In the night garden

CV – Ruth Piper Visual Artist & Curator
Mob: 07711541852
Email: ruth@ruthpiper.com
www.ruthpiper.com
Studio
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
Primarily 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. I am profoundly influenced by the terrain and atmosphere of dark literature and films with a special fascination for westerns and psychological thrillers.
My current work is inspired by the desire for the tranquillity and simplicity of a different world: located in the transitional mythological landscape of ‘pre-history’, between knowing and the unconscious, where dreams and reality merge.
Exhibitions
2016
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
2015
Zeitgeist members show, Deptford, London
BV Open Studios
2014
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
2013
Solo Show
Life in the plan view, The Searchers Contemporary, Bristol
Group Show
Tumbleweed, The Searchers, Bristol
2012
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
2011
Mini abstractions, other Landscapes, Royal United Hospital, Bath
New Constructivists, Institute of Physics, London
2010
On the Cusp, 3 women artists, FORM+CONTENT Gallery, Minneapolis, USA
2009
Royal West of England Acdemy, Autumn Exhibition
2008
Internal Cosmology, Centrespace, Bristol
Colour & Landscape, University of  the West of England
First Wave, Bute Space Cardiff Bay, Wales
RWA Autumn Exhibition
2007
New Constructivists, Regents College, London
2006
New Constrctivists, Keyworth Centre, South London university
Fusion Arts, painting show, The Baxter Gallery, Kingston upon Thames
2005
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
2004
Solo Show
Signs of Life & Love, Stables Gallery, Gladstone Park, London
Group Shows
New Constructivists, Regents College, London
Oxo Tower Gallery, London
2002-3
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
2012-13
Owner & curator, The Searchers one year pop-up Gallery
2010
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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