RUTH MORDECAI (formerly Slavet)
www.RuthMordecai.com
617 462 9171
RGlouc@comcast.net

 

EDUCATION

1980
MFA, Boston University School for the Arts, MA
Chair of Department, Harold Tovish
1970
BFA, Boston University School for the Arts, MA

1957-1959
Bennington College, Bennington, VT

 
MUSEUM AND SELECTED PRIVATE AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

 
Cape Ann Museum purchase by Kanter Kallman Foundation
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Prints and Drawings Department
Boston Public Library, Wiggin Prints and Drawings Collection
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

New England Bio Labs, Beverly, MA
Dupont Corporation, Wilmington, Delaware
Epstein, Becker and Green, Boston, MA
KN Energy, Lakewood, Colorado

 
EXHIBITIONS

 
Museums

2017
Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, MA New Acquisitions

1996
National Jewish Museum, Washington, DC Retrospective (1980-1996) "Journeys of the Spirit"

1988
Boston Public Library, Wiggin Collection, “ Artists from Boston” at the DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA 100 works by 50 living Artists with Ties to Boston".  Curated by Sinclair Hitchings, Director of the Wiggin Prints and Drawings Department of the Boston Public Library.

1984
Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA "Aspects of the Human Form explored in Sculpture"

1983
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA “The Human Figure, 18th-20th Century" Master Works from the Museum Prints and Drawings Collection. Curated by Clifford Ackley, Director of the Prints and Drawngs Department
 

One Person Exhibitions
2014 and 2016
Trident Gallery, Gloucester, MA

2010
Soprafina Gallery, Boston, MA

2007
Soprafina Gallery, Boston, MA

2004
Soprafina Gallery, Boston, MA
Nesto Gallery, Milton Academy, Milton, MA

2000
Plaut Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA

1993
Mourlot Gallery, Boston, MA

1992
Mourlot Gallery, Boston, MA

1990
The Space, Boston, MA "Sculpture and Works on Paper"

1985
Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA, "Sculpture and Works on Paper"

1983
Helen Shlien Gallery, Boston, MA "Drawings and Sculpture"

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2013

Trident Gallery, Gloucester,MA Inaugural Group Show

Flatrocks Gallery, Gloucester, MA Mordecai, Alcalay and Van Dyke

Soprafina Gallery, Boston, MA “Large Work” February

Soprafina Gallery, Boston, MA “Works on Paper” March

Soprafina Gallery, Boston, MA "Works on Paper" April to accompany the one person exhibition of Aithan Shapira

2011 Rockport Art Association Invitational: Mordecai, Sarkin, and Goetemann: “Outside In”

2011 “Rewind, Exhibition of 20 former Fort Point Artists” at Made in Fort Point Gallery, Boston, MA

2003 MPG Gallery, Boston, MA

1996 Doug Parker's Vineyard Studio Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA,

1995 Boston University, “Alumni Drawing Exhibition”, Clifford Ackley, Curator

1994 Vineyard Studio Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, two person

1993 Federal Reserve Bank, Boston, MA “249 A Street 10th Anniversary”

Starr Gallery, Jewish Community Center, Newton, MA “Inside-Outside” exhibition of works by 10 Sculptors

Conlon Gallery, Sante Fe, New Mexico

Boston Center for the Arts “12th Annual Boston Drawings”, Curator, Clifford Ackley

1991 Boston University, Boston, MA “Boston University Alumni, Selected Works” (Catalogue)

1988 Puck Building, Soho, NY “Vermont Studio Colony Juried Exhibition”

David Beitzel Gallery, NY Bennington College “Alumni Exhibition” juried by Richard Armstrong, Curator, Whitney Museum

Pindar Gallery, NYC, six person exhibition

1984-2011 Fort Point Arts Community, Boston, MA Open Studios

 

SELECTED COMMISSIONS AND PUBLIC ART

 

2000 Shalom Retreat and Study Center, Livingston, Manor, NY. Steel Sculpture, 10' H x 20'W x 10' Deep.

1993 Jewish Community Center, Newton, MA

1991 Esther Kahn, Brookline, MA

Reclamation Artists, Boston, MA

1988 Temple B’nai Abraham, 18’ Ark for the synagogue. Beverly, MA

 

SELECTED LECTURES

2014 and 2016 Trident Gallery, Gloucester, MA

2010 Guest Speaker, Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, MA “4 Decades: From Figure, Landscape and story to abstraction”

2004 Guest Speaker, seArts, Gloucester, MA

2003 Guest speaker Boston University School for the Arts Masters program in painting (John Walker, Director)

1994 Guest Panelist, Boston University School for the Arts

1993 Guest Speaker, Art Institute of Boston

1989 Guest Panelist, Build Boston- American Institute of Architects, Successful Collaborations of Artists and Architects

1988 Guest Panelist, Build Boston, Interfaith Forum on Religion Art and Architecture (IFRAA), “Achieving the Elements of Mystery”.

Guest Speaker, Temple Emanu-El, Providence RI, “An Artist’s Journey, The Creation of the Ark”

1980-1984 San Francisco State University, CA Sculpture class of Stephen DeStaebeler

Fitchburg Museum, Fitchburg, MA

South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA


 
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY AND REVIEWS

 2014-2016 Cate McQuaid, Judith Tolnick Champa, Keith Powers, Art New England on line (see Links)

2013 Artscope, Taryn Plumb, “Expressive Painting, 2013”, curated by Ruth Mordecai for the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, Gloucester, January/February issue

2011 Art New England, Anne Krinsky review of “Outside In” at Rockport Art Association, Mordecai, Sarkin and Goetemann

2010 Art New England, Alicia Faxon “Dreams and Symbols, Works on Paper”

Artscope, Taryn Plumb “Dreams and Symbols, Works on Paper”

2007 Art New England, Anne Krinsky “Ruth Mordecai: New Paintings and Works on Paper”

Boston Globe, CHOICE, Cate McQuaid, “New Paintings and Works on Paper”

2004 Art New England, “A Sculptor’s paintings and works on paper” Nesto Gallery, Milton, MA, Meredith Fife Day

2002 “Fixing the World, Jewish American Painters of the Twentieth Century”, author Ori Soltes, Brandeis University Press, 2002 Photo and review

1996 National Jewish Museum Catalogue, “Journeys of the Spirit”, Ori Soltes

1995 Bostonia Magazine, “Spirited Sculpture”, Doug Parker Catalogue, Boston University Art Gallery, Alumni Drawings

1993 A Guide to Public Art in Greater Boston, Marty Carlock

Art New England, Starr Gallery, “Inside-Outside”, Newton, MA

1992 Boston Globe, Wheelwright and Slavet,“2 Solo Shows of Note”, by Christine Temin

1990 Boston Globe, Critic’s Choice, Christine Temin

Boston Globe, “The Figurative Form: Imploded, Eliminated”, by Nancy Stapen

Art New England, Ruth Slavet: “Drawings and Sculpture”, by Marty Carlock

1989 Faith and Form magazine, Journal of the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture, “Achieving the Elements of Mystery”, article and photos of Ark commissioned by Temple B’nai Abraham, Beverly, MA.

1987 DeCordova Museum catalogue, “Drawings from Boston”

1983 Boston Magazine, May issue “Twelve Artists on the Way Up”.

1982 Boston University School of Visual Arts Catalogue, 4 featured artists

1981 Cover of New England Journal of Human Services Full photo of life size sculpture “Portrait of a woman”

1977 Women Artists in America II, Art Department University of Tennessee, J.L. Collins, Editor

 

SELECTED TEACHING

 

1998-2002 Harvard University Office of the Arts, Ceramics Department

1992-1996 DeCordova Museum School, Lincoln, MA

1991 Radcliffe Ceramics Studio

1979-1981 Boston University School for the Arts

1981- 2013 Private teaching and workshops (“Markings”)
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