2010  Ruth Bolduan: 18th Century Portraiture Redefined, Mount Clare Museum, Baltimore, MD

Dark Rococo, The Athenaeum, Alexandria, VA

Foyer: SCWInteriors, DC Design House, Washington, DC


2009 Viva Rococo, La Cova de les Cultures, Barcelona, Spain.


2008 Drawing on History, (2 person) Dow Museum, St. Augustine, FL.

Go Go Rococo. Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.


2007 Fête Galante, Anton Gallery, Monterey, CA.


2006 Open Studio. Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland.


2005 Ballard Art Walk, Forum Center. Seattle, WA.


2003 Paintings, Anton Gallery, Washington, DC (also 1998, 1997, 1994, 1991, 1989)


2002 The French Hat, Galerie Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

Ruth Bolduan, Figures at Passages, Salon Vaganey-Mays, Paris 

Pretty Girls and Odalisques, Anton Gallery, Washington, DC




2019 Party for Democracy: Kamalla Harris, The Hawthorne Mansion, Monterey, CA.

The Art Party, The Hawthorne Mansion, Monterey, CA.


2010  Catalyst,The American University Museum,Washington, DC.

Reflecting and Collecting, 1708 Gallery at Linden Row, Richmond, VA


2009 Art in Academia, Space 310, Mobile AL

The Trawick Prize, Fraser Gallery, Bethesda. MD

Fifth Tashken Biennale, Tashkent, Uzbekistan 


2008 SECAC Exhibition, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA

All in the Family, American University Museum, Washington, DC

50/50 =100, Cafritz Arts Center, Montgomery College, Silver Spring. MD



Double Bubble, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA



Salon, Galerie Ponce Boscarino, Paris, France



Blaue Mauer. Anton Gallery, Monterey, CA



Girlz Club at Artomatic, Children’s Museum, Washington, DC

Virginia Women Artists, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA

Salon d’ete, Galerie Ponce Boscarino, Paris, France

Holiday Exhibition, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA

Math = Art, Roper Gallery, Frostburg State University, MD


2002 Heads Up! Watkins Gallery, American University, Washington, DC

Vernissage des Artistes, Galerie Cité des Arts, Paris, France


2001 Contemporary Realism, Atheneum Art Center, Alexandria, VA 

9/11/01, Anton Gallery, Washington, DC, Springtide Chestnut Hill Academy, Philadelphia, PA.


East Meets West, Flor de Luna Art Center, Los Angeles, CA

New Neo, Christopher Newport College, Newport News, VA

1999 figuratively speaking, The Painting Center, New York, NY 

1998 Works on Paper, Galeria ICPNA Miraflores, Lima, Peru.

Art in the Embassies. United States Embassy, Ankara, Turkey.

Crossing Borders. Haifa University, Haifa, Israel.

1996 Global Focus, National Museum of Women in the Arts, DC.

1995 Global Focus, China World Trade Center, Beijing, China.

Invitational Exhibition. Institute of ContemporaryArt, San Jose, CA.


Bloom: Sala Mostre, Lavori su Carta, Mezzago/Milan, Italy.

Painter’s Painters. Longwood Fine Arts Center, Farmville, VA. 

Lilith. Rockville Arts Place, Rockville, MD. 

Art of the South, Wall Street Gallery Walk, New York, NY

Sources of Strength, District of Columbia Art Center,Washington, DC

Diverse Works, Galerie Corti, Brussels, Belgium

Invitational Exchange, MARS Artspace, Phoenix, AZ

1993 What Heaven Looks Like, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, CA. 

1992 American Prints, Cinema Center, Moscow, CIS.

1991 Washington/Moscow Art Exchange, Carnegie Library, Washington, DC.

1990 McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA.

Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, USSR.

Reinvestigating Myth, Frick Gallery, University of Pittsburgh, PA

Lyon/Washington Exchange, Domi Nostrae Gallery, Lyon, France, Buenos Aires/Lima/Washington Exchange.

Centro Cultural de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Casa de Osambela, Lima, Peru.

Approaching the Figure, Georgetown University, Washington, DC.

Inherited Memories, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD. 


Washington/Budapest Exchange. Fine Arts Academy, Budapest

Significant Movement: Myth, Allegory, and Romanticism. 

Anton Gallery, Washington, DC.


Barriers, Jim Diaz Gallery, New York, NY.

Three Washington Women, Antinor Gallery, Athens, Greece.

Garden Party II. Jim Diaz Gallery, New York, NY.

1984 8 Painters from Washington, Weekend Gallery, Berlin, Germany.

Options ’83. Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC.





2009 Competition Brings Artists Down to Earrth, Davidson, Maureen. Monterey County Weekly,Monterey,CA 

2006 Proctor, Roy. Hot Pink, Richmond Times Dispatch, Richmond, VA.

Artomatic 2004 Oral History Project. Video interview, Martin Luther King Library,Washington, DC

2001 Colaizzi, Vittorio. Printmaking Jam. Washington Review

2000 McLeod, Deborah. Paradise Found, Style Weekly, Richmond, VA.

1998 Yaylali, Hale. Ankara Daki Abd, Art & Décor, Ankara, Turkey.

Cohen, Jean. Images of Desire, Where, Washington, DC.

Ghersi, Ericka. Ruth Bolduan, dualidad en el arte, Cambio al Dia, Lima, Peru.

The Fragmented Eroticism of US Artist Ruth Bolduan. The Lima Herald, Lima, Peru.

1997 Campello, Lennox. Verticals at Anton Gallery, Koan,  Washintong, DC.

Latane, Dawn. Ruth Bolduan: Paintings, Washington Review

1995 Giorno e notte: artisti Americani, Il Manifesto. Milan, Italy

1994 Bullard,Cece. Painters Explore Psychic Energy, Richmond Times Dispatch

Burchard, Hank. Cultural Echo in Tree Art, The Washington Post

Gentry, Laurin. Living Through Their Art, Washington Artists Equity News

McCoy, Mary. In the Spirit of Nature, The Washington Post

1991 Pinto, Ismael. Encuentro Americano, Expreso, Lima, Peru

Shashkina, Maria. Art Exchange:Washington-Moscow, Soviet Life

Steiker, Valerie. Ruth Bolduan, Sharon Fischel, New Art Examiner

1990 Chaine, Stani. De Lyon a Washington. Lyon Poche, Lyon, France 

McWilliams, Martha, Edges of Eros, Washington Review, 

Dorsey, John. Contemporary Art Has Ancient Theme, Baltimore Sun

Welzenbach, Michael. Graphics at Anton, The Washington Post

1989 Mahoney, J.W. East Coast Reviews: Ruth Bolduan, New Art Examiner 

Finnegan, Patrick. Washington, Contemporanea

Kolmer, Pat. Significant Movement. Washington Review

Thorson, Alice. Ruth Bolduan: Meet a Major Player, Washington Times

1988 McCoy, Mary. Soweto to Gaza, New Art Examiner

Gilbard, Florence. Washington Ways. Museum and Arts Washington

1987 Thorson, Alice. Ruth Bolduan Shines in Every Genre, Washington Times

1985 Mahoney, J.W. Washington/Berlin exchange Group, New Art Examiner

Coleman, Nichols Fox. Optimism to Germany, Angst to America, 

Washington Theater Guide 

Denny, Alice and Anthoney Harvey. After Berlin,The Washington Review

1983 Allen, Jane Addams. New Art from the Lively Fringes, Washington Times

Lewis, Jo Ann. A Range of Landscapes, The Washington Post

Fleming, Lee. Options ’83, The Washington Review

Lewis, Jo Ann. Darker Options, The Washington Post

1981 Alexis, Karin. East Coast Reviews:Washington, The New Art Examiner

1980 Fleming, Lee. Ruth Bolduan, The New Art Examiner





Mahoney, J.W. “The Future Past…” catalog essay Dark Rococo. Alexandria, VA: The Athenaeum, 2010

Casiraghy, Alberto and Ruth Bolduan. Frammento di Dante. Osnago/Milan:Edizioni Pulcinoelephante, 1995 (artist book, edition of 25)

Coopersmith, Georgia. Painter’s Painters. Farmville: Longwood College, 1995

Del Moro, Franco. Ellin Selae. (1000 original drawings, insert in art magazine) Milan, Italy, 1995 

Figura, John. Ruth Bolduan. Washington: Anton Gallery, 1994

Finnegan, Patrick. Reinvestigating Myth. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh, 1990

Gay, Ted. Art Exchange Washington-Moscow. Washington, 1991

Glazer, Helen. Inherited Memories: Mythological Themes in Contemporary Art. Baltimore: Goucher College, 1990

Miller, E. Ethelbert. From Suweto to Gaza. Washington: Howard University, 1988

Moreno, Ignacio. Ruth Bolduan: Paintings. Richmond, VA: 1708 Gallery, 1994

Pagan, Mary Ann. Approaching the Figure. Washington: Georgetown University, 1990

Shannon, Joe and Jim Love. Option ’83. Washington Project for the Arts, 1983




2009 Finalist, The Trawick Prize, Bethesda, MD

2009 Faculty Research Grant, Virginia Commonwealth University

2008 Visiting Artist, Georgia State University, Athens, GA

2007 Visiting Artist, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

2002 Artist Residency, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

2002 School of the Arts Research Leave, Virginia Commonwealth 

University, Richmond, VA

2000 Artist Residency, Self-Help Graphics Art Center, Los Angeles, CA

1996 Faculty Research Grant, Virginia Commonwealth University

1989 Faculty Research Grant, Virginia Commonwealth University

1988 Washington, DC Critics Poll: “Ruth Bolduan, Best Emerging Artist,”

New Art Examiner, (November)

1987 Visiting Artist, Anderson University, Anderson, IN

Awards in the Visual Arts Nomination, Southeastern Center for 

Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC

David Lloyd Kreeger Purchase Award, American University, DC

1969 Phi Kappa Phi, American University, Washington, DC





National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC

American University Museum at the Katzen, Washington, DC

Modlin Art Center, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA

Peruvian American Cultural Institute, Lima, Peru

Western Development Corporation, Washington, DC

Allston & Bird, Atlanta, GA

Capital One Corporation, Richmond, VA

Ledra Marriot, Athens, Greece





2010 Rococo Pattern, Decorative Order, and Modern Oblivion, SECAC, Richmond,VA

2009 Dark Rococo: Good Art in Bad Times, Southeastern Colleges of Art Conference (SECAC), Mobile, AL

2008 Rococo: The Pause That Refreshes, SECAC, New Orleans, LA 

2007 Wandering the Stacks: The Peculiar Nature of Studio Research, SECAC, Charleston, WVA 

2007 Painting’s Efficacy: Fernando Botero’s Abu Ghraib Paintings, American University, Washington, DC





1980 MFA, The American University, Washington, DC (Thesis: Figurative Painting: A Search for Mythic Content and Monumental Form)

1996 BA, magna cum laude, The American University, Washington, DC




2010-present Professor, Painting & Printmaking Department, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA.

1994-2010 Associate Professor, Painting & Printmaking Department, VCU.

1999 Interim Chair, Painting & Printmaking Department, VCU.

1999 Assistant Professor, Painting & Printmaking Department, VCU.

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