It was such a blast co-hosting with the crew at The D Brief the other night! Much love to Becky, Seth and the interns! Check out the podcast episode here: https://www.thedbriefdetroit.com/detroit-artist-sarey-ruden/
I guess someone in India likes Sareytales! Thanks so much for this lovely article @TANYASIROHI
Please join me in being a part of the conversation of sexual harassment via this accessible, hilarious, horrific, and entertaining show and art gallery.
Tickets are on sale for Nevertheless, a sexual-harassment themed production inspired by the cat calls and gender-based harassment choreographed, written and produced by the talented women of Cat Call Choir and ka·nei·see \ collective this March 7-10 at Z Space in San Francisco.
Additionally, I'm beyond honored and excited to announce that I will be co-curating the art exhibit in conjunction with this performance featuring Sareytales pieces, #waxthatass sculptures by Allison Bouganim and 8 other artists we have carefully selected to join our gallery exhibit.
I hope some of you are able to attend! Tickets are available now: zspace.org/nevertheless
It's Time An Uncensored Look at the Time's Up & #MeToo Movements. Curated by: Anuradha Vikram, Artistic Director 18th Street Arts Center. Show Runs July 7-August 11, 2018
I’m so honored to be a part of this powerful show of support, empathy, and empowerment. It’s small accomplishments like this that inspire me to keep creating the art I feel so passionately about.
Event Details: Occca.org
I recently received my very first UDP (unsolicited dick pic) on Plenty of Fish. I know it's nothing new, people seem to get them all the time. On snapchat, kik, text messages, etc. And I know it's cliche, but until it happens to you, a truly non-consensual, unwelcome dick pic image, you just don't get how disturbing it is. Beyond the fact that most penises are NOT attractive, especially taken out of context of the body they belong to, they are sexually aggressive and completely violate your personal space. Forget boundaries. Forget DECENCY. An unwanted dick pic is too close for comfort to non-consensuality for me. The internet is real. Sending dick pics via dating apps is real. Just because you can hide behind a screen, doesn't mean that your actions, pics, words, anything don't have substance.
Through the ideation of the #UDPproject, I plan to push Sareytales's concept of turning ugly into art past even my own comfort zone. Instead of transforming these unwanted dick pics into graphic illustrations, I am going to take the actual dick pic and render it into a work of art. The veneer of subtlety that I have tried to to exercise in past designs has dropped to the floor. I hope this project will push the boundaries of my own creativity, and, perhaps will come to help define my brand of "The Art of Online Dating". I feel like this is a pivotal moment in my development as an artist, and in the journey I am taking as a person with Sareytales.
Stay tuned for future developments.
Check out my guest blog with the lovely @nastywomencostmetics creator Gina!
I just found out two of my pieces were selected to be a part London's first annual Erotic Art Exhibit in Copeland Park, Peckham Rye! "Lick Them Lips" and "Ball Kicker" will be featured in this event from April 26th-29th. I'm so excited to be a part of this unique event. The Dirty Show in Detroit has ben my only experience so far into the world of erotic art. I am looking forward to seeing how erotica and fine art co-exist around the world.
For the first time in London…. Erotic Art London, a festival to celebrate Erotic art in every imaginable media from all over the world. With art classes, workshops, lectures and talks, an erotic art and design market, top world-class performances, artists and DJ´s on the stage, this is the festival that is for anyone that is interested in art, the collectors, the curious and the hedonists.
I am honored to have two pieces selected in Colors of Humanity's "Human Nature" Exhibit. There were so many talented artists who submitted their work, I am so pleased to be included with such talent.
"This show will run April 1-30, 2018. Artists from around the world were called to submit their work. There were 71 accepted entries and they came from 10 different states in the USA as well as 6 other countries: Lithuania, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Spain, and Taiwan. A variety of styles and mediums were entered, including but not limited to acrylic, charcoal, colored pencil, digital, gouache, graphite, ink, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography, tempera, and watercolor. The judging criterion was originality, interpretation, quality, demonstration of ability, and usage of medium. Other factors, such as the clarity of the images provided and their ability to be viewed online, as well as relating to the theme, also contributed to our decision. “Best of Show”, “First Place”, and “Second Place” winners received a monetary award in addition to special recognition.
We were very happy to donate 10% of all entry fees from this show to Your Safe Haven, a nonprofit agency that serves victims of all serious crimes and their families. Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, LLC is not affiliated with Your Safe Haven. It is our hope that this small act of kindness will blossom and grow to help someone else."
So excited to share that I'll be the featured artist at Las Laguna Gallery in LA for their group exhibition "Two of Hearts" during the month of February. Six Sareytales will be featured in the show, plus cards and prints in the gift shop. LA friends - Let me know if you check it out! #sareytales #twoofhearts #theartofonlinedating #laguna #LA
It's that time of year again! Tickets are on sale for Dirty Show 19 February 9th-17th. "Tear That Butt Up" will be featured, as well as various Sareytales prints and greeting cards in the erotic gift shop at The Russell Industrial Center! #sareytales #dirtydetroit #dirty19 #tearthatbuttup #detroit #uglyintoart
Tickets available at: https://dirtydetroit.com/
The Art of Online Dating
Sareytales.com • Etsy.com/shop/sareytales
Sarey Ruden, 36, of Birmingham, is creator of Sareytales, which are the original designs and illustrations inspired by real text messages she has received during her online dating experiences. After years of working as a graphic designer and art director for agencies in New York and Detroit, Sarey decided to put her talents to work for a more personal cause.
Combining her passion for art and design with a portfolio of dating fiascos that would rival most, Sarey transforms the creepy, cruel and often anti-Semitic messages she receives on dating apps such as Plenty of Fish, OKCupid, Match, and yes even Jdate, into works of art.
What began as a fun little project of crafting clever designs from cruel words has turned into something much larger. Sareytales has since evolved into a platform which empowers other women to stand up to the online bullying, anti-Semitism and cyber-sexual harassment culture of online-dating. Sareytales is turning ugly into art, one text at a time.
Up Next? Sarey will be the featured artist in the “Two of Hearts” Exhibit at Las Laguna Gallery (laslagunagallery.com) in Laguna Beach, CA, from Feb. 1-24.
Sareytales artwork (prints, greeting cards, gift wrap, coasters and stickers) is available at etsy.com/shop/sareytales. Follow @sareytales to learn more.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by the DIY Street Fair this weekend, it truly meant so much to see you there despite the heat!! And while the weekend was ridiculously hot, it was an incredible experience meeting so many other local makers, artists and overall cool people :) Thanks for all the Sareytales love...now, back to work! #Sareytales #uglyintoart #onlinedating #detroit #ferndale #diy10
So excited to have two pieces of art included in the Nasty Women Chicago Art Show at @stanmansionwith @nastywomenchicago on September 8th 100% of proceeds go to #plannedparenthood. For more event details: nastywomenchicago.org
#standwithpp #lovetrumpshate #nastywomen #uglyintoart #sareytales