Brie Ruais

Brie Ruais (b. 1982, Southern California) received her MFA from Columbia University in 2011. Working primarily with clay, Ruais makes large-scale tiled floor and wall pieces that slowly reveal their process to the viewer. Often beginning with a mass of clay that equals her body weight, the scripted actions employed result in forms that speak to the movement of bodies. Her work has been exhibited at Nicole Klagsbrun, New York; Mesler/Feuer, New York; Maccarone, New York; Sperone Westwater, New York; Rachel Uffner, New York; MFA Boston, Marc Selwyn Fine Arts, Los Angeles; Lefebrve & Fils Gallery, Paris; Laura Bartlett Gallery, London; Cooper Cole, Toronto; Halsey McKay, East Hampton; Xavier Hufkens, Brussels; and Salon 94, New York. Ruais is the recipient of the Dieu Donne Fellowship, Socrates EAF Fellowship, and The Shandaken Project Residency. Her work is included in the upcoming publication Vitamin C: New Perspectives in Contemporary Art, Clay and Ceramics, by Phaidon Press. Upcoming exhibitions include, New Ruins at American University Museum, Katzen Center for the Arts, Washington, DC. A recent interview with Joseph Hart can be heard at Deepcolorpodcast.com. Ruais is represented by Nicole Klagsbrun and Cooper Cole.