A life of global travel has provided Ruth Bolduan with an understanding of diverse visual traditions while remaining firmly entrenched in Western thought. Her current work, based on months spent wandering in Yuan Ming Yuan Park in Beijing, is centered on the idea of the ecological history of a place as a carrier of meaning. She is drawn to these powerful places found at the intersection of nature and human culture, where memory is preserved in the landscape itself. Bolduan maintains a studio in Richmond, Virginia, as a professor of painting at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts for over 30 years. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally, and she has been the recipients of numerous grants, commissions, and residencies.

Ruth Bolduan for Green Chalk Contemporary