Ruth Howard

Ruth Howard is a multi-disciplinary artist working in small scale in the mediums of painting and ceramics. Howard’s minimalist paintings often portray a single object on a flat plane, while her sculptures depict wild animals or organic matter in abstract form - from amphibians to insects, elephants and porcupines. Her dedication to this theme has enabled her to refine her idiosyncratic, bold style to quirky levels of elegance and beauty. The creatures appear as if newly formed directly from the earth or sea. The detailed surface texture and glaze combination further add to the dynamic nature of these works. Ruth Howard has been a regular studio artist at Arts Project Australia since 1998, and held her first solo show at Arts Project Australia in 2015. She has been included in numerous group exhibitions including ‘Spring 1883’, The Establishment, Sydney; ‘Turning the Page’, Gallery 101, Ontario, Canada; ‘Hybrid Making – new work from Australia, Canada and Scotland’, Project Ability Gallery, Scotland; and Face-Up, Idiom Studio, Wellington, New Zealand.