Ruben Ulises Rodriguez Montoya


2020 - MFA, Sculpture + Extended Media, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 

2018 - BA in Spanish, New Mexico State University

2017- BA in Multidisciplinary Studies, University of Texas at El Paso


Solo Shows:

2024- moCa Cleveland, curated by Lauren Leving, Ohio (forthcoming)

2024- Material Art Fair, Murmurs Gallery, CDMX (forthcoming)

2022- James Webb and The Thestral Born Without a Vertebrate, Sargent’s Daughters, NYC

2021- Ex Situ Canis Latrans, Murmurs LA

2020 - Inside the Bowels of the Hoofed Beast, curated by Allegra LaViola, Sargent’s Duaghters, NYC

2019 - So U Thot it Was A Chupacabra Eating Ur Goat…Well Guess What Patricia, Its Actually Quetzalcoatl Come Down For Lunch, Richmond, VA

Two Person Show:

2023- Roksana Pirouzmand, Murmurs, Frieze Art Fair Focus, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Group Shows:

2023- Perhaps the Truth, Ballroom Marfa, curated by Daisy Nam, Marfa TX (forthcoming)

2023- La Casa Erosionada, Museo Anahuacali,curated by Karla Nino de Rivero, Coyoacan MX

2023- We Are They, Honor Fraser Gallery, curated by Jamison Edgar, LA

2023- Mano Negra, Guadalajara 90210, curated by Yeni Mao, Guadalajara Jalisco, MX

2022- Durian on the Skin, curated by Gan Uyeda, Ghebaly Gallery, LA 

2022- Outburst, Palm Springs Museum of Art, Palm Springs 

2022- Group Show, General Expenses, CDMX

2021- were-:Nenetech Forms, Moca Tucson, curated by Laura Copelin, invitaiton by Timoh Fahler and rafa esparza, AZ

2021 - Her Kind, Sargent’s Daughters, curated by Allegra LaViola, NYC

2021 - 100 Sculptures, Anonymous Gallery, curated by Joseph Ian Henrikson, NYC

2021 -  Senses of Brown, Armory Access (online exhibition) curated by Cesar Garcia-Alvarez 

2021 - Land Chapters, Artist Field, curated by Estefania Puerta and Abbey Meaker, VT

2021 - Por Vida, Company Gallery, curated by Ken Castaneda, NYC  

2020 - NADA MIAMI, online art fair, curated by Sargent's Daughters, NYC

2020 - New Waves, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA

2019 - American Fine Arts, BBQLA, curated by Timoh Falher, CA, TX, OK, MO, MN

2018 - Pasado Manana, Commonwealth and Council, curated by Rafa Esparza and Beatriz Cortes, Los Angeles, CA


Special Projects :

2022- ASCO Documentary No movie, costume design, directed by Travis Guitierrez Senger, Los Angeles, CA

Artist Talks:

2022- In person lecture, hosted by Chirstal Perez LACC VAMA

2022- In person lecture, hosted by UCLA VALS

2021- In person lecture, invited by Timoh Fahler and rafa esparza, University of Arizona

2021 - In person lecture, invited by rafa esparza, hosted by BOFFO residency, Fire Island NY

2021- Zoom Artist Lecture, University of Washington, hosted by Rowen Foster

2021- Zoom Artist Lecture, Yale, hosted by Yale School of Painting

2020- Zoom Artist Lecture, MICA, hosted by Abigail Lucien

2020- Zoom Artist Lecture,  Carnegie Mellon University, hosted by Paul Esposito


2023- Mold making workshop, Palm Springs Art Museum

2022- Practicum, Calarts, LA

2019 -Teaching Assistant at Virginia Commonwealth University Spring 2019, Richmond, VA

2018 -Teaching Assistant at Virginia Commonwealth University Fall 2018, Richmond, VA


2022-Cabra-Gamma Galeria 

2022- Outburst- Palm Springs Museum of Art 

2021-AIR- MOCA Tucson


2023- Hyperallergic

2023- White Hot Magazine 


2022- VAS

2021- CARLA

2021- artnet

2021- Art Papers


2021 -  Graphite XII

2020 - nytimes

2020 - artforum

2020 - artishockrevista

2019 -closedistance


2023- Toby’s Price, moCa Cleveland 

2022- Queer Art Prize (nominated)

2019 - P. F Miller Graduate Scholarship in sculpture. VCU, Richmond, VA (2019)

2019 - Clopton Scholarship nominee. VCU, Richmond, VA (2019)

2019 - Graduate Research Grant. VCU, Richmond, VA (2019)