Contact me: Jmruckman@gmail.com
My work explores the intersections of social engagement and creative practice. I study and consider the layers of cultural identities performed on and by our bodies. I create art to further social justice, anti-racism, and human rights.
I am an anti-disciplinary artist, layering diverse media to create works ranging from public printmaking (see posters), to my visual and oral history project (see HairStories), to formal gallery installations (see tools, white boxes).
I design for the Media team of Oakland Frontline Healers. I teach digital imaging courses in the Multimedia Arts Dept. at Berkeley City College. I am and artist in residency at SFUSD building and teaching an anti-racist art curriculum for young students, with a project called We Color the Bay!. I design and print for SFPoster Syndicate. I received my MFA from SFAI in 2020 and earned my BA in Visual Arts and Cultural Anthropology from Brown University.