Sterling Ruby is an artist born in Germany, currently working in United States.

Ruby collects, reuses, and manipulates existing images to make digitally constructed photographic collages. He addresses ideas of violence, aggression, and social control through a diverse artistic practice that includes sculpture, painting, and drawing. His works often incorporate graffiti and elements of urban decay to evoke transgressive environments and activities. Artaud (2007) and Animal (2009) are based on graffiti found in the walkways of the Cinque Terre region of Italy, and in Venice, respectively. To execute these richly layered pictures, the artist photographed existing graffiti and digitally manipulated the images by adding his own drips and spray-painted forms with Photoshop. With a growing reputation for distinctive and complex work, Ruby mutates traditional forms and mediums to create new hybrids.