RUBY CROMER is a photographer from Minneapolis making still lifes and self-portraits that ruminate on illness and investigate the power dynamics of patient care. Forced to abandon painting because of a changing hand disability, she moved to photography and received her BFA from the University of Minnesota. Cromer is part of the Kennedy Center’s 2023/2024 VSA Emerging Young Artists Program cohort, and her recent group exhibitions include DESTROY THE GAP at Bowling Green State University and the bed beside me at Fresh Eye Gallery. Her work has been published in WMN, Better Homes and Dykes, and Sinister Wisdom. RubyCromer.com.