Ruth Pastine

Ruth Pastine was born in New York City and earned a B.F.A. from Cooper Union in 1987. She was awarded a travel and independent research grant to attend the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands where she lived from 1987 to 1988. Pastine later attended Hunter College where she received an M.F.A. in 1993. In 2001, Pastine relocated from New York City to Southern California where she currently lives and works.

Ruth Pastine has exhibited widely in the United States and Japan. In 2009, Ruth Pastine’s commissioned site-specific work entitled Limitless, composed of eight monumental paintings, was installed in the adjoining lobbies of Ernst & Young Plaza in downtown Los Angeles. In 2014, Ruth Pastine had her first museum survey exhibition entitled: Attraction: 1993-2013 at MOAH Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA with exhibition catalog essays by Donald Kuspit and Peter Frank. In 2015, her exhibition Present Tense: Paintings and Pastel Works on Paper 2010-2015 opened at the CAM Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA.


Pastine’s works are included in numerous public and corporate collections, including the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; MCASD Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles; MOAH Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA; Brookfield Properties, Ernst & Young Plaza, Los Angeles; AXA Art, Cologne, Germany; Qualcomm, San Diego; CIM Group Headquarters, Los Angeles, among others.