Ruth Hardinger’s socially conscious artwork, signified by abstraction and influenced by environmental issues, is expressed in her sculptures, installations, paintings, works-on-paper, pigment prints, and photographs. Her work has been shown in many solo and group exhibitions. A selective list of venues in which her works have appeared in solo and duo shows includes: The Basement Rocks – LOUDER Amalie A. Wallace Gallery, Old Westbury, LI, Trace/Matter,(2 person) Five Myles, Brooklyn, Long Island University Brooklyn, CREON, Sideshow, Lesley Heller Gallery, Artists’ Space, Catskill Art Society, Brunnier Gallery, Iowa State University and Centro Cultural de Santo Domingo (Oaxaca, Mexico), and Brian Morris Gallery. She has also contributed to numerous group shows: 11ème édition Salon Zürcher, Paris; Cini case Cini, video, The Reina Sophia, Madrid Spain, Making History, Brooklyn, NY;Displaced Landscape, Narrowburg, NY; IN-SITE Sculpture, South Orange, NJ; Masters and Pelavin Gallery, NY; Small Works at Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College, NY; Whale Oil to Whole Foods at Green County Council for the Arts in Catskill, NY; Garbage Barge at Islip Museum; Byrdcliffe Art Colony, Woodstock and Winton Bell Gallery, Brown Univ. Province, RI.
Hardinger, a resident of New York City, earned a Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies (Magna Cum Laude) at Hunter College, City University of New York. She was a recipient of the prestigious MacDowell Travelling Scholarship, and Institute for International Education, sponsored by the Fulbright Foundation. Her works have been reviewed in The The New York Times, Art in America, Sculpture Magazine, Artcritical, and The Brooklyn Rail.
Hardinger has always been a passionate advocate for protecting the environment from industrial exploitation. She co-organized Art and Activism against the Drill, at Exit Art, 2010, and Cooper Union/Institute for Sustainable Design received a Marfa Dialogues/NY grant to support Hardinger and Rebecca Smith’s co-initiation of an exhibition and panel discussion about fugitive emissions of methane gas.