From the Archive: Ruth Marten (CAROUSEL 34)

Staff/ November 25, 2020/ Artist


3 Works

Foot (2011)
Leper 4 (2012)
Tress (2011)
Ruth Marten was born and still lives in New York City. From 1972 to 1980 she was an important figure in the tattoo underground, as one of the few women practicing the craft. She tattooed in the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris during the 10th Biennale de Paris. She also had a 30-year career illustrating for magazines, music and book covers. There was a brief stint as a fashion illustrator for Bergdorf Goodman, Salvatore Ferragamo, Barney’s and Vogue Magazine. Since 1989 Marten has expressed herself exclusively through drawings, paintings and sculptures, and has exhibited work at Littlejohn Contemporary, Adam Baumgold, the Aldrich Museum, the Tang Museum and the Halsey Institute. Marten also teaches at the School of Visual Arts. More:

3 Works
appeared in CAROUSEL 34 (2015) buy it here

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