"Dream Disaster" at SBCAST, Santa Barbara, CA

"Dream Disaster"

A solo exhibition and performance by The Shaft (Maiza Hixson & Lauren Ruth)

"Dream Disaster" is an interactive, post-apocalyptic performance and installation that reframes society’s collective apathy towards climate change.


January 5, 2017

Performances begin on the half hour from 6-9pm 

Installation on view through January 2017


Santa Barbara Center for Science, Art, and Technology

513 Garden St., Suite E

Santa Barbara, CA

"Working Forces" at The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN

"Working Forces"

Curated by Jehra Patrick

A group exhibition featuring performance and installation by The Shaft (Maiza Hixson & Lauren Ruth)

Nov 12 - Dec 18, 2016


The Soap Factory presents our 2016 submissions show, a group exhibition featuring the work of 11 emerging artists from across North America. Selected from The Soap Factory’s annual open call for submissions juried by our Program Committee and curated by Jehra Patrick. All the work proposed for this show expresses ways of making and unmaking social dynamics of varying experiences, objects, and associations of labor, sex, and artistry. 2016’s submissions exhibition will feature print, sculpture, video, performative, and installation work.


The Soap Factory

514 Second Street SE

Minneapolis MN 55414

Solo Exhibition "Wide Receivers and Near Misses" at Carlos Gallery, Sewanee, TN

"Wide Receivers and Near Misses"

A solo exhibition by Lauren Ruth

August 31 - Oct 1, 2016

Opening Reception and Artist Talk on Friday, September 2, 4:30pm


Carlos Gallery

The University of the South

105 Kennerly Road

Sewanee, TN 

Solo Exhibition "Wide Receivers" at Coop Gallery, Nashville, TN

"Wide Receivers"

A solo exhibition by Lauren Ruth

April 2 - 30, 2016


COOP Gallery is pleased to present “Wide Receivers,” a sculpture by Lauren Ruth that explores patterns and logics that elastically and peripherally connect the body to the built environment. The installation considers the body as a tool for reception and communication and investigates how manipulations of scale and context allow the body to take on new agency and authority. Satellite dishes, boardrooms, and billboards are sites for various conversational arrangements – some pontificate, others listen.


COOP Gallery

The Arcade, Space 75

Nashville, TN 37219

Hours: Sat 11am-3pm and by appointment

"Mistaken Impressions" at Root Division, San Francisco, CA

"Mistaken Impressions"

January 6 - 30, 2016

Curated by Whitney Lynn


Mistaken Impressions is a multi-media exhibition challenging relationships of perception, cognition, illusion and truth through conceptually deceptive objects, videos, photographs, and works on paper.


For centuries, artists have deployed trompe l’oeil techniques to create “tricks of the eye,” rendering playful illusions that raise questions about the nature of art and perception. Continuing in this tradition, and expanding upon its history, the exhibition seeks to confront complex relationships to visual truth through the manipulation of materials and forms.


The works include wryly humorous attempts at fakery; explorations of the body; metaphors regarding race and gender; alchemical experiments; recreations of personal documents; invented mythologies; and objects that are not at all what they seem.


Root Division

1131 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA

"Cannonball Run III" at Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN

"Cannonball Run III"

July 5 - August 30, 2014


A group show of artists from coast to coast working in a range of media.

Receptions on July 5, 6-9pm and  August 2, 6-9pm


Zeitgeist Gallery

516 Hagan St., #100

Nashville, TN 

March - June 2013: "THREE MONTH MARATHON" at The DCCA

The Three Month Marathon

A participatory art project by Lauren Ruth

Presented as part of "Drift: A Series of Citywide Engagements"

March 3, 2013 - June 8, 2013


Philadelphia-based artist Lauren Ruth is organizing a THREE MONTH MARATHON, the world’s slowest non-competitive marathon event in the city of Wilmington. Evolving out of an athletic club that Ruth is creating for ImPERFECT CITY, the THREE MONTH MARATHON consists of a series of eight ~3-mile runs that will tour a variety of Wilmington neighborhoods. Participants are encouraged to help design the marathon course by suggesting favorite routes that highlight the areas they frequent and inhabit. Runners and walkers of all abilities are encouraged to participate in this unique community artwork.




The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

Wilmington, DE

February - June 2013: "The DCCA Athletic Club" at The DCCA

"imPERECT CITY: A Utopian Community and Exhibition"

A group exhibition including The DCCA Athletic Club by Lauren Ruth

Feb 16 - June 8, 2013


The DCCA Athletic Club is a fully-functional gym and exercise area for visitor use. Join us on Friday afternoons for weekly abdominal class, take some jabs at the punching bag, or stretch out on a yoga mat for a siesta. The gym is free and open to all during regular DCCA hours!


Dupont II Gallery

The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

Wilmington, DE


"New Fiction" at The New Wilmington Art Association, Wilmington, DE

"New Fiction"

July 6 - August 17, 2012

Curated by Adaptation


A group exhibition with collaborative work by Lauren Ruth and Ann Gaziano


New Wilmington Art Association

605 N. Market Street, 2nd Floor

Wilmington, DE

"Contraption" at The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

"Contraption: Devices in Art"
February 17 - June 24, 2012
 Curated by Maiza Hixson


"Contraption" is a thematic exhibit featuring ingeniously playful sculptural works that invite interactivity. Wearable, audible, and usable, these works encourage audience participation. Artists: Tim Eads, Tracy Featherstone, C. Grant Cox, III, Tyler Held, Cynthia Norton, Lauren Ruth, and Joanie Turbek.

DuPont I Gallery
Wilmington, DE  

"Transient" Gallery 31 Video Exhibition at Corcoran College of Art and Design


Gallery 31 Video Exhibition

August 10 - 21, 2011


A group exhibition with collaborative work by Lauren Ruth and Ann Gaziano


The Corcoran College of Art and Design

500 Seventeenth St NW

Washington D,C 20006

Opening Reception on Aug 11th, 6-8 pm

"String (Figure) Theory" at The Wassaic Project Summer Festival

String (Figure) Theory

An installation and performance by Lauren Ruth and Ann Gaziano 


The Wassaic Project Summer Festival

Wassaic, NY 12592

Aug 5 - 7, 2011

May - July 2011: "Hive/Cave" at Pageant Soloveev


May 6 - July 17, 2011


A group exhibition with collaborative work by Lauren Ruth and Ann Gaziano


Pageant Soloveev

607 Bainbridge St.

Philadelphia, PA 19147

Solo Exhibition: "String (Figure) Theory: Lost and Then Found" at Grizzly Grizzly

String (Figure) Theory: Lost and Then Found

May 6 - 28, 2011


A solo exhibition of collaborative work by Lauren Ruth and Ann Gaziano


Grizzly Grizzly

319 N. 11th Street, Floor 2

Philadelphia, PA 19107

"String (Figure) Theory" at The Receiver Time-Based Media Festival, Charleston, SC

String (Figure) Theory

March 10 - 13, 2011


An installation and performance by Lauren Ruth and Ann Gaziano 


The Receiver Time-Based Media Festival

Charleston, SC