CV – Ruth Piper Visual Artist
Mob: +447711541852
Email: ruth@ruthpiper.com
G6, BV Studios, 37 Philip Street,
Bristol, BS3 4EA

Qualifications & Awards
MA Painting – Wimbledon School of Art, London
BA Fashion & Textiles – Kingston Polytechnic, Surrey
Diploma – Integrated PR & Marketing, London School of Public Relations

Practice summary
I am a painter working with water based mediums: acrylic paint, watercolour and gouache, layering strong translucent colours, from dark to light: incorporating both figurative and abstract elements.
The terrain and atmosphere of dark literature and films feed my imagination with a special fascination for westerns and psychological thrillers.
My work is driven by desire and a yearning for the tranquillity and simplicity of a different world: located in the transitional mythological landscape between knowing and the unconscious, where dreams and reality merge.


‘Alta Ego’ 44AD Associates exhibition, Bath
BV Open Studios
Centrespace Gallery Christmas show
 ‘Radiant’ That Art Gallery, December group show, Bristol
Turba Gallery, Linden, Hannover (Bristol & Hannover Artists Exchange Project)
Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk, Yorkshire
Saltbox Gallery, Helmsley, Yorkshire
RWA Secret Postcard Auction
BV Open Studios, April 21 & 22
BV Open Studios, Bedminster, Bristol
Group Shows
Lane House Arts, Pop-up group exhibition at Lane House, Wiltshire
Summer show, Brownsword Hepworth, Walton Street, Chelsea, London
Kunsthuis Gallery Open, Yorkshire
Kunsthuis Gallery, A Wash of Energy, contemporary watercolours
Brisons Veor, two week Residency – Cape Cornwall (Oct/Nov)
Saltbox Gallery, Helmsley, Yorkshire (watercolours)
Solo Shows
Land of Plenty, Lane House Arts, Bath
Group Shows

BV Open Studios
Millfield Summer Show, Atkinson Gallery
Evolver cover competition exhibition, Black Swan Arts, Frome, Somerset
Shifting Divides, Drawing & Print, Centrespace, Bristol
Royal West of England Academy,164 Autumn Exhibition
Black Swan Arts Open 2016, Frome, Somerset
Zeitgeist members show, Deptford, London
BV Open Studios
Solo Show
New paintings & collage, Phoenix Gallery Cafe, Exeter
Group Shows
Shooting From the Hip, The Searchers, Centrespace, Bristol
BV Open Studios
Sidcot Gallery, 10 BV Artists
Solo Show
Life in the plan view, The Searchers Contemporary, Bristol
Group Show
Tumbleweed, The Searchers, Bristol
APT, Creekside Open, selected by Paul Noble
Millfield summer show, Atkinson Gallery
Exeter Contemporary Open, Phoenix Gallery, Exeter
Installation of 5 paintings, The Artspace @ DAC Beachcroft Solicitors, Bristol
Mini abstractions, other Landscapes, Royal United Hospital, Bath
New Constructivists, Institute of Physics, London
On the Cusp, 3 women artists, FORM+CONTENT Gallery, Minneapolis, USA
Royal West of England Acdemy, Autumn Exhibition
Internal Cosmology, Centrespace, Bristol
Colour & Landscape, University of  the West of England
First Wave, Bute Space Cardiff Bay, Wales
RWA Autumn Exhibition
New Constructivists, Regents College, London
New Constrctivists, Keyworth Centre, South London university
Fusion Arts, painting show, The Baxter Gallery, Kingston upon Thames
Solo Show
Spinach Design Consultancy, London
Group Shows
View Gallery, Thames Ditton, Summer Show
View Gallery, Group show
New Constructivists, The Royal College of Pathologists, London
Solo Show
Signs of Life & Love, Stables Gallery, Gladstone Park, London
Group Shows
New Constructivists, Regents College, London
Oxo Tower Gallery, London
MA Shows:
The Hanbury Gallery, Brick Lane, London
ING Bank, City of London
City Limits, Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, London
Other Creative Activities
2014 – present
Co-ordinator, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol
Owner & curator, The Searchers one year pop-up Gallery
Co-ordinator, Motorcade/Flashparade, the Gallery at BV Studios, Bristol
2007 – 10
B – Side Festival Residency
Commission – Bristol East Side Traders
Print Project with Carinna Parraman. Testing colour digital print software for fine artists.
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