Rudy Shepherd
Featured Artist

Rudy Shepherd is a New York City-based artist who was represented by Mixed Greens Gallery for fourteen years until their closure in 2016. In addition to an upcoming solo exhibition at Goodyear Gallery (Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA), his work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions at Mixed Greens Gallery, Smack Mellon (Brooklyn, NY), 1708 Gallery (Richmond, VA), Start Gallery (Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC), Regina Gouger Miller Gallery (Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA), The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (Ridgefield, CT), The Film-Makers Cooperative (New York, NY), Museum of the City of New York (New York, NY), Studio Museum in Harlem (New York, NY), P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center (Long Island, NY), Contemporary Craft (Pittsburgh, PA), Dowd Gallery, (SUNY Cortland, NY), Luhring Augustine Gallery (New York, NY), and many others. His performances have occurred at visual arts festivals and events throughout New York City and the Mid-Atlantic. Shepherd has been an Artist-in-Residence at P.S. 1’s National/International Studio Program, Artist-in-Residence Visual + Harlem at the Jacob Lawrence Institute for the Visual Arts (New York, NY), and received an Emerging Artist Fellowship from the Socrates Sculpture Park (Long Island City, NY), Artist-in-Residence at Location One (New York, NY) and most recently at the Process Space Artist-in-Residence Program, Governors Island, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (New York, NY). His work has been written about in The New York Times, Hyperallergic, Art Papers Magazine, ARTnews, The Boston Globe, The New Yorker Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, among others. Currently he is Associate Professor of Art at Penn State University’s School of Visual Arts. Shepherd is a vegan, ultramarathoner who has competed in several 50- and 100-mile races. In July 2018, he will run the Vermont 100 for the third time. Read more about him at