Anders Ruhwald was born in1974, Denmark and he’s best known for his artistic installations with a different way to use ceramics to create art. Ruhwald has had more than 20 solo exhibitions for the last 10 years in museums and galleries around the world.
Ruhwald is educated at the Glass and Ceramics School in Bornholm, Denmark and the Royal College of Art in London. Ruhwald has received a number of international awards including the Gold Prize at the Icheon International Ceramics Biennale in South Korea in 2011.
He has won critical acclaim for his conceptual work that explores the boundaries of the ceramic medium as an idea and a material.
Ruhwald has lectured and taught at universities and colleges around Europe and North-America and has held an associate professorship at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Currently he is the Artist-in-Residence and Head of the Ceramics Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan, USA.
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“I make my work and I advise my students on their ideas and work. Some times these things are separate, but most of the time this happens concurrently. I have my studio in the same building as my students have theirs. We share the same facilities and have continuous conversations about the work we are doing.” says the artist.
About his inspiration he thinks a lot about the structure music and the strategies for making it. He listens to a lot of different kinds of stuff, ranging from manipulated field recordings to punk and find a lot of value in underlying attitudes imbedded in these various outputs. He likes to think about how the structure of an artwork and a piece of music can be similar. Recently he has been using structures from certain tunes or albums to think about how to organize the ideas and put them into material.
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