ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

The Artist-In-Residence Program

The Artist-in-Residence Program began in 1932 with the invitation of Carlos Sanchez, who remained at Dartmouth for one year. Josè Clemente Orozco followed with a two-year residency while completing the renowned The Epic of American Civilization mural in Baker Library.

The program took its current form in 1962, hosting three or four artists of distinction per year. The Artists-in-Residence reside on campus for an entire ten-week term during which they continue their work, interact with students and faculty and participate in the life of Dartmouth College and the Upper Valley community.

Artists are chosen by a Studio Art faculty committee and exhibit their work in the Jaffe-Friede Gallery. The Studio Art Department produces a catalog of the exhibition and provides studio space and living accommodations for the artist.

Support for the Artist-in-Residence Program is generously provided by: the Nathan W. Pearson '32 and Sons Fund, the Arthur J. Cohen '03 and Nellie Z. Cohen Fund, the William B. Jaffe Memorial Fund and the Matthew Wysocki Memorial Fund.

Artist-in-Residence, Spring 2014:

Ruth Root

April 1 – May 4, 2014

Jaffe-Friede Gallery

The Studio Art Exhibition Program is pleased to present recent paintings by spring Artist-in-Residence Ruth Root


Root’s work recalls the compositions of Piet Mondrian and elements of Minimalists’ formalism, while playing with contemporary modes of perception. Root draws from these art historical references, using color and shape as a means to experiment with the overall form. Using ultra-thin aluminum sheeting, her paintings deviate from the notion of pure, deadpan abstraction, creating a new architecture of shape and color. Saturated forms merge into edges that do not necessarily demarcate a boundary, rather a passage into another space. Root’s work are often exhibited flush to the gallery wall, evoking the effect of looking at a computer screen, a reference all too evident in contemporary culture’s fetishization with digitized media. One immediately becomes drawn into Root’s architectural space. Although Root’s paintings are primarily concerned with the tautology of painting itself, her color assemblages are often influenced by the urban experience. The juxtaposition of bold industrial colors and amorphous shapes initiate a dialogue between the past and the present while condensing the illusions of solidity and space into intangible fields of color. Ruth Root has shown at the Albright Knox Museum, PS1 and the Seattle Art Museum. She has had solo exhibitions with Maureen Paley, London, Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid, and Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg

View past and future Artists in Residence

CARLOS SANCHEZ

1931-1933

JOSÉ CLEMENTE OROZCO

1932-1934

PAUL SAMPLE

1940-1962

FRIEDL DZUBAS

Fall 1962

ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG

Winter 1963

JAMES ROSATI

Spring 1963

FRANK STELLA/TAL STREETER

Summer 1963

T.B. HUXLEY-JONES

Fall 1963

PAUL GEORGES

Winter 1964

MAX BERND-COHEN

Spring 1964

DAVID PORTER

Fall 1964

LYMAN KIPP

Winter 1965

YU FUJIWARA

Spring 1965

XAVIER ESQUEDA

Fall 1965

GEORGE RICKEY

Winter 1966

JOSEPH HIRSCH

Spring 1966

DONALD JUDD

Summer 1966

WALTER MURCH

Fall 1966

JACQUES HURTUBISE

Winter 1967

SOREL ETROG

Spring 1967

RICHARD ANUSZKIEWICZ

Fall 1967

JASON SELEY

Winter 1968

T.B. HUXLEY-JONES

Spring 1968

VARUJAN BOGHOSIAN

Summer 1968

JJULIAN STANCZAK

Fall 1968

LARRY ZOX

Winter 1969

WILL CARTER

Spring 1969

DIMITRI HADZI

Summer 1969

NICHOLAS KRUSHENICK

Fall 1969

ELBERT WEINBERG

Winter 1970

HANNES BECKMANN

Spring 1970

JACK ZAJAC

Summer 1970

LEROY LAMIS

Fall 1970

DENNIS KOWAL

Winter 1971

A.B. JACKSON

Spring 1971

RICHARD CLAUDE ZIEMANN

Summer 1971

ROBERT SOWERS

Fall 1971

PHILIP GRAUSMAN

Winter 1972

PAUL RESIKA

Spring 1972

EDWARD GIOBBI

Summer 1972

WALKER EVANS

Fall 1972

JACK TWORKOV

Winter 1973

PAUL SUTTMAN

Spring 1973

CHARLES PERRY

Summer 1973

FRITZ SCHOLDER

Fall 1973

ASHLEY BRYAN

Winter 1974

LAURA ZIEGLER

Summer 1974

LUISE & MORTON KAISH

Summer 1974

JIM DINE

Fall 1974

DONALD AQUILINO

Winter 1975

GILBERT FRANKLIN

Spring 1975

T.C. CANNON

Summer 1975

JACK YOUNGERMAN

Fall 1975

ERWIN HAUER

Winter 1976

ROBERT REED

Spring 1976

JAMES WINES

Summer 1976

MARIA COSINDAS

Fall 1976

WILLIAM MAJORS

Winter 1977

JOHN WILLENBECHER

Spring 1977

GYÖRGY KEPES

Painter/Fall 1977

WALTER FELDMAN

Winter 1978

R.B. KITAJ

Spring 1978

COSTANTINO NIVOLA

Fall 1978

RALPH STEINER

Winter 1979

ALAN HOUSER

Spring 1979

RICHARD STANKIEWICZ

Summer 1979

THOMAS GEORGE

Fall 1979

CHARLES SIMONDS

Spring 1980

TOM BLACKWELL

Fall 1980

KATHERINE PORTER

Winter 1981

FUMIO YOSHIMURA

Spring 1981

JOHN ALCORN

Fall 1981

DON NICE

Winter 1982

LEONARDO LASANSKY

Spring 1982

JOHN UDVARDY

Fall 1982

PETER MILTON

Winter 1983

PHILIP MORSBERGER

Spring 1983

IRVING PETLIN

Fall 1983

WOLF KAHN

Winter 1984

ANTONIO FRASCONI

Spring 1984

LEO MANSO

Winter 1985

FREDERICK BROSEN

Winter 1985

RICHARD BRITELL

Summer 1985

JOEL STERNFELD

Fall 1985

RICHARD LYTLE

Spring 1986

BERNARD CHAET

Fall 1986

ROBERT VICKREY

Spring 1987

GABOR PETERDI

Fall 1987

OLIVIA PARKER

Winter 1988

JOHN LUEDERS-BOOTH

Spring 1989

BOB HAOZOUS

Summer 1989

DEAN CHAMBERLAIN

Fall 1989

SEBASTIAN

Spring 1990

LOIS DODD

Fall 1990

LYNN CURTIS

Winter 1991

JANE WILSON

Spring 1991

JAMES LECHAY

Fall 1991

HUGH TOWNLEY

Fall 1991

PETER FELDSTEIN

Winter 1992

ROSEMARIE BECK

Spring 1992

BYRON BURFORD

Fall 1992

DAVID BUMBECK

Winter 1993

JAMES MCGARRELL

Spring 1993

DON WEYGANDT/BEN SUMMERFORD

Fall 1993

PAT ADAMS

Winter 1994

STEVEN TREFONIDES

Fall 1994

CHARLES BURWELL

Winter 1995

LOUIS FINKELSTEIN

Spring 1995

JAKE BERTHOT

Fall 1995

MICHAEL SINGER

Spring 1996

CHARLES CAJORI

Fall 1996

PABLO DELANO

Winter 1997

REEVA POTOFF

Spring 1997

ED SMITH

Fall 1997

JAMES BOHARY

Winter 1998

WLODEK KSIAZEK

Spring 1998

SUSANNA COFFEY

Fall 1998

JIN SOO KIM

Winter 1999

ROBERT BIRMELIN

Spring 1999

ANDREW FORGE

Fall 1999

RUTH MILLER

Fall 1999

DON HANLON

Winter 2000

JUDY PFAFF

Spring 2000

CAROL HEPPER

Summer 2000

GILLIAN PEDERSON-KRAG

Winter 2001

STANLEY LEWIS

Spring 2001

THOMAS BUTTER

Fall 2001

CHARLES SPURRIER

Winter 2002

BARBARA GROSSMAN

Spring 2002

AMY SILLMAN

Fall 2002

WILLIAM CHRISTENBERRY

Winter 2003

ALISON SAAR

Spring 2003

TERRY ADKINS

Summer 2003

PETER GARFIELD

Fall 2003

JAMES CUTLER

Spring 2004

TOON VERHOEF

Fall 2004

PAUL BOWEN

Winter 2005

FRANCES BARTH

Summer 2005

MICHAEL SPAFFORD

Fall 2005

JANE HAMMOND

Spring 2006

ANDREW MOORE

Fall 2006

SANA MUSASAMA

Winter 2007

LOUISE FISHMAN

Spring 2007

CHRISTOPHER COZIER

Fall 2007

VINCENT DESIDERIO

Winter 2008

ELIZABETH KING

Spring 2008

MAGDALENE ODUNDO

Fall 2008

SUBHANKAR BANERJEE

Winter 2009

MARJETICA POTRČ

Spring 2009

REBECCA PURDUM

Fall 2009

DAVID HILLIARD

Spring 2010

AMBREEN BUTT

Fall 2010

CHRIS MARTIN

Winter 2011

WON JU LIM

Spring 2011

BERYL KOROT

Fall 2011

LAYLAH ALI

Winter 2012

YING LI

Spring 2012

LINDA MATALON

Fall 2012

JOHN NEWMAN

Winter 2013