Ruth Mordecai’s paintings on paper are graphic in that they often feature black and white paint or collage to define sculptural forms and use a variety of lines to define the pictorial space. Often, a dash or two of color brightens an otherwise monochromatic color palette. A series formally and conceptually investigates dreams or fictitious landscapes, the figure, or visual symbols that reference Biblical stories.
Ruth Mordecai is a sculptor turned painter. She attended Bennington College and received a Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts from Boston University School for the Arts, MA. She is represented by Soprafina Gallery in Boston's South End (SOWA) and Trident Gallery in Gloucester and has shown primarily in Boston, MA, NY and Washington, DC. Her artwork is in major public and private collections: Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Israel Museum, Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University and the Wiggin Prints and Drawings Collection of the Boston Public Library (which owns 30 works on paper 1975 - 2013). Her work is included in Fixing the World, Jewish American Painters of the Twentieth Century, by Ori Soltes, Brandeis University Press, 2002. For complete BIO and information go to www.RuthMordecai.com