lauren@lauren-ruth.com

Chico, CA

b. Palo Alto, CA

www.lauren-ruth.com | www.theshaftspace.com


Selected Exhibitions & Performances

 

Working Forces  (upcoming)

The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN, 2016

Curated by Jehra Patrick

 

Wide Receivers and Near Misses

Carlos Gallery, University of the South, Sewanee, TN, 2016

Solo Exhibition

 

Wide Receivers 

Coop Gallery, Nashville, TN, 2016

Solo Exhibition

 

Mistaken Impressions

Root Division, San Francisco, CA, 2015

Curated by Whitney Lynn

 

Who’s Afraid of Feminism?

AIR Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2015

Curated by Catherine Morris (Curator of Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art)

 

Indoor Pro

Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design Galleries, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, 2015

Curated by Joseph Becherer (Chief Curator, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI)

 

Dream Wedding

Dreamland, Louisville, KY, 2015

Performance

 

Cannonball Run III

Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN, 2014

Curated by Lain York

 

Romantic Treatment Package

Force Field Project, Philadelphia, PA, 2014

 

Romantic Dinner for Thirty & Total Wedding Package

New Yorker Hotel, Miami, FL, 2013

Video screening and installation

 

Total Wedding Package

Cannonball, Miami, FL, 2013

Public performance during Cannonball Residency

 

Romantic Dinner for Thirty

Private residence, Miami, FL, 2013

Public performance during Cannonball Residency

 

Higher Love (part of Experiment #23b with the Institute for Psychogeographic Adventure)

BEAT Festival, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY, 2013

Performance with the Institute for Psychogeographic Adventure

 

A Wedding Package

The Koban Project, Baltimore, MD, 2013

Public Performance

 

The Three Month Marathon

The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE, 2013

Participatory art project

 

Imperfect City: A Real Time Exhibition

The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE, 2013

 

Invitational Dartmouth Alumni Exhibition

The Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, 2012

 

New Fiction

The New Wilmington Art Association, Wilmington, DE, 2012 

 

Intensive Six-Week Curatorial Training School for Artists

The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 2012

Public art project

 

Sustainable Shaft

The Shaft Space, Philadelphia, PA, 2012

Performance 

 

The Shaft Giveth

The Shaft Space, Philadelphia, PA, 2012

 

Contraption

The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE, 2012

 

Now Accepting Reservations

The Shaft Space, Philadelphia, PA, 2012

Performance

 

Pre-Vaporism

The Shaft Space, Philadelphia, PA, 2012

Performance

 

SHAFTING

The Shaft Space, Philadelphia, 2011

Performance

 

Transient

Gallery 31, The Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington, D.C., 2011

 

Wassaic Project Summer Exhibition and Art Festival

The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY, 2011 

 

Hive/Cave

Pageant Soloveev Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2011 

 

String (Figure) Theory

The Receiver Time-Based Media Festival, Charleston, SC, 2011

 

Rapid Smiles

ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI, 2010

Curated by Joseph Becherer (Chief Curator, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI)

 

Out of the Woods

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI, 2010

 

Pseudanthium Synthesis

PLAYCUBE Mobile Exhibition Space, Hanover, NH, 2009

with Soo Sunny Park

 

Experiencing Perspectives

Daimler Financial Services, Farmington Hills, MI, 2009

 

The Line

Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 2009 

curated by Ruthless Animals

  

Good Clean Innovative Fun

Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 2009 

 

Ephemeral Sensuality

Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 2008

 

My universe is gigantic, enormous & amazing:A Drawing Show

Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 2008

 

And somewhere we will meet

Jaffe-Friede & Strauss Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, 2007


Arctic Aquarium

Barrows Rotunda, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, 2007

 


Selected Awards, Fellowships, Grants

 

UNFoundation Grant, with Katie Hargrave & Andrew O’Brien, Chattanooga, TN, 2014

Liberta Award (theartblog.com), 2012

Liberta Award (theartblog.com), 2011

Ox-Bow Fellowship funded by Joan Mitchell Foundation, 2011

Dartmouth College General Fellowship, 2007
Perspectives on Design Exhibition Award, 2006

 

Residencies

 

ACRE, Steuben, MI, 2016

Cannonball, Miami, FL, 2013

Ox-Bow, Saugatuck, MI, 2011

Recycled Artist in Residency (RAIR), Philadelphia, PA, 2011

 

Lectures & Presentations

 

(upcoming) Visiting Artist Lecture, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 2016

Visiting Artist Lecture, University of the South, Sewanee, TN, 2016

Visiting Artist Lecturer, UTK Department of Art, Knoxville, TN, 2014

"The Three Month Marathon", Gretchen Hupfel Symposium: imPERFECT CITY, DCCA, Wilmington, DE, 2013

"The Slowest Marathon Ever", Versus: Games and Social Forms, Open Engagement Conference, Portland State University, Portland, OR, 2013

"The Shaft: A Precarious Occupation", Medium of Exchange, Southeastern College Art Conference, Durham, NC, 2012

Artist Lecture, DCCA, Wilmington, DE, 2012

Gretchen Hupfel Symposium SUPERstructure, DCCA, Wilmington, DE, 2012

Alumni Artist Lecture, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, 2011

Visiting Critic, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA, 2011

Artist Lecture, The Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI, 2010

Visiting Critic, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, CO, 2010

  

Special Projects

 

The Shaft Gallery, artistic/curatorial collaboration with Maiza Hixson, 2011-present

Ruthless Animals, artistic collaboration with Ann Gaziano, 2009-2012

 

Press

 

Cathy Carter, “The emerging trend for pop up art events in Wilmington,” WDDE, Delaware Public Media, July 28, 2015.

Michelle Kramer Fitzgerald, "The Arts: Imperfect City," Volume 4, Issue 10, April, Out and About Magazine, Wilmington.

Bonnie Barber, "Dartmouth Exhibition Showcases the Work of 14 Alumni Artists," Dartmouth Now, Dec 11, 2012

Roberta Fallon & Libby Rosof, "The Shaft: Pick of the Month," the artblog, July 2012

Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosef, "Buildings and Contraptions R Us - DCCA's 2012 Gretchen Hupfel Symposium", the artblog, April 1, 2012

Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosef, "2011 Liberta Awards!" the artblog, Dec 20, 2011

Jacquelyn Gleisner, "End-troducing," Praxis Makes Perfect, art:21 Blog, Oct 13, 2011

Holly Otterbein, "First Friday Focus," Philadelphia City Paper, May 5, 2011, pg 22

"Smile: ArtPrize is Here," front page feature photograph, The Grand Rapids Press, September 22, 2010, pg 1

 

Professional 

 

Assistant Professor of Sculpture, California State University Chico, Chico, CA, 2016-present

Assistant Professor of Art, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN, 2013-2016

Professorial Lecturer in Sculpture, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 2012-2013

Lecturer/Visiting Artist, MFA Summer Intensive, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, 2012

 

Education


MFA, Sculpture, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 2010

BA, Studio Art with Honors, Dartmouth College (cum laude), Hanover, NH, 2006