Follow the fascinating story of artist Ruth Asawa in our new A Story of Ruth Asawa series.
For Ruth Asawa, a harmony between art and life would “make people better.” Visionary artist, educator and activist Ruth Asawa (b. 1926, Norwalk, CA – d. 2013, San Francisco, CA), had a personal philosophy that was developed through a unique creative life.
Many of you have been inspired by our current exhibition Ruth Asawa: Citizen of the Universe, but what experiences most inspired and influenced the artist herself? This is the subject of A Story of Ruth Asawa, a new weekly series on the Modern Art Oxford website and Instagram featuring archival imagery, artist quotes and key insights from the exhibition’s curators. You can follow the story here on MAO Studio and also on the Modern Art Oxford Instagram feed between 23 June – 21 August 2022.
Do you have a question for our Ruth Asawa: Citizen of the Universe exhibition curator? Write your comment below.
Image credit: Imogen Cunningham, Ruth Asawa with Hanging Sculpture, 1951. Photograph by Imogen Cunningham. © 2022 Imogen Cunningham Trust. Artwork © 2021 Ruth Asawa Lanier, Inc. / ARS, NY and DACS, London. Courtesy David Zwirner