Ruth Chase

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Daughter Birthing Mother, 2015 Charcoal And Pencil On Paper 8.5 X 12 © RuthChase
The Flow, 2015 Charcoal And Pastel On Paper 12 X 8.5 X 0 Inches © Ruth Chase Fine Art
Maturity Lack, 2015 Charcoal And Pencil On Paper 12 X 8.5 X 0 Inches © Ruth Chase
Charcoal And Pencil On Paper 8.5 X 12 © RuthChase
Convoluted, 2015 Charcoal And Pencil On Paper 12 X 8.5 X 0 Inches © Ruth Chase
Stronger Than You Realize , 2015 Acrylic On Canvas 4 X 4' © RuthChase
Not Just Me Anymore, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 3 X 3' © RuthChase
Second Chance , 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 3 X 3' © RuthChase
Fear Is A Liar , 2015 Acrylic On Canvas 4 X 4' © RuthChase
The Deeper We Go, The Brighter We Shine, 2017 Acrylic On Canvas 30 X 30" © RuthChase
Place of Strength, 2016 Acrylic On Canvas 36 X 36" © RuthChase
West of Lincoln , 2017 Acrylic On Canvas 48 X 60" © RuthChase
Quick Facts
Venice Beach, California
Birth year
Lives in
Northern California
Works in
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), 1990, BFA
charcoal, pencil, Feminine, urban, outsider-art, painting, drawing, figurative, mixed-media, conceptual, landscape, surrealism, modern, street
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Ruth Chase lives and works in Northern California. Currently she is completing the West of Lincoln Project, a painting series portraying the powerful relationships individuals have with their history. She was awarded a grant to an individual artist, an Artist in Residence at Nevada County Arts for Artist Activating Communities through a grant from the California Arts Council, as well as a residency at the Millay Colony for the Arts in NY, was published in Catapult Art Magazine, Huffington Post, and has taught at the Crocker Art Museum. Most recently she was a featured sketch artist on the Dead Files TV program, and had a solo exhibition at Venice Arts. She is graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute.



Ruth Chase

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Solo Exhibition, Venice Arts, Venice, CA
2016 Granucci Gallery, Grass Valley, CA
2008 Fall Colors, Nevada City, CA
1995 Barnes & Noble, Artist of the Month, Santa Monica, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 Catalyst Gallery, Beacon, NY
2015 Art Thou Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2015 Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY
2015 Elk Grove Fine Arts, Elk Grove, CA
2015 Rochester Contemporary Art, Rochester, NY
2014 Studio Tour, Becoming A Better Sinner, Solo Show, Nevada City, CA
2014 Rochester Contemporary Art, Rochester, NY
2006 Caldwell Memorial Art Gallery, Redwood City, CA
2002 A.R.T.S, Auburn, CA
2002 21st Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA
1994 LATC, Mapping the Jungle, Los Angeles, CA
1993 Mega Boom, Los Angeles, CA
1991 48 Market Street Gallery, Celebrate the Children, Venice, CA
1989 San Francisco Art Institute


2017 Artist-in-Residence, Nevada County Arts Council for Artists Activating Communities.
2016 Grant recipient for an Individual Artist, The Carl Jacobs Foundation
2015 Showcase Winner,  ArtSlant
2012 Best of Show; Art of Love, ASIF Studios, Grass Valley, CA
1993 Artist in Residence; Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, N.Y.


1990 B.F.A. San Francisco Art Institute
1990 Internship; Mission Cultural Center with Renee Castro, San Francisco, CA
1993 – 2001 Art Assistant to James Schoppe (Art Director of Return of The Jedi)
1985 Santa Monica College
1984 Venice High School


2017 RadioVenice, Venice, CA
2017 Tishman Review
2017 YoVenice, Venice, CA
2017 YoVenice,Venice, CA
2016 Huff Post, Arts & Culture
2016 Tahoe TV, Tahoe, CA
2016 The Union, Nevada County, CA
2016 YoVenice, Venice, CA
2016 Foliate Oak Magazine, Arkansas
2015 Sketch Artist, Travel Channel’s The Dead Files, Nevada City, CA
2015 Maker Mamas, San Francisco, CA: Artist Profile Blog  Post
2014 Catapult Art Mag, Louisville, Kentucky: Issue #30
2014 Jung Katz, Artist Interview
2007 The Union, Nevada County, CA: Prospector
2006 San Mateo Times, San Mateo, CA : Art News
2003 Perspectives, Placer County, CA: Cover page
1991 The Argonaut, Marina del rey, CA
1990 San Francisco Weekly: Pick of the Week

Exhibited at these venues
Ruth Chase has Exhibited at these venues: