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Spiraling Open and Closed Like an Aperature
Solo exhibition
Night Gallery, 2276 E 16th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021
November 21, 2020 - January 2021

Formed and Fired: Contemporary American Ceramics
Kathy Butterly, Kahlil Robert Irving, Simone Leigh, and Brie Ruais
The Anderson Collection
Stanford University , 314 Lomita Drive, Stanford, CA 94305
March 13 - Feb 22 2021

The Body, The Object, The Other
Craft Contemporary
5814 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
January 25, 2020 – Jan 10, 2021


Brie Ruais was born in 1982, in Southern California.


2011 MFA, Visual Arts, Columbia University, School of the Arts, NY
2004 BFA, Studio Art, New York University, Steinhardt School, NY

Solo Presentation, curated by Frauke V. Josenhans, Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University, Houston, Texas (forthcoming)
Solo Presentation, Albertz Benda Gallery, NYC (forthcoming September)
Spiraling Open and Closed like an Aperature, Solo, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Brie Ruais: WAYS, Albertz Benda Gallery, NYC
Brie Ruais with Albertz Benda Gallery, The Armory Art Fair, NYC
Brie Ruais, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Gina Osterloh and Brie Ruais, GAA Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Brie Ruais and John Mason, Albertz Benda Gallery, Dallas Art Fair, Dallas, TX
Attempting to Hold the Landscape, Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Brie Ruais and Thomas Fougeirol, Albertz Benda Gallery, Untitled Art Fair, Miami, FL
Broken Ground
, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Paper Covers Rock, Letha Wilson and Brie Ruais, September, Hudson, NY
Squid Ink, Rosy Keyser and Brie Ruais, Romer Young Gallery, San Francisco, CA
According to the Body, YoungWorld, Detroit, MI
Where You No Longer Are, There is Your Desert, Thomas Hunter Project Space, New York City, New York
130 lbs of Proximal Frontage, Mesler/Feuer with Nicole Klagsbrun, New York City, New York
Dugout, Lefebvre & Fils, Paris, France
Brie Ruais & Anna Betbeze, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, California
Brie Ruais, Cooper Cole, Toronto, Canada
XO, Nicole Klagsbrun, New York City, New York
Two Wholes, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, New York
Unfolding // Performing Sculpture, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Taking Space: Contemporary Women Artists and the Politics of Scale, co-organized Dr. Brittany Webb and Jodi Throckmorton, featuring works from the permanent collection, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA.
Majeure Force, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Earth Body, curated by Karen Azoulay, Essex Flowers, NYC

Formed and Fired: Contemporary American Ceramics, Kathy Butterly, Kahlil Robert Irving, Simone Leigh, and Brie Ruais, The Anderson Collection, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
The Body, The Object, The Other, Craft Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
Afterimages: Maude Bernier Chabot, Brie Ruais, Elizabeth Zvonar, Curated by Anne-Marie St-Jean Aubre, Musée d’art de Joliette, Joliette, Quebec, Canada
Two x Two for AIDS and Art, Annual Contemporary Art Auction, Dallas, Texas
Material Properties, curated by Margaret Lui Clinton, albertz benda gallery, NYC
Embodying: Flesh, Fiber, Features, Brie Ruais, Martha Tuttle, Letha Wilson, curated by Serena Trizzino, Galleria Anna Marra, Rome, Italy
The Second Body, Artists include, Zarouhie Abdalian, Erica Baum, Trisha Brown, Sam Contis, Ulrike Müller, Brie Ruais, Carly Steinbrunn, Stefanie Victor, Organized with Sam Contis, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York, NY
Vanishing Act, Artists include Colby Bird, David Kennedy Cutler, Chris Duncan, Victoria Fu & Matt Rich, Kara Hamilton, Sheree Hovsepian, Denise Kupferschmidt, Virginia Lee Montgomery, Fracis Picabia, Eli Ping, Brie Ruais, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Wilmer Wilson IV, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY
By Our Own Hands, Artists include Amber Renaye, Brie Ruais, Cameron Welch, Carmen Winant, Erin Jane Nelson, Faith Wilding, Jesse Butcher, Katya Tepper,
Rosemary Mayer, Sheree Hovsepian, Sophia Narrett, Yevgeniya Baras, and Zipporah Camille Thompson. Camayuhs, Atlanta, GA
Intimate Immensity, curated by Alexis Granwell, Artists include El Anatsui, Lynda Benglis, Chakaia Booker, Louise Bourgeois, Judy Chicago, Alexis Granwell, Fabienne Lasserre, Brie Ruais, Michelle Segre, Joan Snyder, Sun You. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
The Form Will Find its Way: Contemporary Ceramic Sculptural Abstraction; curated by Elizabeth Carpenter; Artists include Nicole Cherubini, Alexandra Engelfriet, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Brie Ruais, and Anders Ruhwald. The Katherine E. Nash Gallery at the Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Recognize you when she sees you, Give you the things she has for you, An exhibition of artist books, September Gallery, Hudson, NY
Under the Night Sky, Albertz Benda, NYC
Night, Shortly, Halsey McKay at Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC
Somatic Gesture,
Artists include Ruth Asawa, Amanda Curreri, Jay DeFeo, Rosy Keyser, Bessma Khalaf, Sonya Rapoport, Brie Ruais and Suné Woods. Organized by Romer Young Gallery, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA
Clay Today
, The Hole, New York, NY
True Lies, Organized by Simon Cole, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, LA
I GO, YOU GO, GOOD TO GO, Unclebrother (Gavin Brown’s Enterprise), Hancock, NY
Form of Touch, Exhibiting artists include Cynthia Alberto, Colette Aliman, Yasunari Izaki, Elizabeth Jaeger, Leeza Meksin, Courtney Puckett, Brie Ruais, Martha Tuttle, curated by Becky Nahom, Pfizer Building, Brooklyn, NY
Resistance After Nature, curated by Dylan Gauthier and Kendra Sullivan, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania
New Ruins, curated by Natalie Campbell and Danielle Mysliwiec, Exhibiting artists include N.Dash, Jessica Dickinson, Donald Moffett, Sam Moyer, and Brie Ruais, American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington DC
Six Years of The Shandaken Project, Phillips Auction House, NY, NY
Post-Election, September Gallery, Hudson, NY
Breather, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London, UK
Blue Jean Baby, September Gallery, Hudson, NY
3 Sculptors, Sally Saul, Brie Ruais, and Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY
Splotch, Curated by Eileen Jeng, Sperone Westwater, NY, NY
Mal Maison, Curated by Ashton Cooper, Maccarone, NY, NY
Low, Curated by Ethan Greenbaum and Michael DeLucia, Lyles and King, NY, NY
Crafted: Objects in Flux, MFA Boston, Boston, MA
Road to Ruin, Cooper Cole, Toronto, CanadaPerformative Process curated by Ryan Steadman, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, New York
The Familiar and the Indefinable in Clay: The Scripps 71st Ceramic Annual, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Claremont, CA 2014
Socrates Sculpture Park EAF14 Exhibition, Long Island City, New York
Next, Arsenal, Toronto, Canada
Geometries of Intimacy, Curated by Jess Wilcox and Clara Halpern, Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY
Next, Arsenal, Montreal, Canada
On the Blue Shore of Silence, Tracy Williams and Fitzroy Gallery, New York, NY
A Topography of Chance, Fused Space, Curated by Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA
Lovers, Curated by Martin Basher, Starkwhite, Auckland, New Zealand
Speaking Through Paint: Hans Hofmann's Legacy Today, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY
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, Curated by 247365, Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, NY
Vessels, The Horticulture Society of New York, New York, NY
Exhibition Curated by Clarissa Dalrymple, Marc Selwyn Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
ADAA, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY
Exhibition curated by Clarissa Dalrymple, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium
Omar Khayyam, Eli Ping Gallery, New York, NY
NADA Miami Beach, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, Miami, FL
Sculpture Center Artist Market, Sculpture Center, Queens, NY
AIRspace 2012, Abrons Arts Center, NY, NY
Movement in Three Parts, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, NY, NY
BYTS Bosch Young Talent Show, Stedelijk Museum, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
Paul Clay, Salon 94 Bowery, NY, NY
Fabric as Form, Jack Tilton Gallery, NY, NY
Columbia MFA Thesis Exhibition, The Fisher Landau Center for Art, Queens, NY
Durer’s Rhinocerous, The LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, NY, NY
The Record Show, The Museum of 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

BIBLIOGRAPHY (Underlined texts are downloadable)

Jodi Throckmorton, Frauke V. Josenhans, Martha Tuttle, Inside Burger Collection: Terrestrial Affair, Brie Ruais, Art Asia Pacific Magazine, May/June 2020
Annabel Osberg, Amid Social Distancing, Clay is a Unifying Medium, AEQAI, March 28, 2020
Edith Newhall, Intimacy writ large, The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 24, 2019
Susan Isaacs, Works by (mostly) women, sensual, whimsical, powerful, in “Intimate Immensity” at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts,, March 27, 2019
Artist Brie Ruais, Moda, March 2019
Clay Dreams, American Craft Magazine, Feb/Mar 2019
Jeff Lincoln, Breakthrough Artist: Veteran LA artist John Mason wields decades of influence - from James Turrell to Sterling Ruby,, pg 140, Spring
Simone Sutnick and Mackenzie Wagoner, The LALA List,, pg 53, Spring 2018
Sharon Mizota, “Brie Ruais puts all her body weight into each sculpture she makes”, LA Times, May 19, 2018
Jenine Marsh, “Brie Ruais”, Canadian C Magazine, Issue 138 View here
Interview by Anne-Valérie Kirmann, “Brie Ruais”,, March 2018
Scott Indrisek, “10 Emerging Artists to Discover at Untitled Miami Beach”,, Dec 5, 2017
Loney Abrams, “Sculpting the Landscape: Brie Ruais on Using Clay as a Metaphor for Land’s Violent History”,, September 28, 2017
Martha Schwendener, “What to See in New York’s Art Fairs this Week”, New York Times, March 2, 2017
Julie Baumgardner, “A Guide to America’s Next Great Art Neighborhood”, The New York Times Style Magazine, Jan 11, 2017
Joseph Hart, “Deep Color Podcast: Brie Ruais”, Interview at, 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 February 15”, The Observer, Feb 11, 2016
Ryan Steadman, “The Top Ten NYC Gallery Shows of 2015”, The Observer, December 17, 2015
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”,, August 27, 2015
Ryan Steadman, “If Walls Could Talk”,, May 5, 2015
Scott Indrisek, “5 Must-See Gallery Shows”, Blouin, June 12, 2015
Dan Duray, “Untitled and Zack Feuer Galleries Will Merge on the Lower East Side”,, March 11, 2015
James Trainor, “Up and Coming: Through the Medium of Clay, Sculptor Brie Ruais Lays Herself Bare”,, Oct 2014
Scott Indrisek, “Kick it, Push it: A sculptor gets physical with clay”, Modern Painters, November 2014
James Trainor, “Artists on Artists: Brie Ruais by James Trainor”, BOMB Magazine, Fall 2014
Scott Indrisek, “Brie Ruais Gets Physical with her Material”, Blouin, September 9, 2014
Leah Ollman, “Getting Physical with Clay and Fiber at Marc Selwyn”, The Los Angeles Times, August 1, 2014
Roman Astrauskas, “Ring of Desire: On Brie Ruais’ Nearly Torn Away”, Magenta Magazine Online, May 2014
Kendra Jayne Patrick, “Brie Ruais”,, April 2014
Wendy Vogel, “Brie Ruais, Reviews in Brief: New York”, Modern Painters, March 2014
“Hit List: Things We Like”, Modern Painters, February 1014
Lilly Wei, “Claytime!”, Art News, January 2014
“Brie Ruais”, Modern Painters: Review in Brief, March 2013
David Colman, "Art Scene: The Next Generation", Architectural Digest, December 2013
Corydon Cowansage, “Interview with Brie Ruais”, Art, October 27, 2013
Abraham Adams, Critics' Picks, "Ajar",, October 30, 2013
John Arthur Peetz, Critics' Picks, "Where The Sun Don't Shine",, July 18, 2013
Chloe Rossetti, Critics' Picks, "Vessels",, June 28, 2013
Karen Rosenberg, Art in Review, "Vessels", The New York Times, June 20, 2013
2012, “Weekly Artist Feature: Brie Ruais”, June 4, 2012
Michael Wilson, “Movement in Three Parts”, Time Out New York, April 24, 2012
David Everitt Howe, “Dead Weight”, Sculpture Center Tumblr, June 2012
Joan Sherman, “Young Artists Look at Old Masters”, The Huffington Post, August 15, 2011
Roberta Smith, “Paul Clay”, The New York Times, June 3, 2011
The New Yorker, Goings on About Town: “Paul Clay”, June 2011
Columbia Spectator, “Art Exhibit More Strange Than Standard”, April 4 2010

WAYS, Albertz Benda Gallery Exhibition catalog, with an essay by Kathy Battista, 2019
Centering in on the Hold: Selected Stills 2011-2018,
self-published zine, 2018
Vitamin C: New Perspectives in Contemporary Art, Clay and Ceramics
, by Phaidon Press, 2017
Paper Covers Rock: Brie Ruais, Letha Wilson, designed by Grace Caiazza with Kristen Dodge, published by September Gallery, 2017
Emily Zilber, Crafted: Objects in Flux, Exhibition catalog by MFA Boston Publications, 2015
The Familiar and the Indefinable in Clay: The Scripps 71st Ceramic Annual, show catalog 2015
Hung” by Brie Ruais, Interventions: The Online Journal of Columbia University’s Graduate Program in Modern Art, January 2015
Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1, editor Jack Flam, 2014
X O: Brie Ruais, Artist’s Book including a conversation with Sarah Sze, published by Nicole Klagsbrun, November 2013

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, 2018
Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, NY, NY. 2017
Montello Foundation Residency, Montello, Nevada . 2017
Dieu Donne Papermaking Residency, NY, NY. 2016
Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellowship, Queens, NY. 2014
The Shandaken Project Residency, Shandaken, NY. 2014
Guest Artist Exhibition Series, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA. 2012
Abrons Art Center & Henry Street Settlement, AIRspace Residency, NY, NY. 2011
Vermont Studio Center, Sculpture Fellowship and Residency, Johnson, VT. 2008
The Philadelphia Fabric Workshop and Museum, Apprenticeship, Philadelphia, NY. 2005

Visiting Artist Lecture and Critiques, St. Olaf College Department of Art, Northfield, MN. 2017
“Artist’s Eye: Brie Ruais on Beverly Buchanan”, artist led tour of “Ruins and Rituals”, Brooklyn Museum, New York. 2017
Ceramics for Adults, Abrons Art Center, NY, NY. 2016
Visiting Artist Lecture, Critiques, and Workshop, Indiana University, Ceramics Department, Bloomington, IN. 2015
Visiting Artist Lecture and Critiques, Rhode Island School of Design, Ceramics Department, Providence, RI. 2014
Sculpture I, Columbia University, NY, NY. 2013
Visiting Artist Lecture and Critiques, New York Studio Residency Program, NY, NY. 2012
Visiting Artist Lecture, Adelphi University, Art Department, Long Island, NY. 2011