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Ruth Scheuing

Ruth is an artist, educator and writer working with textiles. She was born in Switzerland in 1947, and currently lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Ruth received her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design. Her works have been exhibited in North America, Europe and Australia. She received the Chalmers Award in Crafts in 1996. Most important exhibitions include E-textiles (touring), the Empty Dress (ICI, New York), Corpus (Mendel Art Gallery, Sask.), Dressing Down (Oakville Galleries) and Unraveling (Vancouver Art Gallery) and 13 Men or Penelope various locations.

Her published writings include and a book of essays, co-edited with Ingrid Bachmann, entitled material matters: the Art and Culture of Contemporary Textiles, Penelope or the Unraveling of History, in New Feminist Art Critisicm: Critical Strategies, and Spinning Tales: This is Not a Fairy Tale, in Inversions, a MAWA (Manitoba Artists for Women's Art) Publication, Winnipeg.

She currently teaches in the Textile Arts Program at Capilano College in North Vancouver and was its coordinator between 1992-2004.

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