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About the Artist

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Ruth Freeman (b. 1969) is a New York-based painter whose work explores the relationship between chaos and order. Beginning with a detailed digital mockup, Ruth alternates between additive and subtractive layers of paint, mirroring her computer based sketch. Once these initial layers are complete, Ruth allows chance to intervene as she adds impromptu gestural brushwork in reaction and opposition to her previous marks.

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From the Journal

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  • Meet
  • Ruth Freeman
  • Architect-turned-painter Ruth Freeman talks about how unrealistic expectations inform her work and infusing gesture in digitally-informed painting.
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  • Inside the Studio
  • Visit with Ruth Freeman
  • Brooklyn-based painter Ruth Freeman shares how her architectural background has influenced her working methods and the role that technology has in her process.
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  • Inside the Studio
  • Ruth on recent paintings
  • Ruth Freeman gives insight into how her time in the studio has progressed lately, as well as her enigmatic titles.