Art is not just a passion, it's all I know as a way of life.
Artist Joey DeRuy has adapted to his surroundings and absorbed a wide array of influences due to his childhood spent in Africa, Montana, Europe, Hong Kong and Maine. Born in the late 70’s to American philanthropists, Joey was influenced by the modern art and portraiture he observed as a young child. At the age of 11, Joey was featured in his first art show in Helena, MT establishing a career in art. His works in pen and ink have been utilized to create tattoo art, ad illustrations, international magazine recognitions, and candle illustrations. He has since expanded into oils, acrylics and mixed media to create the technology-influenced characters that grace his paintings. Stemming from his youth spent in East Africa, Joey's earlier mediums began with encaustic powder mixed with beeswax, which represents one of the oldest painting media. In the past, Joey’s mediums have varied from pen and ink, graphite, oils, water color, flower petals, plants and ashes all composited on canvas. He continues to work in an array of mixed mediums.
Joey is and has been a full time artist for the past twenty years looking for inspiration every minute of his down time. Joey is currently working in San Francisco
2009 CCSF, San Francisco, CA.
1995 Secondary School, Maranatha Academy, Nashua, NH.
1988 Primary school, Rift Valley Academy, Kenya Africa
2011 12 Gallagher Lane Gallery, San Francisco
2010 Gensler Architecture & Design, San Francisco, CA.
Mckinley Art Solutions, San francisco, CA.
Revamp, San Francisco, CA.
2009 1 A.M. Gallery, Circle of life. San Francisco CA.
Art Murmur, Raw. Oakland CA.
Sonoma County & Santa Rosa Arts District, When Styles connect, Santa Rosa, CA.
Indie Industries San Francisco Opening, San Francisco CA.
2008 ArtNowSF, San Francisco, CA.
Triumph Skateboarding Company, Marin, CA.
111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Artist Wanted, New York, NY.
2007 Roche Bobois, San Francisco, CA.
Aura, San Francisco, CA.
2005 Dallas Museum of Art, 20th anniversary, Dallas, TX.
Verizon Wireless V.I.P. Headquarters, Irving, TX.
Gallery 2910, Dallas, TX.
2004 Downtown Dallas Business Partnership Inc. 2nd. Saturday, Dallas, TX.
Design Within Reach, Dallas, TX.
Meyerson Symphony center, Dallas, TX.
2002 Mckinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX.
A Venue, Dallas, TX.
XPO, Dallas, TX.
2001 Dallas Center For Contemporary Art, Dallas, TX.
Art Landing Gallery & Studios, Dallas, TX.
MoMos, Dallas, TX.
1998 Crystal Theatre, Missoula, MT.
1990 Capitol Hill Gallery, Helena, MT.
2012 Smithsonian Institution Nomination, Portrait Gallery internship pending Finilization of inclution in 2014- 2015, Washington D.C.
2011 Top Featured Artist, S.F. Arts Fairs by Art Ltd. Magazine 5/11, San Francisco, CA.
2010 This American Life, A year of listener showcase feature on the web and NPR spotlight.
2009 Best Artist, 'Best of San Francisco,' SF Weekly, San Francisco, CA.
2008 Artist Wanted, Top 50 Artist, New York, NY.
2006 Artist Of the Week, Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX.
2005 City Of Dallas Visitors & Convention Bureau, Dallas, TX.
2001 Art Landing Gallery & Studios, Best in Show, Dallas, TX.
2012 Illustrator Vanguard Red, Auckland, NZ.
2009 Mutt Gallery, Houston TX.
2008 ArtNowSF, San Francisco, CA.
2007 Gallery 2910, Dallas TX.
2006 Button Represents For Commercial Illustration, Chicago, IL.
2005 Metro Art , Louisville, KY.
- University Of California, San Diego,CA.
- Missoula Community Foundation, Missoula MT.
Washington Blade, 12/12
Vanguard Red magazine, 10/12
Incredible Things.com 09/12
Wall to Watch.Com, 7/12
Lost at E minor, 03/12
Visionary Artistry magazine, 12/11
Art Hash, 7/10
Dig in magazine, 5/10
ArtBusiness.com, 12/09, 9/10, 11/10, 05/11
TheLittleChimpSociety.com, 5/09, 3/10, 10/10, 12/11, 11/12
SFWeekly , 05/09
Art Ltd. , 5/11 - 6/11, 5/12
New Art International, 01/09 - 12/09
Spank magazine, 06/09
SFist.Com, 05/09, 12/09, 05/11, 08/12,
KLUV.Com, KRLD.com, 4/09-6/09
Juxtapoz Magazine, 4/08 - 12/09
MF music and fashion magazine, 07/08
7x7 Magazine, 12/1/07
Univision Television, 7/6
Fox News, 7/6
Cover of Downtown Business News, 6/13/05
WFAA Channel 8, 5/5
The Guide Live, 3/25 - 31/05
Texas Monthly, 4/05
Dallas Observer, 4/7 - 13/05
Dallas Morning News, 5/27/05, 1/29/04, 3/8/03, 10/11/03, 10/27/02
Milk Magazine, 10/04 - 11/04
Mercury Magazine, 02/09
In House Magazine, 1/15/04
Park Cities People, 3/6/03, 2/28/02
Cover of QTexas, 6/7/02
The New Crystal Theater Calendar, 5/99 - 6/99
Montana Crossroads Magazine, 6/97
The D.C. Center | 2012
Visual Aid's Big Deal | 2010-2011
G.L.A.A.D Awards | 2008-2009
Black Tie Dinner Dallas | 2005-2007
Select Private Collections
- Jimmy & Jane Baldwin
- Andie McDowell
- Kate Pierson
- Judy Walgreen
- Nicolas Villalba
- Chris Jagger
- Laura Miller
- Bruce Cohen
- Jay C. Barmann
- Mark Trew
- Bill and Shannon Langmade