Lot 2 - Ruth Philo - Breathe In
Lot 2 - Ruth Philo - Breathe In

Lot 2 - Ruth Philo - Breathe In

Watercolour on Paper

A6 (15 x 10cm) Original Artwork 

Signed on verso

 

ARTIST INFO

 

About 

 

Ruth's paintings explore abstraction, through colour, light and surface, often emerging from encounters with place and walking. Her work combines elements of internal and external worlds to convey a sensory experience. The scale is often intimate, the surface of the paintings pared down, with just enough in them, to communicate on both a physical and an emotional level. 
 
She regularly exhibits in the UK and abroad, working from a studio in Sudbury, Suffolk. Ruth has an MA in Fine Art from Norwich University of the Arts and a BA in History of Art, University of Warwick, she is a member of Contemporary British Painting and also curates shows. Her work has been selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize and the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, British Council exhibitions in Poland and Romania as well as Contemporary British Painting shows in China and the US. She was awarded a British Council Artists International Development Fund Travel Grant to develop work in China on a residency in 2018. Her work features in collections in the UK, Ireland, USA, Switzerland and China. 

 

email: ruth@ruthphilo.co.uk | website: www.ruthphilo.co.uk | Instagram and Twitter: @ruthphilo 

 

Education

 

2009-11 MA Fine Art Norwich University of the Arts 

1990-1992 Diploma Art Textiles (Distinction) Anglia Ruskin University 

1986-1987 PGCE Art Education (Distinction) Institute of Education, University of London 

1975-1979 BA Hons History of Art 2:1 University of Warwick 

 

Select Exhibitions/Awards 

 
2021 This Year’s Model, Studio 1.1, London 
2020 Vitalistic Fantasies, Contemporary British Painting, Cello Factory, London  
2020 Beyond Other Horizons: Contemporary Paintings Made in Britain & Romania, British Council exhibition, Palace of Culture, Iași, Romania 
2020 Mycorrhiza and Extancy, Survival Strategies, Sluice, AMP Gallery, Peckham, London 
2019 The Colour in Anything, Solo Show, M2 Gallery, Peckham, London 
2019 Made in Britain: 82 Painters of the 21st Century, National Museum, Gdansk, Poland  
2018 Paintlounge Berlin, Sluice, The Kühlhaus, Berlin 
2018 First Biennale Sino-British Contemporary Art Exhibition, Yantai Art Museum, China 
2017-18 Contemporary Masters from Britain: 80 Painters of 21st Century, China 
2017 Ruth Philo & Yves Beaumont: Paintskips, Studio 1.1, Redchurch Street, London  
2017 Solo show Paint Ground Westminster Reference Library, London 
2015 Jerwood Drawing Prize Jerwood Space, London 
2015 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London 
 
 
Gallery Representation 

 

Artsy - Gallery Attaché, Rise Art, Studio 1.1 

 

Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork   

 

These paintings explore the colour pink and its power physically, emotionally and those embodied powerful links to memory 'What is colour? A kind of bliss' Roland Barthes 

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