Ruth Laskey’s practice is a rich exploration of gesture and the complex relationships between form, color and space. In her textile works, she employs dye, thread and a loom to weave intricate geometric forms that fade in and out of focus. By scrutinizing her materials’ inherent constraints, she produces works that contemplate the definitive nature and construction of the canvas.
Ruth Laskey was born in 1975. She earned her BFA in 1999 and her MFA in 2005, both from the California College of the Arts in the San Francisco Bay Area of California.
Exhibitions showing her work have been held at: Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio; Lehman College Art Gallery in New York City; the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, Massachusetts; David Zwirner in New York City; James Cohan in New York City; Adrian Rosenfeld Gallery in San Francisco, California; The Approach in London, UK; Misako & Rosen in Tokyo, Japan; and the Oakland Museum of California.
Her work is in the collections of: the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in California; the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in California; and The Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Culture Center at UCLA in Los Angeles, California.
She currently lives and works in San Francisco, California.