RECENT SOLO EXHIBITIONS
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
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
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
PUBLICATIONS AND EXHIBITION CATALOGUES
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
GRANTS, AWARDS, AND HONORS
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
PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
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
RECENT PUBLIC LECTURES
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.