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Ruth  Piper


MA Painting. Wimbledon School of Art. Funded by the A.H.R.B
BA Fashion & Textiles. Kingston University
Diploma. Integrated PR. London School of Public Relations


2008. My work referenced in the AQA GCSE, Art & Design Schools Examination paper.
2005. Visiting tutor, Kingston University. Foundation course study trip to Lisbon
2004. Visiting tutor, ‘Beyond Painting’ Kingston University Summer School
1987-1991. Adult Community Education tutor, Abingdon college of Further Education
Private tutorials & inspirational drawing classes.


2002. Community radio. Riverside Studios. Hammersmith, London. Producer & presenter of ‘Art Talk’, a live visual arts radio show for ‘Riverside FM’.


2010 October. The B-side Festival, Portland, Dorset. ’Open Studio’. A two day residency in an empty shop, encouraging public participation, particularly children & teenagers.
2000-2001. Artist in residence at ‘COTTO’ restaurant, Olympia, London


2009. A decorative panel for the entrance of the refurbished School House in Barton Hill, providing studio space for artists & designers. Commissioned by Bristol East Side Traders

1995-2001. ‘The Art Supermarket’, Harvey Nichols, London, Mathews Comfort, Oxford, Elan Pharmaceutical, Dublin, Project Art, London


2007. Experimental print project. Working with Dr.Carinna Parraman, senior research fellow at the University of the West of England. Testing new digital print software involving personalised colour profiling for fine artists.
1992-1995. Zygma Design Consultancy. Working with engineer and designer John Piper, producing architectural ceramics, furniture and sculpture.

Solo exhibitions

2011. ‘A surface life’ The Glass Room, Colston Hall, Bristol
2009. ‘100 small pictures’ The Green Room, Tobacco Factory’ Bristol
2007. ‘Existential Diagrams’ Grant Bradley Gallery, Bristol
2005. Spinach Design Consultancy, London. Installation of paintings. Artist’s talk
2004. Mason Williams, PR Consultancy, London. Installation of paintings
2004. ‘Signs of Life & Love’, Stables Gallery, Gladstone Park, London
2000. ‘A Kind of Architecture’ The Studio Gallery, Chiswick, London
1996. ‘Defrag’, Soan Gallery, Fulham, London
1993. Freuds Café, Walton Street, Oxford
1989. ‘Out of the Shadows’, Stables Gallery, Green College, Oxford.

Group exhibitions

2011. ‘Mini abstractions’ Other landscapes, Royal United Hospital, Bath
2010.‘New constructivists’ annual painting show. Institute of Physics, Portland Place, London
‘On the Cusp’ 3 women artists, FORM + CONTENT Gallery, 210 N 2nd Street, Minneapolis. USA
2009.‘7 Select’, Centre Space Gallery, Bristol.
2008.‘Internal Cosmology’. Centre Space Gallery, Bristol. Paintings, prints & installation with sculptor Rick Standing.
‘Colour & Landscape’ Bower Ashton Gallery, University of the West of England, Bristol. Curator, Carinna Parraman
‘First Wave’ Bute Space, Cardiff Bay, Wales.

2007.‘New Constructivists’ Regents College, London.
2006‘New Constructivists’ The Keyworth Centre, South London University.
‘Fusion Arts’, painting show. The Baxter Gallery, Kingston Grammar School, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey
2005.View Gallery Thames Ditton, Surrey.
Summer show, View Gallery, Thames Ditton, Surrey.
‘Cross Section’ New constructivists, The Royal College of Pathologists, Carlton House Terrace, London
2004. ‘Inner Circle’ New Constructivists, The Knapp Gallery,
Regents College, London,
OXO Tower Gallery, London. Wimbledon Art Studios, selected & sponsored by Aston Martin
2002-2003. ‘Diverse’ MA show The Hanbury Gallery, Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London
MA graduate show Wimbledon School of Art
MA show ING Bank, City of London
‘City Limits’ Three Painters, Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, London

Selected exhibitions

2009 & 2008. RWA. Annual Autumn Exhibition

1992 & 1993. RA Summer Exhibition

Artist's Statement

Under the heading ‘Existential Diagrams’ I think I am attempting to explore the pictorial and narrative possibilities of emotional and psychological drama.

The paintings or pictures I make are objects to keep me company, something different to exchange glances with. I am also at times interested in reciprocity, the energy exchange between the viewer and the artwork. I suppose I am looking out for something beyond knowledge that resides in the nothingness of the present.