Rudy Shepherd (b. 1975) is a New York-based artist born in Baltimore, MD. His work explores the nature of evil through the mediums of painting, drawing, and sculpture. Shepherd’s solo exhibition includes Psychic Death, Mixed Greens Gallery, NY (2012). His group exhibitions include Noir Clair/Light Black, Galerie Vanessa Quang, Paris, France (2012); Cast the First Stone, Chert Gallery, Berlin, Germany (2008); and Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park Long Island City, NY (2006).

Shepherd’s awards and residencies include Institute of Arts and Humanities Grant, Penn State University, State College, PA (2010); Rockefeller Brothers Fund Artist in Residence, Location 1, NY (2008); and Emerging Artist Fellowship, Socrates Sculpture Park, NY (2006). He received his B.S. from Wake Forest University and M.F.A. from School of the Art institute of Chicago.