American artist Ruth Bauer is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. Her oil paintings, watercolors, collages and monotypes have been shown in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums, including the Kathryn Markel Gallery (New York), Hokin-Kaufmann Gallery (Chicago), Clark Gallery (Lincoln, MA), The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, The Hudson River Museum, The Tucson Museum of Art, and The DeCordova Museum. Her paintings, watercolors and monotypes are held by private and public collections, and her work has been reviewed in art journals and newspapers, including Art News and The Boston Globe. Her artwork has been published on book jacket covers for Houghton-Mifflin, Viking, Harvard University Press and Orchard Books.
In addition to her work in visual art, she has also collaborated on multi-media theater projects. She co-wrote the script and directed the art and video design for the award winning multi-media musical The Blue Flower which was produced regionally at A.R.T.-The American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the fall of 2010 and Off-Broadway in New York at 2nd Stage Theatre in the fall of 2011. She is currently working on The War Dept., a new theatrical piece that was originally commissioned by A.R.T.-The American Repertory Theater and that is still in development. Ruth has been a theater artist-in-residence in the HARP program at the HERE Arts Center in New York, and is a recipient of the Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation Award for her work on "The Blue Flower".
For the last several years she has been working on a long-term art book project - "Kokovoko: The True Story of My Life on a South Pacific Island" - in which she is writing and illustrating the fictional journal of Miss Charlotte Fulleylove, a spirited young woman and "naturalist" from the nineteenth century who has traveled alone to study the flora and fauna on the remote Pacific island of Kokovoko, the mythical home of Queequeg, the charismatic cannibal in Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.
Ruth is represented by the Clark Gallery in Lincoln, MA.