Chattanooga, TN

Exhibitions & Performances


Cannonball Run III, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN



The Shaft (Maiza Hixson & Lauren Ruth), Romantic Dinner for Thirty & Total Wedding Package, video screening and

installation, New Yorker Hotel, Miami, FL

The Shaft, Total Wedding Package, public performance, Cannonball, Miami, FL

The Shaft, Romantic Dinner for Thirty, performance, private residence, Miami, FL

The Shaft with the Institute for Psychogeographic Adventure, Higher Love (part of Experiment #23b), BEAT Festival, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY

The Shaft, A Wedding Package, The Koban Project, Baltimore, MD

The Three Month Marathon, presented as part of Drift: Artist's Walks & Runs, The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (DCCA), Wilmington, DE

Imperfect City: A Real Time Exhibition, DCCA, Wilmington, DE



Invitational Dartmouth Alumni Exhibition, The Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Ruthless Animals (Ann Gaziano & Lauren Ruth), New Fiction, The New Wilmington Art Association, Wilmington, DE 

The Shaft, Intensive Six-Week Curatorial Training School for Artists, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

The Shaft, Sustainable Shaft, The Shaft Space, Philadelphia, PA

The Shaft, The Shaft Giveth, The Shaft Space, Philadelphia, PA

Contraption, DCCA, Wilmington, DE

The Shaft, Now Accepting Reservations, The Shaft Space, Philadelphia, PA

The Shaft, Pre-Vaporism, The Shaft Space, Philadelphia, PA



The Shaft, SHAFTING, The Shaft Space, Philadelphia

Ruthless Animals, Transient, Gallery 31, The Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington, D.C.

Ruthless Animals, Wassaic Project Summer Exhibition and Art Festival, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY 

Ruthless Animals, Hive/Cave, Pageant Soloveev Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 

Ruthless Animals, String (Figure) Theory, The Receiver Time-Based Media Festival, Charleston, SC



Rapid Smiles, curated by Joe Becherer for the City of Grand Rapids, ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI

Out of the Woods: 2010 Graduate Degree Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI



Pseudanthium Synthesis, in collaboration with Soo Sunny Park, PLAYCUBE Mobile Exhibition Space, Hanover, NH

Experiencing Perspectives, Daimler Financial Services, Farmington Hills, MI

The Line, curated by Ruthless Animals, Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI 

17th Annual Juried Exhibition, AVA Gallery, Lebanon, NH 

Good Clean Innovative Fun, Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI 



Ephemeral Sensuality, Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI

My universe is gigantic, enormous & amazing:A Drawing Show, Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI



And somewhere we will meet, Jaffe-Friede & Strauss Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Arctic Aquarium, Barrows Rotunda, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Awards & Fellowships

Liberta Award (, 2012

Liberta Award (, 2011

Joan Mitchell Foundation Ox-Bow Fellowship, 2011, 2010

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

Richter Memorial Trust Grant, 2006



The Shaft, Visiting Artist in Residence, Cannonball, Miami, FL, Fall 2013

Artist in Residence, Ox-Bow, Saugatuck, MI, Fall 2011

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


Lectures & Invitations


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

The World’s Slowest Marathon, Versus: Games and Social Forms panel, Open Engagement Conference, Portland State University, Portland, OR



The Shaft: A Precarious Occupation, paper delivered at Medium of Exchange panel, Southeastern College Art Conference, Durham, NC

Artist Lecture, DCCA, Wilmington, DE 

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



Visiting Alumni Artist Lecture, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

Visiting Critic, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA   



PechaKucha Invitational Lecture, The Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI

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


Special Projects

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

Ruthless Animals, artistic collaboration with Ann Gaziano, 2009-12



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

Frank Peters, "Sustainable Shaft Pleads Not Guilty to Fraud Charge," the artblog, April 6, 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," Pravis 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



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

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


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

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