Ruth Bauer Neustadler

Driven by an archeological, environmental and political urgency, I travel through life discovering discarded materials which I am inspired to transform into meaningful and provocative works of art. 

As a woman, dancer, teacher and visual artist I have found that my work weaves together my many passions. Over the years I have created bodies of work-sculptural paintings-all of which have been sparked by the interplay of my “gems” of found materials, into thick acrylic, oil paint and at times cement. These materials not only form layers and textures , but they pull the viewer into and around the painting as in a dance. 

My work with the human figure, often on multiple canvases, breaks up and distorts the figure creating unexpected negative spaces, fully engaging the imagination of the viewer. My work is bold, highly textured and sensual. It is reminiscent of my exposure and involvement in a three dimensional space as a dancer, translated into a two dimensional format. 

My desire is to arouse a kinesthetic response, a desire to touch. Ultimately, I want the observer to be pulled into and around the work, inspiring one to embrace new ideas, memories questions and perhaps passions. 

Solo Exhibitions

2018the Gallery at HACPAC, Hackensack, NJ
2017Ceres Gallery, NYC
Emanuel Baptist Church, Ridgewood, NJ
the Gallery at HACPAC, Hackensack, NJ
2016Media Loft, New Rochelle, NY
Piermont Fine Arts Gallery, Piermont, NY
Pine Gallery, Fair Lawn, NJ
2015The Pine Gallery, Fairlawn, NJ
Piermont Fine Arts Gallery, Piermont, NY
Pine Gallery-Fairlawn, NJ
2014Haworth Library, Haworth, NJ
New Rochelle, NY, Recologie
NJ Performing Arts Center, Englewood, NJ
Piermont Fine Arts Gallery, Piermont, NY4
Hobart Gallery, Hoboken, NJ
The Studio Space on Madison, Dumont, NJ
2013Piermont Fine Arts Gallery-Piermont, NY
Javits Center, NYC
Common Grounds Coffee House, Bklyn., NYC
2012Piermont Fine Arts Gallery, Piermont, NY
Pine Gallery, Fairlawn NJ
Franklin Lakes Library, NJ
2011Sweet Creams,Stroudsberg, PA
Fairleigh Dickenson University, NJ
Piermont Fine Arts Gallery, Piermont, NY
Cottage Gallery – Ridgewood, NJ
2010Piermont Fine Arts Gallery, Piermont, NY
Bergen County Players, NJ
Fairleigh Dickenson University, NJ
2009Piermont Fine Arts Gallery, Piermont, NY,
Center Gallery – Art School at the Old Church, Demarest, NJ,
Montclair Library, Montclair, NJ
Mona Lisa Gallery, NJ
2008Piermont Fine Arts Gallery – Piermont, NY
Prince Street Gallery – Chelsea, NYC 
2006Atrium Gallery – JCC, NJ
2005Old Church Cultural Center, Demarest, NJ

Group Exhibitions

2018Displaced, Ceres Gallery, Chelsea, NY
Piermont Fine Arts Gallery
2017Pine Gallery, Fairlawn, NJ
Piermont Fine Arts Gallery
Segal Gallery – Montclair State University, NJ
Women Under Siege, Ceres Gallery, Chelsea, NY 
2015Riverside Gallery, Hackensack, NJ
N.A.W.A., Manhattan, NYC
Strong Women, Newark, NJ
Belskie Museum, Closter, NJ
Atrium Gallery, Morristown, NJ
Media Loft, New Rochelle, NY
2014Belskie Museum, Closter, NJ
Atrium Gallery, Morristown, NJ
The Studio on Madison, Dumont, NJ
Ceres Gallery, Chelsea, NY
2013GAGA, Garnerville, NY
JCC, West Orange, NJ
Blue Hill Gallery, Pearl River, NY
Piermont Fine Arts Gallery, Piermont, NY
Ward Nasse Gallery (N.A.W.A.), NYC
2014Haworth Library, Haworth, NJ
New Rochelle, NY, Recologie
NJ Performing Arts Center, Englewood, NJ
Piermont Fine Arts Gallery, Piermont, NY4
Hobart Gallery, Hoboken, NJ
The Studio Space on Madison, Dumont, NJ
2012ACNNJ-New Milford, NJ
George Segal Gallery- Montclair, NJ
Piermont Fine Arts Gallery-Piermont, NY
Studio Montclair-Montclair, NJ
Monmouth Museum-Lincroft, NJ
ACNNJ-New Milford, NJ
NAWA, NYC
Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ
Franklin Lakes Gallery, NJ
2011Studio Montclair, NJ
Piermont Fine Arts Gallery
Media Loft, New Rochelle, NY
GAGA, Garnerville, NY
Segal Gallery – Montclair State University
Pine Gallery, Fairlawn, NJ
Cottage Gallery, Ridgewood, NJ
Atrium Gallery – Morristown , NJ
Open Doors – Newark, NJ
2010Piermont Fine Arts Gallery, Piermont, NY
Bergen County Players, NJ
Fairleigh Dickenson University, NJ
2009Piermont Fine Arts Gallery, Piermont, NY,
Center Gallery – Art School at the Old Church, Demarest, NJ,
Montclair Library, Montclair, NJ
Mona Lisa Gallery, NJ
2008Piermont Fine Arts Gallery – Piermont, NY
Prince Street Gallery – Chelsea, NYC 
2006Atrium Gallery – JCC, NJ
2005Old Church Cultural Center, Demarest, NJ

Education/ Teaching

Center for Modern Dance Education, NJ [Dancer/ Teacher/ Choreographer/ Director]
Bucks Rock Work Camp, New Milford , CT [Director/ Teacher/ Choreographer/ Dancer/Visual Artist]
Bennington College, Bennington, VT [BA, Dance/Art]
Montclair University, Montclair, NJ [Certification for Teacher of the Handicapped] 
William Paterson College, Wayne, NJ [Teacher Certification K-8]
On-going courses at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Silvermine College, CT
Union College, Schenectady, NYSchool of Pottery, London, UK
Newark Museum Workshop, Newark , NJ 
Montclair Museum, Montclair, NJ
Art Center of Northern New Jersey, New Milford, NJ (In continuation)
Art School at Old Church, Demarest, NJ
Art Students League, NYC 

Honors & Memberships

Hackensack Performing Arts Board, Hackensack, NJ, ’16, ’17, ’18
Board Member CMDE, ’14, ’15, ’16, ’17, ’18,
Board President CMDE, Center for Modern Dance Education , Member, ’12,’13
NJ Reporter, WBAI Radio,99.5 FM 
(SLMN) Society of Multi-Media Layerists, The Power of 9
VP of Programming; ( NAWA) National Association of Women Artists
ACNNJ ’08 Hon. Mention…….Salute To Women In  The Arts
ACNNJ, First Place ’07; ’08
Honorable Mention, Print Show FDU,’05, ‘06
Best In Show, FDU,’05
Best-In-Show, Bergen Museum, 10/04
Member of Society of Layerists and Multi-Media 
Member of National Association of Women Artists 
Most Creative In Show, Art Center of Northern NJ,’00 
Honorable Mention, 10th Annual Small Works Show, Old Church Cultural Center, Demarest, NJ ’99
Newark Museum Instructor ’97 
Artist in Residency, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ ’95

Bibliography

Editions; ’93 to ’98; Art Folio, ’01, Manhattan Arts International,’98; Art in America, ’98; SLMM, The Art of Layering: Making Connections, ‘04; See.Me Collection of International Artists, ’14