Brie Ruais

Brie Ruais (b. 1982, Southern California, California, USA) is an artist working in ceramic sculpture, installation, and performance video. Ruais received her MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts in 2011 and her BFA from New York University in 2004. She has exhibited internationally in museums and galleries including Museum of New Art, Portsmouth; Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University, Houston; Kunstraum Potsdam, Potsdam; Craft Contemporary, Los Angeles; Albertz Benda Gallery, New York; The Anderson Collection, Stanford University, Stanford, CA; Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY; Dallas Museum of Art, Texas; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia; Night Gallery, Los Angeles; Cooper Cole, Toronto; American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington DC; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Nicole Klagsbrun, New York; among others. Ruais’ work is currently featured in the exhibition “Strange Clay” at the Hayward Gallery, London, UK. Ruais lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.

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Museum of New Art

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Brie Ruais – Museum of New Art, 2022

Installation at Museum of New Art, Portsmouth, USA

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Hayward Gallery

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Brie Ruais – Hayward Gallery, 2022

Installation at Hayward Gallery, London, UK

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Albertz Benda Gallery

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Brie Ruais – Albertz Benda Gallery, 2021

Solo show at Albertz Benda Gallery, New York, USA

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Moody Center for the Arts

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Brie Ruais – Moody Center for the Arts, 2021

Solo show at Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University, Houston, USA

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Night Gallery

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Brie Ruais – Night Gallery, 2020

Solo show at Night Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

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Locating Home, 130 lbs

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Brie Ruais – Locating Home, 130 lbs, 2022

Glazed stoneware, pigmentes stonewar, hardware

82" X 81" X 1"
208.28cm X 205.74cm X 2.54cm

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Mapping the Land by Hand, 130 lbs

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Brie Ruais – Mapping the Land by Hand, 130 lbs, 2022

Glazed stoneware, pigmentes stonewar, hardware

82" X 80" X 4.5"
208.28cm X 203.2cm X 11.43cm

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Scratching the Surface, 130 lbs

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Brie Ruais – Scratching the Surface, 130 lbs, 2022

Glazed stoneware, pigmentes stonewar, hardware

79.5" X 83" X 4"
201.93cm X 210.82cm X 10.16cm

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Brie Ruais

Intertwining Bodies, Roots, Hair (130 lbs times 3)

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Brie Ruais – Intertwining Bodies, Roots, Hair (130 lbs times 3), 2022

Glazed stoneware, pigmentes stonewar, hardware

54" X 162"
137.16cm X 411.48cm

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Plant Dreaming Deep

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Brie Ruais – Plant Dreaming Deep, 2022

Video

Edition of 3, 2 AP

17 minutes

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Star Made by Punching the Sky (19)

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Brie Ruais – Star Made by Punching the Sky (19), 2021

Glazed stoneware

8.5" X 7" X 1"
21.59cm X 17.78cm X 2.54cm

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Star Made by Punching the Sky (18)

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Brie Ruais – Star Made by Punching the Sky (18), 2021

Glazed stoneware

10" X 9" X 1"
25.4cm X 22.86cm X 2.54cm

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Star Made by Punching the Sky (17)

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Brie Ruais – Star Made by Punching the Sky (17), 2021

Glazed stoneware

6.5" X 6" X 1"
16.51cm X 15.24cm X 2.54cm

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Albertz Benda Gallery

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Brie Ruais – Albertz Benda Gallery, 2019

Solo show at Albertz Benda Gallery, New York, USA

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Night Gallery

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Brie Ruais – Night Gallery, 2018

Solo show at Night Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

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Young World

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Brie Ruais – Young World, 2016

Installation at Young World in Detroit, Michigan

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130 lbs. of Proximal Frontage

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Brie Ruais – 130 lbs. of Proximal Frontage, 2015

Installation at Mesler/Feuer, New York, USA

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Red Pushes 1, 2, and 3 (130lbs each)

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Brie Ruais – Red Pushes 1, 2, and 3 (130lbs each), 2017

Glazed ceramic and unfired clay

3 parts each, approx.

76" X 20" X 15"
193.04cm X 50.8cm X 38.1cm

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Landscape Painting with 130lbs of Clay (Dark Sky Law), 130lbs (AKA Black Horizon)

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Brie Ruais – Landscape Painting with 130lbs of Clay (Dark Sky Law), 130lbs (AKA Black Horizon), 2016

Glazed ceramic, hardware

34" X 69"
86.36cm X 175.26cm

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Star I Made by Punching the Sky (7)

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Brie Ruais – Star I Made by Punching the Sky (7), 2018

Fired clay, gaze

10.5" X 9.8" X 1.4"
26.67cm X 24.89cm X 3.56cm

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Star I Made by Punching the Sky (5)

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Brie Ruais – Star I Made by Punching the Sky (5), 2018

Fired clay, glaze

6" X 8" X 1.3"
15.24cm X 20.32cm X 3.3cm

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Star I Made by Punching the Sky (4)

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Brie Ruais – Star I Made by Punching the Sky (4), 2018

Fired clay, glaze

11.5" X 10" X 1.3"
29.21cm X 25.4cm X 3.3cm

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Spreading Out from Center in Five Directions (Left Arm, Left Leg, Right Arm, Right Leg), 130lbs,

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Brie Ruais – Spreading Out from Center in Five Directions (Left Arm, Left Leg, Right Arm, Right Leg), 130lbs,, 2016

Fired clay, glaze, hardware

59" X 55" X 3.5"
149.86cm X 139.7cm X 8.89cm

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Affirmation Pot: Me TOO

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Brie Ruais – Affirmation Pot: Me TOO, 2018

Porcelain, glaze

13.5" X 13" X 9.5"
34.29cm X 33.02cm X 24.13cm

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Affirmation Pot: Grab Back

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Brie Ruais – Affirmation Pot: Grab Back, 2018

18" X 9" X 8"
45.72cm X 22.86cm X 20.32cm

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Affirmation Pot: I Decide What Goes Inside

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Brie Ruais – Affirmation Pot: I Decide What Goes Inside, 2018

Porcelain, glaze

17" X 12.5" X 12"
43.18cm X 31.75cm X 30.48cm

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Affirmation Pot: Me Too

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Brie Ruais – Affirmation Pot: Me Too, 2018

Porcelain, glaze

19" X 6.5" X 7"
48.26cm X 16.51cm X 17.78cm

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Affirmation Pot: My Body My Choice

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Brie Ruais – Affirmation Pot: My Body My Choice, 2018

Porcelain, glaze

22" X 10" X 10"
55.88cm X 25.4cm X 25.4cm

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Gutted

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Brie Ruais – Gutted, 2017

Paper pulp, fibrous roots

18" X 17" X 6"
45.72cm X 43.18cm X 15.24cm

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Scalped

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Brie Ruais – Scalped, 2017

Paper pulp, horse hair

18" X 17.5" X 2.5"
45.72cm X 44.45cm X 6.35cm

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Holding the center

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Brie Ruais – Holding the center, 2017

Paper pulp, wintered organics from the artist's garden

27" X 23" X 4"
68.58cm X 58.42cm X 10.16cm

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Cornered, 125lbs

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Brie Ruais – Cornered, 125lbs, 2016

Glazed ceramic, hardware

57" X 19.5"
144.78cm X 49.53cm

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Spreading Out Sideways From All Seven (130lbs)

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Brie Ruais – Spreading Out Sideways From All Seven (130lbs), 2017

Porcelain, gold leaf, hardware

65" X 51.5" X 3"
165.1cm X 130.81cm X 7.62cm

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Corner Push (White), 131 lbs

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Brie Ruais – Corner Push (White), 131 lbs, 2014

Glazed ceramic

75" X 16" X 14"
190.5cm X 40.64cm X 35.56cm

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Nearly Torn Away

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Brie Ruais – Nearly Torn Away, 2013

Glazed ceramic, hardware

82" X 78" X 5 1/2"
208.28cm X 198.12cm X 0cm