ruth stafford

Born 1936, Berkeley, California
Has practiced at Creative Growth since 2006

Whether it’s painting, textiles, or ceramics, Ruth maintains a unique style of repetition and pattern, creating endless variations of amorphous shapes within abstract color fields. The shapes are largely anthropomorphic, referencing birds, dogs, and sometimes people. There is a strong rhythm that guides Ruth’s dense compositions, perhaps owing to her love for music. Ruth also enjoys collecting jewelry and beads and independently works on embroidery and sewing in her free time.


2019    Outsider Art Fair, New York

2018    Visual Oasis: Works from Creative Growth, Carson City
Issue 3, Good Luck Gallery, Los Angeles

2015    Extra Celestial, Crosstown Arts, Memphis