2014 finalists / Ruth Brenner

  • Ruth Brenner / Adornment, 2013, rubber, leather, steel, cement, 172 x30 x 25cm

  • Ruth Brenner / Ruth Brenner, Amorphous restrain, 2012, amber, rosin, steel, 200x50x200cm

  • Ruth Brenner / Amorphous, Experiment - rosin, 2012, amber, rosin, steel, rubber, 114 x 78 x 23cm

  • Ruth Brenner / Bioceramics, 2013, human hair and porcelain, 23 x 26 x 32cm

Brenner’s practice is process based, although her choice of materials and processes is deeply intuitive. Recently, Brenner has been engaged in researching amorphous materials specifically amber rosin and bitumen which appear solid at room temperature and yet can be highly viscose.  Along with experimental work which requires a systematic approach there are recurring themes within her work such as an abject presence, and the tension between masculine and feminine/craft and industrial processes.  Her work has an uneasy beauty that incites curiosity.

Brenner obtained a First Class Honours in her BA at Northumbria University in 2010 and went on to obtain her MA from Newcastle University in 2012.  Formerly she obtained a Diploma in Fashion Design.  In 2013, she was awarded the Royal British Society of Sculptors’ Bursary and the Paul Mason Sculpture prize (2010). 

She lives and works in Newcastle.

www.ruthbrenner.co.uk

Click here to read the artists’ curriculum vitae.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

2012 | Master of Fine Art, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne
2010 | Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne

Exhibitions

2013 | WAC 2013, City of Wells Museum, Wells
2013 | RBS Bursary Awards Exhibition 2013, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London
2013 | MIMA emerging curators presents 'Terra Incognita', ARC, Stockton
2012 | Connecting Principles, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne
2012 | Master of Fine Art 2012, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne
2012 | MA & Other Post Graduates 2012, Atkinson Gallery, Somerset
2011 | MFA Interim Exhibition, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne
2011 | MA & Other Post Graduates 2011, Atkinson Gallery, Somerset
2011 | Processing the Middle, The Long Gallery, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne
2010 | Fresh Art Exhibition, Galleries Inc., Central Square North, Newcastle upon Tyne
2010 | Free Range 2010, The Old Truman Brewery, London
2010 | Fine Art Degree Show, Gallery North, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne
2010 | Fine Art Degree Show, Squires Annex, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne
2009 | ‘EVERYTHNG I’VE TOLD YOU IS A LIE, INCLUDING THAT’, Gallery North P.S., Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne
2008 | Drawing Exhibition, Gallery North P.S., Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne

Awards, Grants & Residencies

2013 | RBS Bursary Awards 2013, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London
2010 | Paul Mason Sculpture Prize 2009/10, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne

Teaching, Symposia & Talks

2013 | Sculpture Slam Event, Royal British Society of Sculptors, London

Collections

2010 | Work in Private Collection – S. Jones , Director and Publisher, A-N Magazine UK