Ruth Root is a contemporary American painter working in a style that can be described as geometric abstraction. Ruth Root was born in Chicago, Illinois in the year 1967.
Root attended Brown University located in Providence, Rhode Island where she earned a B.A. The artist went on to earn an M.F.A. from the Art Institute of Chicago. Root also attended a residency at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture located in Maine.
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The artist is part of many prominent collections including the Museum of Modern Art located in New York City, and the Seattle Art Museum.
Root is a past recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The artist works in many mediums including oils, acrylics, enamels, and fabric. On some works she uses aluminum or plexiglass for her painting surface.
Below we catch up with the great James Kalm to view an exhibition featuring the work of Ruth Root. Her work is shown at the 3:30 mark of the clip:
Root is now based out of New York City.
What a great style of abstract painting! The artist’s use of enamel is a great contemporary touch. Her use of wide mix of mediums in her works creates a fun surface texture for the viewer.