Continuing with studio visits of Contemporary Sculptors of Chicago..
April 14, 2014: Studio visit of sculptor Ruth Migdal, with Steve Mueller and Barry Hehemann, co-founders of the Vector Custom Fabricating, who are also sculptors in their own right!
Ruth Migdal is famous for human torso, especially female torso in bronze. For the past few years, she has been fabricating in steel, particularly dancing divas in vibrant red! Her sculptures vary in size and scale, ranging from larger then life monumental sculptures, to small scale work of the size of paper weight. Her work has been displayed in exhibitions and galleries all over the country. Ruth completed her B.F.A. School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1954 and M.F.A., University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois in 1958. She taught Art at Harold Washington College from 1989 to 1996. Her biography can be seen here.. click here..
My earlier visit to Ruth Migdal studio.. click here..
Ruth Aizuss Migdal website.. click here..
The studio visit was an informal social visit. Ruth’s studio has a very impressive collection of her artwork. We enjoyed seeing her sculptures in bronze, steel, clay and even some of her paintings. Our talk was ranged over a wide variety of issues, from contemporary art scene in Chicago, to interesting anecdotes and funny stories in the life of an artists, to successes, failures, troubles and joys of making art!!! Overall a very enjoyable afternoon, which ended with lunch together.
Below are some images from the day!
Some more images from the day!!!
Some outdoor installation of Ruth Migdal sculptures.