Born                            Chicago, Illinois


1984                New York University Graduate Program, Venice, Italy

1983                School of Visual Arts, Tangier, Morocco

1979-81           B.F.A with honors, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

1978                Parson Evening Division, New York, NY


Public Works

2018                Broadway, NYC, In Dreams Awake, installation of six sculptures on The Broadway Malls

2002                Mamiraua Sustainable Development Reserve, Amazonas, Brazil, Sculpture Installation

                        Tisch Children’s Zoo, Central Park, New York, NY, Sculpture Installation


One Person Exhibitions

2014                Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, NY, Fired Ice

2013                Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, NY, Nature of The Beast

2012                Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, NY, The Earth Exhales

2009                Susan van der Linde, New York, NY

2009                Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY, Today, Tomorrow and Forever

2009                Zezé Flowers, New York, NY, Valentine Installation

2008                The Rosen House At Caramoor, Katonah, NY, Again

2007                Macy’s Herald Square, New York, NY, The Flower Show

2006                Zezé Flowers, New York, NY, New Work

2006                Diane Birdsall Gallery, Old Lyme, CT, Splendor In The Grass

2005                Paris-NY-Kent, Kent, CT, Animaly

2005                Pendulum Gallery, Saugerties, NY, A Shade Darker

2005                Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, The Moment Before

2004                Donna McNally Salon, New York, NY, Some Ladies, Old and New

2004                Gallery Henoch, New York, NY, Species Specific

2003                Paris-NY-Kent, Kent, CT, Sculpture

2002                Paris-NY-Kent,Kent, CT, New Work

2001                Davis and Hall, Hudson, NY, Human material                                            

2001                Paris-NY-Kent, Kent, CT, Kingdom of Animals

2001                Gallery Henoch, New York, NY, Enchanted Interludes           

2000                Paris-NY-Kent, Kent, CT

2000                Davis and Hall, Hudson, NY, Enchanted Forest

1996                Gallery Henoch, New York, NY, Faces of the Fair

1994                Gallery Henoch, New York, NY, The Street

1993                Gallery Henoch, New York, NY, Inside and Out

1992                Gallery Three Zero, New York, NY

1991                Frank Bustamente Gallery, New York, NY

1989                Gallery Three Zero, New York, NY

1988                48 Laight Gallery, New York, NY

1987                The Knitting Factory, Alternative Space, New York, NY

1986                Bond Gallery, New York, NY

1986                Patricia Fields, Window Installation, New York, NY

1985                Art Mart, New York, NY

1983                Cousin Cousine, New York, NY

1983                Lucky Strikes, New York, NY

1981                School of Visual Arts, Senior Show, New York, NY

1980                Patricia Fields, New York, NY, Valentine Themes

1979                School of Visual Arts, New York, NY


Selected Group Exhibitions

2018              MIC 60th, Faenza, Italy

2018               Woodstock Byrdcliff Guild, Woodstock, NY, Pageant of Inconceivables

2017                Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY, The Curators’ Eggs

2017                September, Hudson, NY, Post Election Show

2016                Sotheby’s, New York, NY, Take Home A Nude

2016                Projektraum Ventilator 24, Berlin, Germany, Hybride Kunst

2016                Elena Zang Gallery, Shady, NY, Continuing Group Show

2016                Sladmore Contemporary, London, UK, Five Ceramists

2016                Arts Westchester, Mamaroneck, NY, SHE, Deconstructing Female Identity

2016                Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY, Made For You

2015                Sladmore Contemporary, London, UK

2015                Elena Zang Gallery, Shady, NY, Holiday Group Show

2015                Flowers Gallery, New York, NY, Small is Beautiful

2015                Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA, Figure In The Landscape, Landscape In The Figure

2015                Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA Annual Gala and Auction, New York, NY

2015                59th Faenza Prize International Competition of Contemporary Ceramic Art, Faenza, Italy

2015                Elena Zang Gallery, Shady, NY, Summer Group Show

2015                Cellar Door Projects, Providence, RI, aut-kem

2015                Rhode Island Botanical Center, Providence, RI, Botanica Ceramica

2014                Flowers Gallery, New York, NY, Small is Beautiful

2014                Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, NY, …Burning Bright Tiger, tiger

2014                Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, NY, if Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?

2013                Arts Westchester, White Plains, NY, Pushing The Line

2012                Sebastian + Barquet, South Hampton, NY

2012                Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, NY, Summer

2012                Grover/Thurston Gallery, Seattle, WA

2011                X Bienal Internacional Ceramica Manises, Spain

2011                SOFA CHICAGO, Chicago, IL, Sherrie Gallerie, Columbus, OH

2011                Earth, Arts Westchester, White Plains, NY

2011                Fools Gold, One Mile Gallery, Kingston, NY

2011                Transformative Journeys, Mountainview Studio, Woodstock, NY

2010                SOFA CHICAGO, Chicago, IL, Sherrie Gallerie, Columbus, OH

2010                ROCA, West Nyack, NY, On Earth

2010                Biennale Internationale de Vallauris, France, Création contemporaine et céramique

2010                SF Fine Art Fair, San Francisco, CA, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

2010                CCACA, Davis, CA, John Natsoulas Gallery, 25th Annual 30 Ceramic Sculptors

2010                SOFA CHICAGO, Chicago, IL, Habatat Galleries Chicago, Chicago, IL

2010                NCECA, Philadelphia, PA, Projects Gallery, To Die For

2010                FADA Los Angeles Art Show, Los Angeles, CA, John Natsoulas Gallery

2009                ACRIA, New York, NY, 14th Annual Holiday Dinner Benefit

2009                Kleinert-James Arts Gallery, Woodstock, NY, Animal Spirits I

2009                SOFA CHICAGO, Chicago, IL., Sherrie Gallerie, Columbus, OH

2009                Stover Mill Gallery, Erwinna, PA

2009                Sherrie Gallerie, Columbus, OH       

2009                Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, CT

2009                The 5th World Ceramic Biennale Korea, Icheon, Korea

2008                Gallery Henoch, New York, NY

2008                3rd Rail Studio, New Rochelle, NY, All Fired Up, Figure Evocative

2008                River Span Sculpture Exhibition, Cincinnati, OH

2008                SOFA NY, New York, NY, Habatat Galleries Chicago

2008                Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, CT, Winging It

2008                The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA, The Bird: Homage To Brancusi

2007                Habatat Galleries Chicago, Chicago, IL

2007                American Museum Of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA, Form and Imagination

2007                Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL,

2007                Gallery Henoch, New York, NY, Male/Female

2006                Gallery Henoch, New York, NY, Juxtaposition

2006                Diane Birdsall Gallery, Old Lyme, CT, Summer Series

2006                GCCA Mountaintop Gallery, Windham, NY, Journeys in Clay

2006                Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR, Connecting The Dots

2004                Haddad Lascano Gallery, Great Barrington, MA, Paintings & Sculpture

2003                Paris-NY-Kent, Kent, CT, Chairs

2002                Paris-NY-Kent, Kent, CT, Pleasure, Sculpture, Culture

2002                Bernarducci Meisel, New York, NY, Summer Group Show

2002                Kingston Biennial Sculpture Exhibition, Kingston, NY

2000                Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Sassy, Sexy, Sweet, Sordid, Surreal

2000                Woodstock Guild, Woodstock, NY, Utopia Distopia

1998                Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI, A Visual Dialogue of 15 Women

1997                Flowers East at London Fields, London, UK, Small is Beautiful part XV

1997                Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA, Lotsa Clay VII

1997                MetLife Windows Exhibition Program, New York, NY, Amusing Amusements,

1996                International Art Exposition, Miami Beach, FL, Art Miami ’96

1995                Art Communication International, New York, NY, Virtuosity

1995                National Council of Jewish Women, Livingston, NJ, Focus on Art

1995                International Art Exposition, Miami Beach, FL, Art Miami ’95

1995                Kleinert-James Art Center, Woodstock, NY, Emerging from NY

1994                Lyons Wier Gallery, Chicago, IL

1994                K&E Gallery, New York, NY, The BOX Show

1993                Gallery Three Zero, New York, NY, Animal Magnetism

1993                Gallery Henoch, New York, NY, Invitational Group Show

1992                Waterside Art Studios, Stamford, CT

1992                Tastitcheff, New York, NY, Isolation

1992                Barbara Kogen & Co., New York, NY

1992                Gallery Three Zero, New York, NY, Apocalypse and Resurrection

1992                Gallery Three Zero, New York, NY, People

1991                Gallery Three Zero, New York, NY, Paperworks

1991                Frank Bustamente Gallery, New York, NY, Summer Group

1989                Gallery Three Zero, New York, NY, Frames of Reference                           

1998                Gallery Three Zero, New York, NY, Sculpture

1998                Gallery Three Zero, New York, NY, Slaves of New York

1988                ABC No Rio Gallery, New York, NY

1988                48 Laight Gallery, New York, NY

1987                22 Wooster Gallery, New York, NY, Powerful Little Stuff

1987                Bond Gallery, New York, NY

1986                Bond Gallery, New York, NY, Civilizations

1985                New Math, New York, NY, Women Paint People

1985                Art Mart, New York, NY, Works on Paper

1984                New Math, New York, NY, The Doll Show

1984                St. Marks Gallery, New York, NY, Metropolitan Show

1980                Mudd Club, New York, NY

1977                Audibon Society Show, New York, NY


Selected Publications                    

2017                Feature, Upstate Diary, Fall 2017

2016                Editorial Spread, Elle Italia, Apr. 2016

2013                Editorial Spread, Elle Italia, Oct. 2013

2011                Cover & Poster Art, Woodstock Film Festival

2006                Top 500 Artists, NY Arts Magazine, Vol. 11 no 11/12 ’06, p. 155

1997                Cover & Centerfold, Gettysburg Review, Summer ‘97

1997                Cover, Woman Abuse-A Sociological Study, (Harcourt Brace, ’97)

1993                Full Page, Gallery Guide, Oct. ’93, p. 19



2015                Honorable Camera dei Deputati della Repubblica italiana Prize, 59th Faenza Prize International Competition of Contemporary Ceramic Art

2011                Honorable Mention, X Bienal Internacional Ceramica Manises, Manises, Spain

2009                Honorable Mention, The 5th World Ceramic Biennale Korea, Icheon, Korea    

Presentations & Lectures:

2016                University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, School of Art & Art History

2013                The New York Academy of Art, New York, NY, New York Academy Art & Culture Lecture

Animation Experience

Completed five animation short films

2011                Woodstock Film Festival Trailer

1982                Semaphore Gallery Screen Film

1980                Varna International Film Festival, Honorable Mention

1979                Worked on animation bits for Sesame Street



Appears in film "Neues aus der Hofkunstanstalt" Spring 2018

American Craft, Brian Mahoney, “Creature Comforts” December/January 2016/2017 p. 58-65

The Southhampton Review, “The Beast in All of Us“ Summer/Fall 2016, p. 153-158

Sing Tao Daily, “Home Fantasy” Apr. 30, 2016, Vol. 730 p. 15

Elle, Italia, “Ispirarsi Alla Natura” April 2016, p. 94, 298-317

Almanac Weekly, Lynn Woods, “Something wild: Kathy Ruttenberg’s Woodstock studio” Feb. 18, 2016

Julien’s Journal, Pamela Brandt, “Figure in the Landscape/Lanscape in the Figure” Oct. 2015 p. 23-25

Providence Journal, Alice Cross, “Botanica Ceramica“ March 14, 2015 online

The Brooklyn Rail, Mary Ann Caws,  “Translating Communities” November, 2014 p. 27

New York Observer, Nate Freeman & Alanna Martinez, September 15, 2014, p. 46

Arte Fuse, Daniel Gauss,“Fired Ice: New Sculptures by Kathy Ruttenberg at Stux Gallery” Oct. 6, 2014

Wall Street International Online, Charles Stuckey, “Kathy Ruttenberg” September 25, 2014

Artpress, Frédérique Joseph-Lowery, “La Céramique Du Nouveau Monde” Nov. Dec.2013/Jan. 2014, p.74-79

Ceramics Monthly, Adam Welch, “Kathy Ruttenberg At Stux Gallery” December 2013, p.48-49

Elle Italia, Alberto Zanoletti, “A Kind of Magic” October 2013, p. 375-397

The New York Times, Suzy Menkes, “Modernity Among the Flowers” Sept. 20, 2013, Style Section

274 Art World, “Nature of The Beast, Review “ Red Wave Issue, May 2013, p. 109 &114

Ceramics Art and Perception, Janet Koplos, “The Earth Exhales” June-Aug. 2013, p. 92-94

The NewYork Times, Roberta Smith, “Nature of The Beast” May 3, 2013, p. C28

New York Magazine, Charles Stuckey, “The Ruttenbergs’ Exquisite Rabbit Holes” May 6, 2013, p. 44-51, Alison Martin, “Fairytale style sculptures featured at Chelsea Gallery” April 15, 2013

Wall Street International, WSI Adminstration, “Kathy Ruttenberg. Nature of the Beast” April 17, 2013

Quiet Lunch, “Observing Nature” April 13, 2013

i-D, Tom Seymour, “See The Wood For The Trees“ April 2013, Q&A Issue, p.228-229

Huffington, Priscilla Frank, “Piping Down The Valleys Wild” July, 07, 2012

Masters of Today, “Art In Vogue” 2012, p.122-123

Obvious, Jessica Parizotto, “Contos De Feras De Kathy Ruttenberg” May 2012, Editor, “Kathy Ruttenberg: Despite Appearances, ‘The Earth Exhales’ is No Fairytale,” May 11, 2012, Alex Barry, “LOOK: Kathy Ruttenberg at Stux Gallery,” May 2, 2012, Donald Kuspit, “In The Female Unconcious,” April 19. 2012

Woodstock Times, Paul Smart, “Ruttenberg at Stux,” Mar. 29, 2012, p. 29

The New York Times, Susan Hodara,“What the Earth Gives, And What It Inspires,” Oct. 23, 2011, WE p. 11, Sarah Raphael,"Make Believe," September 16, 2011

Westchester Magazine, Marisa LaScala, “Fall Arts Preview”, September 2011, p. 94-95

KLEI, Door Barbara Bunskoek “Prikkelende beelden”, July 2011, p. 14-17

CBS News Sunday Morning, “ Making Pets A Part of The Family, April 10, 2011

The New York Times, Bob Morris, “Warm Nights, Cold Noses” February 16, 2011, p. D1

The New York Times, Susan Hodara “18 very Different Pieces of Clay” October 24, 2010, WE p. 10

Chronogram, Brian Mahoney “On The Cover”, September 2010 cover, p. 8

Ceramics Art and Perception, Rebecca Purcell, “The Work of Kathy Ruttenberg” June –August 2010, p.82-85

New Ceramics, Bernd Pfannkuche, “SOFA-2009 Chicago”, Mar. /Apr. 2010, p.48-49

Chronogram, Brian Mahoney “Out On A Limb”, The Forecast, November 2009 p. 87

Woodstock Times, Paul Smart “Animal Magnetism”, October 22, 2009 p. 10

HV Biz, “Off The Palette”, October 19, 2009 p. 32

New Ceramics, Donald Kuspit “Demoiselles De Clay: Kathy Ruttenberg’s Feminist Art”, Sept./Oct. 2009, p. 20-24

Woodstock Times, Paul Smart “Consider the heart…” February 12, 2009 p. 22

The Magazine of Ceramic Art and Craft, “Ceramic Review”, May/June 2008, Issue 231 p.44-49

Clay In Art International Yearbook 07-08, Donald Kuspit “Beauty And The Beast,” p. 104-111

Ceramic Arts and Perception, 2008, “Form and Imagination,” Issue #71, p.18-24

New Ceramics, “Form and Imagination,” Nov./Dec. 2007 Issue #6 p.2, 50,51

American Ceramics, “Kathy Ruttenberg,” Reviews, October 2007 Issue 15/2 p. 73

City News, Pomona CA “Form and Imagination”, Sept 7, 2007 p.8

Worth Global Style Network, Katie Sturch “Macy’s Flower Show”, What’s In Store, April 24,2007

NY Daily News, Gina Salamone “Super Ceramics”, Specials, April 1, 2007 p. 2

Woodstock Times, Paul Smart “Remember Me To Herald Square…,” March 29, 2007 p.24

Clay Times,  “The Gallery”, Readers Share Artworks, March/April 2007 p.54

Chronogram, Brian K. Mahoney “Portfolio”, Arts & Culture, July 2006 p.47-49

Ceramics Monthly, “Connecting the Dots”, Upfront, June/July 2006 p. 26

Woodstock Times, Paul Smart, “The new Hudson Valley School: a mixed bag”, Almanac Weekly,

Dec. 29, 2005 p.10

The Country and Abroad, Will Nixon,  “Three Short Stories”, October 2005 p.63

The Boston Globe, Carol Stocker, “Preservation, progress on view on Nantucket tour”, August 4, 2005, p. H6

Upstate House, Susanne Turino Casal, “Private Oasis”, August 2005 p.34-36

Woodstock Times, Paul Smart, “Outside The Box With Boxes Inside”, Almanac Weekly, July 7,2005 p.14-15

Woodstock Times, Paul Smart, “The Gift That Keeps On Giving”, Almanac Weekly, Dec. 2,2004 p.10

Clay Times, KT Anders, “All Creatures Great and Small- Kathy Ruttenberg’s World”, Nov/Dec 2003 p.54

Chronogram,” Parting Shots” p. 144 July 2003

Woodstock Times, Paul Smart, “An Artist Refuge”, Almanac Weekly, October 10, 2002,p.6

Ceramics Monthly, June/July/August 2002, “Upfront” p. 20

American Craft Magazine, April/May 2002 Issue, p. 9

Avenue, Victor Wishna “Life Imitates Art, Some Enchanted Evening” December 2001 p.26

The Independent, Linda L. Fenoff “The Stuff of Life Fills Davis & Hall Gallery”, April 6, 2001 p.26

Chronogram, Beth Elaine Wilson “Lucid Dreaming”, March 2001 p. 26-27

Times Union, William Jaeger, “ A Few Hidden Treasure’s, Albany, NY Arts & Entertainment,

July 30,2000

New York Times, Vivien Raynor, “Artists Amid Industrial Panache in Stamford”, November 15, 1992,

p. 22 CN

Cover, Jeffrey Wright, “Isolation:Tatischeff Gallery”, September 1992, p. 17

Cover, Robert Mahoney, “Kathy Ruttenberg, THE Woman Behind THE Gallery”, May 1992, p.23

Art In America, Gerrit Henry, “Kathy Ruttenberg at Frank Bustamante”, September 1991 p. 138-139

New York Press, Peattie, “Picks”, February 6-12, 1991, vol.4 no 6

Cover, Adam Freyer, “Kathy Ruttenberg, THE Gallery”, February 1990

Downtown, Baird Jones, “A Report from our Downtown Gallery Hopper”, 1987

Downtown, Baird Jones, “The East Village Scene”, 1987

Arts Magazine, Barry Schwabsky, “Kathy Ruttenberg-Artmart”, Summer 1985