The central themes of my work explore dreamlike notions of transition and transformation that link to both a physical and psychological experience of place and belonging.
We are creatures of our environment, shaped by climate and geology, in transit from moment to moment adapting to the demands of our immediate surroundings. Limited by our vision at any one moment we only know what we can see and feel. Events beyond our vision are anecdotal and can only be imagined. We are alone but vulnerable to a collective unconsciousness, that causes constant tiny shifts in our constructed axis of reality.
My recent paintings are ’emblems of hope’, a meditation on human extinction exploring imaginary landscapes of post human habitation.
CV & Education
Ruth Piper - Painter
Studio G6, BV Studios, 37 Philip St. Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 4EA,
E: [email protected] Web: www.ruthpiper.com
MA Painting. Wimbledon School of Art
BA Fashion & Textiles. Kingston University
Diploma. Integrated PR. London School of Public Relations
Contemporary Painters 2020, Centrespace Gallery, 20 artists (met via paintersnetwork_sw)
‘Material World’, 44AD Art Space Associates show, Bath Spa
Residency at ‘the Garage (Clifton, Bristol) with Painter Dan Hampson (cut short by lockdown) to be re-scheduled
'Alta Ego' 44AD Associates exhibition, Bath
‘Anderswo ist hier’ (“Elsewhere is Here’) Bristol Artists Exchange Project)
10 Artists (5 from hanover), Centrespace Gallery, Bristol
BV Open Studios
Bath Open submission exhibition, 44AD Art Space, Bath (Bath Fringe)
Lane House Arts, group Pop-up Exhibition @ Lane House, Curated by Jenny Pollitt
BV Open Studios
‘Anderswo ist hier’ (“Elsewhere is Here’) Turba Gallery, Linden, Hannover (Bristol & Hannover Artists Exchange Project) 10 Artists (5 from Bristol)
RWA Secret Postcard Auction
'Radiant' That Art Gallery, December group show, Bristol
Brownsword Hepworth, Summer show, 15 Walton Street, Chelsea, London
Kunsthuis Gallery Summer Exhibition, Yorkshire
Kunsthuis Gallery, A Wash of Energy, Group Watercolour show
Land of Plenty, Lane House Arts, Bath
Atkinson Gallery open, Millfield School, Street
Evolver cover competition exhibition, Black Swan Arts, Frome
Black Swan Open, Frome
Royal West of England Annual Autumn Exhibition
2015. Pheonix Cafe Gallery, Exeter.
2014. 'Shooting from the Hip' The Searchers Group of artists, Centrespace, Bristol
2013. Creekside Open, APT Gallery, Depford, London
‘Tumbleweed’ The Searchers contemporary, Bristol
2012. Millfield Open, Atkinson Gallery, Millfield School, Street, Somerset.
Exeter contemporary Open, Phoenix Gallery, Exeter.
Installtion of 5 paintings, DAC Beachcroft Artspace, Bristol.
2011. ‘Mini abstractions’ Other landscapes, Royal United Hospital, Bath
2010.‘New constructivists’ Institute of Physics, Portland Place, London
‘On the Cusp’ 3 women artists, FORM + CONTENT Gallery, 210 N 2nd Street, Minneapolis. USA
2009.‘7 Select’, Centre Space Gallery, Bristol.
2008.‘Internal Cosmology’. Centre Space Gallery, Bristol, with sculptor Rick Standing.
‘Colour & Landscape’ Bower Ashton Gallery, University of the West of England, Bristol. Curator, Carinna Parraman
‘First Wave’ Bute Space, Cardiff Bay, Wales.
2007. ‘New Constructivists’ Regents College, London.
2006 ‘New Constructivists’ The Keyworth Centre, South London University.
‘Fusion Arts’, painting show. The Baxter Gallery, Kingston Grammar School, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey
2005. View Gallery Thames Ditton, Surrey.
Summer show, View Gallery, Thames Ditton, Surrey.
‘Cross Section’ New constructivists, The Royal College of Pathologists, Carlton House Terrace, London
2004. ‘Inner Circle’ New Constructivists, The Knapp Gallery,
Regents College, London,
OXO Tower Gallery, London. Wimbledon Art Studios, selected & sponsored by Aston Martin
2002-2003. ‘Diverse’ MA show The Hanbury Gallery, Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London
MA graduate show Wimbledon School of Art MA show ING Bank, City of London
‘City Limits’ Three Painters, Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, London