Jason Ruhl works predominately in print-based media. His current practice includes two bodies of work. The first is the result of a collaborative process in which Ruhl solicits a list of numbers from friends and acquaintances. These numbers serve as the beginning of a back-and-forth which leads to the participant being gifted an image. Ruhl’s other body of work utilizes second hand, graphic ephemera as source material for collages inspired by the Surrealist game Exquisite Corpse.
Ruhl is also a Collaborative Printer and the shop manager at UW-Madison, Tandem Press. While at the press he has printed for Derrick Adams, Richard Bosman, Robert Cottingham, Suzanne Caporael, Lesley Dill, Jim Dine, Jeffery Gibson, Sam Gilliam, Manabu Ikeda , Cameron Martin, Judy Pfaff, and Mickalene Thomas. He received his BFA from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 1999, and his MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2002.