Brie Ruais (b. 1982, Southern California) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Ruais received a BFA from New York University’s Steinhardt’s School in 2004, and an MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts in 2011. She has received numerous awards and residencies including The Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant (2018), The Sharpe Walentas Studio Program (2018), the Dieu Donne Fellowship (2016), and The Shandaken Project Residency (2014). Her work has been exhibited at public institutions including the Musée d’art de Joliette, Quebec, Canada (2020); the Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY (2019-20); the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA (2019); Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX (2019). Ruais's work is in the collections of the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; the Pizzuti Collection, OH; and the Burger Collection Hong Kong. She was included in the influential catalogue Vitamin C: New Perspectives in Contemporary Art, Clay and Ceramics, by Phaidon (2017).
In 2021, Brie Ruais' first institutional solo exhibition Brie Ruais: Movement at the Edge of the Land was curated by Frauke Josenhans, Associate Curator at Moody Center for the Arts, Rice University, Houston.