Ruth Marten biography


Ruth Marten b. 1949
Lives in New York
Graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 1971
The School of Art and Design, New York, 1967


One-Person Exhibitions

2012 Hosfelt Gallery, NYC, "Strange Bedfellows"
2009 Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, "Side Saddle"
2008 Isis Gallery, London “Histoire Un-Naturelle”
2003 Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York. “Red Planet, New Painting by Ruth Marten”
1999 Littlejohn Contemporary, New York. “The Hurricane Series”
1997 Littlejohn Contemporary, New York. “The Wavy Bang”
1988 Bockley Gallery, East Village, New York


Selected Group Exhibitions

2010-2011 Kohler Arts Center, "Animal Instinct: Allegory, Allusion and Anthropomorphism"
2010 Palo Alto Art Center, "Surreal Reinventions"; with John Hundt.
2009-2010 Arin Contemporary, Laguna Beach, Ca. "New Drawings"
2009 789 Gallery Beijing, Comme des Garcons graphics installation
2009 Halsey Institute, Charleston, SC. "Hair Stories"
2009 Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden-Rot , Germany (travelled throughout Germany)
2008 Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York. “On Line”
2007 Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York. “Fine Line”
2007 Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York. “Drawn To The Edge”
2006 Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, N.C. “Under The Skin”
2006 The Tang Museum at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. “Twice Drawn”
2005 Bellwether, New York. “Idols of Perversity”
2005 The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, CT. “Contemporary Erotic Drawing”
2005 Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York. “Words in Pictures”
2004 Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y. “Merry”
2004 DFN Gallery, New York. “Innocence Found”
2004 Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York. “Mindscapes”
2004 Revolution, Ferndale, Mi. “Headgames”
2003 Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York. “Word Works”
2003 Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York. “ New Work, New Acquisitions”
2003 Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York. “40 x 40”
2003 Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York. “Double Visions”
2002 Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York. “Hair Stories” curated by Ruth Marten
2000 Littlejohn Contemporary, New York. Summer Show
2000 Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York. “Quirky”
1999 American Museum of Natural History. “Marks of Identity”
1999 Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Mo
1999 Artists Space, New York. “Shy” curated by Nan Goldin
1998 The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Ct. “pop-Surrealism”
curated by Harry Philbrick, Richard klein, Ingrid Schaffner & Dominique Nahas
1998 Littlejohn Contemporary, New York. “Four Artsts in the Project Room”
1978 Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, N.Y.
1978 “punk Art Show” Washington D.C. with Robert Mapplethorpe
1977 10th Biennale de Paris, Paris, France
1977 Kunstmesse, Cologne, Germany
1970 Crafts ’70, Boston City Hall, Boston. Ma. (invitational)


Selected Bibliography

• Marten, Ruth Histoire Un-Naturelle (w. essays by Dominque Nahas & Roger P. Thomas) Isis Editions, London 2008
• Carlo McCormack, Paper Magazine, April, 2008 New York
• Kirsch, Elizabeth, The Star (Kansas City, Moo.) Dec. 1999 Exhibition review, Sherry Leedy Gallery, Kansas City, Mo.
• Johnson, Ken, “Ruth Marten at Littlejohn Contemporary.” The New York Times, Oct 22, 1999. Exhibition review
• The New Yorker, Oct. 1999, Exhibition review (reproduction)
• Nahas, Dominique, Review, Oct. 15, 1999 p. 18 Exhibition review
• Amy, Michael, Art in America, April 1998 p.p. 123-124 Exhibition review





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