BFA 2020: Avalon Ruby


Image of a plague mask with a beaked nose and goggles with a face mask hanging from its beak. In the background are a moon and stars. The print was made using relief carving and is printed in dark and light blue ink.
Avalon Ruby, Illness Over Time, 2019. Two-color relief print, 11 in. x 15 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Body Betrayal

Avalon Ruby, Body Betrayal, 2020. Color video with sound, 2:33 min. Courtesy of the artist.

Advice to my 21 year old self, Love, Self Gas-Lighting

Avalon Ruby, Advice to my 21 year old self, Love, Self Gas-Lighting, 2020. Color video and animation, sound. Courtesy of the artist.


Black and white image of a woman in her 20s with light hair and skin. She has a lace shirt and a leather jacket.
Avalon Ruby, 2020. Courtesy of the artist.
Avalon Ruby
University of Illinois
BFA Class of 2020

To celebrate graduating seniors in the School of Art + Design Class of 2020, Krannert Art Museum is sharing their work.

Avalon Ruby | New Media

Artist Statement

Avalon is a printmaker, video, and performance artist. Her work focuses on disability, accessibility, mental health, and identity.

She uses her own experiences as well as interviews and observations to create exploratory works that allow viewers to understand one of many moments that those with disabilities might face.


Artist Porfolio