• Empty Set 6.26
    • Pigmented Beeswax on Panels
    • 22" x 20"
    • Perspective on 1.0.2.5
    • Pigmented Beeswax on Panels
    • 12" x 12"
    • Skew
    • Pigmented Beeswax on Panels
    • 30" x 28"
    • Rule of Thirds 2.2.
    • Acrylic on Plexiglass
    • 42" x 42"
    • Union
    • Beeswax, Damar, Pigment on Panel
    • 24" x 30"
    • Superset
    • Pigmented Beeswax on Panel
    • 36" x 36"
    • Subset 3.1.5
    • Pigmented Beeswax on Panels
    • 30" x 48"
    • Measured Angle 2.0
    • acrylic on plexiglass
    • 24" x 56"

Artist Statement

My recent paintings are the abstract interpretation of my obsession with perfection, speed and overwhelming technology. My soft shaped panels, combined with the hard edge use of materials, are the visual language I use to convey the most meaning through the simplest forms.

Living in nature, as well as in an urban environment, have compelled me to create work that appears plastic, tactile and machine made with hints of my surroundings. The visual conversation between the paint and forms culminates in my softly linear objects– evocative of industry and nature.

Artist Bio

Education

2010 Advance Studio Critique with Fred Tomaselli and Tom Burkhardt, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass CO

2009 Montserrat Encaustic Conference, Beverly MA

2008 Encaustic Workshop, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO

2006 Woodturning Workshop, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO

2004 Digital Collage Workshop, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO

1986 BFA, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA

Ruth Hiller was born in the Midwest, raised and schooled in Los Angeles and now splits her time between New York City and Boulder, Co. She graduated with honors from Art Center College of Design. Her paintings incorporate the Swiss minimalist theory that she embraced in college. 

Ruth is interested in materiality and simplicity in her work. She developed her current body of work, “Soft Geometry” in 2013 using pigmented beeswax. In 2014 Ruth was selected to attend the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation Residency, where she was able to immerse herself in learning  new mediums to use in her work.

She is currently represented by Kenise Barnes Fine at. She lives and works in New York, New York and Boulder, Colorado.

Selected Exhibitions

Exhibitions

2013

“Soft Geometry”-Ruth Hiller, Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ

2011

“Up Close- Ruth Hiller”, Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery, Salem, MA

2010

Open Studio- Ruth Hiller, Boulder Public Library, Boulder, Co

2009

RF Paints Artist of the month, RF Paints Website, Kingston, NY

Group Exhibitions 

2015

“Organic:Geometric”, Space Gallery, Denver, CO

“Tomboy”, Odetta Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

“Organic to Geometric,” curated by Carol Pelletier, Endicott College, Beverly, MA

“Postcards from the edge”, Luhring Augustine, New York, NY

“A Few Conversations About Color”, curated by Joanne Mattera, DM Contemporary, New York, NY

2014

“The Big Small Show”, Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ

“21 and Counting”, The Painting Center, New York, NY

“Best of 2014”, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY

“Subliminal”, curated by Dan Addington, Truro Center for the Arts, Truro, MA

“Without Boundary” curated by Christine Pfister, School 33 Center for the Arts, Baltimore, MD

2013

“Red” juried by Marian Peck, A Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2012

“Improbable Topographies”, curated by Joanne Mattera, Rice Polak Gallery, Provincetown MA

“Affordable but Priceless,” Conrad Wilde Gallery, AAF, Los Angeles, CA

2011

“Innovations: Aqua Art Miami”, Aqua Hotel, Miami, FL

“Summer Group Show”, Winston Wächter Fine Arts, New York, NY

“6th Annual Encaustic Invitational”, Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ

“Summer Group Show”, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY

“Luminous Layers,” Lakewood Center for the Arts, Lake Oswego, OR

“Flow and Control”, 301 Gallery, Salem, MA

2009

“White Space”, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO

“Encaustic Works 09”, Castle Gallery, New Rochelle, NY 

“4th Annual Encaustic Invitational”, Conrad Wilde Gallery Tucson, AZ

2008

“Organic Abstraction”, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO

2005

“Lure, Drawn to the Promise of Pleasure”, Rule Modern, Denver, CO

Awards

2014 Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts residency, New Berlin, NY

2011 Winner of Portfolio spread in R&F Handmade Paints upcoming book “Encaustic Works 2012” juried by Joann Mattera

2010 Winner of Director’s choice for solo show at Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery, Beverly, MA

Publications

2012

“Encaustic Works 2012”, juried exhibition in print published by R & F Handmade Paints, juried by   Joanne Mattera

2011

Art Critical “Get Lost! Victims and Victors of the Art Fair Grid”by David Cohen

Design-milk.com, “Ruth Hiller” by Caroline Williamson

Joanne Mattera blogspot, “Fair Play: Some Paintings”, by Joanne Mattera

“Ruth Hiller,” New American Paintings No 96 West Issue 

 “Transforming the Cosmic into Encaustic. McGregor, Amanda. “A Shore Thing. Salem News, 20   June 2011. Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery 

2010

“Q & A with Ruth Hiller & Gallery Director Laura Moriarty.” Interview by Laura Moriarty. R&F Handmade Paints. Jan. 2010. Web. 25 June 2011. 

2009

Encaustic Works 09, Castle Gallery Exhibition Catalog

Encaustic Invitational, Conrad Wilde Exhibition Catalog

2005

Naropa Extended Studies catalog, featured cover artist

2004

Naropa Extended Studies catalog, featured cover artist