A few words about me...

Ruth Kolman Brophy is a visual artist working in a number of media in a unique, personal style..Living in the US for many years has infused her work with a lively energy, a sense of rhythm and movement, and above all a love of color. Her strong sense of design and balance is influenced by 20th century
modern design.Her abstract paintings and her digital works use intense color and a swooping meandering line to impart joy, 
Her work is in the collection of the University of Minnesota, Macalester College and in many private collections

AWARDS AND HONORS
2009- Featured ‘Emerging Artist’ in Art Business Magazine
2006-
Third Place Award, ABSTRACT SHOW, Valley Art Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA- Honorable Mention, Alamo-Danville Artists Society Spring Show
2003- Holiday card design for UNICEF Europe
1996 - Award of Merit, Minnesota State Fair Art Exhibition
1995 - Second Place Award, Members’ Show, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, MN1994- Purchase Award, Minnesota Percent for Art in Public Places- Honorable Mention, Minnesota State Fair Art Exhibition
1986- First Prize, ‘It’s easy being a girl, the hard part’s being a woman’, YWCA, Minneapolis, MN- First Prize, Annual Show, Edina Art Center, Edina, MN 


EDUCATION
- University of Oregon, Scholarship, Institute of International Education
- College of Art and Design, Linz, Austria
- Classes at the Minneapolis College of Art, the University of Minnesota and
at the School of Visual Arts in New York City with famed artist/teacher Milton Glaser.