, Czech Republic
1996 Merrill Lynch Art Gallery, Plainsboro, New Jersey
1996 The Rodin Museum of The Philadelphia Museum of Art
1996 The Print Center, Philadelphia
1996 Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York
1995 Memorial Gallery, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
1994 Paper Museum, Angouleme, France
1994 The Bellport, Bellport, New York
1993 The Walters Gallery, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
1992 Gallery 6X7, Mainz, Germany, ArtEXPO in Frankfurt, Germany
1991 Gallery of Union of Czech Photography, Prague, Czechoslovakia
1991 Tour of German Cities, Form and Feelings, sponsored by Kodak
1990 Sephia Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
1990 Chateau D'Eau, Toulouse, France
1990 Espace Photo de La Ville de Paris, Paris, France
1990 Johnson and Johnson, New Brunswick, New Jersey
1990 ICP Midtown, New York, New York
1989 Forum Gallery, Tarragona, Spain
1989 Canon Image Center, Amsterdam, Holland
1988 Galerie Charles Sablon, Paris, France, Mois de la Photo
1988 Centre de la Culture, Amiens, France
1988 Marcuse Pfeifer Gallery, New York, New York
1988 Museum, Aurillac, France
1988 Wilfrid Israel Museum, Haifa, Israel
1987 La Chambre Claire, Paris, France
1986 IV Mois de la Photo, Lisieux, France
1986 Ken Damy Gallery, Milan and Brescia, Italy
1986 Al Ferro di Cavallo, Rome, Italy
1986 Salzburg College, Salzburg, Austria
1985 Contemporary Women's Exhibit, Volvic, France
1985 Musee Fabre, Montpelier, France, Journees Internationales de la Photographie, Corps Humain
1985 The American Cultural Center, Brussels, Belgium
1985 Photographic Center of Athens,Athens, Greece
1984 Bateau Lavoir, Paris, France, Mois de la Photo, Etre Humain
1984 Le Reverbere, Lyon, France
1984 Tartessos Gallery, Barcelona, Spain, Primavera Fotografica
1983 Galerie Marion Valentine, Paris, France
1983 Profoto Gallery, Nurenburg, Germany
1983 Photographer's Gallery, Paule Pia, Antwerp, Belgium
1983 Rubiner Gallery, Detroit, Michigan
1982 France FNAC Galleries, traveling for 18 months, Paris-Montparnasse, Nice, Toulouse, Marseille, Colmar


2012 October/November - MANA Contemporary, two shows The Originals and 2 X 2
2011 Mar - June Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ, When Men and Mountains Meet—China as Land and People
2011 Mar - Apr The Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton, NJ, Between You and Me: An Exhibition of Photographic Portraiture
2009 The Gershman Y Galleries, The University of the Arts, PA, Selections:
         Original works from The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes

2007 Mason Gross Gallery, Rutger's University, NJ, Eccentric Bodies
2007 Bratislava, Slovakia, Galeria PF01, The Three: Generations, Women, Places
2007 June-August Mason Gross Gallery, Rutger’s University, NJ, Eccentric Bodies
2007 May Bratislava, Slovakia, Galeria PF01, The Three: Generations, Women, Places
2006 ArteF Fine Art Photography Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland, The Body Exposed
2006 Biennale Internazionale di Fotographia di Brescia, Italia
2005 Panopticon Gallery, Waltham, MA, Tree in Landscape
2005 Cork Gallery at Lincoln Center, New York, NY, The Handmade Print
2004 Panopticon Gallery, Waltham, MA, Beneath the Surface
2004 Fotofest, Houston, TX, A Personal View
2003 The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA, Sculptural Prints
2002 John Stevenson Gallery, New York, Beauty will save the World
2002 Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ, A Tribute to New York
2001 Galerie Valerie Cueto,Paris, Girls on Top
1998 Skopelos, Greece. The Body Electric. Curated by William Ewing
1997 The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Body in the Lens. Curated by William Ewing
1996 Month of Photography, Paris, Le Forum des Halles, Image de la Mere
1996 Dieu Donne Gallery, New York, Innovations and Explorations in Handmade Paper
1996 Chateau d'Eau, Toulouse, France, D'une Main...l'autre
1994 Phillips Mill Invititational, New Hope, Pennsylvania
1993 Jan Noyes Museum, Master Prints from the Rutgers Center for Innovative Printmaking
1992 Palais Tokyo, Paris, En Avion (with book)
1992 Noyes Museum, New Jersey State Invitational
1989 Salle du Musee Botanique, Brussels, Belgium
1989 Nikon Live Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
1988 Graz City Hall, Graz, Austria, 150 years of Photography
1988 Musee d'Art Moderne, Paris, France, Splendeur Misere du Corps
1988 Chateau d'Eaux, Toulouse, France, Artotheque/Acquisitions, 1985-1988
1988 Chateau d'Eaux, Toulouse,France, Artotheque/Acquisitions
1988 Musee des Beaux Arts, Toulon, France, Creation en France, Le Corps, La Galere
1987 Chateaud'Eaux, Toulouse, France, Artotheque, Image du Corps
1987 Pinacoteca Comunale, The Male Nude in the 19th and 20th Centuries, curated by Peter Weiermair
1987 Morris Museum, New Jersey, Works by Recipients of New Jersey Arts Council Fellowships
1986 Perros-Guirec, France, Perros, Ses Rochers
1985 Espace Austerlitz, Paris, France, Eros 85
1984 Rubiner Gallery, Detroit, Michigan
1984 Pavillon des Arts, Paris, France, La Photographie Creative, curated by Jean-ClaudeLemagny
1984 Galleries Lafayette, Paris, France, November 1984, Les Plus Belles Images du Mois de la Photo
1984 Amsterdam, Holland, Amsterdam Photo Festival, Object Man, curated by Giuliana Scime
1983 Nimbus Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1983 Galerie Marion Valentine, Paris, France
1983 Municipal Museum, Bologna, Italy
1980 Monmouth Gallery, Monmouth College, New Jersey
1982 Soho Gallery, New York, New York, juried show of students of Maine Photographic Workshops


2011 Princeton Photographic Club, Ongoing
2011 Arts Council of Princeton
2010 Private Tutoring
2010 Princeton Photographic Club
2009 Peters Valley, New Jersey
2009 Princeton Photographic Club
2008 St. Petersburg, Russia, "Beyond Seeing"
2008 Woodstock Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY
2008 Peters Valley, New Jersey
2007 Taiyuan, China, "Photography As Art"
2007 Peters Valley, New Jersey
2006 Peters Valley, New Jersey
2006 Woodstock Center for Photography
2006 Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia
2005 Peter's Valley, New Jersey
2005 Poprad, Slovakia
2004 Woodstock Center for Photography
2004 Peter's Valley, New Jersey
2004 Print Center, Philadelphia
2003 Innbruck, Austria
2003 Poprad, Slovakia
2003 Burlington, Vermont
2002 Woodstock Center for Photography
2002 Bratislava, Slovakia
2002 Poprad, Slovakia
2001 University of Michigan School of Visual Art, Artist in Residence
2001 Woodstock Workshops in New York, Master Class
2001 HISK, Antwerp, Belgium
2000 Poprad, Slovakia
1999 Woodstock Center of Photography, Woodstock, New York
1999 Peter's Valley, Layton, New Jersey
1999 Skopelos, Greece
1998 Fotoforum West, Innsbruck, Austria
1998 Skopelos Photography Center, Greece "The Nude"
1998 Fotoforum Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany
1998 Printmaking Council of New Jersey
1995 Center for Photography at Woodstock, New York
1995 WIZO, Haifa, Israel
1995 FAMU,Prague, Czechoslovakia
1993 Rutgers University, New Jersey
1991 Leer, Germany
1991 FAMU, Prague, Czechoslovakia
1990 Canon Image Center, Amsterdam, Holland
1988 Maison de la Culture, Amiens, France
1988 Lectoure, France
1988 ADACA, Aurillac, France
1988 WIZO, Haifa, Israel
1986 American Center, Paris, France, Artist-in-Residence
1986 Salzburg College, Salzburg, Austria
1985 Bennington College, Bennington, VT
1985 Ecole de Photographie Creative, Lausanne, Switzerland
1984 Montclair State College Upper Montclair, New Jersey
1984 Rietveld Akademie, Amsterdam, Holland
1984 Canon Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland
1983 Parsons-New School, New York, New York
1983 ADAC, Lycee Henri IV,Paris, France
1983 Profoto Gallery, Nurenburg, Germany
1983 Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan
1982 Le Mois de la Photo,Paris, France
1982 Parsons-New School, Paris, France
1981 Mercer County Community College, New Jersey
1981 International Center of Photography


2009 Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Site specific installation based on the elements
2006 Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Edition of 20 platinum prints
1988 November Paris, Antenne Deux, Assiette Anglaise, Television
1988 Toulon, France, Photoformance, commissioned by Musee des Beaux Arts and Henri Mulsant
1984 Paris, France, Commissioned by Paris Audio-Visuel for the City of Paris, an original creation, an audio visual
        installation in the Museum of Modern Art for Le Mois de la Photo. Collaboration Toulon, with Daniel Hennemand
        and original music composed by Guy Printemps.


1997 Benetton,catalogue for The Petra Project
1992 Paris, France, The European House of Photography, European City Squares
1991 Paris, France, TheE uropean Museum of Photography, Spirits
1988 Toulon, France, Fondation Nationale, Le Marbre Tremble, original dance, catalogue, and exhibition
1985 New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship, Photography


The World's Top Photographers - Nudes by Anthony LaSala, Rotovision, 2005
Digital Photo Art: Transform Your Images with Traditional & Contemporary Art Techniques by Theresa Airey, Lark Books, 2005
Physique by Peter Kuhnst, Thames & Hudson, 2004
Fotofest H2O04 Catalogue, Houston, Texas, 2004
Barbizon 1903-2003 Catalogue, Barbizon, France, 2003
The Book of Alternative Processes, Christopher James, Delmar, 2002
Photography's Antiquarian Avant-Garde, Lyle Rexer, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2002
In Human Touch: Photographs by Ernestine Ruben, Nazraeli Press, 2001, Essays by James Steward, Lyle Rexer and Serge Tisseron
The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes, by Christopher James, Delmar Press, 2001
Ruben on Rodin, Nazraeli Press, 2000, Essays by Helene Pinet and Bernard Barryte
Love and Desire, by William Ewing, Chronicle Books, 1999
The Male Nude, by David Ledick, Taschen, Germany, 1998
Our Grandmothers, edited by Linda Sunshine, Welcome Enterprises, New York, 1998
Eros, Stewart, Tabori &Chang, New York, 1996
Ernestine Ruben: A Book of Photographs,Nazraeli Press 1996, Introduction by A. D. Coleman
Our Mothers: Portraits by 72 Women Photographers, Vivianne Esders, Stewart, Taboriand Chang, 1996
Contemporary Photographers, Third Edition,Martin Marix Evans, ed., Ernestine Ruben, Vladimir Birgus, St.James Press, New York, 1995
The Body, William Ewing, Thames and Hudson, 1994
Skin, by Dorothy Allison, Harper Collins, 1994. Front cover photo
Ernestine Ruben: A Retrospective Exhibition of Photography, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1993, Introduction by Vicki Goldberg, 54 pages, 34 images
Ernestine Ruben, Catalogue for Municipal Gallery, Toulouse, France, 1990
Ernestine Ruben, Passeport, Espace Photo, Paris, 1990
Ernestine Ruben: Forms and Feelings, Edition Stemmle, Schaffhausen, Switzerland, 1989
Splendeurs et Miseres du Corps, Paris Audiovisuel/International Triannual of Photography, Fribourg, Switzerland, 1988
General Catalogue/Month of Photography, Paris, November 1988
The Fundamentals of Human Sexuality, college text, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1988, front cover
Andre Daguin Cookbook, Random House, New York, 1988, back cover
Frauen Sehen Mnner, Peter Weiermair, 1988, Verlag Photographie, Schaffhausen, Switzerland, 1988
Akt Fotoschule,Claus Militz, ed., Verlag Photographie, Schaffhausen, Switzerland, January 1988
Frauenbilder, Petra Olschewski, Edition Stemmle,Schaffhausen, Switzerland, 1987
Entre Deux, Paris Audiovisuel, Paris, 1987, photographs by Ernestine Ruben, poetry by Pierre Borhan
Photoformance, created by Ernestine Ruben, constructed by Michel D'Heurle, art object with original turning photos, edition of 20, 1987
International Encyclopedia of Photographers, 1983 to the Present, Michel Auer, Editions Camera Obscura, 1986
Photographies du Corp Humain, Journees Internationales de la Photographie Montpelier, France, 1985
de la Bibliotheque Nationale, Jean-Claude Lemagny, Contrejour, Paris, France, 1984
Amsterdam Photo, 1984, catalogue
Traveling USA, Deuxieme Rencontre-Art et Cinema, Quimper, France, May 1984, catalogue
Primavera Fotografica a Catalunya, 1984, catalogue
Ernestine Ruben Photographs, European Photography,Kassel, 1982, Monograph
Etre Humain, Editions Stratege, Brussels, Belgium, original photographs, portfolio, edition of 20


Les Abattoirs Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art,Toulouse, France
The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Rodin Museum, Paris, France
Stanford University Museum, Palo Alto, California
The Museum of Fine Arts,Houston, Texas
Museum of Modern Art, Paris, France
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan
Stedlijk Museum, Amsterdam, Holland
Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France


2011 Mar - May Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Photoformance: An Empathic Environment
2010 Permanent Hanging Photographic Sculpture, Private Collection
2004 Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, Wall installation
2001 University of Michigan Museum of Art, Spirits in the Jewish Cemetary in Prague
1996 Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, (permanent), 14 tables
1995 Jewish Spirits, Wilson and Hall Galleries, Lehigh University
1993 Spirits in the Jewish Cemetery in Prague, a collaboration with architect Meira Kowalsky at the Walters Gallery
        of Rutgers University


2001 Keynote Speaker, APIS Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2001 University of Michigan Museum of Art
2000 Bratislava, Month of Photography
1999 National Arts Club, New York, New York
1999 Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ
1997 Keynote Speaker, Society for Photographic Education Conference, North Carolina
1997 Montgomery Museum of Art, Montgomery, Alabama
1996 Rodin Museum of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1995 Lehigh University, Bethlehem,Pennsylvania
1989 Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem, Israel
1988 Centre de la Culture, Amiens, France
1987 Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
1986 30/40 Club, Paris, France, presented by Jean-Claude Lemagny
1986 Laboratoria del la Fotografia, Rome, Italy
1986 Seventh Photographic Festival of Tregor, Lannion, France
1985 The American Cultural Center, Brussels, Belgium
1985 Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont
1984 The American Center,Paris, France
1984 Montclair State College, Upper Montclair, New Jersey
1984 The Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan


1999-Present - Portfolio Critiques, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2005 Vonhess Artist in Residence, The Borowsky Center for Publication Arts, Philadelphia, PA


The Institute for Women & Art, Advisory Council
University of Michigan Museum of Art, National Advisory Council
Center for Photography at Woodstock, Advisory Board
Peters Valley Craft Center, Advisory Board
Shen Wei Dance Arts, Member of the Board