Joshua Ruder is primarily a figurative sculptor, currently residing in Newton, Massachusetts. He is a graduate of Brown University where he received a degree in Visual Arts with honors. His work ranges from realistic to abstract and includes pieces in stone, steel, ceramics, plaster, wood, and glass.
He began sculpting when he was 15 years old in a yearlong art course dedicated to making and casting a bust. This exposure to traditional materials and methods of making sculpture launched him on a path of exploration of forms and materials that has continued to this day.