BRIE RUAIS
BRIE RUAIS - Artist

Brie Ruais [b. 1982]

Spreading Outward Finding Balance, 128 lbs, 2020

Glazed stoneware, hardware

93 x 92 x 2 inches

236 x 233.5 x 5 cm

(Inv# AB12987)

 

 

Brie Ruais [b. 1982, Southern California] lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She received her MFA from Columbia University's School of the Arts in 2011. Ruais’ movement-based practice is legible through the scrapes, gouges, and gestures embedded in the surfaces and forms of the ceramic works.  Each sculpture is made with the equivalent of her body weight in clay, resulting in human-scale works that forge an intimacy with the viewer’s body. Through her immersive engagement with clay, Ruais’s work generates a physical and sensorial experience that explores a new dialogue between the  body and the earth. 
 

Her work has been exhibited at public institutions including the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Craft Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA; The Everson, Syracuse, NY; The Anderson Collection, Stanford University, Stanford, CA; Musée d’art de Joliette, Joliette, Québec, Canada; The Southern Utah Museum of Art, Cedar City, UT; the Katzen Center at American University, Washington, DC and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Her first institutional solo exhibition, Brie Ruais: Movement at the Edge of the Land, opened in June 2021 at The Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University in Houston, TX. Awards and residencies include The Virginia Groot Foundation Grant (2021), The Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant (2018), The Sharpe Walentas Studio Program (2018), Socrates Sculpture Park Fellowship (2014), among others. Ruais' work is in the collections of the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; Pennsylvania Academy of Art, Philadelphia, PA; TD Bank, US; Matamoros Art In Embassies Collection, Mexico; the Pizzuti Collection, OH; and the BurgerCollection Hong Kong. She is featured in Vitamin C: New Perspectives in Contemporary Art, Clay and Ceramics, published by Phaidon (2017).
 
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BRIE RUAIS - Artist
December 9, 2021 - January 22, 2022
Albertz Benda, New York, NY
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November 29 - December 4, 2021
Miami Beach
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August 7 - September 9, 2021
Kunstraum Potsdam
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June 12 - August 29, 2020
Moody Center for the Arts, Houston TX
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curated by Margaret Liu Clinton
October 24 - December 20, 2019
albertz benda, New York
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181 Fremont Street
July 11 - September 12, 2019
San Francisco, CA
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May 3 - June 8, 2019
albertz benda, New York
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Apr 11 - 14, 2019
Dallas, TX
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Brie Ruais
March 7-10, 2019
Pier 94
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Booth B1
April 13 - 15, 2018
Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, TX
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December 6-10, 2017
Miami
Brie Ruais, a Brooklyn Based Ceramic Sculptor Talk...
Brie Ruais, a Brooklyn Based Ceramic Sculptor Talks About Her Creative Experience in the Galisteo Basin
Radio Free Galisteo
October 22, 2021
Ceramic artists: top trail-glazers breaking the mo...
Ceramic artists: top trail-glazers breaking the mould
Wallpaper
August 16, 2021
Movement at the Edge of Land: Brie Ruais at the Mo...
Movement at the Edge of Land: Brie Ruais at the Moody Center
Whitewall Art
August 13, 2021
Bilder einer Geisterfahrt
Bilder einer Geisterfahrt
Märkische Allgemeine
August 8, 2921
How Brie Ruais Uses Her Own Body to Shape Her Clay...
How Brie Ruais Uses Her Own Body to Shape Her Clay Sculptures, and the Desert Sounds That Keep Her Motivated
artnet
July 27, 2021
The 9 Must-See Museum Exhibitions of Summer 2021
The 9 Must-See Museum Exhibitions of Summer 2021
The Observer
June 1, 2021
Brie Ruais: The Measure of All Things
Brie Ruais: The Measure of All Things
Art in America
February 23, 2021
Brie Ruais: PAFA invites women to take up space in...
Brie Ruais: PAFA invites women to take up space in new feminist exhibition
WHYY
January 31, 2021
Using Her Body, Brie Ruais Traces The Mark Of Clim...
Using Her Body, Brie Ruais Traces The Mark Of Climate Change On Nevada’s Deserts
Forbes
December 22, 2020
Brie Ruais' Desert Magic
Brie Ruais' Desert Magic
GARAGE
December 18, 2020
Sophia Narrett Sews the Seeds of Love, One Thread...
Sophia Narrett Sews the Seeds of Love, One Thread at a Time
Art&Object
December 4, 2020
Brie Ruais: TERRESTRIAL AFFAIR
Brie Ruais: TERRESTRIAL AFFAIR
Art Asia Pacific
May/June 2020
Amid Social Distancing, Clay is a Unifying Medium
Amid Social Distancing, Clay is a Unifying Medium
ÆQAI
March 28, 2020
Da Brooklyn al Ghetto: Artiste e collezioniste ver...
Da Brooklyn al Ghetto: Artiste e collezioniste vernissage al femminile nella <<casa-atelier>>
September 19, 2019
Carta, cemento e tarsie
Carta, cemento e tarsie
September 18, 2019
Ruais, Tuttle e Wilson da Anna Marra, Roma
Ruais, Tuttle e Wilson da Anna Marra, Roma
September 19, 2019
Lana, argilla e foto: in tre da New York
Lana, argilla e foto: in tre da New York
September 18, 2019
Brie Ruais: Ways
Brie Ruais: Ways
Exhibition Catalogue
April 2019
OUR PREVIEW PICKS FROM DALLAS ART FAIR’S 11TH ED...
OUR PREVIEW PICKS FROM DALLAS ART FAIR’S 11TH EDITION
Cultured
April 10, 2019
Finding Intimacy in the Immensity of Infinity
Finding Intimacy in the Immensity of Infinity
Hyperallergic
April 7, 2019
Works by (mostly) women, sensual, whimsical, power...
Works by (mostly) women, sensual, whimsical, powerful, in ‘Intimate Immensity’ at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
ARTBLOG
March 27, 2019
Last call: Catch these Philly art exhibitions befo...
Last call: Catch these Philly art exhibitions before it’s too late
The Philadelphia Inquirer
March 21, 2019
In with the Art Crowd
In with the Art Crowd
Moda Operandi
March 5, 2019
Names Not to Miss: The Armory Show
Names Not to Miss: The Armory Show
The Art Newspaper
March 5, 2019
In With the Art Crowd
In With the Art Crowd
March 5, 2019
Brie Ruais puts all of her body weight into each s...
Brie Ruais puts all of her body weight into each sculpture she makes
LA Times
May 19, 2018
10 Emerging Artists to Discover at Untitled, Miami...
10 Emerging Artists to Discover at Untitled, Miami Beach
Artsy
December 5, 2017
Vitamin C: Brie Ruais
Vitamin C: Brie Ruais
Vitamin C: Clay + Ceramic in Contemporary Art.
2017
Sculpting the Landscape: Brie Ruais on Using Clay...
Sculpting the Landscape: Brie Ruais on Using Clay as a Metaphor for Land's Violent History
Artspace
September 28, 2017
In the Flesh
In the Flesh
Cultured
Fall 2015
Brie Ruais Gets Physical with Her Material
Brie Ruais Gets Physical with Her Material
ARTINFO
September 9, 2014
Art in Review: Vessels
Art in Review: Vessels
The New York Times
June 21, 2013
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