Public Process 5 // William Ruller
William Ruller is ECA’s resident artist for Public Process 5.
Born in Gloversville NY, 1981 Ruller received a B.A. in painting and ceramics from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh in 2007. Following his undergraduate degree, Ruller moved to Oregon where he worked as a production potter and ceramics instructor. He now currently resides in Savannah G.A. where he is working on his Masters in Painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Ruller has officially moved into our space as of November 4th and will be kicking off his Open Studios starting Thursday, November 7th.
“The abandoned mills and tanneries of my youth in the Northeast, with their rust grey tones, and the majestic splendor of the Pacific Northwest inform the visual and aesthetic language present in my work. These residual sites serve as the foundation for my work, which allows for a reinterpretation of the space into abstracted images. The evidence of of physical and experiential textures of crumbled brick and concrete juxtaposed with lush natural beauty serve to represent the frailties of humanity and the erosion of lives that once existed.”
“Animula,” the body of work made as ECA’s resident, will have its Opening Reception at The Wave Gallery, 547 Blair Ave., on December 6th, 7pm.
Other Public Process 5 Events:
Open Studios: Nov. 7th, 14th & 21st at 7pm
Artist Lecture: Dec. 5th, 7pm
Visit Rullers’ website to see more of his work.