Ruth Hamill is a visual artist working with a range of techniques on canvas and on paper to explore transience in contemporary life through pervasive symbols such as ocean waves and cut flowers.
In 2007, Hamill had her first solo exhibition. She has since shown her paintings in eleven solo and two person shows in galleries in Chicago; Charleston, SC; the Boston area (Gloucester, Ipswich, and Beverly, MA); Martha’s Vineyard, MA; Portland, ME; and Southport, CT.
Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Art New England, Artmag of the South, and The Charleston Post and Courier.
In addition, her paintings have been included in group exhibitions in Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA; Copley Society of Art, Boston; Arts Club of Washington, D.C.; National Association of Women Artists, NY; Shore Institute of Contemporary Arts, Long Branch, NJ; the Attleboro Arts Museum, MA, Bone Creek Museum, David City, NE, and The Noyes Museum and Noyes Arts Garage, Hammonton and Atlantic City, NJ, among others.
Hamill participated in and received grants and fellowships for numerous artist residencies. This year, she completed The Artist Residency Project at the School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York, NY. Previously, she received a residency fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center (FAWC), in Provincetown, MA, supported by the Copley Society of Art, and a VSC grant for residency at the Vermont Studio Center. Other residencies include the Tin Shop in Breckenridge, CO, and the Golden Apple Residency in Maine, for which she received a scholarship. Her first international residency was Sam Rit Artist Residency in Thailand and later this year she travels to Galway, Ireland, for a residency at Watershed Studios.
Ruth Hamill was born and raised in Chicago, lived in the Boston area for many years, and for the past 8 years has lived and worked near the water in May’s Landing, New Jersey, splitting her time during the past year between New Jersey and the mountains outside Golden, Colorado.