I stand on myself like a hilltop and my life is spread before me.Jack Gilbert

Looking to visual connections between the micro and macro, I seek to gain a grasp of how the internal and external connect. My work is lead by a curiosity with what goes on under the surface, and how a collection of seemingly insignificant details create the whole.


I paint as a means to lift above and get distance in order to question these observations.

Dust

Dust

oil on canvas - 48" x 42" gallery view

Fissure

Fissure

oil on canvas - 30" x 27" gallery view

Flight of the Sinew

Flight of the Sinew

oil on canvas - 30" x 24" gallery view

Flight Remains

Flight Remains

oil on canvas - 58" x 48" gallery view

Follicle

Follicle

oil on canvas - 42" x 30" gallery view

Internal Grasp

Internal Grasp

oil on canvas - 30" x 27" gallery view

Realm

Realm

oil on canvas - 48" x 36" gallery view

Spawn

Spawn

oil on canvas - 48" x 42" gallery view

Underneath

Underneath

oil on canvas - 60" x 36" gallery view

Vapor

Vapor

oil on canvas - 15" x 15" gallery view

Vault

Vault

oil on canvas - 42" x 30" gallery view

Ground Study 1

Ground Study 1

ink on panel - 11" x 8" gallery view

Ground Study 2

Ground Study 2

ink on panel - 11" x 8" gallery view

Ground Study 5

Ground Study 5

ink on panel - 11" x 8" gallery view

Ground Study 9

Ground Study 9

ink on panel - 11" x 8" gallery view

Internal Flight 1

Internal Flight 1

oil and ink on panel 2" x 1.5"gallery view

Internal Flight 2

Internal Flight 2

oil and ink on panel 2" x 1.5"gallery view

Internal Flight 3

Internal Flight 3

oil and ink on panel 2" x 1.5"gallery view

Ego Trip

Ego Trip

acrylic and ink on canvas 72" x 60" gallery view

Mutant, Take Off

Mutant, Take Off

oil on canvas 48" x 26" gallery view

On the Move

On the Move

oil on canvas 61" x 49" gallery view

I Need Something to Fly

I Need Something to Fly

oil on panel 13" x 12" gallery view

Perch on High

Perch on High

oil on panel 13" x 12" gallery view

Just a Touch

Just a Touch

oil on panel 13" x 12" gallery view

Failing and Flying

Failing and Flying

acrylic and ink on canvas 72" x 60" gallery view

Failing at the Bramble

Failing at the Bramble

acrylic and ink on canvas 72" x 60" gallery view

Internal Grasp

Internal Grasp

oil, ink and acrylic canvas 30" x 60" gallery view

#A5

#A5

Charcoal on paper 10" x 9"gallery view

#A23

#A23

Charcoal on paper 10" x 9"gallery view

#A58

#A58

Charcoal on paper 10" x 9"gallery view

#B6

#B6

Charcoal on paper 7" x 7"gallery view

#B10

#B10

Charcoal on paper 7" x 7"gallery view

#B14

#B14

Charcoal on paper 7" x 7"gallery view

#B11

#B11

Charcoal on paper 9.5" x 11"gallery view

sketch for Ego Trip

sketch for Ego Trip

Charcoal on paper 20" x 12"gallery view

#C2

#C2

Charcoal on paper 8.5" x 9.5"gallery view

#C6

#C6

Charcoal on paper 8.5" x 9.5"gallery view

#C7

#C7

Charcoal on paper 8.5" x 9.5"gallery view

#C8

#C8

Charcoal on paper 8.5" x 9.5"gallery view

Education

The Art Academy Of Cincinnati | Cincinnati OH
Bachelors of Fine Art, Painting | Magna Cum Laude | 2007
Wilder Traveling Scholarship | Europe | 2007
Parsons The New School of Design | New York | 2005

Professional Experience

Studios On High Gallery | Artist Collective Member
Columbus OH | 2015      
Cincinnati Children'S Hospital | Public Art Commission
Location T | 2014 - 2015      
Boca Restaurant Group | Repeat Commission
Cincinnati and Columbus OH | 2012 & 2015      
Nada | Server Trainer | Columbus OH | 2011 - present
Kim Krause | Studio Assistant | Cincinnati OH | 2004 - 2009
Stewart Goldman | Studio Assistant | Cincinnati OH | 2006 - 2008

Poetry Chapbook Cover Art
Reeves, Phoebe, The Lobes And Petals Of The Inanimate | San Antonio: Pecan Grove | 2009
Wartman, Ruth, Dear Mutant | Cincinnati: Forklift, Ink. | 2008
Pritts, Nate, Big Crisis | Cincinnati: Forlift, Ink. | 2006

Teaching Experience

Art Academy Of Cincinnati Adjunct Faculty | Cincinnati OH
Contemporary Practices in Painting | 2014
Portfolio Preparation | 2013 - 2014
Painting 1 | 2012 - 2013

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2014 | Eva G. Farris Gallery at Thomas More | Unseen | Crestview Hills KY
2013 | Suders on Vine | Flight of the Sinew | Cincinnati OH
2011 | 1305 Gallery | Land | Cincinnati OH
2007 | Warsaw Project Space | Failing and Flying | Cincinnati OH
2006 | Bar Monet | An Incomplete Flight | Covington KY

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 | Studios on High | On View | Columbus OH
2014 | 1305 Gallery | Yuletide | Cincinnati OH
2012 | Modern Makers | New Work | Cincinnati OH
2012 | WOW (Walk on Woodburn Pop up Gallery) | Drawings | Cincinnati OH
2012 | parProjects | Feathers or Lead | Cincinnati OH
2011 | Northern Kentucky University Fine Arts Center
      For the Birds | Highland Heights KY
2011 | Mockbee | Our Spot | Cincinnati OH
2011 | Pearlman Gallery AAC | Alumni Invitational Exhibition | Cincinnati OH
2011 | CS13 Gallery | Hail Satan | Cincinnati OH
2010 | Beijing Gallery | Art 2010: Preview Exhibition | Beijing China
2010 | Broadway Gallery | Art 2010: Preview Exhibition | New York NY
2010 | The Harvard Space | Domestic Flight | Los Angeles CA
2008 | Manifest Gallery | Rites of Passage | Cincinnati OH
2008 | Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center
      A Woman's View II | Covington KY
2007 | Manifest Gallery | Magnitude 7 | Cincinnati OH
2007 | Pearlman Gallery AAC | Welcome the Interruption | Cincinnati OH
2007 | Convergys Gallery | 20th Annual Minumental Exhibition | Cincinnati OH
2005 | New York Studio | Scurrying About in Grandeur | New York NY
2005 | Parsons the New School for Design | The Tetris Effect | New York NY
2005 | Great Scott! Gallery | None Actually | Cincinnati OH

Publications

Writings | Grace and Nepenthe Exhibition Catalogue
      PAC Gallery | Cincinnati OH | 2010
Dear Mutant | Forklift, Ink. | Cincinnati OH | 2008

Ruth Wartman is originally from Covington, Kentucky and currently lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.
She is available for freelance commission work.