Basha Ruth Nelson - Sculpture, Mixed Media, and Installation
My work is intuitive. Whether sculpture, construction or installation, the hallmark is the creation of unity between form and space in which my pieces live. My sculptures, constructions in paper, stainless steel, aluminium and copper, engage the viewer through surface and scale, looking at ordinary materials in a new way. Currently I follow my heart and deep commitment to Freedom. I create interactive installations and performances as part of my ongoing Freedom Project.
I received my Master of Arts Degree from New York University (NYU). Solo exhibitions include: 60 Washington Square East Galleries, Flemington Gallery of the Arts, US Embassy (Nassau, Bahamas), Noho Gallery, Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, Greene County Council on the Arts, The Desanti Plaza Public Sculpture Project, Manhattanville College, Pritzker Studio & Gallery, The Project Space (New York City), York College, Hudson Valley MOCA (formerly HVCCA), Cunneen Hackett Cultural Center. Group exhibits include: The North Miami Museum and Art Center, Continuum Gallery, Grove House, Norton Museum of Art, Woodstock Historical Society, Akin Museum, Hammond Museum, Queen City 15, The Trolley Barn. International exhibits: Matinee Art Gallery (Nassau, Bahamas), NY Carlsberg Glyptotek Museum (Copenhagen, Denmark), Florence Biennale, Procidamerica (Italy). I was invited to the 2020 Venice Biennial for Architecture and Sculpture.
Public and private collections include: Riverfront Green Park, Peekskill, NY; Hammond Museum; Woodstock Artists Association and Museum; Brooklyn Art Library; Coral Springs Museum of Art; New York Eye and Ear Infirmary; Woodstock Historical Society; US Embassy, Nassau, Bahamas. Lorenzo Il Magnifico Sculpture Award from Florence Biennale; Welfred McGibben Award, Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach, FL.