Ruth Root

Born 1967, Chicago, IL.
Lives and works in New York City.

Education

2003

  1. Yaddo

1994

  1. Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

1993

  1. MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

1990

  1. Brown University

Awards

1996

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

1996

  1. New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Painting

Solo Exhibitions

2016

  1. 356 S. Mission Road, Los Angeles, CA
  2. Marta Cervera Gallery, Madrid, Spain

2015

  1. Old, Odd & Oval, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
  2. Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria
  3. Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

2014

  1. The Dartmouth Experiment, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

2011

  1. Ruth Root, The Suburban, Oak Park, IL

2009

  1. Ruth Root, Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria
  2. Ruth Root, Maureen Paley Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2008

  1. Ruth Root, Marta Cervera Gallery, Madrid, Spain
  2. Ruth Root, Gallery Minmin, Japan
  3. Ruth Root, Andrew Kreps Gallery, NYC

2005

  1. Ruth Root, Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria

2004

  1. Ruth Root, Maureen Paley Interim Art, London, United Kingdom
  2. Ruth Root, Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain

2003

  1. Ruth Root, “Statements”, Art Basel, Miami, FL

2003

  1. Ruth Root, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY

2001

  1. Ruth Root, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY

2000

  1. Ruth Root, Galleria Franco Noero, Torino, Italy
  2. Ruth Root, Nylon Gallery, London, United Kingdom

1999

  1. Ruth Root, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY

1997

  1. Ruth Root; Abstract Paintings for Beds, AAA Gallery, New York, NY
  2. Ruth Root, Wesleyan College, Macon, GA

Museum Exhibitions

2015

  1. New York Painting: Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany

2008

  1. Unique Act, Hugh Lane Museum, Dublin, Ireland

2007

  1. Don’t Look. Contemporary Drawings from an Alumna’s Collection
  2. Martina Yamin, class of 1958, Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

2005

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

2004

  1. City Maps, ArtPace, San Antonio, TX

2003

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

2003

  1. The ContemporaryArtProject Collection, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

2002

  1. Emotional Rescue: The ContemporaryArtProject Collection, Curated by Linda Farris, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

2000

  1. Greater New York, Duplex solo installation, Curated by Klaus Biesenbach and Laura Hoptman, MOMA/PS1, LIC, NY, February-April

Group Exhibitions

2017

  1. Man Alive, Maruani Mercier, Brussels

2016

  1. Looking Back / The 10th White Columns Annual - Selected by Matthew Higgs, White Columns, New York, NY
  2. Life Eraser, Brand New Gallery, Milan
  3. Shapeshifters, Luhring Augustine, New York
  4. The Congregation, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York
2014
  1. Les Plaisirs Démodés (The Old-Fashioned Way), Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria
2013
  1. Wit, The Painting Center, New York

2012

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

2011-2012

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

2009

  1. Trail Blazers in the 21st Century, The David and Ruth Robinson Eisenberg Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ
  2. Print, Mushroom Works, Newark upon Tyne, United Kingdom

2008

  1. Take Me There Show Me The Way, Haunch of Venison, New York, NY
  2. David Reed Studio, New York, NY
  3. Gallery Minmin, Japan

2007

  1. Neointegrity, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY
  2. Bushels, Bundles & Barrels, Superfund Investment Center, New York, NY
  3. The Painting Show-Slipping Abstraction, Mead Gallery, Coventry, United Kingdom

2006

  1. Untitled (for H.C. Westermann), The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
  2. Ruth Root, Alex Brown, Cameron Martin, Sally Ross, Gallery Minmin, Tokyo, Japan

2005

  1. The Early Show, White Columns, New York, NY
  2. Trade, White Columns, New York, NY

2004

  1. Painting & Sculpture, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2003

  1. Greetings from New York: A Painting Show, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
  2. 20th Anniversary, Welcome Home, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY

2002

  1. Jump, Curated by Ross Neher, The Painting Center, New York, NY
  2. I-Beam, Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York, NY
  3. Inheriting Matisse: The Decorative Contour in Contemporary Art, Curated by
  4. Michelle Grabner, Rocket Gallery, London, United Kingdom
  5. Acme Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  6. Abstract Redux, Danese Gallery, New York, NY
  7. State of the Gallery, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY

2001

  1. The Approximative, Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
  2. Painting show, Curated by Laura Owens, Chicago Project Room, Los Angeles, CA

2000

  1. Fuel Serve, Curated by Kenny Schachter, Kenny Schachter/Rove, New York, NY
  2. Salty Salute, West Wing Art Space, Toronto, Canada
  3. Perfidy -Exhausted Embrace, Curated by Martyn Simpson and Daniel Sturgis, Convent Sainte Marie de La Tourette, Eveux, France
  4. Kosmobiologie, Curated by Nancy Chaikin, Bellwether Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

1999

  1. Fifteen, Deutsche Bank, Curated by Walter Robinson, New York, NY
  2. Free Coke, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, NY

1998

  1. Home and Away, Curated by Kirsty Bell, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY
  2. Son-of-a-Guston, Curated by Nina Bovasso, Clementine Gallery, New York, NY
  3. Cambio, Part 2, Curated by Kenny Schachter, Museo Universitario Del Chopo, Mexico City, Mexico
  4. Sassy Nuggets, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
  5. New Museum Benefit Auction, Pierogi 2000 Portfolios, New York, NY
  6. Superfreaks: Part II, Odyssey, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, NY

1997

  1. Cambio, Curated by Kenny Schachter, 526 West 26th St., New York, NY
  2. Wrong Place, Right Time, Curated by Giovanni Garcia-Fenech,
  3. Temporary Space, New York, NY
  4. Vague Pop, Curated by Giovanni Garcia-Fenech, View room, New York, NY

1996

  1. The Experimenters, Curated by Kenny Schachter, Lombard-Fried Fine Arts, New York, NY
  2. Taking Stock, Curated by Kenny Schachter, 25 Broad Street, New York, NY
  3. Texas Meets New York, Curated by Kenny Schachter, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas
  4. Bump, The Greene County Council on the Arts, Catskill, NY
  5. The Death of the Death of Painting, Curated by Kenny Schachter, New York, NY

1995

  1. Lookin’ Good, Feelin’ Good, 450 Gallery, New York, NY
  2. Eat or Be Eaten/ Painting, Not Painting, Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY
  3. X-Sightings, Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY

1994

  1. Crash, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY

Bibliography

2016

  1. Hondara, Susan. "Painting Overtakes Pixels in Aldrich Museum Exhibition." The New York Times, February 

2015

  1. Biswas, Allie. “Ruth Root: ‘I love to see how artists create such a joy from colour’ “ Studio International, December 17. 
  2. Campbell, Adrianna, "Ruth Root". Artforum Online, June 2015.
  3. Peiffer, Prudence. "Ruth Root". Artforum, September 2015.
  4. "Ruth Root" Art in Amercica Online, June 2015.
  5. Vogel, Wendy. "Ruth Root." Art in America, September 2015.
  6. Hawley, Anthony. "Ruth Root." The Brooklyn Rail. September 2015.
  7. Yau, John. "Two Ways of Making a Painting in the 21st Century." Hyperallergic. July 2015.
  8. "Ruth Root" The New Yorker, August 2015.
  9. "Review: Ruth Root, Minimal and Opulent, at Andrew Kreps Gallery." The New York Times, July 2015.

2009

  1. Nickas, Bob. “Color and Structure.” Painting Abstraction: New Elements In Abstract Painting. London, UK. Phaidon Press. 2009
  2. Carrier, David. "Ruth Root.” artUS, Issue 24/24 Fall - Winter

2008

  1. McKeon, Belinda. "Taking Root On Gallery Walls.” The Irish Times, March 11
  2. Maine, Stephen. "Brand Boosters.” The New York Sun, March 6
  3. Ruth Root. The New Yorker, March 3
  4. Rosenberg, Karen. "Ruth Root.” The New York Times, February 22

2007

  1. “The Painting Show - Abstracts at Warwick University Mead Gallery.”
  2. 24 Hour Museum.org.uk, March 15
  3. Januszczak, Waldemar. ”The pleasures of undescriptive colour.” Times Online, February 18

2005

  1. Huntington, Richard. "A sampling of all things abstract—old and new.” The Buffalo News, August 13
  2. Flynn, Barbara. "Exhibition round-up: New York.” Artforum, p. 546
  3. Rimanelli, David. "Greater New York 2005.” Artforum, May
  4. Coles, Alex. "Ruth Root.” Modern Painters, May, p.112.
  5. De Chassey, Eric. "Painting (Cont'd).” art press, n310, March

2004

  1. Campagnola, Sonia. "Ruth Root.” Flash Art, Summer
  2. Pozuelo, Abel H., "Ruth Root.” El Cultural, May
  3. Carpio, Francisco. "Ruth Root.” ABC Cultural, June
  4. Pardo, Tanial. "Ruth Root.” Exit Express, June
  5. Boyce, Roger. “Ruth Root at Andrew Kreps Gallery.” Art in America, February

2003

  1. Richard, Frances “Ruth Root: Andrew Kreps Gallery.” Artforum, September
  2. Kerr, Merrily. “New York New York: Art Fragments from the Big Apple.” Flash Art, July-September
  3. Burton, Johanna. “Ruth Root.” Time Out New York, May 15-22
  4. “Ruth Root.” www.flavorpill.com, May 10
  5. Smith, Roberta. “Ruth Root.” The New York Times, May 9

2002

  1. Pagel, David. “Some Things Old, Some Things New.” Los Angeles Times, May 10

2001

  1. Isé, Claudine. “Coughlan, Reeder, Root, Weatherford.” Tema Celeste, September/October
  2. Schmerler, Sarah. “Gallery Beat.” Art on Paper, July-August
  3. Johnson, Ken. “Ruth Root.” The New York Times, April 27
  4. Mahoney, Robert. “Ruth Root.” Time Out New York, May 10-17
  5. Naves, Mario. “These Paintings Are Watching You.” The New York Observer, May 7
  6. Wehr, Anne. “Cigarette break.” Time Out New York, April 19-26

2000

  1. Cibulski, Dana Mouton. “New York.” Art Papers Magazine, November / December
  2. Conti, Tiziana. “Ruth Root.” Tema Celeste, November
  3. Dault, Gary Michael. “Salty Salute at the West Wing Art Space.” The Globe and Mail, September 30
  4. Orange, Mark. “Greater New York.” Untitled, Autumn
  5. Kino, Carol. “The Emergent Factor.” Art in America, July
  6. Hunt, David. “Kosmobiologie.” Time Out New York, July 27
  7. Shave, Stuart. “Man Made.” i-D, April
  8. Sumpter, Helen. “Ruth Root.” Hot Tickets, March
  9. Cook, Mark. “Ruth Root.” The Big Issue, March
  10. Cotter, Holland. “New York Contemporary, Defined 150 Ways.” The New York Times, March 6
  11. Turner, Grady. “Beautiful Dreamers.” Flash Art, January-February

1999

  1. Cotter, Holland. “Ruth Root.” Art in Review, The New York Times, March
  2. Pinchbeck, Daniel. “Ruth Root.” The Newspaper of New York, March
  3. Schmerler, Sarah. “Ruth Roott.” Time Out New York, March
  4. Spaid, Sue. “Met Life.” The Village Voice, March
  5. Turner, Grady. “Son of a Guston.” Flash Art, January

1995

  1. “Eclectic Exhibition Opens at the Anderson Gallery.” Metro Weekend, November
  2. Huntington, Richard. “The Expected and Unexpected - A Fun Mix From Near and Far.” The Buffalo News, July
  3. Huntington, Richard. “Nasty at Times.” The Buffalo News, December
  4. Victor, Mathieu. “Eat or Be Eaten.” Artvoice, November

Catalogues

2005

  1. Schneider, Claire and Grachos, Louis. Extreme Abstraction. Albright Knox Gallery.
  2. Buffalo, New York. The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy Reddy Young, Tara.

2002

  1. Sam Collects Contemporary Art Projects. Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA

2001

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

2000

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

1999

  1. European Galleries. Art Forum Berlin. Berlin, Germany
  2. Swenson, Susan (ed.). Pierogi Press. vol. 3, New York, NY

1997

  1. Schachter, Kenny. Cambio. Mexican Cultural Institute of New York. New York, NY

Lectures

2001

  1. Conversations with Contemporary Artists, MoMA, New York, NY