Lisa Ruyter

Lisa Ruyter lives and works in Vienna, Austria.

Since 1996, Lisa Ruyter’s paintings have been based on her own photographs, forming a map of her movements as well as her personal development. The works are immediately recognizable by their vivid, specific colors and a structure of strong, fine lines.

Ruyter often works in series to complement or push the possibilities of an image within this framework. On cues taken from Robert Smithson, Ruyter suggests it is possible for a painter to claim territory outside of the picture frame. The work addresses computer space and theatrical space, without losing sight of traditional painting or photographic space. Specific subject matter takes on additional and multiple readings when filtered through the artist as lens.

The artist has shown her work in galleries and museums the world over including, among others, the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (USA), the Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art (Istanbul), the Denver Art Museum (USA), Collection le Consortium (Dijon, France), La Colección Jumex (México), the Essl Collection (Klosterneuburg/Vienna), and Valencia Arte Contemporáneo (Spain). Lisa Ruyter has had more than twenty-five solo exhibitions in leading galleries around the world. Her work has been seen in numerous group shows and at international art fairs.