Ruth Mordecai’s work is in many private collections, as well as in the museum collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, and the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University. The Boston Public Library’s Wiggin Prints and Drawings Department owns 25 of her works on paper (1970–2008). Mordecai’s work is included in Fixing the World, Jewish American Painters in the Twentieth Century (Brandeis University Press, 2003), by Ori Z. Soltes of Georgetown University. Her work has been exhibited primarily in Massachusetts, including the Museum of Fine Arts, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, and the Fitchburg Museum of Art, New York including group shows at David Beitzel and Pindar Gallery, and Washington, DC, where she had a retrospective of her paintings, drawings, and sculpture 1978–1996 at the B’nai Brith National Jewish Museum. She is represented by Soprafina Gallery, Boston, MA, and had her third one person show there in 2010. She has taught at the Boston University School for the Arts, the deCordova School, and the Harvard University Ceramics Studio. She has a BFA and a MFA from the Boston University School for the Arts and also attended Bennington College.
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