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Ruth Root was born 1967 in Chicago

Lives and works in New York



Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 1994

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

BA, Brown University, 1990


Solo exhibitions


Galería Marta Cervera, Madrid

356 S. Mission Road, Los Angeles, CA, USA



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

Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria



The Dartmouth Experiment, Dartmouth College, Hanover, Germany



Ruth Root. The suburban, Oak Park, IL, USA

Andrew Kreps Gallery, NY, USA



Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria

Maureen Paley, London, UK



Gallery Minmin, Tokyo, Japan

Andrew Kreps Gallery, NY, USA

Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain



Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria.



Maureen Paley Interim Art, London, UK.

Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain



Statements, Art Basel, Miami, USA

Andrew Kreps Gallery, NY, USA



Andrew Kreps Gallery, NY, USA



Galleria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy



Andrew Kreps Gallery, NY, USA



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

Wesleyan College, Macon


Group exhibitions


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

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


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



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



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



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



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

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



Bushels, Bundles & Barrels. Superfund Investment Center, NY, USA

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

Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley, USA

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



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

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



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

Trade. White Columns, NY, USA



City Maps. ArtPace, San Antonio, TX, USA



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

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

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

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



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

Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, USA

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

I-Beam. Cynthia Broan Gallery, NY, USA

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

Acme Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Abstract Redux. Danese Gallery, NY, USA

State of the Gallery. Andrew Kreps Gallery, NY, USA

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



The Approximative. Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France

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



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

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

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, USA

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

Free Coke. Greene Naftali Gallery, NY, USA



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

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

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

Sassy Nuggets. Andrew Kreps Gallery, NY, USA

New Museum Benefit Auction. Pierogi 2000 Portfolios, NY, USA

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



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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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



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

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

X-Sightings. Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA



Crash. Thread Waxing Space, NY, USA




Conversations with Contemporary Artists. MoMA, NY, USA




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

New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Painting



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

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



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



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



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



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



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., May 10, 2003

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



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



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



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



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



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




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



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



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



European Galleries. Art Forum Berlin, Berlin, 1999

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



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

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