Biography

Brie Ruais

2004

  • Bachelors of Fine Arts, Studio Art, New York University, Steinhardt School, New York, NY

2011

  • Master of Fine Arts, Visual Arts, Columbia University, New York, NY

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016

  • According to the Body, YoungWorld, Detroit, MI –Where You No Longer Are, There is Your Desert, Thomas Hunter Project Space, Hunter College, NY, NY

2015

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

2014

  • Dugout, Lefebvre & Fils, Paris, France

2013

  • XO, Nicole Klagsbrun, New York, NY

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

  • Post-Election, September Gallery, Hudson, NY
  • Squid Ink, Rosey Keyser and Brie Ruais, Romer Young Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • New Ruins, American University Museum at the Katzen Center for the Arts in Northwest Washington, DC

2016

  • 3 Sculptors: Sara Murphy, Brie Ruais, Sally Saul, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY
  • Blue Jean Baby, September, Hudson, NY
  • Splotch, Sperone WestWater, New York, NY
  • Mal Maison, Maccarone, New York, NY
  • Low, Lyles & King, New York, NY

2015

  • Artists in Crafted: Objects in Flux, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, MA
  • Road to Ruin, Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada, June 2015
  • Performative Process curated by Ryan Steadman, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY
  • The Familiar and the Indefineable in Clay: The Scripps 71st Ceramic Annual, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Claremont, CA

2014

  • Next, Arsenal, Toronto, Canada
  • Geometries of Intimacy, Curated by Jess Wilcox and Clara Halpern, Abrons Arts Center, NY, NY
  • EAF14: 2014 Emerging Artist Fellowship exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY Next, Arsenal Montreal, Canada
  • Brie Ruais & Anna Betbeze, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Beverly Hills, CA
  • On The Blue Shore of Silence, Tracy Williams and Fitzroy Gallery, New York, NY
  • A Topography of Chance, Curated by Jessica Silverman, Fused Space, San Francisco, CA
  • Brie Ruais, Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
  • Speaking Through Paint: Hans Hofmann’s Legacy Today, Curated by Stacey Gershon and Deborah Goodman Davis, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY
  • Lovers, Curated by Martin Basher, Starkwhite Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2013

  • AJAR, Curated by Natasha Llorens, Reverse, Brooklyn, NY
  • Come Together: Surviving Sandy Year 1, Curated by Phong Bui, Brooklyn, NY
  • Where the Sun Don’t Shine, Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, NY
  • Two Wholes, Halsey McKay, East Hampton, NY
  • Vessels, The Horticulture Society of New York, New York, NY
  • Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Curated by Clarissa Dalrymple, Los Angeles, CA
  • Xavier Hufkens, Curated by Clarissa Dalrymple, Brussels, Belgium
  • Omar Khayyam, Eli Ping Gallery, New York, NY

2012

  • Contemporary Ceramics, The LeRoy Neiman – Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Peekskill Project V, The Hudson Valley Contemporary Center for Art, Peekskill, NY
  • We Don’t Know We Don’t Know, with artist Julia Sherman, Primetime, Brooklyn, NY
  • AIRspace Artists in Residence Show, Abrons Art Center/Henry Street Settlement, New York, NY
  • Movement in Three Parts, three person exhibition with John Giorno and Oscar Murillo, Nicole Klagsbrun, New York, NY
  • D For Devotion, Louise McCagg Gallery, Diana Center, Barnard College, New York, NY
  • Material, Curated by Doru Olowu, Salon 94 Freemans, New York, NY
  • Unfolding // Performing Sculpture, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

2011

  • Paul Clay, Salon 94 Bowery, New York, NY
  • Fabric As Form, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY Columbia MFA Thesis Exhibition, The Fisher Landau Center for Art, Queens, NY

2010

  • Dürer’s Rhinoceros, The LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • The Record Show, Public Fiction, Los Angeles, CA 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

2009

  • A Hunter’s Return to the Good Country, Fontanelle Gallery, Portland, OR
  • Dangerous Women, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

2008

  • Sense and Sensitivity, AG Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • Bodyjar, Untrained, Santa Fe, NM

2007

  • Forever Home, Little Cakes Gallery, New York, NY

2006

  • Forever Home, HPGRP, Tokyo, Japan
  • Generations5, AIR Gallery, New York, NY
  • Cabin Comforts, Secret Project Robot, Brooklyn, NY

2005

  • Delicate Kinshi, HPGRP, Tokyo, Japan
  • The True Mirror, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016

  • Joseph Hart, “Deep Color Podcast: Brie Ruais”, Interview at deepcolorpodcast.com, December 2016
  • Anthony Hawley, “Mal Maison”, Modern Painters, October/November, 2016
  • Taylor DaFoe, “New York Summer Group Shows:’Splotch’ at Sperone Westwater”, Blouin Artinfo, July 18, 2016
  • Casey Lesser, “15 New York Gallery Shows Where’ You’ll Find Exciting Young Artists This June”, Artsy, June 2, 2016
  • Paul Laster, “Weekend Edition: 12 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before Febuary 15”, The Observer, Feb 11, 2016

2015

  • Ryan Steadman, “The Top Ten NYC Gallery Shows of 2015”, The Observer.com, December
  • 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, “Up and Coming: Through the Medium of Clay, Sculptor Brie Ruais Lays Herself Bare”, Artsy.com, Oct 2014
  • James Trainor, “Brie Ruais, Artists on Artists”, BOMB Magazine, Fall
  • Scott Indrisek, “Brie Ruais Get’s Physical with her Material”, BlouinArtInfo.com, Sept
  • Leah Ollman, “Getting Physical with Clay and Fiber at Marc Selwyn”, The Los Angeles Times, August
  • Roman Astrauskas, “Ring of Desire: On Brie Ruais’ Nearly Torn Away”, Magenta Magazine On, May
  • Patrick Kendra Jayne, “Brie Ruais”, Turbulence Art Project, April
  • Wendy Vogel, “Review In Brief, Brie Ruais”, Modern Painters, March
  • Lilly Wei, “Claytime! Ceramics Finds Its PLace in the Art-World Mainstream”, ARTnews, January

2013

  • “Brie Ruais”, Modern Painters: Review in Brief, March
  • David Colman, “Art Scene: The Next Generation”, Architectural Digest, December
  • Corydon Cowansage, “Brie Ruais”, Art Haps, October 27
  • Abraham Adams, Critics' Picks, “Ajar”, ​Artforum.com, October 30, 2013
  • ohn Arthur Peetz, Critics' Picks, “Where The Sun Don’t Shine”, ​Artforum.com, July 18, 2013
  • Chloé Rossetti, “Vessels”, Artforum, June 28
  • John Authur Peetz, “Where The Sun Don’t Shine”, Artforum, July 18
  • Karen Rosenberg, “Vessels”, The New York Times, June 20
  • “Art world’s secret weapon’ Clarissa Dalrymple curates exhibition at Xavier Hufkens (Brussels),” Utopia Parkway, January
  • Jellicoe, Zoe, “Xavier Hufkens presents… Clarissa Dalrymple,” The Word, January 22

2012

  • Wilson, Michael, “Movement in Three Parts,” Time Out New York, April 24
  • “Dead Weight,” Sculpture Center Blog, June

2011

  • Smith, Roberta, “Paul Clay,” New York Times, June 3
  • “Goings On About Town: Paul Clay”, The New Yorker, June

2010

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

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2016

  • Dieu Donne Papermaking Residency

2015

  • Anderson Ranch Ceramic Residency

2014

  • Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellowship
  • The Shandaken Project Residency

2012

  • Selected for the Guest Artist Exhibition Series, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

2011

  • Abrons Art Center & Henry Street Settlement, AIRspace Residency

2008

  • Vermont Studio Center, Sculpture Fellowship

2005

  • The Philadelphia Fabric Workshop and Museum, Apprenticeship

2000

  • NYU Steinhardt Arts Scholarship

LECTURESHIPS

2017

  • Artist talk in the contect of “Beverly Bunhanan, Ruins and Rituals”, Brooklyn Museum, New York
  • Visiting Artist Lecture and Critiques, St. Olaf College Department of Art, Northfeild, MN

2016

  • Ceramics for Adults, Abrons Art Center, NY, NY

2015

  • Visiting Artist Lecture, Crotiques, and Workshop, Indiana University, Ceramics Department, Bloomington NY, NY

2014

  • Visiting Artist Lecture, Crotiques, Rhode Island School of Design, Ceramics Department, Providence RI

2013

  • Sculpture I, Columbia University, NY, NY

2012

  • New York Studio Residency Program, New York, NY

2011

  • Adelphi University, Art Department, Long Island, NY