Profile: Ruth Adler Artist Last Update:April 7, 2018

Ruth Adler, Still Alive, 2016. Ultrachrome inkjet print. 22 x 17 inches.

Born in Winnipeg, Ruth Adler lives and works in Toronto and Tel Aviv. Her artwork includes paintings, digital works on paper, animation and textiles and has been exhibited internationally since the 1980s. She has had numerous solo exhibitions at Jim Kempner Fine Art in New York and the Lonsdale Gallery in Toronto, as well as a retrospective at the Lorber Gallery in Tel Aviv.

She has also been commissioned for art and design projects at the Iroquois Hotel in New York and the Schneider Children’s Medical Centre in Israel. In her work, Ruth Adler explores the emotive qualities of colour and form and their relationship to our feelings and thoughts.

Selected Work

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Ruth Adler, Still Alive, 2016. Ultrachrome inkjet print. 22 x 17 inches. Ruth Adler, Wood, Ribbon, Air, 2015. Ultrachrome inkjet print. 24 x 23 inches. Ruth Adler, Birdy, 2015. Ultrachrome inkjet print. 24 x 23 inches. Ruth Adler, Before The Sun Sets, 2016. Fabric Installation.
Ruth Adler, Hugging the Wall, 2016. Fabric, elastic binding, tape. Approx 43 x 59 inches. Ruth Adler, And purple haze, 2016. Satin, tulle, rollers, yarmulke, sequined appliqué, tape. 36 x 40 inches. Ruth Adler, Face Lift, 2016. Oil cloth, velvet, lycra, push pins. 25 x 38 inches. Ruth Adler, Driving in a pink car 2016. Tucked lycra, elastic binding, digital photographs, digital painting, satin, push pins, foamcore, tape.
Ruth Adler, Gyre, 2014. Gouache on archival board, 40 x 60 inches. Ruth Adler, Over and Above, 2016. Acrylic gouache on archival board 11 x 17 inches. Ruth Adler, Heads Down, 2015. Gouache on wood. 11 x 17 inches. Ruth Adler, Pony, 2016. Ink, acrylic gouache on board, 20 x 18 inches.

Words

In my object series, I am investigating the boundary between real and imaginary. I create wood constructions, digitally photograph them and through Photoshop continue to build them, in the process repurposing a computer program intended for the enhancement of photographs. I poke, grab, smear and cut them open to unleash their inner affective qualities, exploring the boundaries of construction and materiality.

Links / Updates

Artist’s website
www.ruthadler.com