C.V.

Public Collections

9/11 Memorial Museum, New York City
Museum of the City of New York
Stadtgeschichtliches Museum, Leipzig, Germany
Topfermuseum, Thurnau, Germany
Museum of Contemporary Art, Baronissi (Salerno) Italy
Museo Villa Rufolo, Ravello, Italy
Comune di Positano, Italy
Time-Warner Inc, New York City
Jane Blaffer Owen, New Harmony, Indiana
Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

… and many private collections in Europe and the Americas


Solo Exhibitions

2015
Painting Retrospective 1940-2015, Art Students League, NY, September 2015
Italy Early and Late, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, New York University, February 2015

2012
Selective Retrospective, Westbeth Gallery, Bethune Street, NY, October 2012
Italian paintings 1950-2012, retrospective exhibition at Museo de Villa Rufolo, Ravello,Italy, April-May 2012
Stadtgeschichtliches Museum, Leipzig, Old Town Hall, Peter Ruta painting on permanent exhibition with Leipzig painters of the 20th century

2011
Peter Ruta, Mediterraneo e Natura, exhibition of gouaches at Convivio Artistico, Lodi, Province of Milan, May 2011 and Positano, Galleria Mediterraneo, June 2011
Leipzig-Positano-New York, Peter Ruta painter, exhibition at the Kunstverein Panitzsch (outside Leipzig) of paintings spanning sixty years, April May 2011

2010
Peter Ruta–Witness to History, an artist’s life between Leipzig, Positano and New York; Special Exhibition of fifty paintings of the 1950’s at the Thurnau Ceramic Museum, northern Bavaria, Germany, October 2010-January 2011

2009
Peter Ruta, Italian Drawings, exhibit of new acquisitions at the Baronissi Museum of Contemporary Art, Baronissi (Salerno province) July – September 2009
Peter Ruta, Positano and Other Italian paintings, il Catalogo Gallery, Salerno, May-June 2009

2008
Scala Incontra New York, exhibition of New York City paintings, Town Hall, city of Scala (Salerno province) Italy, August-September 2008
Peter Ruta, Kunstler, Zeitzeuge, Kosmoplit, sixty year restrospective at Stadtgeschichtliches Museum der Stadt Leipzig, Germany Feb-April ‘08

2006
Memories of Positano, Italian paintings of the 1950’s Galeria Mediterraneo, Positano, Italy

2004
Picturing New York, the paintings of Peter Ruta, Museum of the City of New York, New York City, June-Sept. ‘04

2003
Paintings of the Kennedy Years, Banning Gallery, New York City

2001
Paintings: Academy Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana

1997
Peter Ruta:Arroyo sin Nombre, Munson Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Peter Ruta: fifteen year retrospective, St Johns College, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1995
Large gouaches and small oil paintings, Realist Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Recent paintings, Academy Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana

1993
On the Road to Lamy, new paintings, Munson Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1992
Landscapes, Academy Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana

1990
Breakthroughs in Landscape, 21st Century Fox Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1989
New Works, Academy Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana

1988
The Landscape Revisited, Munson Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1985
Santa Fe Landscapes, Munson Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1984
Paintings, Jacob Galerie, Basel, Switzerland

1983
Landscapes, Academy Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
Paintings, Schoolhouse Gallery, Truro, Mass.

1980
Landscapes and Cityscapes, Sunne Savage Gallery, Boston, Mass.

1977
Chiapas Landscapes, Exconvento de Sto. Domingo, San Cristobal las Casas, Chiapas Mexico

1976
Chiapas Landscapes, CIELO Gallery, San Cristobal l.c. Chiapas, Mexico
Mexican Paintings, Larcada Gallery, New York

1975
Chiapas Landscapes, CIELO Gallery, San Cristobal l.c. Chiapas, Mexico

1972
Landscapes of Vaucluse, Graham Gallery, New York

1967
Nudes, Surebaya Gallery, New York

1962
Recent Paintings, Hacker Gallery, New York
Peter Ruta, New Paintings, Angeleski Gallery, New York

1961
Recent Work, Stonington Gallery, Stonington, Ct.

1954
Paintings, Iolas Gallery, New York

1952
Paintings, Schneider Gallery, Rome, Italy

1951
New Work, Hugo Gallery, New York


Invitational Shows

partial list

2017
On the Shoulders of Giants, figurative painting 20th and 21st century, Westbeth Gallery March 4-25

2016
Looking at the Overlooked, Contemporary Still Life Painting, Westbeth Gallery January 9-30

2014
Metamorphosi del Segno, foreign artists between Vietri sul Mare and Positano in the 20th century
Raito di Vietri sul Mare 19 Sept – 19 October curated by Massimo Bignardi

2002
Reimagining New York, North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, N.D.
Philip Morris Gallery, East Hanover, New Jersey

2001
Maryland Institute of Fine Arts, Baltimore , Maryland
Lori Bookstein Gallery, New York City

2000
Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design

1997
Lori Bookstein Gallery, New York

1994
Musee du Chateau, Rochefort en Terre, Morbihan, France

1993
The League at the Cape, Provincetown Art Society, Provincetown, Mass.

1992
National Academy of Design, juried show

1987
In the Landscape, Marie Pellicone Gallery, New York City

1982
American Realist Painting, Munson Williams Proctor Inst, Utica, N.Y.
Cooperstown Art Society, Cooperstown, New York

1972
Pintores en San Miguel, Istituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, San Miguel de Allende, Gto, Mexico

1971
Animalia, Graham Modern, New York City

1958
I Pittori di Acitrezza, Accitrezza, Sicily

1952
American Painters in Venice, Ala Napoleonica, Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy


Awards, Grants and Fellowships

2008, 2004, 2003
Residency in painting, Chateau de Rochefort en Terre, Morbihan, France

2002
Residency in painting, the I-Park, East Haddam, Ct.

2001
Residency, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Pollock-Krasner Grant in painting
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Studioscapes program, World Trade Center, 9lst floor North Tower

2000
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Studioscapes program, World Trade Center, 9lst floor, North Tower
Residency in painting, Chateau de Rochefort en Terre, Morbihan, France

1995-96
Pollock-Krasner grant in painting

1994
Residency in painting, Chateau de Rochefort en Terre, Morbihan, France

1989
Residency, Virginia Colony for the Creative Arts, Amherts, Virginia

1988-89
Pollock Krasner-Grant in painting
City of Santa Fe, official poster

1987
State of New Mexico Art in Public Places purchase prize


Publications

Hier Stehe Ich
30 Lebensbilder von Menschen mit Haltung
30 Portraits of People with Character
Thomas Mayer
Evangelische Verlagsanstalt Leipzig 2016

Greenwich Village Stories: A collection of Memories
edited by Judith Stonehill
Universe New York 2014
illustrations by Peter Ruta and others

Massimo Bignardi
Metamorfosi del Segno
Vietro sul Mare (SA) 2014
exhibition catalog : Foreign artists between Vietri sul Mare and Positano in the 20th century

Matilde Romito
La Pittura di Positano nel ‘900 pp.
Pandemos 2011 366pp.
A survey of foreign painters in Positano from 1900, with chapter on Ruta

Peter Ruta, Kunstler, Zeitzeuge, Kosmopolit
catalog accompanying 90th birthday show 2008
edited by Volker Rodekamp, director of the
Leipzig Stadtgeschichtliches Museum
in German and English

Andrea Fahnestock, curator Museum of the City of New York
Picturing New York, the Paintings of Peter Ruta
New York 2004/ catalog essay accompanying 2004 show

Dorothy Hales Gary
The Splendors of Byzantium
New York Viking Press 1967
Venice Ravenna Istanbul, architectural photography
by Peter Ruta

Dorothy Hales Gary
The Splendors of Asia
New York Studio Books 1965
architectural photography by Peter Ruta


Education

1949-50
Fulbright scholar
Gregorini Mastercraftsmens Mosaic Workshop, Venice
Accademia di Belle Arti, Venice, diploma 1950

1947
Accademia di Belle Arti, Rome, Italy

1937-40
Art Students League, New York
(professors Jean Charlot, Will Barnett and Morris Kantor (Schnackenberg Scholarship 1941)