Our Sculptors

Ruth Brenner MRSS

Ruth Brenner is a sculptor and installation artist living and working in Newcastle upon Tyne. She works in a diverse range of materials and processes and is currently working on a practice led PhD combining a study of phenomenology and sculptural practice to research corporeality and the bodily acts of making.
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Architectural / Monumental / Relief
Installation / Land / Site-specific
Metal (other)
Mixed media
North East

Corporeality is the quality of being or having a material body, therefore Brenner’s work engages with: the physical and mental act of making; and material exploration in relation to elemental materials, elemental processes and direct engagement with materials.  The influences of corporeality are central to her practice as the work has a direct association to her bodily dimensions; physical ability; sensory awareness and her relationship with the material.  Making is, therefore, inextricably linked with the outcome which is a visual record of cognitive processes.  When emotion, perception and material work together, they become one. 

In an attempt to close the gap between the theoretical and the practical, the aim of Brenner’s work is to celebrate the immersive experience of using one’s hands to engage with the materials of the world whilst giving the embodied practice of making theoretical underpinning.