Ruth Kalla Ungerer resumed her artistic career ten years ago, after serving for 30+ years as a senior development officer in New York, most notably at the Committee for Economic Development, Literacy Partners of New York City, the New School for Social Research and the Population Council.
She attended Pennsylvania State University and completed her BFA at Drew University. Her recent exhibits include:
* Mini Print Berlin 2018 Exhibition at Galleri Heike Arndt DK Berlin
* 2nd Annual International Miniature Printmaking Exhibition, Authentic Marks, Authentic Marks, Zayed University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2018
* 11th Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition 2017, Center for Contemporary Printmaking CCP), Norwalk, CT,;The Bendheim Gallery of the Greenwich Arts Center, Greenwich, CT; and The Project Space, Julio Valdez Studio, LLC, New York, NY
* 19th and 20th Mini Print International exhibitions, The Ink Shop, Ithaca, NY
* 2017 Wheaton Biennial, “Printmaking Reimagined.”
* “Ephemeral Me” and “Burden of Malice” were published in “Balanced Rock: The North Salem Review of Art Photography and Literature.”
* ”The Power of Color,” Bruce S. Kershner Gallery, Fairfield, CT
* Fifth Annual juried International Footprint Competition 2016, CCP and The Project Space, Julio Valdez Studio, LLC
* 98th Annual Juried Exhibition, The Bendheim Gallery, Greenwich, CT Charles J. Beran first place awardee
Ungerer recently spent three days working with Mr. Zhang Dongmin in his Zhuo Yi Studio in Song Village outside of Beijing, China.
Ungerer’s passion is to transform observations of people and places into works that elevate nuances discovered and perceived. She delights in incorporating drawn and found images with print, painting and drawing into personal statements on our culture, the good and the bad. Her printmaking draws upon centuries-old printmaking techniques as she pushes the envelope to create contemporary images, mostly focused on the human form. Ungerer employs a range of traditional and contemporary printmaking techniques, including lithography, engraving, drypoint, etching, using a variety of resists (including egg whites and Sharpies), aquatint, sugarlift, spitbite and others. The deft pressure of the press and distinctive qualities of papers used add to the diversity of line and texture achieved. The results often are playful and provocative, resonating with or surprising the observer.
Ruth Kalla Ungerer
330 Bayberry Lane
Westport, CT 06880