Approved: 26.03.2008

Ruth Piper

Artist

Approved: 26.03.2008

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.

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    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,
    T: 07711541852
    E: ruth.piper@btinternet.com Web: www.ruthpiper.com
    Qualifications
    MA Painting. Wimbledon School of Art
    BA Fashion & Textiles. Kingston University
    Diploma. Integrated PR. London School of Public Relations
    Exhibitions
    2017
    Brownsword Hepworth, Summer show, 15 Walton Street, Chelsea, London
    Kunsthuis Gallery Summer Exhibition, Yorkshire
    Kunsthuis Gallery, A Wash of Energy, Group Watercolour show
    2016
    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