Ruth Adler

Ruth Adler is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice includes painting, textile collage, print and video. Her artwork is collected and exhibited internationally with solo exhibitions in New York, Toronto, Vancouver and Tel Aviv.  Ruth studied and taught textile design in the 80s and 90s. She received awards and grants for her work including Bravo Fact award for her animation “How Yellowknife Got Its Name.” Ruth has done art commissions for Iroquois Hotel (New York) and Schneider Children’s Medical Centre (Petach Tiqvah, Israel). Ruth’s circles on paper are represented by Artstar (New York). Ruth lives and works in Toronto and Tel Aviv.


“My work is rooted in a deep love and preoccupation with colour and material. For the past few years I’ve been deconstructing and reconstructing textiles in my painting practice, working with textiles, paint and photography in a collagist sensibility. I’m interested in the expressiveness of fabric and pattern and the autobiographical information embedded within them. Their markings reveal diverse cultural and political stories that intertwine with my own idiosyncratic roots and visual memories. In my work I sew together textile remnants from varied sources in an attempt to discover new and unexpected visual connections, relationships and patterns. In my video work I combine images of my studio process together with my photos of the world around me.”