CV – Ruth Piper Visual Artist
Mob: +447711541852
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

My work hinges on notions of transition, transformation and adaptation: that link to a physical, psychological and mystical experience of place and belonging: located in the transitional mythological landscape between knowing and the unconscious, where dreams and reality merge.








Lockdown 3 Residency at_the_garage, Clifton, Bristol. January
Evolver Cover Prize Exhibition, AceArts, Somerton, Somerset, Jan-Feb

Contemporary Painters 2020, Centrespace Gallery, 20 artists (met via paintersnetwork_sw)
‘Material World’, 44AD Art Space Associates show, Bath Spa
Residency at ‘the Garage (Clifton, Bristol) with Painter Dan Hampson (cut short by lockdown) to be re-scheduled











‘Alta Ego’ 44AD Associates exhibition, Bath
‘Anderswo ist hier’ (“Elsewhere is Here’) Bristol Artists Exchange Project)
10 Artists (5 from hanover), 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
BV Open Studios
‘Anderswo ist hier’ (“Elsewhere is Here’) Turba Gallery, Linden, Hannover (Bristol & Hannover Artists Exchange Project) 10 Artists (5 from Bristol)
RWA Secret Postcard Auction
Radiant’ That Art Gallery, December group show, Bristol
BV Open Studios
Brownsword Hepworth summer show, Walton Street, Chelsea, London
Kunsthuis Gallery, Crayke, Yorkshire
Brisons Veor two week residency, Cape Cornwall
2016 BV Open Studios
Lane House Arts, Bath (solo)
Millfield Summer Show, Atkinson Gallery, Somerset
Evolver cover competition exhibition, Black Swan Arts, Frome, Somerset
Shifting Divides – Drawing & Print. Group show, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol
RWA Autumn Exhibition
Black Swan Arts Open 2016, Frome, Somerset
2015 Zeitgeist members show, Deptford
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


‘Life in the plan view’ The Searchers contemporary, Bristol
‘Tumbleweed’ The Searchers contemporary, Bristol


APT, Creekside Open, selected by Paul Noble
Millfield Summer Show, Atkinson Gallery, Street, Somerset
Exeter contemporary Open, Phoenix Gallery,
Installation of 5 paintings, DAC Beachcroft Artspace, Bristol
Launched The Searchers, a one year POP-UP Gallery project in an empty shop, St Michaels Hill, Bristol
Curated 11 exhibitions with artists from Bristol, South West & 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 RWA Autumn Exhibition
2008 ‘Internal Cosmology’. Centrespace Gallery, Bristol.
‘Colour & Landscape’ Bower Ashton Gallery, UWE
‘First Wave’ Bute Space, Cardiff Bay, Wales.
RWA Autumn Exhibition
‘New Constructivists’ Regents College, London ‘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, 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)


‘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 2001 2000 




‘Diverse’ MA show The Hanbury Gallery, Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London.
MA graduate show, ING Bank, City of London.
‘City Limits’ Three Painters, Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, London.
‘A Kind of Architecture’. The Studio Gallery, Chiswick
Artist in residence, Cotto Restaurant, Olympia
New Paintings, Cotto Restaurant, Olympia (solo)
New Paintings, Solo show, Freuds Café, Walton Street, Oxford
Gas Showroom, Oxford Artists Group, painting show
‘Paintings & Products’ Bartley Drey Gallery, Chelsea.
‘Defrag’, Soan Gallery, Fulham (solo)
91’ & 92’ – RA Summer Exhibition
Commissioned by James West Fine Art. 40 small paintings
for ‘The Art Supermarket’ at Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge.
’90 – The Cherwell Boathouse, Oxford (solo)

Download CV