Discipline: Visual Art – installation

Ruth Boerefyn

Discipline: Visual Art – installation
Region: Oakland, CA
MacDowell fellowships: Winter 2007

Ruth Boerefijn is a site-specific artist who has created installations on location in Hafnarfjörður (Iceland), Jackson Hole (WY), and Crater Lake (OR), and was a visiting artist at MacDowell and the DeYoung Museum. She works with simple materials that go through a process of hand-working and transformation, so that they contain a history of experiences. In her recent work, her vocabulary of materials comes alive in conversation with the objects and lived-in spaces around them.



Ruth Boerefyn worked in the Alexander studio.

Originally designed to be a visual art gallery, this facility was built in memory of the late John White Alexander and funded by Elizabeth Alexander and their son James. John White Alexander is highly regarded as a portrait painter and, in the early part of the 20th century, served on…

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