Central to my studio practice are notions of transition and transformation that link to a strong sense of place both physical and psychological: In particular how the energies of a specific location real or imagined inhabit our minds and bodies.
Primarily a painter I also work with drawing and collage. My references include photography, literature and films that are connected to my idea of reality. Also I am interested in the notion of forgotten knowledge and the possible residues of past lives stored in the psyche that could be linked to manifestations in the work, triggered unexpectedly by events and the use of materials.
My current work explores imaginary uninhabited pre & post historical landscapes: the uncharted territory between the surface and the underworld and the superficiality of life on the edge.
CV & Education
Ruth Piper - Painter
Studio G6, BV Studios, 37 Philip St. Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 4EA,
E: email@example.com Web: www.ruthpiper.com
MA Painting. Wimbledon School of Art
BA Fashion & Textiles. Kingston University
Diploma. Integrated PR. London School of Public Relations
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