Equus – acrylic on canvas – 41 x 51cm


Ruth Piper
Visual Artist, Painter & curator

6 Milton Road,
Bristol, Avon, BS7 8SJ Mob: 07711541852


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

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2014 – August 2023 Consultant Gallery Co-Ordinator, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol,

Centrespace Ltd., Studios & Gallery space. Curating, fundraising & marketing

2022 – 44 AD Artspace, Bath, Wiltshire, Solo show, Paintings ‘Emblems of Hope’. Centrespace Gallery, Bristol, Avon with Artist Caroline Watson ‘So You Think You Are Safe in The Woods?’ Paintings & and Drawings.
Dorset Arts Weeks, Bridport Contemporary, Artsy online viewing room.
2021 – ‘Garage’ Residency, Clifton, Bristol.
‘No Formant Gallery’ Open Exhibition, Deptford, London.
‘Bishops Eye’ Wine Bar, Wells, Wiltshire, Installation of 7 Paintings.
‘Light At The End’ Group show, That Art Gallery, Bristol.
2020- Contemporary Painters 2020, Centrespace Gallery.
‘Material World’, 44AD Art Space Associates show, Bath.
Residency at ‘the Garage (Clifton, Bristol) with Painter Dan Hampson (cut short by lockdown) to be re-scheduled
2019 – ‘Alta Ego’ 44AD Associates exhibition, Bath.
‘Anderswo ist hier’ (“Elsewhere is Here’) Bristol Artists Exchange Project) 10 Artists (5 from Hanover, Germany), Centrespace Gallery, Bristol.
BV Open Studios. Bath Open submission exhibition, 44AD Art Space, Bath (Bath Fringe). Lane House Arts, group Pop-up Exhibition @ Lane House, Curated by Jenny Pollitt.
2018 – BV Open Studios.
‘Anderswo ist hier’ (“Elsewhere is Here’) Turba Gallery, Linden, Hannover, Germany (Bristol & Hannover Artists Exchange Project) 10 Artists (5 from Bristol). RWA Secret Postcard Auction.
‘Radiant’ That Art Gallery, December group show, Bristol
2018 – BV Open Studios. Brownsword Hepworth Summer Show, Walton Street, Chelsea, London.

Invited Artist, Group Show, Contemporary Watercolour paintings, Kunsthuis Gallery, Crayke, Yorkshire.
2017- Brisons Veor two-week residency, Cape Cornwall
2016 – BV Open Studios.

Lane House Arts, Bath (solo).
Millfield Summer Show, Atkinson Gallery, Somerset.
Evolver magazine cover competition exhibition.
Black Swan Arts Open, Frome, Somerset.
‘Shifting Divides’ – Drawing & Print, Group show, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol. Royal West of England Academy, Autumn Exhibition

2015 – Zeitgeist members show, Deptford London.
BV Open Studios, Bristol.
2014 – New paintings & collage, Phoenix Gallery Café, Exeter (solo).
Curated ‘Shooting from the Hip’ The Searchers Roaming Group, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol.
BV Open Studios. Sidcot Community Gallery, Somerset,10 Artists from BV Studios – Bristol 2013 – ‘Life in the plan view’ The Searchers contemporary, Bristol. ‘Tumbleweed’ The Searchers contemporary, Bristol.
2012 – APT, Creekside Open, selected by Artist, Paul Noble.
Millfield Summer Show, Atkinson Gallery, Street, Somerset.
Exeter Contemporary Open, Phoenix Gallery, Exeter.
Installation of 5 paintings DAC Beachcroft Artspace, Bristol
Founded, The Searchers, a one-year POP-UP Gallery project in an empty shop, St Michaels Hill, Bristol. Curated 11 exhibitions with artists from Bristol, Southwest & London.
2011 – ‘Mini abstractions, other landscapes’, Royal United Hospital, Bath.
‘New Constructivists’ Annual Painting Show, Institute of Physics, Portland Place, London 2010 – ‘On the Cusp’ 3 women artists, FORM + CONTENT Gallery, 210 N 2nd Street, Minneapolis. USA.
2009 – Royal West of England Academy, Autumn Exhibition.
2008 – ‘Internal Cosmology’. Centrespace Gallery, Bristol.
‘Colour & Landscape’ Bower Ashton Gallery, University of the West of England.
‘First Wave’ Bute Space, Cardiff Bay, Wales.
Royal West of England, Academy, Autumn Exhibition
2007 – ‘New Constructivists’ Annual Group Show, Regents College, London.
2006 – ‘New Constructivists’ Annual Group Show, The Keyworth Centre, South London University.
‘Fusion Arts’, painting show, The Baxter Gallery, Kingston Grammar School, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey.
2005 – View Gallery, Summer Show, Thames Ditton, Surrey
View Gallery, Group show Thames Ditton, Surrey.
‘Cross Section’ New constructivists, The Royal College of Pathologists, Carlton House Terrace, London.
Spinach Design Consultancy, Islington, London. Installation of paintings. Artist’s talk. (solo) 2004 – ‘Inner Circle’ New constructivists, The Knapp Gallery Regents College, London. OXO Tower Gallery, London. Selected Artists from Wimbledon Art Studios, sponsored by Aston Martin. ‘
Signs of Life & Love’, Stables Gallery, Gladstone Park, London. (solo)
2002 – 2003 – Wimbledon School of Art, Master’s Degree in Painting
‘Diverse’ MA show, The Hanbury Gallery, Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London.
MA graduate show, ING Bank, City of London. Curated,
‘City Limits’ Three Painters, Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, London.
2000 – 2001 – ‘A Kind of Architecture’. The Studio Gallery, Chiswick.
Artist in residence, Cotto Restaurant, Olympia, London.
New Paintings, Cotto Restaurant, Olympia (solo).
New Paintings, (Solo show) Freuds Café, Walton Street, Oxford.
1998 – Commissioned by Matthews Comfort, Oxford. 7 Paintings for their head office, Oxford.
1989 – 1996 – Gas Showroom, Oxford Artists Group, Painting Show. Formed Zigma Design with my partner. Sculpture, architectural ceramics, furniture & products.
Exhibition, ‘Paintings & Products’ Bartley Drey Gallery, Chelsea.
‘Defrag’, Soan Gallery, Fulham (solo)
91’ & 92’ – Royal Academy, Summer Exhibition, Piccadilly, London
Commissioned by James West Fine Art. 40 small paintings, for ‘The Art Supermarket’ at Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, London.
The Cherwell Boathouse Restaurant, Oxford (solo)

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