Email Contact: Ruth Pettus

Ruth Pettus was born in 1957 in Lower Hutt, New Zealand. She spent her childhood in London and Australia. She attended the University of Sydney for one year before moving to the US. After part time study at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC. she moved to Baltimore, Maryland where she lives today.

Interview with Katie Crowe
1974 - 75 University of Sydney, Australia
1976 - 78Corcoran School of Art, Washington, D.C., US
2013 “To Market, To Market” Linenhall Art Centre,
Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland
2011 “Conventions” AREA 405 Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland
2011 “Oil Pastels” Adkins Arboretum Gallery, Adkins Arboretum, Maryland
2011 “City Square” ARG Gallery, Creative Alliance at the Patterson, Baltimore
2009 "De Paso" - Palacete del Embarcadero, Santander, Spain
2009 "Memoranda" - Minas Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland
2008 "On An Overgrown Path" Stevenson University, Baltimore, Maryland
2007 "Olivos limones y caballos" - Casa de la Marquesa de Chinchon, Chinchon, Madrid
2007 "Terra Incognita, Terra Cognita" - College of Notre Dame, Baltimore, Maryland
2006 "Pony Express" - Françoise et ses Freres, Baltimore, Maryland
2005 "Nexxus" - Gallery 504, Swathmore, PA
2004 "Ruido de Olivos" - Chinchon, Madrid, Spain
Curator, Oscar Villegas-Paez
2003 "Soft Shoe" - Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, Maryland
2003 "Plaza, Piazza, Ploshadz" - St. Peterburg, Russia
2002 "Swimming the Waltz and other Nauticals" - Resurgam Gallery, Baltimore
2000 "The Well-Tempered Landscape" - Resurgam Gallery, Baltimore Maryland
1999 "Man, Horse, Landscape" - Goucher College - Baltimore, Maryland
1998 Galerie Françoise et ses Freres, Baltimore, Maryland
1996-1999 "A History in the Life of a Shoe, I, II, III" - Resurgam Gallery, Baltimore Maryland
1996 "Four Solo Shows" - Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, Virginia
1995 Galerie Françoise et ses Freres, Baltimore, Maryland
1993 Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, Baltimore, Maryland
1992 Partners Art and Frame, Baltimore, Maryland

2016 “4 x 4”
Chestertown River Arts, Chestertown, MD
2016 Invitational Exhibit
2016 “Questioning Beauty: Journeys”
Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD
Regional curated show
Curator: Lindsay McCulloch
2011 “Four in February” Takoma Park Community Center, MD
2007 “Travelogue” Carroll Square Gallery, Washington D.C
2007 "National Group Show" - Anne Arundel Community College, Maryland
Juror - Andrea Pollan, independant curator
2007 "Equinox" Arlington Art Center, Arlington, Virginia,
Juror - Laurie Meirtes, Fabric Workshop Philadelphia,
2003 "The Body Show" - The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Curators - Maura Danko, Art Institute of Pittsburgh
Alison Kahan, Baltimore Museum of Art
2003 DCCA Juried Show - Delaware Center for Contempory Arts,Wilmington, DE
Curator - George Ciscle, Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, MD
2000"Culture of Class" - Maryland Institute College of Art - Baltimore, MD
Curator - Will Hipps, Maryland Institute College of Art
2000 "Rockwellian Times" - 57N Fine Art - Washington, D.C.
Curator - Annie Gawlak, Gallery G, Washington, D.C.
2000"Artafexus" - Artscape, Baltimore, Maryland
Curator - Helen Molesworth, Baltimore Museum of Art
2000"Human, Too Human" - 901 E. St. NW, Washington, D.C.
Curator - Annie Gawlak, Gallery G, Washington, D.C.
1999"Baltimore in Washington" - Anton Gallery - Washington D.C.
Curator - Jeremy Jelenfy, Artist
1998"ART 98" - Howard County Center For The Arts - Maryland
Curator - Doreen Bolger, Director, Baltimore Museum of Art
1996 Touchstone Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Curator - Terry Sultan, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C.
1995"National Juried Small Works" - Chuck Levitan Gallery, New York, New York
Curator - Ivan Karp, OK Harris Gallery, New York, New York
1995 "We The People" - Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, Connecticut
1993 "New Direction '93" - Duchess County Art Association, Poughkeepsie, New York
Curator - Adam Weinberg, Whitney Museum of American Art
1992 Group Show 1708 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia
Curator - Steven Westfall, Art in America
1992 "Decoding Gender" - School 33, Baltimore, Maryland
Curator - Robert Atkins
1990 "OUTCRY: Artists Answer AIDS"
- ARTSCAPE, Baltimore, Maryland; Arlington, Virginia; Princess Anne, Maryland; Goucher College, Baltimore, Maryland; Frostburg, Maryland; Grand Rapids, Michigan
Curator - George Ciscle, The Contemporary, Baltimore, Maryland

Puerto de Santander, Spain
City of Baltimore, Maryland
University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
University of Maryland, School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
Mr. Jim Dicke III, Crown Equipment Corporation, New Bremen, Ohio
Mr. George Ciscle, Baltimore , Maryland
Mr. Yuri Temerkhanov, St. Petersburg, Russia
Ms. Marina Stokes, St. Petersburg, Russia
Mr. Adam Balick, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE
Mr. Oscar Villegas-Paez, Madrid, Spain
Ms. Laura Burns, Baltimore, Maryland
Mr. Eric Zelenko, Washington, D.C.
Dr. and Mrs. John Bartlett, Baltmore Maryland
Ms. Ellinor Roberts, Charlottesville, Virginia
Mr. Rawley Grau, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Ms. Wendy Roberts, Detroit, Michigan
Ms. Vicky Mabrey
2018 (accepted 2017) Tyrone Guthrie, Annaghmakerrig, Newbliss, Ireland
2016 Arte Studio. Ginastrelle, Asissi Italy
2010 Rochefort-sur-Terre, Klots Artist Residency
2010 Rochefort-sur-Terre, Klots Artist Residency
2009 DE PASO - Exhibition catalog
1997 State Arts Council - Individual Artist Award
A Stately Heritage
Selections from the University of Maryland Artists Collection