My name is Ruth Chase, I live in Northern California and was born and raised in VENICE, CA. I started out as an oil painter that has evolved into a filmmaker, creating multi-media installations that include paintings, audio, social media, slideshows, video, and social engagement. My focus is on positive social change, working with concepts that reflect identity and the value of people.

BIO

Ruth Chase lives and works in Northern California. In 2017, Ruth completed the West of Lincoln Project that was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the City of Los Angeles for Art in Action, as well as a grant to an individual artist from the Carl Jacobs Foundation. She was granted a residency at the Millay Colony for the Arts in NY, was published in Professional Artist Magazine, Catapult Art Magazine and Huffington Post, and has taught at the Crocker Art Museum. Ruth was a featured sketch artist on the Dead Files TV program, was awarded an Artist in Residence at Nevada County Arts for Artist Activating Communities through a grant from the California Arts Council for BELONGING and most recently I AM HERE. Ruth is a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute.

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RECENT WORK

SELECTED EARLY WORKS

INSTALLATION AND VIDEO

 

EDUCATION
1990 B.F.A. San Francisco Art Institute
1990 Internship; Mission Cultural Center with Renee Castro, San Francisco, CA
1993 – 2001 Art Assistant to James Schoppe (Art Director of Return of The Jedi)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018 50 Miles, Polly’s Paladar, Nevada City, CA
2017 West of Lincoln, Venice Arts, Venice, CA
2016 Granucci Gallery, Grass Valley, CA
1995 Barnes & Noble, Artist of the Month, Santa Monica, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019 Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Grass Valley, CA
2018 Nevada City Film Festival, Nevada City, CA
2018 Beyond The Frame, Museum of Northern California Art, Chico, CA
2018 PUNCH Projects, Ellensburg, WA
2018 smART stART, Cheryl McGinnis, Manhattan, NY
2018 Ignition Creative, Los Angeles, CA
2017 Venice Arts, Venice, CA
2017 MONA Biennial, London
2017 Oborn Woods Gallery, Nevada City, CA
2016 Catalyst Gallery, Beacon, NY
2015 Art Thou Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2015 Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY
2015 Rochester Contemporary Art, Rochester, NY
2014 Rochester Contemporary Art, Rochester, NY
2006 Caldwell Memorial Art Gallery, Redwood City, CA
2002 21st Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA
1994 LATC, Mapping the Jungle, Los Angeles, CA
1993 Mega Boom, Los Angeles, CA
1991 48 Market Street Gallery, Celebrate the Children, Venice, CA
1989 San Francisco Art Institute

AWARDS
2018 Recipient, California Arts Council, Artists In Communities grant
2017 Recipient, California Arts Council, Artists In Communities grant
2017 Certificate of Appreciation from the City of L.A.
2016 Grant recipient for an Individual Artist, The Carl Jacobs Foundation
2015 Showcase Winner,  ArtSlant
1993 Artist in Residence; Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, N.Y.

GUEST SPEAKER
2018 Beyond The Frame Panel Discussion, Museum of Northern California Art, Chico, CA
2018 Wild n’ Scenic Film Festival, Nevada County, CA
2018 SHE PERSISTED, Featuring Author Bridget Quinn, YubaLit, Nevada City, CA

PRESS
2018 SFAI Alumni News, San Francisco, CA
2018 PRAXIS, Center for Aesthetic Studies, NYC
2018 The Union, Nevada City, CA
2018 Sierra Food & Wine, Nevada County, CA
2018 KVMR, Sages Among Us, Nevada City, CA
2018 Voyage L.A., Los Angeles, CA
2017 LA Weekly, Los Angeles, CA
2017 The Argonaut, Marina del Rey, CA
2017 Venice Paparazzi, Venice, CA
2017 YoVenice, Venice, CA
2017 Professional Artist MagazineAugust
2016 Huff Post, Arts & Culture
2016 Tahoe TV, Tahoe, CA
2016 YoVenice, Venice, CA
2015 Sketch Artist, Travel Channel’s The Dead Files, Nevada City, CA
2014 Catapult Art Mag, Louisville, Kentucky: Issue #30
1991 The Argonaut, Marina del Rey, CA
1990 San Francisco Weekly: Pick of the Week

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Ruth Chase by Lori Lachman 2018