Ruth Philo


Ruth's paintings explore abstraction, through colour, light and surface, often emerging from encounters with place and walking. Her work combines elements of internal and external worlds to convey a sensory experience. The scale is often intimate, the surface of the paintings pared down, with just enough in them, to communicate on both a physical and an emotional level.

She regularly exhibits in the UK and abroad, working from a studio in Sudbury, Suffolk. Ruth is a member of Contemporary British Painting and also curates shows. Her work has been selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize and the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, British Council exhibitions in Poland and Romania as well as Contemporary British Painting shows in China and the US. She was also awarded a British Council Artists International Development Fund Travel Grant to develop work in China on a residency in 2018. Ruth has work in collections in the UK, Ireland, USA, Switzerland and China. Ruth has an MA in Fine Art from Norwich University of the Arts and a BA in History of Art, University of Warwick. She is represented on Artsy by Gallery Attache.

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