Ruth Edwy studied painting and sculpture from 1962-1969, earning a BFA & MFA at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York . Her work has been shown in one woman and group shows throughout the United States and is in numerous private collections. Ms Edwy presently works and resides in Saugerties, New York.
I was born and raised in New York City and moved to the Woodstock area, in 1972, to build a house and studio on 7 private acres, as I found the City too distracting for my work. I, also,started a landscape design business in the early 80’s until 2007.
For about 20 years most of my paintings incorporated hard edge geometric shapes within a more atmospheric background, in order to create a different planal surface and spatial tension and I have, basically used a particular range of colors for the same period of time. It wasn’t until the late eighties that my palette began to evolve and a more painterly surface began to appear, which then led me to a period of intensely active brushwork with a more obvious landscape theme, and a warmer palette. My more current work takes the active energy of the previous period, subdues it and creates a more playful and lyrical painting while now incorporating soft-edge geometric forms, lines and circles. Currently, my paintings involve the landscape, more and more, whether in a very abstract form or very literal, but in the end what defines all of my art work, over decades, is my love affair with light and color.
Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY . l Ann Leonard Gallery, Woodstock, NY. l Woodstock Artists Association , Woodstock, NY l Shades of Light Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. l John McEnroe Gallery, NYC l State of the Art ’93, Boston, Massachusetts. l Rochester Institute of Art, Rochester, NY l Kottler Gallery, NYC l Pratt Institute Gallery, Brooklyn, NY .