The Canadian Art Database

Ruth Scheuing


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
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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


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
              p.30- 36.
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).


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