Ruth Suffrin uses clay to
create semi-abstract forms animated by vibrant emotion. Sheworks,
through the discipline of geometric proportion and tension, to
balance primal and contemporary energies, expressing the grace
and passion of human lives. Her stylized elegance is complex
and utterly simple; strong and pure.
Ruth Suffrin is a native of Germany
and o graduate of the Kunstakademie, Stuttgart, where she majored
in sculpture and won a commission to create a life-size clay
figure with ceramic background for an important architectural
fountain. She studied painting at the Art Students League in
New York, and later executed a commission for seven large pieces
in oil and acrylic for a St. Louis corporate building.
Returning to the challenge of
sculpture in recent years, Ruth Suffrin is currently affiliated
with Agora Gallery in New York City and has exhibited in group
shows in the New York area and abroad. Her work is represented
in numerous private collections.
Clay faces, reminiscent of Piccasso in their shapes and expressiveness...
are skillfullyrendered in cr neutral monochrome that shows the
relationship of form to spitit,
Sascha Brodsky et al., Manhattan Arts, Fall 1993
Ruth Suffrin creates pure and simplified human forms in
clay which impart a universal consciousness and timeless quality.
They evoke strength and harmony.
Gordon Dane, Manhattan Arts, Fall 1995
Recent Group Exhibitions
1993 Agora Gallery, SoHo, New York, NY
1994 Art Expo, New York, NY
1995 Long Island Art Fair, Uniondale, NY
1995 Agora Gallery, SoHo, New York, NY