RUTH KOLMAN BROPHY an austrian artist in the san francisco bay area

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

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My work is characterized by a playful sensibility. Circles, curves, squares and other elements move to an invisible choreography. Paintings and prints reflect my optimistic take on life and a sense of joie de vivre. I use an exuberance of color, swooping gestures, sensuous curves and recurring groups of shapes. This profusion of elements is tamed by a strong sense of balance and design and an ultimate preference for formalism.

CURRENT EXHIBITS

Valley Art Gallery
1161 Botelho Drive, Suite 110
Palm Court
Walnut Creek, California
Open Tuesday - Saturday 11 am - 5 pm
www.valleyartgallery.org


FIRE AND RAIN
600 Townsend
San Francisco, September 7 to November 14, 2012


PAST EXHIBITS

2010 - 2011

- Firehouse Gallery, Pleasanton, Ca
- Valley Art Center, Walnut Creek, CA, spring and fall shows
- Arts and Culture Commission of Contra Costa County, Crowne Plaza Hotel (Concord, CA) and at ARTS PASSAGES GALLERY in Martinez


2010


- Valley Art Center, Walnut Creek, CA
- Kevin Milligan Gallery, Danville, CA
- Orinda Library
- Boundary Oak Country Club,
- Blackhawk Gallery


2009


- Canessa Gallery, San Francisco, CA


2008


- Walnut Creek City Hall, Walnut Creek, CA, New Monotypes
- Valley Art Center, Walnut Creek, CA
- Pacific Bay Coffee Company

1991-2007
Numerous shows at various venues including
the Minneapolis Institute of Arts

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
 

Adjunct Instructor, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN
Mentor, Mentor/Protegee program, Womens’ Art Registry of Minnesota (WARM)

A detailed resume is available upon request

AWARDS AND HONORS

2009
-
Featured ‘Emerging Artist’ in Art Business Magazine

2006
- Third Place Award, ABSTRACT SHOW, Valley Art Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA

- Honorable Mention, Alamo-Danville Artists Society Spring Show


2003
- Holiday card design for UNICEF Europe


1996
- Award of Merit, Minnesota State Fair Art Exhibition


1995
- Second Place Award, Members’ Show, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, MN


1994

-
Purchase Award, Minnesota Percent for Art in Public Places

- Honorable Mention, Minnesota State Fair Art Exhibition


1986

- First Prize, ‘It’s easy being a girl, the hard part’s being a woman’, YWCA, Minneapolis, MN

- First Prize, Annual Show, Edina Art Center, Edina, MN

EDUCATION

- University of Oregon, Scholarship, Institute of International Education

- College of Art and Design, Linz, Austria

- Training at Minneapolis College of Art ,the University of Minnesota and at the School of Visual Arts in New York City with Milton Glaser.

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