— When I was younger I rode horses in Marin County, where I grew up. From about the age of 15-19 I worked and lived on my own in a trailer, on and off, at a horse ranch in Nicasio, CA. I consider those years an untouched golden era dedicated to freedom and youth, something completely unattainable later at any other time in a life.

Ruby Neri was born 1970, San Francisco, CA, she lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Her work was seen recently in Made in L.A. 2012, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; American Exuberance, Rubell Family Collection, Miami; and At Home/Not at Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.