Rosy Keyser & Brie Ruais
12 Jan — 4 Mar 2017 at the Romer Young Gallery in San Francisco, United States
Romer Young Gallery is proud to present “Squid Ink,” an exhibition of new work by New York-based artists Rosy Keyser and Brie Ruais. There will be an opening reception for the artists Thursday, January 12th, 4-8pm.
Rosy Keyser (b. 1974 in Baltimore, MD) received her MFA from The School of the Art Institute, Chicago. Keyser has had solo exhibitions with Peter Blum (2008 – 2013), Maccarone (2014, 2017 (forthcoming), and CFA (2015) .
Keyser has been included in numerous museum exhibitions, such as “Pink Caviar“ at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark, “Painter Painter” at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and “Painting from the Zabludowicz Collection: Part II“ at the Zabludowicz Collection, London, whose collections also house works by the artist. Keyser will participate in the upcoming show “In the Abstract” at MassMoca in the spring of 2017 and will also be an artist in residence at the Chinati Foundation in 2017.
Brie Ruais (b. 1982, Southern California) 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; Mesler/Feuer, 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; Xavier Hufkens, Brussels; and Salon 94, New York. 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. Upcoming exhibitions include, New Ruins at American University Museum, Katzen Center for the Arts, Washington, DC. A recent interview with Joseph Hart can be heard at Deepcolorpodcast.com. Ruais is represented by Nicole Klagsbrun and Cooper Cole.