Brie Ruais (b. 1982, Southern California, USA) received her MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts in 2011. Select recent and forthcoming solo and group exhibitions include Youngworld, Detroit; Mesler/Feuer, Hunter College, Rachel Uffner, Maccarone, Sperone Westwater, New York; Halsey McKay, East Hampton; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fused Space, Romer Young, San Francisco, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, USA; Lefebvre & Fils, Paris, France; Laura Bartlett, London, UK; COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada; and Starkwhite, Auckland, New Zealand. Ruais currently lives and works in Brooklyn, USA.


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


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

BFA, Studio Art, New York University, Steinhardt School, NY

Solo Exhibitions

Brie Ruais, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, USA

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

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

Dugout, Lefebvre & Fils, Paris, France
Brie Ruais, Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada

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

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

Group Exhibitions

True Lies, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Paper Covers Rock: Brie Ruais, Letha Wilson, September, Hudson, USA
Brie Ruais and Lina Puerta, Dieu Donne, Brooklyn, USA
I go, you go, good to go, Unclebrother, Hancock, USA
Hand Over Hand, Dennis Miller, New York, USA
Post-Election, September Gallery, Hudson, USA
Squid Ink, with Rosey Keyser, Romer Young Gallery, San Francisco, USA
New Ruins, Curated by Danielle Mysliwiec and Natalie Campbell, American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington DC, USA

Breather, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London, UK
3 Sculptors, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, USA
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

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
EAF14: 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, USA
Next, Arsenal, Montreal, Canada
Anna Betbeze & Brie Ruais, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Organized with Nicole Klagsbrun, Los Angeles, USA
On The Blue Shore of Silence, Tracy Williams and Fitzroy Gallery, New York, USA
A Topography of Chance, Curated by Jessica Silverman, Fused Space, San Francisco, USA
Lovers, Curated by Martin Basher, Starkwhite, Auckland, New Zealand
Speaking Through Paint: Hans Hofmann’s Legacy Today, Curated by Deborah Goodman Davis and Stacey Gershon, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, USA

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

NADA Miami Beach, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, Miami, USA
Contemporary Ceramics, The LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, USA
Peekskill Project V: The New Hudson River School, The Hudson Valley Contemporary Center for Art, Peekskill, USA
The LIC Block Party, SculptureCenter, Queens, USA
Abject, 111 Front Space Galleries, Suite 200, DUMBO, Brooklyn, 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
Material, curated by Doru Olowu, Salon 94 Freemans, New York, USA

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
Columbia University MFA Thesis Exhibtion, The Fischer Landau Center for the Arts, Queens, USA

Durer’s Rhinocerous, The LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, USA
The Record Show, Public Fiction, Los Angeles, USA
B-Sides, 6-8 Months Project Space, New York, NY
First-Year MFA Exhibition, Wallach Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY
Tragic Sense of Life, Westchester Community College Fine Arts Gallery, Rochester, NY

Awards and Residencies

Dieu Donne Papermaking Residency, New York, USA

Anderson Ranch Arts Center Residency, Snowmass Village, USA

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

Guest Artist Exhibition Series, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, USA

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

Vermont Studio Center, Sculpture Fellowship, Johnson, USA

The Philadelphia Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, USA


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

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

Ryan Steadman, “The Top Ten NYC Gallery Shows of 2015”, The, 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”,, August 27, 2015
“If Walls Could Talk”,, May 5, 2015
Scott Indrisek, “5 Must-See Gallery Shows” Blouin, June 12, 2015
Dan Duray, “Untitled and Zack Feuer Galleries Will Merge on the Lower East Side,, March 11, 2015

James Trainor,, “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,, “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,, “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

David Colman, Architectural Digest, “Art Scene: The Next Generation”, December 2013
Corydon Cowansage, Art, “Interview with Brie Ruais”, October 27, 2013
Abraham Adams,, Critics’ Picks, “Ajar”, October 30, 2013
John Arthur Peetz,, Critics’ Picks, “Where The Sun Don’t Shine”, July 18, 2013
Chloe Rossetti,, 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, 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

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

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


Vitamin C: New Perspectives in Contemporary Art, Clay and Ceramics, by Phaidon Press (forthcoming Fall 2017)

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

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

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


Visiting Artist Lecture and Critiques, St. Olaf College Department of Art, Northfield, MN (Forthcoming)

Ceramics for Adults, Abrons Art Center, NY, NY

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

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

Sculpture I, Columbia University, NY, NY

Visiting Artist Lecture and Critiques, New York Studio Residency Program, NY, NY

Visiting Artist Lecture, Adelphi University, Art Department, Long Island, NY


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