Ruvan’s documentary approach to photography explores a universal and nostalgic visual language of the world around us. His landscapes, portraits, aerial perspectives, nature series and journalistic work are motivated by his on-going study of beauty and the feminine.

Born Sept 17, 1977 in Duluth, Minnesota
Based in New York City

Art Partner Licensing

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2017 Explore the Expansion of Space, Ilegal Gallery, NYC
2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 Love Tunnel, Public installation, NYC
2016, 2015 How to Buy Art, X Contemporary Art Fair, Miami
2014 LCD Soundsystem, Rough Trade, NYC
2013 Masculinism, Galerie Rouge 58, Paris
2013 Ruvan, Berns Salonger, Stockholm
2012 Becoming, Galerie Rouge 58, Paris
2012 LCD R.I.P, Hotel Victor, Miami
2012 Purple Dress, Galleri Pushwagner, Oslo
2012, 2010, 2009 Scene and Herd Austin, Gothenburg
2011 Fanatic, Galerie Rouge 58, Paris
2009 In Search of You, Bergdorf Goodman, NYC
2008 Dearest of Dearest, ION Studio, NYC

Selected Group Exhibitions
2017 21° N, 87° W, Absolut Art Fair, Stockholm
2014 Fashion Photography Next, Foam Museum, Amsterdam
2012 Sweden Under the Bridge, Galapagos Art Space, NYC
2011 The Last Show, Tribeca Grand, NYC
2008 Gender Studies Symposium Art Show, Lewis & Clark College, Portland
2007 Blackening, Galleri 69, Oslo
2006 The Bride of Brooklyn, Scope Art Fair, NYC
2005 Paradise, Chelsea Market, NYC

2017 23rd ArtwalkNY Coalition for the Homeless, NYC
2007 Save The Music, Milk Studios, NYC
2006 Sunflower Children Benefit, Milk Studios, NYC
2006 Tsunami Relief Benefit, White Box Gallery, NYC

Photography for Film and Television
2012 Shut up and Play the Hits, Pulse Films
2008–2010 Gossip Girl, Warner Brothers Television
2008 A Portrait of Sigur Ros, MOMA

Photo books
2018 Greetings from Sweden, Mondial Press
2017 Yucatán, Self-published
2013 Masculinism, Self-published
2013 Yearbook Afghanistan, Twenty Four Suns Publishing
2012 LCD, PowerHouse Books
2008 All Night New York, Self-published