Ruth was born in Cleveland, Ohio as one of ten children in a Brady Bunch-type family. Ruth has been an equestrian for most of her life and has a deep affection for all animals, particularly livestock. A world traveler at a very young age, Ruth enjoys new smells, sights, sounds, and being uncomfortable.
She is a "horse person".
In 2017, Ruth received her MFA in interdisciplinary studio art from the University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design.
She currently holds a full time teaching position (Digital Arts) in the School of Art at Bowling Green State University. She has previously taught at Adrian College and co-taught at the University of Michigan. Ruth also owns a small business that specializes in research, digital archiving, and small scale video services.
- interspecies relationships and performance
- ecofeminism/feminist theory as it pertains to the nonhuman world
- relational antagonism/relational aesthetics
- animal studies, animal cognition
- various methods of mediating interspecies relationships & multispecies ethnography
- small-scale agriculture & livestock farming
- social practice/socially engaged art/community building through art practice
Photo by Jesse Meria.