lauren@lauren-ruth.com

Chico, CA

b. Palo Alto, CA

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

 

 

EDUCATION


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

2009   Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA

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

2005   Chautauqua School of Art, Chautauqua, NY 

 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & PERFORMANCES

 

A Place to Say

The Museum of Northern California Art, Chico, CA, 2018

Curated by Amanda Riner

 

Public Urban Multisensory Projects 2017

PUMP 2017, Long Beach, CA, 2017

Public art, curated by FLOOD

 

Inverse Performance Art Festival

H.J. Miossi Art Gallery, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA, 2017

Performance and installation as The ShaftCurated by Emma Saperstein and Cynthia Post Hunt

 

Out of Body

Acre Projects, Chicago, IL, 2017

Curated by Kate Sierzputowski

 

RAIR: Filthy Rich – Project Made Possible by the Waste Stream

The Galleries at Moore, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA, 2017

Curated by Billy Blaise Dufala and Lucia Thome

 

Dream Disaster

Santa Barbara Center for Art, Science, and Technology, Santa Barbara, CA, 2017

*Solo exhibition and performance as The Shaft

 

Working Forces

The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN, 2016

Performance and installation as The Shaft, Curated by Jehra Patrick (Director and Curator, Law Warschaw Gallery, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN)

 

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

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

 

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), awarded "best in show"

 

Dream Wedding

Dreamland, Louisville, KY, 2015

*Solo performance as The Shaft

 

Cannonball Run III

Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN, 2014

Curated by Lain York

 

Romantic Treatment Package

Force Field Project, Philadelphia, PA, 2014

Installation as The Shaft, Curated by Tim Eads

 

Romantic Dinner for Thirty & Total Wedding Package

New Yorker Hotel, Miami, FL, 2013

Video screening and installation as The Shaft

 

Total Wedding Package & Romantic Dinner for Thirty

Cannonball, Miami, FL, 2013

*Solo performance series as The Shaft

 

Higher Love (part of Experiment #23b)

BEAT Festival at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY, 2013

Performance as The Shaft with the Institute for Psychogeographic Adventure

 

A Wedding Package

The Koban Project, Baltimore, MD, 2013

*Solo installation and performance as The Shaft, curated by Deana Haggag and Michael Benevento 

 

The Three Month Marathon, part of Drift exhibition series, The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE, 2013

*Solo participatory art project, curated by Maiza Hixson

 

Imperfect City: A Real Time Exhibition

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

Catalogue, curated by Maiza Hixson

 

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 

With Ann Gaziano, curated by Adaptation

 

Intensive Six-Week Curatorial Training School for Artists

The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 2012

*Solo public art project as The Shaft

 

Sustainable Shaft

The Shaft Space, Philadelphia, PA, 2012

*Solo performance and installation as The Shaft

 

The Shaft Giveth, The Shaft Space, Philadelphia, PA, 2012

*Solo installation as The Shaft

 

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

Curated by Maiza Hixson

 

Now Accepting Reservations, The Shaft Space, Philadelphia, PA, 2012

*Solo performance and installation as The Shaft

 

Pre-Vaporism, The Shaft Space, Philadelphia, PA, 2012

*Solo performance and installation as The Shaft

 

SHAFTING, The Shaft Space, Philadelphia, PA, 2011

*Solo performance and installation as The Shaft

 

String (Figure) Theory: Lost and then Found, Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia, PA, 2011

*Solo exhibition with Ann Gaziano

 

Transient

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

With Ann Gaziano

 

Wassaic Project Summer Exhibition and Art Festival

The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY, 2011 

With Ann Gaziano

 

Hive/Cave

Pageant Soloveev Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2011 

With Ann Gaziano

 

String (Figure) Theory

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

Public art and performance with Ann Gaziano

 

Rapid Smiles

ArtPrize, Gilette Bridge, Grand Rapids, MI, 2010

Public art, 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, CAA, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 2009 

Curated by Ruthless Animals

  

Good Clean Innovative Fun

Forum Gallery, CAA, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 2009 

 

Dome in Flames

Forum Gallery, CAA, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 2009

*Solo exhibition with Ann Gaziano

 

Ephemeral Sensuality

Forum Gallery, CAA, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 2008

 

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

Forum Gallery, CAA, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 2008

Curated by Carrie Fonder and Skye Gilkerson

 

And somewhere we will meet

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

*Two person exhibition

 

Arctic Aquarium

Barrows Rotunda, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, 2007

*Solo exhibition

 


SELECTED AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS & GRANTS

 

Humanities and Fine Arts Research Fellowship, CSU Chico, 2017

Faculty Research Grant, UT Chattanooga, 2015

Project Grant, The UNFoundation, Chattanooga, 2014 (with Katie Hargrave and Andrew O'Brien)

ThinkAchieve Grant, Walker Center for Teaching and Learning, UTC, 2014 (for experiential learning and pedagogy)

Dean's Research Presentation Fund Award, College of Arts and Sciences, UTC, 2014

Faculty Research Grant, UT Chattanooga, 2014

Faculty Development Grant, 2014

Liberta Award (theartblog.com), 2012 (for The Shaft)

Liberta Award (theartblog.com), 2011 (for The Shaft)

Ox-Bow Fellowship funded by Joan Mitchell Foundation, 2011

Dartmouth College General Fellowship, 2007

Richter Memorial Trust Grant, Dartmouth College, 2006

Marcus Heiman-Martin Rosenthal '56 Achievement in the Arts Award, Dartmouth College, 2006

Perspectives on Design Exhibition Award, 2006

 

 

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

 

Arteles Creative Center, Finland, June 2018 

ACRE, Steuben, MI, July 2016

Cannonball, Miami, FL, October 2013 (as The Shaft)

Ox-Bow, Saugatuck, MI, October 2011

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

 

 

LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS

"No Punchline Required", Panelist, SECAC, Birmingham, AL 2018 (upcoming)

Visiting Artist Lecturer and Critic, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 2016

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

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

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

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

"The Shaft: A Precarious Occupation", Panelist, Medium of Exchange Panel, SECAC, Durham, NC, 2012

"Art Salad" Artist Lecture, DCCA, Wilmington, DE, 2012

Panelist, 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

Artprize PechaKucha Talk, 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

 

 

SELECTED PRESS & PUBLICATIONS

 

Patrick, Jehra. Working Forces (The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, 2017), Exhibition catalogue. 

Lieberman, Michael. “Turning Trash into Art – RAIR at the Galleries at Moore.” The Artblog, 13 Feb. 2017. 

Mills, Ted. “Requiem for a Dream Disaster,The Santa Barbara Sentinel, 13 – 27 Jan. 2017, pp. 22.

Chun, Kimberly. “Mistaken Impressions Explores the Inspiration of Trash.” SFGate, 6 Jan. 2016. 

Women’s Caucus for Art. Who’s Afraid of Feminism? (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015), Exhibition catalogue.  

Onyewuenyi, Ikechukwi. “Waves Washing Ashore: A.I.R. Gallery Considers the State of Feminism Through the Visual.” ARTS.BLACK, Sept. 2015.

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 POSITIONS 

 

Assistant Professor of Art, 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