|Name Ruby Neri|
Full Name Ruby Rose Neri
Spouse Iya Hafusa
|Movement Mission School|
Parents Alhaji A.A Safaru
|Education University of California, Los Angeles (MFA, 1998),San Francisco Art Institute (BFA, 1994)|
Known for Graffiti, murals, sculpture, and painting
Albums Baba Hafusa, Alaga Ibile, Book of Rap Stories
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Reminisce (aka REM, pseudonyms of Ruby Rose Neri) is a sculptor, painter, and former street artist from San Francisco and Los Angeles, California, known for her portrayal of horses.
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Ruby Neri is the daughter of Bay Area Figurative sculptor Manuel Neri. In the early 1990s, while attending San Francisco Art Institute, she began painting monochromatic graffiti horses in public spaces in San Francisco. Her work was well received by the general public in San Francisco.
She is also a gallery artist and muralist, receiving a BFA in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1994. Her painting during this time is described as being influenced by Nicole Eisenman, Raymond Pettibon, and Mike Kelley. Neri contributed mural work to such sites as the Clarion Alley Mural Project and the Redstone Building. A founding member of what later came to be known as the Mission School, she was a close collaborator with other notable graffiti artists, such as Twist and Craig "KR" Costello, and Dan "Plasma" Rauch, as well as Mission School painter Alicia McCarthy.
In the late 1990s, Neri quit working with graffiti, and moved from San Francisco to Los Angeles. While there, she focused on sculpture, creating figurative but abstract cubist sculptures of horses. She received her MFA from UCLA in 1998.