Brie Ruais

A large spore-like object mounted on a wall
Spreading Outwards from Center, 125lbs, Red Test for Other Women’s Bodies, 2015
Glazed Ceramic, hardware
Courtesy the artist

Brie Ruais 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; 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; and Xavier Hufkens, Brussels.  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.  Current and upcoming exhibitions include, New Ruins at American University Museum, Katzen Center for the Arts, Washington, DC and a solo exhibition this summer at Halsey McKay Gallery in East Hampton, New York. A recent interview with Joseph Hart can be heard at

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