Brie Ruais (b. 1982, Southern California) lives and works in Santa Fe, NM. Ruais received her MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts in 2011. Her practice is legible through the scrapes, gouges, and gestures embedded in the surfaces and forms of the ceramic works. Through her immersive engagement with clay, Ruais’ work generates a physical and sensorial experience that explores a new dialogue between the body and the earth.
Ruais’ work has been exhibited at public institutions including the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Craft Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA; The Everson, Syracuse, NY; Musée d’art de Joliette, Joliette, Québec, Canada; the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and others. Awards and residencies include The Virginia Groot Foundation Grant (2021), and The Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant (2018), among others.