artist statement

My art is experimental in nature, and it develops organically as a series of multi-layered visual progressions that allow me to tell intricate, detailed and personal stories about my journeys, my observations and discoveries – a window to my soul.

During the creative process, this dialog between self and medium evolves into visual languages with an ever changing grammar to allow for an expanding vocabulary and new avenues of thought. Each building on the other, influencing the course and direction of the final result.

For more than 30 years, I’ve been exploring and interweaving different mediums as an excuse to dive into and get lost in the creative process.

artist bio

Born in Campinas, in the State of São Paulo, Brazil, Ruth’s family immigrated to Israel on the eve of her 16th birthday.

After graduating from high school she was accepted to the prestigious Israel Institute of Technology, from which she received a Bachelors’s degree in Architecture and Town Planning.

In 1985 she moved to the USA to attend the Stanford University Master’s Program in Design, and was awarded an MFA in 1988.

The theme of her masters thesis was playing cards design, and she was commissioned by Adobe Systems to be one of the designers of the Adobe Deck, a promotional deck of playing cards introducing Adobe Illustrator. She went on to design the award-winning Analog and Duolog Playing Card Decks.

Ruth was a visiting art professor at the Stanford Art Department from 1988 to 1999. It was while at Stanford that she was commissioned to design the Google logo.

Stanford was also seminal in reintroducing Ruth to Art. It was there that she met Nathan Oliveira, under whose mentorship she focused on monotype printing.

Ruth is one of the founders of Art.Net, one of the first artists’ curated galleries on the internet.

She has been awarded several design awards and her artwork has been shown nationally and internationally.


Contact us with any questions about Ruth’s artwork including new art commissions.