Brie Ruais (b. 1982, Southern California) received her BFA from New York University, and her MFA from Columbia University in 2011. Her work has been exhibited at institutions including the Katzen Center at American University, Washington, DC; Arsenal, Montreal; Museum of Fine Arts Boston; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Solo exhibitions include Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada; Night Gallery, Los Angeles; Nicole Klagsbrun, NY; Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY; Mesler/Feuer, NY, USA; Lefebrve & Fils, Paris, France. Group exhibitions include Maccarone, Sperone Westwater and Rachel Uffner in NY; Night Gallery and Marc Selwyn Fine Arts in Los Angeles, September gallery in Hudson, NY, Romer Young Gallery, San Francisco, USA and Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium, among others. Ruais is the recipient of the Sharpe Walentas Studio Program, the Dieu Donne Fellowship, Montello Foundation Residency, Socrates Sculpture Park Fellowship, The Shandaken Project Residency among others. Her work is featured in Vitamin C: New Perspectives in Contemporary Art, Clay and Ceramics, by Phaidon (Fall 2017).  She will have a two-person show at GAA gallery, Provincetown, USA. Ruais currently lives and works in Brooklyn, USA.

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Born 1982, Southern California, USA
Lives and works in Brooklyn, USA

Education

2011
MFA, Columbia University’s School of the Arts, New York, USA

2004
BFA, Studio Art, New York University, Steinhardt School, New York, USA

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2018

Gina Osterloch + Brie Ruais, GAA gallery, Provincetown, USA (forthcoming)
Brie Ruais, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Attempting to Hold the Landscape 2016-2017, Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada

2017

Brie Ruais and Thomas Fougeirol, Albertz Benda gallery, Untitled Art Fair, Miami, USA
Broken Ground, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, USA
Paper Cover Rock, with Letha Wilson, September, Hudson, USA
Squid Ink, with Rosey Keyser, RomerYoung Gallery, San Francisco, USA

2016
According to the Body, YoungWorld, Detroit, USA
Where You No Longer Are, There is Your Desert, Thomas Hunter Project Space, Hunter College, New York, USA

2015
130 lbs. of Proximal Frontage, Mesler/Feuer, New York, USA

2014
Dugout, Lefebvre & Fils, Paris, France
Brie Ruais & Anna Betbeze, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Organized with Nicole Klagsbrun, Los Angeles, USA
Brie Ruais, Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada

2013
XO, Nicole Klagsbrun, New York, USA
Two Wholes, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, USA

2012
Unfolding // Performing Sculpture, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, USA

Group Exhibitions

2018
Halsey McKay Gallery @ Susan Inglett Gallery, Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC, USA (forthcoming)
Clay Today, The Hole, New York, USA

2017
NADA Miami, with Glen Baldridge and Eli Hansen, Halsey McKay Gallery, Miami, USA
True Lies, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
I GO, YOU GO, GOOD TO GO, Unclebrother (Gavin Brown’s Enterprise), Hancock, USA
Form of Touch, Curated by Becky Nahom, Pfizer Building, Brooklyn, USA
Resistance After Nature, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Haverford, USA
New Ruins, Curated by Danielle Mysliwiec and Natalie Campbell, American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington DC, USA
Six years of The Shandaken Project, Phillips Auction House, New York, USA
Post-Election, September, Hudson, USA

2016
Breather, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London, UK
3 Sculptors, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY
Splotch, Curated by Eileen Jeng, Sperone Westwater, New York, USA
Blue Jean Baby, September, Hudson, New York, USA
Mal Maison,
 Curated by Ashton Cooper, Maccarone, New York, USA
Low, Curated by Ethan Greenbaum and Michael DeLucia, Lyles and King, New York, USA

2015
Artists in Crafted: Objects in Flux, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
Road to Ruin, Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada
Performative Process 
curated by Ryan Steadman, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, USA
The Familiar and the Indefinable in Clay: The Scripps 71st Ceramic Annual, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Claremont, USA
Next, Arsenal, Toronto, Canada 
Geometries of Intimacy, 
Curated by Jess Wilcox and Clara Halpern, Abrons Arts Center, New York, USA
Socrates Sculpture Park EAF1 Exhibition, Long Island City, New York, USA
Next, Arsenal, Montreal, Canada 
A Topography of Chance, 
Curated by Jessica Silverman, Fused Space, San Francisco, USA
Speaking Through Paint: Hans Hofmann’s Legacy Today, 
Curated by Deborah Goodman Davis and Stacey Gershon, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, USA

2013
Ajar, Curated by Natasha Llorens, Reverse, Brooklyn, USA 
Come Together: Surviving Sandy Year 1, 
Curated by Phong Bui, Brooklyn, USA
Where The Sun Don’t Shine, 
Curated by 247365, Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, USA
Vessels, The Horticulture Society of New York, New York, USA
Exhibition Curated by Clarissa Dalrymple, 
Marc Selwyn Fine Arts, Los Angeles, USA 
ADAA, 
Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, USA
Exhibition Curated by Clarissa Dalrymple, 
Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium 
Omar Khayyam, 
Eli Ping Gallery, New York, USA

2012
NADA Miami Beach, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, Miami, USA 
AIRspace Artists in Residence Show, 
Abrons Art Center/Henry Street Settlement, New York, USA
Movement in Three Parts, 
Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, USA

2011
BYTS Bosch Young Talent Show, Stedelijk Museum, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Paul Clay, Salon 94 Bowery, New York, USA
Fabric as Form, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, USA

2010
The Record Show, Public Fiction, Los Angeles, USA

Awards and Residencies

2017
Sharpe-Walentas Studio program, New York, USA
Montello Foundation Residency, Montello, Nevada, USA

2016
Dieu Donne Papermaking Residency, New York, USA

2015
Anderson Ranch Arts Center Residency, Snowmass Village, USA

2014
Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellowship, New York, USA
The Shandaken Project Residency, Hudson Valley, USA

2012
Guest Artist Exhibition Series, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, USA

2011
Abrons Art Center & Henry Street Settlement, AIRspace Residency, New York, USA

2008
Vermont Studio Center, Sculpture Fellowship, Johnson, USA

2005
The Philadelphia Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, USA

Bibliography

2017
Scott Indrisek, “10 Emerging Artists to Discover at Untitled Miami Beach”, Artsy.com, Dec 5, 2017
Loney Abrams, “Sculpting the Landscape: Brie Ruais on Using Clay as a Metaphor for Land’s Violent History”, Artspace.com, September 28, 2017
Martha Schwendener, “What to See in New York’s Art Fairs this Week”, New York Times, March 2, 2017
Julie Baumgardner, “A Guide to America’s Next Great Art Neighborhood”, The New York Times Style Magazine, Jan 11, 2017

2016
Anthony Hawley, “Mail Maison”, Modern Painters, October/November, 2016
Paul Laster, “Weekend Edition: 12 Things To Do in New York’s Art World Before February 15”, The Observer, Feb 11, 2016

2015
Ryan Steadman, “The Top Ten NYC Gallery Shows of 2015”, The Observer.com, December 17, 2015
Ashton Cooper, “In The Flesh: Brie Ruais’ delicately bruised ceramics offer a gutsy take on the self-portrait”, Cultured Magazine, Fall 2015
The New Yorker, Goings on About Town, Shortlist, “Brie Ruais”, June 8 & 15, 2015
Dylan Kerr, “Full-Contact Ceramics: Sculptor Brie Ruais on Wrestling Conceptual Statements From Mountains of Clay”, Artspace.com, August 27, 2015
“If Walls Could Talk”, Blinnk.com, May 5, 2015
Scott Indrisek, “5 Must-See Gallery Shows” Blouin Artinfo.com, June 12, 2015
Dan Duray, “Untitled and Zack Feuer Galleries Will Merge on the Lower East Side, Artnews.com, March 11, 2015

2014
James Trainor, Artsy.com, “Up and Coming: Through the Medium of Clay, Sculptor Brie Ruais Lays Herself Bare”, Oct 2014
Scott Indrisek, Modern Painters, “Kick it, Push it: A Sculptor gets physical with clay, Nov 2014
James Trainor, BOMB Magazine, “Brie Ruais, Artists on Artists”, Fall 2014
Scott Indrisek, BlouinArtInfo.com, “Brie Ruais Get’s Physical with her Material”, Sept 9, 2014
Leah Ollman, The Los Angeles Times, “Getting Physical with Clay and Fiber at Marc Selwyn”, Aug 2, 2014
Roman Astrauskas, Magenta Magazine Online, “Ring of Desire: On Brie Ruais’ Nearly Torn Away”, May 2014
Kendra Jayne Patrick, TurbulanceArtProject.com, “Brie Ruais”, April 2014
Wendy Vogel, Modern Painters, “Brie Ruais, Reviews in Brief: New York”, March 2014
Modern Painters, “Hit List: Things We Like”, February 2014
Lilly Wei, Art News, “Claytime! Ceramics Find Its Place in the Art-World Mainstream”, January 2014

2013
David Colman, Architectural Digest, “Art Scene: The Next Generation”, December 2013
Corydon Cowansage, Art Haps.com, “Interview with Brie Ruais”, October 27, 2013
Abraham Adams, Artforum.com, Critics’ Picks, “Ajar”, October 30, 2013
John Arthur Peetz, Artforum.com, Critics’ Picks, “Where The Sun Don’t Shine”, July 18, 2013
Chloe Rossetti, Artforum.com, Critics’ Picks, “Vessels”, June 28, 2013
Karen Rosenberg, The New York Times, Art in Review, “Vessels”, June 20, 2013
Zoe Jellicoe, The Word, “Xavier Hufkens presents Clarissa Dalrymple”, Jan 22, 2013

2012
Site95.com, Weekly Artist Feature, June 4, 2012
Michael Wilson, Time Out New York, “Movement in Three Parts”, April 24, 2012
David Everitt Howe, Sculpture Center Tumblr, Dead Weight, June 2012

2011
Joan Sherman, The Huffington Post, “Young Artists Look at Old Masters”, August 15, 2011
The New Yorker, “Goings On About Town, Paul Clay”, August 15, 2011
Roberta Smith, The New York Times, “Paul Clay”, June 3, 2011

2010
Columbia Spectator, “Art Exhibit More Strange Than Standard”, April 4, 2010

Publications

2017
Vitamin C: New Perspectives in Contemporary Art, Clay and Ceramics, by Phaidon Press, October 2017
Paper Covers Rock: Brie Ruais, Letha Wilson, designed by Grace Caiazza with Kristen Dodge, published by September Gallery, 2017

2015
Emily Zilber, Crafted: Objects in Flux, Exhibition catalog by MFA Boston Publications, 2015
The Familiar and the Indefinable in Clay: The Scripps 71s Ceramic Annual, show catalog

2014
Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1, editor Jack Flam

2013
XO: Brie Ruais, Artist’s Book including a conversation with Sarah Sze, published by Nicole Klagsbrun, Nov. 2013

Lectureships/Teachings

2017
Visiting Artist Lecture and Critiques, St. Olaf College Department of Art, Northfield, USA
“Artist’s Eye: Brie Ruais on Beverly Buchanan”, artist led tour of Ruins and Rituals, Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA

2016
Ceramics for Adults, Abrons Art Center, New York, USA

2015
Visiting Artist Lecture, Critiques, and Workshop, Indiana University, Ceramics Department, Bloomington, USA

2014
Visiting Artist Lecture and Critiques, Rhode Island School of Design, Ceramics Department, Providence, USA

2013
Sculpture I, Columbia University, New York, USA

2012
Visiting Artist Lecture and Critiques, New York Studio Residency Program, New York, USA

2011
Visiting Artist Lecture, Adelphi University, Art Department, Long Island, New York, USA

Collections

The Dallas Museum of Art
National Gallery of Canada, Library and Archives

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