Ruth Root was born 1967 in Chicago

Lives and works in New York

 

EDUCATION

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 1994

MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1993

BA, Brown University, 1990

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016

Galería Marta Cervera, Madrid

356 S. Mission Road, Los Angeles, CA

 

2015

Oid, Odd & Oval. The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT

Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria

 

2014

The Dartmouth Experiment, Dartmouth College, Hanover

 

2011

Ruth Root. The suburban, Oak Park, IL

Andrew Kreps Gallery, NY

 

2009

Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria

Maureen Paley, London, UK

 

2008

Gallery Minmin, Tokyo, Japan

Andrew Kreps Gallery, NY

Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain

 

2005

Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria.

 

2004

Maureen Paley Interim Art, London, UK.

Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain

 

2003

Statements, Art Basel, Miami, USA

Andrew Kreps Gallery, NY

 

2001

Andrew Kreps Gallery, NY

 

2000

Galleria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy

 

1999

Andrew Kreps Gallery, NY

 

1997

Ruth Root; Abstract Paintings for Beds. AAA Gallery, NY

Wesleyan College, Macon

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

Thursdays through Sundays, 2018 Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY

Inherent Structure, Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus.

2016

Looking Back/The 10th White Columns Annual - Selected by Matthew Higgs, White Columns, NY

 

2012

To the Venetians II: Chris Martin, Matt Rich and Ruth Root, curated by Carrie Moyer and Dennis Congdon, RISD Painting Department, Providence, RI

 

2011-12

The Indiscipline of Painting. Tate St. Ives, Cornwall, UK, touring to the Mead Gallery, Universtiy of Warwick, UK

 

2009-10

Trail Blazers in the 21st Century. The David and Ruth Robinson Eisenberg Gallery, New Brunswick

 

2008

Unique Act. Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin, Ireland

Take Me There Show Me The Way. Haunch of Venison, NY

 

2007

Bushels, Bundles & Barrels. Superfund Investment Center, NY

Don’t Look, Contemporary Drawings from an Alumni’s Collection Martina Yamin, class of 1958.

Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley

The Painting Show-Slipping Abstraction. Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, UK

 

2006

it is, “what is it”. Andrew Kreps Gallery, NY

Ruth Root, Alex Brown, Cameron Martin, Sally Ross. Gallery Min Min, Tokyo, Japan

 

2005

Extreme Abstraction (curated by Claire Schneider and Louis Grachos). Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Trade. White Columns, NY

 

2004

City Maps. ArtPace, San Antonio, TX

 

2003

The Contemporary Art Project, Collection. Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

Greetings from New York: A Painting Show. Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria

20th Anniversary, Welcome Home. Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, Corp., NY

Permanent Collection On View. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

 

2002

Emotional Rescue: the ContemporaryArtProject Collection (Curated by Linda Farris).

Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

Jump (curated by Ross Neher). The Painting Center, NY

I-Beam. Cynthia Broan Gallery, NY

Inheriting Matisse: The Decorative Contour in Contemporary Art (Curated by Michelle Grabner). Rocket Gallery, London, UK

Acme Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Abstract Redux. Danese Gallery, NY

State of the Gallery. Andrew Kreps Gallery, NY

Sam collect – contemporary art project. Seattle Art Museum, WA

 

2001

The Approximative. Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France

Painting show (curated by Laura Owens). Chicago Project Room, Los Angeles, CA

 

2000

Greater New York (curated by Klaus Biesenbach and Laura Hoptman) PS1 Contemporary Art Centre, NY

Fuel Serve (curated by Kenny Schachter). Kenny Schachter/Rove, NY

Salty Salute. West Wing Art Space, Toronto, Canada

Perfidy -Exhausted Embrace (curated by Martyn Simpson and Daniel Sturgis). Convent Sainte Marie de La Tourette, Eveux, France

Kosmobiologie (curated by Nancy Chaikin). Bellwether Gallery, NY

1999 Fifteen (Curated by Walter Robinson). Deutsche Bank, NY

Free Coke. Greene Naftali Gallery, NY

 

1998

Home and Away (curated by Kirsty Bell). Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, Corp., NY

Son-of-a-Guston (curated by Nina Bovasso). Clementine Gallery, NY

Cambio, Part 2 (curated by Kenny Schachter) Museo Universitario Del Chopo, Mexico City, Mexico

Sassy Nuggets. Andrew Kreps Gallery, NY

New Museum Benefit Auction. Pierogi 2000 Portfolios, NY

Superfreaks: Part II, Odyssey. Greene Naftali Gallery, NY

 

1997

Cambio (Curated by Kenny Schachter). 526 West 26th St., NY

Wrong Place, Right Time (Curated by Giovanni Garcia-Fenech). Temporary Space, NY

Vague Pop (Curated by Giovanni Garcia-Fenech). View room, NY

 

1996

The Experimenters (Curated by Kenny Schachter). Lombard-Fried Fine Arts, NY

Taking Stock (Curated by Kenny Schachter). 25 Broad Street, NY

Texas Meets New York (Curated by Kenny Schachter). Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, VA

Bump. The Greene County Council on the Arts, Catskill, NY

The Death of the Death of Painting. Curated by Kenny Schachter, USA

 

1995

Lookin’ Good, Feelin’ Good. 450 Gallery, NY

Eat or Be Eaten / Painting. Not Painting, Anderson Gallery, Buffalo. NY

X-Sightings. Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY

 

1994

Crash. Thread Waxing Space, NY

 

LECTURES

2001

Conversations with Contemporary Artists. MoMA, NY

 

AWARDS

1996

National Endowment for the Arts, Mid-Atlantic Grant in Painting

New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Painting

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2009

Between Painting and Sculpture. James, Nicholas. artslant.com, 25 January

Painting Abstraction; New Elements in Abstract Painting. Nickas, Bob. Phaidon, New York, 2009

 

2008

Ruth Root. The New Yorker, 3 March 2008

Ruth Root. Rosenburg, Karen. The New York Times, 22 February 2008, p.22

The Hugh Lane Gallery: Unique Act. Image Interiors, April 2008

Colours on form. White, Lucy. Metro, 2 April 2008

 

2007

Art: The Painting Show. Januszczak, Waldemar. Sunday Times Culture, 18 February 2007

 

2005

AC, Ruth Root: Maureen Paley. Modern Painters, May

 

2004

Ruth Root. Campagnola, Sonia. Flash Art, Summer 2004

Ruth Root. Pozuelo, Abel H., El Cultural, May 2004

Ruth Root. Carpio, Francisco. ABC Cultural, June 2004.

Ruth Root. Pardo, Tania. Exit Express, June 2004

Ruth Root at Andrew Kreps Gallery. Boyce, Roger. Art in America, February 2004

 

2003

Ruth Root: Andrew Kreps Gallery. Richard, Frances. Artforum, September 2003

New York New York: Art Fragments from the Big Apple. Kerr, Merrily. Flash Art, July-Sept. 2003

Ruth Root. Burton, Johanna. Time Out New York, May 15-22, 2003

Ruth Root. www.flavorpill.com, May 10, 2003

Ruth Root. Smith, Roberta. The New York Times, May 9, 2003

 

2002

Some Things Old, Some Things New. Pagel, David. Los Angeles Times, May 10, 2002

 

2001

Coughlan, Reeder, Root, Weatherford. Isé, Claudine. Tema Celeste, September/October 2001

Gallery Beat. Schmerler, Sarah. Art on Paper, July-August, 2001

Ruth Root. Johnson, Ken. The New York Times, April 27, 2001

Ruth Root. Mahoney, Robert. Time Out New York, May 10-17, 2001

These Paintings Are Watching You. Naves, Mario. The New York Observer, May 7, 2001

Cigarette break. Wehr, Anne. Time Out New York, April 19-26, 2001

 

2000

New York. Cibulski, Dana Mouton. Art Papers Magazine, November / December 2000

Ruth Root. Conti, Tiziana. Tema Celeste, November 2000

Salty Salute at the West Wing Art Space. Dault, Gary Michael. The Globe and Mail,September 30, 2000

Greater New York. Orange, Mark. Untitled, Autumn, 2000

The Emergent Factor. Kino, Carol. Art in America, July 2000

Kosmobiologie. Hunt, David. Time Out New York, July 27, 2000

Man Made. Shave, Stuart. i-D, April 2000

Ruth Root. Sumpter, Helen. Hot Tickets, March 2000

Ruth Root. Cook, Mark. The Big Issue, March 2000

New York Contemporary, Defined 150 Ways. Cotter, Holland. The New York Times, March 6, 2000

Beautiful Dreamers. Turner, Grady. Flash Art, January-February 2000

 

1999

Ruth Root. Cotter, Holland. Art in Review, The New York Times, March 1999

Ruth Root. Pinchbeck, Daniel. The Newspaper of New York, March 1999

Ruth Root. Schmerler, Sarah. Time Out New York, March 1999

Met Life. Spaid, Sue. The Village Voice, March 1999

Son of a Guston. Turner, Grady. Flash Art, January, 1999

 

1995

Eclectic Exhibition Opens at the Anderson Gallery. Metro Weekend, November 1995

The Expected and Unexpected – A Fun Mix From Near and Far. Huntington, Richard. The Buffalo News, July 1995

Nasty at Times. Huntington, Richard. The Buffalo News, December 1995

Eat or Be Eaten. Victor, Mathieu. Artvoice, November, 1995

 

CATALOGUES

2002

Sam Collects Contemporary Art Projects. Reddy Young, Tara. Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, 2002

 

2001

The Approximative. Dailey, Meghan and Gingeras, Alison M. Mink Ranch Productions, Paris, 2001

 

2000

Perfidy: Surviving Modernism. Groom, Simon. Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, 2000

 

1999

European Galleries. Art Forum Berlin, Berlin, 1999

Pierogi Press, vol. 3. Swenson, Susan. New York, 1999

 

1997

Cambio. Schachter, Kenny. Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, New York, 1997