Ruth Root  (American, 1967) 

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Ruth Root Biography
1967   Born in Chicago, USA
1990   Brown University
1993   The School of the Art Institute of Chicago - M.F.A.
1994   Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
  Lives and works in New York City
  Awards
  1996 National Endowment for the Arts, Mid-Atlantic Grant in Painting
  1996 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Painting
  Lectures
  2001 Conversations with Contemporary Artists, MoMA, New York, USA.
Selected Exhibitions
2011   The Indiscipline of Painting, Tate St. Ives, Cornwall, UK, touring to the Mead Gallery, University of Warwick, UK
2011   Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
2009 - 2010   Trail Blazers in the 21st Century, The David and Ruth Robinson Eisenberg Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
2009   Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria (solo)
2009   Maureen Paley, London, UK (solo)
2008   Gallery Minmin, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
2008   Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
2008   Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2008   Unique Act, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin, Ireland
2008   Take Me There Show Me The Way, Haunch of Venison, New York, USA
2007   Bushels, Bundles & Barrels, Superfund Investment Center, New York, USA
2007   Don’t Look, Contemporary Drawings from an Alumni’s Collection Martina Yamin, class of 1958, Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley, USA
2007   The Painting Show-Slipping Abstraction, Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, UK
2006   it is, “what is it”, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, USA
2006   Ruth Root, Alex Brown, Cameron Martin, Sally Ross, Gallery Min Min, Tokyo, Japan
2005   Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria (solo)
2005   Extreme Abstraction, curated by Claire Schneider and Louis Grachos, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA
2005   Trade, White Columns, New York, USA
2004   City Maps, ArtPace, San Antonio, USA
2004   Maureen Paley Interim Art, London, UK (solo)
2004   Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain (solo)
2003   Statements, Art Basel, Miami, USA (solo)
2003   Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
2003   The ContemporaryArtProject, Collection, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA
2003   Greetings from New York: A Painting Show, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
2003   20th Anniversary, Welcome Home, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, Corp., New York, USA
2003   Permanent Collection On View, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA
2002   Emotional Rescue: the ContemporaryArtProject Collection, Curated by Linda Farris, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA
2002   Jump, curated by Ross Neher, The Painting Center, New York, USA
2002   I-Beam, Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York, USA
2002   Inheriting Matisse: The Decorative Contour in Contemporary Art, Curated by Michelle Grabner, Rocket Gallery, London, UK
2002   Acme Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2002   Abstract Redux, Danese Gallery, New York, USA
2002   State of the Gallery, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, USA
2002   Sam collect - contemporary art project, Seattle Art Museum, USA
2001   Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
2001   The Approximative, Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France
2001   Painting show, curated by Laura Owens, Chicago Project Room, Los Angeles, USA
2000   Galleria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy (solo)
2000   Greater New York, curated by Klaus Biesenbach and Laura Hoptman, PS1 Contemporary Art Centre, New York, U.S.A
2000   Fuel Serve, curated by Kenny Schachter, Kenny Schachter/Rove, New York, USA
2000   Salty Salute, West Wing Art Space, Toronto, Canada
2000   Perfidy -Exhausted Embrace, curated by Martyn Simpson and Daniel Sturgis, Convent Sainte Marie de La Tourette, Eveux, France
2000   Kosmobiologie, curated by Nancy Chaikin, Bellwether Gallery, New York, USA
1999   Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
1999   Fifteen, Deutsche Bank, Curated by Walter Robinson, New York, USA
1999   Free Coke, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, USA
1998   Home and Away, curated by Kirsty Bell, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, Corp., New York, USA
1998   Son-of-a-Guston, curated by Nina Bovasso, Clementine Gallery, New York, USA
1998   Cambio, Part 2, curated by Kenny Schachter, Museo Universitario Del Chopo, Mexico City, Mexico
1998   Sassy Nuggets, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, USA
1998   New Museum Benefit Auction, Pierogi 2000 Portfolios, New York, USA
1998   Superfreaks: Part II, Odyssey, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, USA
1997   Ruth Root; Abstract Paintings for Beds, AAA Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
1997   Wesleyan College, Macon, USA (solo)
1997   Cambio, curated by Kenny Schachter, 526 West 26th St., New York, USA
1997   Wrong Place, Right Time, curated by Giovanni Garcia-Fenech, Temporary Space, New York, USA
1997   Vague Pop, curated by Giovanni Garcia-Fenech, View room, New York, USA
1996   The Experimenters, Curated by Kenny Schachter, Lombard-Fried Fine Arts, New York, USA
1996   Taking Stock, curated by Kenny Schachter, 25 Broad Street, New York, USA
1996   Texas Meets New York, curated by Kenny Schachter, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, USA
1996   Bump, The Greene County Council on the Arts, Catskill, New York, USA
1996   The Death of the Death of Painting, curated by Kenny Schachter, USA
1995   Lookin’ Good, Feelin’ Good, 450 Gallery, New York, USA
1995   Eat or Be Eaten/ Painting, Not Painting, Anderson Gallery, Buffalo. New York, USA
1995   X-Sightings, Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, New York, USA
1994   Crash, Thread Waxing Space, New York, USA
Literature
2008   Ruth Root, The New Yorker, 3 March 2008
2008   Rosenburg, Karen, Ruth Root, The New York Times, 22 February 2008, p.22
2007   Januszczak, Waldemar, Art: The Painting Show, Sunday Times Culture, 18 February 2007
2005   AC, Ruth Root: Maureen Paley. Modern Painters, May
2005   Schneider, Claire and Grachos, Louis. Extreme Abstraction. Albright Knox Gallery (cat.)
2005   Buffalo, New York. The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy Reddy Young, Tara (cat.)
2004   Campagnola, Sonia. Ruth Root. Flash Art. Summer
2004   Campagnola, Sonia, Ruth Root, Flash Art, Summer 2004
2004   Pozuelo, Abel H., Ruth Root, El Cultural, May 2004
2004   Carpio, Francisco, Ruth Root, ABC Cultural, June 2004
2004   Pardo, Tania, "Ruth Root', Exit Express, June 2004
2004   Boyce, Roger, “Ruth Root at Andrew Kreps Gallery,” Art in America, February 2004
2003   Richard, Frances, “Ruth Root: Andrew Kreps Gallery,” Artforum, September 2003
2003   Kerr, Merrily, “New York New York: Art Fragments from the Big Apple” Flash Art, July-Sept. 2003
2003   Burton, Johanna, “Ruth Root” Time Out New York, May 15-22, 2003
2003   “Ruth Root” www.flavorpill.com, May 10, 2003
2003   Smith, Roberta. “Ruth Root” The New York Times, May 9, 2003
2002   Pagel, David. “Some Things Old, Some Things New,” Los Angeles Times, May 10, 2002
2002   Sam Collects Contemporary Art Projects. Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, WA (cat.)
2001   Dailey, Meghan and Gingeras, Alison M. The Approximative. Mink Ranch Productions. Paris, France (cat.)
2001   Isé, Claudine. “Coughlan, Reeder, Root, Weatherford,” Tema Celeste, September/October 2001
2001   Schmerler, Sarah. “Gallery Beat,” Art on Paper, July-August, 2001
2001   Johnson, Ken. “Ruth Root,” The New York Times, April 27, 2001
2001   Mahoney, Robert. “Ruth Root,” Time Out New York, May 10-17, 2001
2001   Naves, Mario. “These Paintings Are Watching You,” The New York Observer, May 7, 2001
2001   Wehr, Anne. “Cigarette break,” Time Out New York, April 19-26, 2001
2000   Cibulski, Dana Mouton. “New York,” Art Papers Magazine, November / December 2000
2000   Conti, Tiziana. “Ruth Root,” Tema Celeste, November 2000
2000   Dault, Gary Michael. “Salty Salute at the West Wing Art Space,” The Globe and Mail,September 30, 2000
2000   Orange, Mark. “Greater New York,” Untitled, Autumn, 2000
2000   Kino, Carol. “The Emergent Factor,” Art in America, July 2000
2000   Hunt, David. “Kosmobiologie,” Time Out New York, July 27, 2000
2000   Shave, Stuart. “Man Made,” i-D, April 2000
2000   Sumpter, Helen. “Ruth Root,” Hot Tickets, March 2000
2000   Cook, Mark. “Ruth Root,” The Big Issue, March 2000
2000   Cotter, Holland. “New York Contemporary, Defined 150 Ways,” The New York Times, March 6, 2000
2000   Turner, Grady. “Beautiful Dreamers,” Flash Art, January-February 2000
2000   Groom, Simon. Perfidy: Surviving Modernism. Kettle’s Yard. Cambridge (cat.)
1999   European Galleries. Art Forum Berlin. Berlin, Germany (cat.)
1999   Swenson, Susan (ed.). Pierogi Press. vol. 3, New York, NY (cat.)
1999   Cotter, Holland. “Ruth Root,” Art in Review, The New York Times, March 1999
1999   Pinchbeck, Daniel. “Ruth Root”, The Newspaper of New York, March 1999
1999   Schmerler, Sarah. “Ruth Root,” Time Out New York, March 1999
1999   Spaid, Sue. “Met Life,” The Village Voice, March 1999
1999   Turner, Grady. “Son of a Guston,” Flash Art, January, 1999
1997   Schachter, Kenny. Cambio. Mexican Cultural Institute of New York. New York, NY (cat.)
1995   “Eclectic Exhibition Opens at the Anderson Gallery,” Metro Weekend, November 1995
1995   Huntington, Richard. “The Expected and Unexpected - A Fun Mix From Near and Far,” The Buffalo News, July 1995
1995   Huntington, Richard. “Nasty at Times,” The Buffalo News, December 1995
1995   Victor, Mathieu. “Eat or Be Eaten,” Artvoice, November, 1995