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Educational Qualifications

MA Art as Environment, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2000-2002

BA (hons) Fine Art Sculpture, Manchester Metropolitan University, 1997-2000

Foundation in Art and Design, Manchester Metropolitan University, 1996-1997

Awards

AHRB Postgraduate Professional and Vocational Award to study MA Art as Environment at Manchester Metropolitan University

North West Arts Board, Setting Up Scheme Award and Placement, 2001-2003

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016

RHS Wisley Summer Exhibition

Doddington Hall Sculpture Exhibition

The Sculpture Park, Churt

Withiel House with Lemon Street Gallery, Truro

2015

Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum, Essex

Chelsea Flower Show –  Avon Bulbs

The Sculpture Park, Churt

2014

Doddington Hall Sculpture Exhibition, Lincolnshire

The Chelsea Gardener, London

Tim Andrews Gallery, Exeter

Withiel House, Lemon Street Gallery, Cornwall

Chelsea Flower Show – 1 Church Street Gallery

The Sculpture Park, Churt

2013

Barbed, NEO Bankside, London

Artbridge, 1Bruton Street, Mayfair

Store Street Gallery, Bloomsbury, London

The Sculpture Park, Churt

Sotherbys Summers Place Auctions

Chelsea Flower Show – The Sculpture Park

Fresh Air, Quenington, Gloucestershire

2012

The Sculpture Park, Churt

Sotherbys Summers Place Auctions

Art in the Garden, Avebury Manor, Wiltshire

Nature in Art, Chelmsford

2011

Close to Nature, New Brewery Arts, Cirencester

Spiralling Skywards, National Trust Nymans

Fresh Air, Quenington, Gloucestershire

Art in the Garden, Rococo Gardens, Painswick, Gloucestershire

Chelsea Flower Show – Avon Bulbs

2010

Summer Festival, Kew Gardens

Inspired by Plants, Cooper Gallery, Barnsley

Art de Jardin, Wingwell Sculpture Garden, Rutland

Mille Fiora, Gallery One, Grayshott, Surrey

2009

Outside Art, Coventry

Cube Gallery, Bristol

One Church Street Gallery, Aylesbury

2008

Toronto Art Fair with Sarah Myerscough Gallery

Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool

Barbed, Barnes, London

2007

Chelsea Flower Show

Art de Jardin – Wingwell Sculpture Garden, Rutland

Beaux Arts, Bath

2006

Henley Festival

Galanthus Gallery, Hertfordshire

Lemon Street Gallery, Truro

2005

Make Me – Manchester Art Gallery

Sculpture in the Garden – Harold Martin Botanic Gardens, Leicester

Collect, V&A London

2004

Sofa, Chicago

Pleasure Garden – Nottingham Castle

Secret Garden – Sheffield Museum and Art Gallery

2003

In The Making – FAD, Barcelona

Thermo 03 – Lowry, Salford

Out There – Crafts Council, London

Explorations – Botanic Garden of Wales

Westonbirt Festival of Gardens, Gloucestershire

2002

Adventurous Wild Flowers: Their Art and Science – Gallery Oldham, Oldham
Toured for 2 years to Scarborough Art Gallery, Usher Art Gallery Lincoln, Bolton Art Gallery, 20-21 Arts Scunthorpe, Durham Art Gallery.

Sculpturespace – Café Gallery, Bermondsey, London

Art In The Garden 2 – Sir Harold Hilliers Gardens and Arboretum, Hampshire

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016

Grovenor, 33 Davies Street, Mayfair

2015

Synthesis – Kirkby Art Gallery, Kirkby, Liverpool

Flora Metallica – Nature in Art, Twigford, Gloucestershire

2014

Showcase – Yorkshire Sculpture Park

2011

Ruth Moilliet – Museum of Museums with Comme Ca Art

2010

Ruth Moilliet – Springtime Exhibition

2009

Ruth Moilliet – A Unique Presentation

2007

Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport

Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery

The Brindley, Runcorn

Warrington Museum and Art Gallery

2006

Barbed, Barnes, London

Gallery Oldham, ‘Meadowlands’ exhibition

2005

William Herschel Museum, Bath – www.spacedout-uk.co.uk

2004

Storey Gallery, Lancaster (with Tricia Gillman)

20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe

Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport

Platform Gallery, Clitheroe (with Andy Goldsworthy)

 

Commissions

Commissioned Artworks in corporate and private collections across the UK and internationally, examples of these are;

‘Rose Archway’
Swanswell Park,Coventry

‘Alliums’
Keybridge Development, Mount Anvil, Vauxhall

‘Bud and Tree’
Christies Cancer Care Centre, Wigan

‘Seasons’
Biddulph Primary Care Centre, Staffordshire

‘Olive Tree’
Commission of 2 works for Washwood Heath Wellbeing Centre

‘Arboreal’
Atrium Sculpture for Pennfields High School, Wolverhampton

‘Fleurie’
Sculpture for entrance of Kings CE School, Wolverhampton

‘Pollination’
Commission of 2 works for Sparkhill Primary Care Centre

‘Dandelion’
Commission of 4 works for Hodgehill Primary Care Centre

‘Sunflowers’
Commission for Oxford High School for Girls day Trust

‘Pollination Sculpture’
Commissioned by Kew Gardens for 2010 Summer Festival

‘Meadow Panels’
Commissioned by International Corporate Art for Oasis of the Seas Cruise Ship

 ‘Wildflowers’
Commission by Kier Group/Oldham Council for Oldham Library

‘Seedhead’
Commission for the William Herschal Museum, Bath

 ‘Allium’                                

Commissions include;

Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong

Hapag Lloyd Europa 2 Cruise Ship

Dolphin Square Trust, London, for the Dolphin Square Hotel

Urban Splash for Timber Wharf development, Manchester

‘Cardoon Parachutes’
Commissioned by Botanic Garden of Wales for Explorations Exhibition

‘Allium Schubertii’
Commission by Annie Guilfoyle for BBC Small Town Gardens

 

Permanent Collections

Atkinson Art Gallery,Southport, Lancashire    Allium, Corncockle, Cowslip

Gallery Oldham, Lancashire    Dandelion Parachutes, Seedheads, Daisy, Iris, Buttercup, Musk Mallow

Warrington Art Gallery    Cornflower and Wild Carrot

Runcorn Arts Centre    Poppy and Teasel

 

Television, Radio and Internet

BBC Radio 4, Front Row, interview about practice.

Small Town Gardens, BBC series, interview and commission.

BBC Radio Merseyside, interview about Atkinson Exhibition.

Painting Flowers, BBC4 series, interview and work featured on website.

Publications

Financial Times Magazine (March 2011) Article featuring Ruth’s work

Flower Arranger (Spring 2011) Article featuring Ruth’s work

Homes and Gardens (Jan 2010) Article featuring Ruth’s work

Lancashire Living (Nov 2009) Article featuring Ruth and her work

Homes and Antiques (Aug 2009) Article featuring Ruth’s work

Homes and Antiques (July 2008) Article featuring Ruth and her work

Exhibition Catalogue for Meadowlands exhibition (May 2006)

Home and Gardens (February 2006) Sculpture Featured in Garden section

Guardian (17th December 2005) Article featuring Ruth and her work

Crafts (January 2004) Exhibition feature for Platform Gallery exhibition

House and Garden (July 2003) work featured at the Westonbirt Festival

Telegraph (5th July 2003) work featured in Crafts Council exhibition

The Sunday Times (15th June 2003) work at the Westonbirt Festival

The Times (12th April 2003) Article about Garden sculpture featuring work.

Gardens Illustrated (March 2003) Profile Article about my practice

Buyers Guide to Contemporary British Metal Pub by Crafts Council 2001