Cynthia Ruse
Medium: Painting and Mixed Media

Studio Location:
300 7th Street
Studio # 1



Artist Bio:
Cynthia Ruse is a Brooklyn NY based sculptor, painter and installation artist. She was listed as an artist to watch by Art in America. Her work has been featured in spaces which include Governors Island Art Fair, Islip Art Museum, Smack Mellon and Hot Wood Arts.She is very proud to have participated in benefit in shows supporting Planned Parenthood. Her work is featured in private collections across the country. She especially enjoys creating site specific environments.

Artist Statement:
I veer between 2 and 3-dimensional work, often settling on 2.5 dimensions. Much of what I do is site-specific or installation. Most of my work presents an experience of a single moment drawn from an ongoing story. Ideally it speaks in the form of a wordless question.

My background in bodywork is a large part of my art. Both require looking closely, and finding meaning and connection in quiet spaces that are often un-illuminated. Installations have many pieces, individual artworks become reminders of past experience, just as record of all experience resides within the physical body.

All images and text copyright Cynthia Ruse