2011 Countermapping, group show curated by Caleb Johnston for the PUSH Festival, Vancouver.
2010 Everything Everyday, group show curated by Bruce Grenville Vancouver Art Gallery.
Binary Ficton: Digital Weaving 2010, Eisentrager-Howard Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln Nebraska.
Silkroads; artists residency and exhibition, Surrey Art Gallery Tech lab.
2009 Textile Art in Canada, Telos publication launch, Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles.
2008/9 What Use is Art History, curated by Ann Rosenberg, touring Comox Valley Art Gallery, Art Gallery of South
Okanagan, Penticton and Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam.
2007 "to walk a line" on-line exhibition for Digital Threads, curated by Sarah Quinton, Textile Museum of Canada
2006 Explorations in Fibers, Doris Ulman Galleries, Berea College, Kentucky. (catalogue)
About Jacquard, Centre de Textile Contemporain de Montréal (CMCT), Montreal, Quebec.
2005 Transgressions of Nature, 2person with Lesley Richmond, Craft House Gallery, Vancouver, BC
The Shadow of Production: Work from the Collection, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver.
Niche: Fit and Form within Contemporary Sculpture, works from the collection, Confederation Arts Centre
Art Gallery, PEI, curated by Kevin Rice and Shauna McCabe.
2004 11th International Lodz Triennale of Tapestry, Lodz, Poland (invitational).
2003-04 Old Traditions - New Interpretations: Marianna Corless and Ruth Scheuing.
Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam, BC.
Thinking Textiles, group exhibition, curated by Deborah Koenker, Richmond Art Gallery, BC.
2000-02 e-textiles: ventures - jacquard weaving, group exhibition curated by Mariette Rousseau-Vermette,
touring: Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montréal, Museum for Textiles, Toronto + locations in Canada,
Australia and USA; CD-ROM catalogue.
2001 Tissue Urbain, Montreal; a mixed media installation Digital Garden / Jardin Numérique.
2000 CONNECTION, re-CONNECTION, inter-CONNECTION, Mary Black Gallery, Halifax, N.S.
group exhibition curated by Ilona Hay (cat.).
Material, Process, and Objects: Expanding the Practice of Fiber Arts: Prichard Art Gallery,
University of Idaho, Moscow Idaho and Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, Idaho. group exhibition
curated by Layne Goldsmith.
Language of Crafts, Canadian Crafts Museum, Vancouver, BC., group exhibition curated by Ron Kong (cat.)
1999 Digital Identities; Transforming Communities: Reinventing Ourselves, Surrey Art Gallery. group exhibition
curated by Elizabeth Kidd. (catalogue)
1998 Dressing Down; group show curated by Robin Metcalf at Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ont. (cat.)
webs://textiles and new technologies; preparation of a web project 'to weave a virtual web'
invitational exhibition curated by Emily Dubois, UC Davis, California. (web page)
Heroes, Goddesses and Monsters: Artists Interpretation of the Odyssey across 25 Centuries;
group exhibition Bowden College Museum of Art in Brunswick, Maine; USA.
Made by Hand, anniversary group exhibition of Crafts Association of BC, by invitation;
Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver, BC. (cat.)
Built to Code, with Katy Campbell and Laiwan at ArtSpeak Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
curated by Susan Edelstein.
1997 Tracing Purpose; International Invitational Exhibition; Kansas City.
1996 SYMPO - FIBRES international de Saint - Hyacinthe; invitational international artist.
residency and symposium , Centre Expression, Saint - Hyacinthe, Quebec.
Patternings (2 - artists exhibition) Seymour Art Gallery, North Vancouver, BC
Afterimages: Representing the Absent Body group exhibition curated by Gil McElroy
for the Technical University of Nova Scotia, Faculty of Architecture, Halifax, N.S. (cat.).
1995 8th International Lodz Triennale of Tapestry, Lodz, Poland (invitational group exhibition)
Untitled, group exhibition curated by Janis Bowley, Or Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
1994 Go Figure, group exhibition curated by Ann Rosenberg, Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver, BC.
1993-94 Corpus, group exhibition curated by Bruce Grenville; Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon;
touring to the Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff and Oakville Art Gallery, Ontario. (cat.)
1993-95 Empty Dress, group exhibition curated by Nina Felshin for Independent Curators Inc. New York
touring in USA and Canada. (catalogue)
1993 Anatomy of a Suit, solo exhibition, Contemporary Gallery, Textile Museum, Toronto, Ont.,
curated by Sarah Quinton.
Critical Images, group exhibition curated by Liane Davidson, Surrey Art Gallery, BC.
1992 Radical Textiles, solo exhibition curated by Jon Winet; Southern Exposure, San Francisco, Ca.
Geometry of the Body, solo exhibition curated by Gemey Kelly, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville,NB. (catalogue)
Vestiges, group exhibition curated by Catherine Pheonix, Eye Level Gallery, Halifax, NS.
1991 Intertextile, solo exhibition curated by Glenn Allison; Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon, Man.
Sixiéme Biennale de la Tapisserie Contemporaine de Montréal; at Expression, Centre
Exposition, Sainte Hyacinthe, Q. and Maison de la Culture Marie Uguay, Montréal, Q.
1990 Buried Stories, group exhibition with Wilma Needham and Eva Manly; SAW Gallery, Ottawa.
Soft Ground, 4 person exhibition curated by Franklyn Heisler, Muttard Art Gallery, Calgary, Ab.
1989 13 Men or Penelope, solo exhibition, Powerhouse Gallery/La Centrale, Montreal, Q;
13 Men or Penelope, solo exhibition, Galerie d'Art, Université de Moncton, NB.
13 Men or Penelope, solo exhibition, UNB Art Centre, Fredericton, NB.
1988 Fibreworks 2, juried exhibition, The Library Gallery, Cambridge, Ont.
1987 13 Men, solo exhibition, OR Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
Artropolis, group exhibition organized by Vancouver Artists League, Vancouver, BC.
1986 The Continuous Thread, group exhibition, Eye Level Gallery, Halifax, NS.
Alterations, solo exhibition, The Other Gallery, Banff, Alta.
1984 Use-ful / Use-less, solo exhibition Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS.
1989 Arts Administration Program, The Banff School of Management, Banff, AB.
1981-84 Bachelor in Fine Arts, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, NS.
1967 Diploma in Chemistry, University of Bern, Switzerland.
2010 Mayor's Award (Craft & Design) Vancouver
2007 Canada Council Project Grant
2001 BC Arts Council Project Assistance
1997 Canada Council A Grant
1996 Chalmers Crafts Award recipient
1995/91 Canada Council B Grant
1993/90/89 Canada Council, Travel Grant
1992 Canada Council, Chalmers Project Grant
1992/89 New Brunswick Travel Grant and Portfolio Grant
1995/85 Banff Centre Scholarship
TEACHING & ARTS ADMINISTRATION EMPLOYMENT
since 1992 Instructor Textile Arts Program,
1992-2004 Coordinator Textile Arts Program,
Capilano College, North Vancouver, BC.
1989-1991 Assistant Head-Textiles, in Art Studio at
The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alta.
1987-1989 Director/Coordinator, for Artist-Run Centre
Gallery Connexion, Fredericton, NB.
2010 Ruth Scheuing: Silkroads; Robin Laurence, Georgia Straight, March 11, 2010
2008 Ruth Scheuing: Spider by Bettina Matzkuhn, Open Book, on-line catalogue of artworks from the Surrey
Art Gallery Permanent Collection.
2007 Arts and Science: The abstract beauty of medicine, technology, and math inspire Laura Splan, Ruth Scheuing and
Daina Taimina, by Lindsay Obermeyer, Fiberarts, Summer 2007, p. 30 - 33.
The Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles, by Carol Westfall, Shuttle, Spindle and Dyepot, Spring 2007
2001 E-Textiles: artists and the Jacquard loom; by Margo Mensing, Surface Design Journal, fall.
2000 When Text Meets Textiles, review by Robin Laurence, Georgia Straight July 27,00
1996 Ruth Scheuing - Re(con)textualizing Textiles; feature article by Christine Lawrance, Artichoke, fall/winter 1996.
1995 Textiles Redressed, by Robin Lawrence, The Weekend Sun May 13, 1995
1994 Bodily Engagement, by Robin Lawrence, Vancouver Sun, April
1993 Ruth Scheuing- (Re)Tracing Threads, by Mireille Perron, Fiberarts, Nov.1993
Pinstripe metamorphoses, by David Livingstone, Gobe & Mail Aug.2, 1993
Ruth Scheuing: Geometry of the Body, by Maria Kubacki, Arts Atlantic 47, fall 93
1992 Dismantling Men's Business Suits, by Ann Newdigate, Texts #7 winter 1992, Calgary, Alta.
1989 13 Men or Penelope, by Alan Bentley, Arts Atlantic 35, p.37.
1988 WEB: 13 Men or Penelope, by Petra Watson, C Magazine 18, p.65.
2009 Art Textiles of the World Canada, Telos, Brighton, UK
2007 Flowers and Leaves: Constructing Nature, Craft Perception and Practice, Vol III, ed. Paula and Nissa
Gustafson and Amy Gogarty.
2005 Flowers and Leaves: Constructing Nature, a photo essay, Capilano Review, series 2, No.46.
Industrial Change and the Jacquard loom under the French Revolution and Napoleon. An essay for CD_ROM
Catalogue 'About Jacquard', Montreal CMCT.
2000/1 Nature as Code, presented at the Textile Society of America conference in Santa Fe, published as part
of conference proceedings.
2000 Louise Bérubé: Woven Images; for Craft Arts International, Australia, summer issue.
1999 Material Matters: The Art and Culture of Contemporary Textiles, published by YYZ, Toronto. a series of
essays by various authors, co-edited by Ingrid Bachmann and Ruth Scheuing.
Winter 1997/98, pp. 20-22.
1997 Spinning Tales: This is Not a Fairy Tale, for Inversions, MAWA Publication, Winninpeg.
1995 The Unraveling of History, for Ars textrina, Vol.24, Winnipeg p.49-60.
Penelope or the Unraveling of History as part of New Feminist Criticism: Critical Strategies, edited by Katy
Deepwell, published by Manchester University Press.
1994 Patternings, Semiotext(e) Canadas, edited by Jordan Zinovitsch, publ. Semiotext, New York.
2005 Visiting Artists Lecture at Lethbridge University, Alberta.
2004 Keynote Speaker: Issues in Contemporary Textile Arts, Fiber Festival, Comox, BC.
2002 Lecture: Constructing Nature: the Return of Patterns, Flowers and the Jacquard Loom for E-textiles
exhibition, Museum for Textiles, Toronto, Ont.
1995/2002 Guest lecture Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design, Vancouver, BC.
1991 Visiting Artist, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Halifax.
1999+2000 Lectures on Jacquard weaving + my own work at the University of Washington, Seattle.
1998 Keynote Speaker for Visual Arts at the BC Festival of the Arts, Prince George, BC.
1997 Guest Artist Lecture at Alberta College of Art, Calgary.
1996 Talks with Penelope: public lecture at Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver.
2004 Burning Bridges over Troubled Waters, Comox Valley Art Gallery, Comox.
2002 'If images speak a 1000 words…..?' Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver.
1993 To Spin a Tale, a mixed media Internet project for Sansair gallery.
1987-1989 various curated solo and group exhibitions funded by Canada Council project grants for Gallery
Connexion, Fredericton, NB.
Canada Council Art Bank
Centre Expression, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec
Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown, PEI
Galerie d'Art Universite de Moncton, New Brunswick
New Brunswick Art Bank
Surrey Art Gallery, BC
Vancouver Art Gallery, BC
Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta
2010 Urban Textiles: From Yarn Bombing to Crochet Ivy Chains, at TSA, Lincoln Nebraska, published under
2006 Chair of panel 'Mapping new territories: memory, materiality and process' and presenter of a paper on
'Walking a line: GPS and satellite technology as narrative' for TSA (Textile Society of America) conference in
Toronto in fall 2006, published in CD 2007.
2002 Seminar presentation "to weave but webs to catch the wind" for Convergence 2002.
2001 Chair of a panel 'Textile as Code'/ and presenter of a paper 'Nature as Code' at Textile Society of America
biannual conference in Santa Fe; published in proceedings.
1998 webs://textiles and new technology; panel participant at UC Davis, California.
1998 Lecture/panelist as part of 'Dressing Down', Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ont.
1995 Panelist for Arriere - Garde; Criticality in Contemporary Ceramics and Fiber Practices at the Universities Art
Association of Canada in Guelph, Ont.
1994 Presenter of A Continuing Thread: Penelope and other Stories, for ars textrina, Ellensburg, WA.
1993 Chair of panel Critical Thinking, for conference Making a Place for Tapestry, Vancouver and co-editor of
1992 Lecture + panelist for Textile as Language for Cloth - an Infinite of Gestures, a symposium organized by
Concordia University, Montreal.
1992 Presenter at Feminist Art in the 90's on panel dealing with Textiles in the Border, London, England + Visiting
Artist at Goldsmith College, London England.
1992 Presenter at Sartorial Codes organized with Radical Textiles, in San Francisco.
2008-10 Vice President TSA (Textile Society of America)
1994-97 Board member of Crafts Association of BC. (CABC).
WEB PROJECTS / FILM
1998 'to weave a virtual web' or 'the empress' new clothing', stories, myths and metaphors
not currently operating, but in process of updating
1993 organizer of To Spin a Tale, a mixed media Internet project for Sansair gallery.
1991 Penelope, a documentary film about the work of Ruth Scheuing, produced and directed by
Janet Clark, Fredericton, NB. (available also in video cassette)
1996 Invitational international artist residency and symposium SYMPO - FIBRES international de
Saint - Hyacinthe,Quebec, organized by Michel Groleau.
1995 + 1994 Short residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, AB.
1985-86 Visual Art Studio Program, Winter Residency, The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alta.
2006 Canada Council, Crafts Jury
BC Arts Council Awards in Visual Arts
2006 + 2002 Richmond Public Art Commission
2003 + Vancouver Foundation, Visual Arts Jury
2001 Artropolis 2001, Vancouver, BC.
1994 Canada Council, Visual Arts Jury