Allen Ruppersberg is an internationally-known conceptual artist whose humorous installations, sculptures and actions blend popular culture with art history and literary references.
Ruppersberg was born in 1944 in Cleveland, Ohio and received his B.F.A. from the Chouinard Institute in Los Angeles. Since the late 1960s, his work has been the subject of over sixty solo exhibitions and nearly 200 group shows. Career highlights include participation in the Whitney Biennials (1970, 1975, 1991), Documenta V (1972), Lyon Biennale (1997), and Sculpture Project Munster (1998). In 1985, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles organized a major exhibition of Ruppersberg’s work. Recent exhibitions include Frac Limousin, Limoges, France (1999); Institute of Visual Arts, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1998); and Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany (1997). Ruppersberg lives and works in New York, NY.