Location: Suffolk/Essex
Website: http://www.ruthphilo.co.uk
Bio:

Ruth's work explores abstract qualities in painting, concerned with colour, light and surface and their power to evoke feeling and memory. The paintings are not explanations or depictions of the world, but rather distillations of sensation and feeling, experiences of being in the world. Through a dialogue with the painting process, they become a record with their own condensed histories revealed in their surfaces.

Abstract expressionism and minimalism are at the source of Ruth's practice, but her painting is located in contemporary 21st century abstraction, where gesture has become touch and the scale is often intimate, working 'face to face' with the viewer.

Ruth works from a studio at Cuckoo Farm Studios, Colchester. She is a member of Contemporary British Painting and regularly exhibits in the UK. She has shown work in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and been selected for the 2015 Jerwood Drawing Prize. Ruth has an MA in Fine Art from Norwich University of the Arts (2011).

Exhibitions:

2015 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Piccadilly, London
2015 ART/Converters! Studio 1.1, Redchurch Street, London
2015 Sentinel Gallery, Wivenhoe, Essex
2015 Stations of the Cross, Contemporary British Painting, Brentwood Cathedral, Essex
2015 This Year's Model, Studio 1.1, Redchurch Street, London
2014 Red Xmas, Studio 1.1, Redchurch Street, London
2014 @PaintBritain, Ipswich Art School Gallery, Ipswich
2014 Priseman-Seabrook Collection, Huddersfield Art Gallery, Huddersfield
2014 Another Shade of Green, Red Lion Books, Colchester
2014 Open Studios Showcase, The Minories Gallery, Colchester
2014 Cley14, Cley-next-the-sea
2014 Residency Exhibition, Benham Gallery, Cuckoo Farm Studios, Colchester
2014 ART Converters!, Studio 1.1, Redchurch Street, London
2014 Beyond the facade, Blickling Hall, Norfolk
2013 From land to sea, Aldeburgh Gallery, Aldeburgh
2013 Imperfect Present, Future Perfect, The Cut, Halesworth
2012This Year's Model, Studio 1.1, Redchurch Street, London
2012 Tides In, The Aldeburgh Gallery, Aldeburgh
2012 Open Studios Showcase, The Minories Gallery, Colchester
2012 Fools Gold, Cultivate, Vyner Street, London
2012 It is GREEN, Cultivate, Vyner Street, London
2012 Parallax Art Fair, Kings Road, London
2012 Open Studio Showcase, Benham Gallery, Cuckoo Farm Studios, Colchester
2011 MA Show, NUCA, Norwich