Lunch Money Print exists as a platform to provide well-made and thought-provoking contemporary art that is affordable to everyday people.
Art deserves to be accessible.
And we exist to try to make that happen while, also supporting the artist who creates it.
- Ruby Gonzalez Hernandez, Curator + Owner of Lunch Money Print
Lunch Money Print was founded in 2017 by Christopher O'Flaherty and Mark Donne with a vision to make contemporary art more accessible and encourage people to become first-time art collectors.Have a question? Let's chat! email ruby(at)lunchmoneyprint.com
Ruby Gonzalez Hernandez - Curator + Owner
Ruby Gonzalez Hernandez is an Indigenous Zapotec artist and curator born on Quinnipiac land. As a lens-based artist, she uses photography as a tool in printmaking, woodworking, and other media to dissect and find language for: oppression affecting BIPOC, religious exploitation, spiritual salvation, redemption, and more. She is passionate about work that serves the New Haven community, grassroots arts ecology, and she currently runs an annual international print exchange called Lunch Money Print. Ruby's work has been supported and recognized by Doran AIR CT Fellowship, and the NBA. She organizes exhibitions concerning themes and ideas surrounding community solidarity and empowerment. Ruby is currently working towards an exhibition for the Yale Doran Artist in residence program, opening at Artspace New Haven in May 2022.
"I joined Lunch Money Print officially as a Co-Owner in 2019, but my history with LMP goes back to when I was 16 years old working as an assistant for the original founder, Chris. I had the pleasure of watching this small online gallery find its footing and grow in the city of New Haven. I'm happy to be continuing its same vision."