Ruth Laskey

Born in San Luis Obispo, CA, 1975
Lives in San Francisco, CA

Education
M.F.A. Painting/Drawing, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, 2005
B.F.A. Painting/Drawing, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA, 1999
B.A. Art History, University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, 1997

Solo Exhibitions
2018
Ruth Laskey & Josh Brand, Adrian Rosenfeld Gallery, San Francisco, CA (two-person show)

2016
Quadrants,
CAPITAL, San Francisco, CA

2014
Ruth Laskey & Suzan Frecon, Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA

2010
Ruth Laskey, Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA

2009
Six Weavings, Galerie Cinzia Friedlaender, Berlin Germany

2008
Song Song, Vienna, Austria
7 Weavings, Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA

2004
Disarticulate, Build Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1999
Familiars, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
Recent Paintings, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA

Group Exhibitions
2017
Stitch, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH 

2016
Ruth Laskey, Ara Peterson, Noam Rappaport, Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA 

2015
Fiber: Sculpture 1960–present, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH (Traveled: Des Moines Art Center, IA; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX)

2014
Fiber: Sculpture 1960–present, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA (forthcoming October)

2013
Threaded Stories, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK

2012
Stand Still Like the Hummingbird. David Zwirner, New York, NY

2011
SECA Art Award Exhibition, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Galerie Ute Parduhn, Dusseldorf, Germany
A Terrible Beauty is Born, Lyon Biennale, France
New Shadow Old Legs, Eleven Rivington, New York, NY

2010
The Craft, Lehman College Art Gallery, New York, NY
Afterglow: Rethinking California Light and Space Art, Weigand Gallery, Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, CA
Abstract, Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, Portland, OR
SOLACE, Austrian Cultural Forum New York, New York, NY

2009
Liberation Upon Contact, Ratio 3, San Francisco

2008
Dogtooth and Tessellate, The Approach, London, UK 
-here's why patterns-, Misako & Rosen, Tokyo, Japan

2007  
Alpha, Ratio 3, San Francisco
Four Generations of Women at CCA, 871 Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA

2006  
Material World, Alliance Francaise, San Francisco, CA

2005
The Sleight of Hand, the Artist's Touch, Linc Art, San Francisco, CA
Bay Area Bazaar, Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland, OR
M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, California College of the Arts, CA
New American Paintings: M.F.A. Annual, Open Studios Press, Wellesly, MA

2004  
Murphy & Cadogan Fellowships in the Fine Arts, S.F. Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
All College Honors and Scholarship Awards Exhibition, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

2003
Taqueria Cancun, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA

1999  
B.F.A. Exhibition, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

Awards
2016
Artadia Award, San Francisco

2010
SECA Art Award, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

2005
Richard K. Price Scholar, California College of the Arts

2004  
Murphy/Cadogan Fellowship Award, San Francisco Foundation
All College Honors, First Honorable Mention, California College of the Arts

2000
Full Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center

1999
Richard K. Price Scholar, California College of Arts and Crafts

Bibliography
Chun, Kimberly. “Laskey weaves in printing.” San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Feb. 2016.
Akel, Joseph. “Ruth Laskey & Suzan Frecon.” Artforum Oct 2014.
Baker, Kenneth. “Ruth Laskey & Suzan Frecon at Ratio 3.” San Francisco Chronicle, 
17 Oct. 2014.
Porter, Jenelle. Fiber: Sculpture 1960-Present. New York : Prestel, 2014.
Russell, Legacy. “Like the Hummingbird.” BOMBlog (August 26, 2012).
Labong, Leilani. “The Hot 20.” 7x7 Magazine, October 2011, p. 77.
Winant, Carmen. "2010 SECA Winners." KQED Arts Mar. 2012.
Chandler, Elizabeth Khuri. “String Theory.” C Magazine May 2011: 85–86. 
Garza, Evan J.. “Spotlight: Ruth Laskey.” New American Painting May 2011.
Huston, Johnny Ray. "GOLDIES 2010: Ruth Laskey." The San Francisco Bay Guardian Nov. 2010.
Baker, Kenneth. "Ruth Laskey weaves abstract form and surface." The San Francisco Chronicle Oct. 2010.
Jancar, Ava. "A Subtle Stretch." ArtSlant Oct. 2010.
Baker, Kenneth. "'Afterglow' inspires rethinking." The San Francisco Chronicle Oct. 2010.
Sommer, Danielle. "Ruth Laskey and Lee Lozano at Ratio 3." KQED Arts Sep. 2010.
Blake, Victoria. "Stephanie Snyder reveals collection of contemporary art at the Cooley Gallery." The Oregonian Sep. 2010.
Brier, Jessica. "Ruth Laskey / Lee Lozano: Notebooks 1967–1970." Art Practical Sep. 2010.
Fiduccia, Joanna. “Solace.” Artforum.com Mar. 2010.
Bell, Kristy. “Ruth Laskey: Galerie Cinzia Friedlaender.” Frieze Jan. 2010.
Churner, Rachel. “Rachel Churner on Ruth Laskey.” Artforum Feb. 2008: 274–275. 
McQuaid, Cate. “Artist’s metaphors…” The Boston Globe 17 Jan. 2003: C19.

Collections
Berkeley Museum of Art and Pacific Film Archive
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
The Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Culture Center at UCLA