rscheuing [at] shaw.ca
rscheuin [at] capcollege.bc.ca
web page project: http://www.capcollege.bc.ca/dept/textile/
artists listing: http://collections.ic.gc.ca/waic/rusche/rusche_e.htm
1989 Arts Administration Program, The Banff School of Management, Banff, AB.
1981-84 Bachelor in Fine Arts (Art History minor), Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, NS.
1967 Diploma in Chemistry, University of Bern, Switzerland.
2006 Explorations in Fibers, Doris Ulman Galleries, Berea College, Kentucky. (catalogue)
2005 Transgressions of Nature, 2person with Lesley Richmond, Craft House Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2005 The Shadow of Production: Work from the Collection, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver.
2005 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).
2003-2004 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.
2000-2002 e-textiles: ventures - jacquard weaving, group exhibition curated by Mariette Rousseau-Vermette,
Musée d'Art Contemporain de Montréal, Museum for Textiles, Toronto, Pendulum Gallery,
Vancouver, BC. ( CD-ROM cat.).
2001 Digital Garden/Jardin Numérique (installation) for Tissue Urbain, group exhibition, Montreal.
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.
1993-1994 Corpus, group exhibition curated by Bruce Grenville; Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon;
touring to the Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff and Oakville Art Gallery, Ontario. (cat.)
1993-1995 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.
1991 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.
1985 AVATAR, juried exhibition (honorable mention), Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS.
1984 Use-ful / Use-less, solo exhibition Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS.
Satire as Discontent, group exhibition, Eye Level Gallery, Halifax, NS.
TEACHING & ARTS ADMINISTRATION EMPLOYMENT
since 1992 Instructor Textile Arts Program,
1992 -2004 Coordinator in 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.
1987-1989 Instructor in textile design and papermaking
New Brunswick Craft School, Fredericton, NB.
1984-1985 Assistant Coordinator Nova Scotia Designer Craft Council, Halifax, NS.
PUBLISHED WRITTEN REVIEWS, ESSAYS + BOOKS
2006 Capilano Review, artists pages.
2000-2001 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
1998 Contemporary Truths: Recent Works of Tass Mavrogordato and Ann Newdigate,
The Craft Factor, Saskatoon, Winter 1997/98, pp. 20-22.
Jacquard workshop in Montreal, a review for Textile Forum, (spring) Germany
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.
Women's Visions - Women's Stories curating of group exhibition at Douglas College, BC
1994 Patternings, Semiotext(e) Canadas, edited by Jordan Zinovitsch, publ. Semiotext, New York.
1991 Penelope, a text for a collaborative performance piece with composer Marc Patch.
1990 Penelope, artist page for Soft Ground, Muttard Art Gallery, Calgary, Alta.
1989 Artist Run Centres in New Brunswick; for Wild East, June.
1988 Curating, essay writing and catalogue productions for Gallery Connexion, Fredericton, NB
The Creating of New Legends; interview with Shirley Bear, Wild East Vol. 1 #1.
1987 Unromantic as Monday Morning; review of group exhibition, C Magazine, Fall.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: (SELECTIONS)
2006 Chair of panel ‘Mapping new territories: memory, materiality and process’ and presenting a paper on ‘Walking a line: GPS and satellite technology as narrative’ accepted for TSA (Textile Society of America)
conference in Toronto in fall 2006.
2006 Juror for BC Arts Council Awards in Visual Arts
2005 Artist Lecture/Visiting Artist at Lethbridge University, Alberta.
2004 Keynote lecture: Issues in Contemporary Textile Arts, Fiber Festival, Comox, BC.
2004 Curating: Burning Bridges over Troubled Waters, Comox Valley Art Gallery, Comox.
2003 Koerner Lecture: Unraveled: on textiles, art, language and technology; Capilano College.
2003 Juror: Vancouver Foundation Visual Arts Jury.
2002 Lecture: Constructing Nature: the Return of Patterns, Flowers and the Jacquard Loom for E-textiles exhibition,
Museum for Textiles, Toronto, Ont.
2002 Juror ‘If images speak a 1000 words…..?’ Roundhouse Community Centre, Vancouver.
2002 Seminar presentation "to weave but webs to catch the wind" for Convergence 2002.
2001-2004 Board member and Canadian Rep. for TSA (Textile Society of America)
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
2001 Juror Artropolis 2001, Vancouver, BC.
1999+2000 Lectures on Jacquard weaving + my own work at the University of Washington, Seattle
1998 webs://textiles and new technology; panel participant at UC Davis, California.
1998 Keynote speaker for Visual Arts at the BC Festival of the Arts, Prince George, BC.
1998 Lecture/panelist as part of ‘Dressing Down’, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ont.
1997 Guest Artist Lecture at Alberta College of Art, Calgary.
1994-1997 Board member of Crafts Association of BC. (CABC).
1996 Invitational international artist residency and symposium SYMPO - FIBRES international
de Saint - Hyacinthe, Quebec, organized by Michel Groleau.
1996 Talks with Penelope: public lecture at Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver.
1995/2002 Guest lecture Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design, Vancouver, BC.
1995 Panelist for Arriere – Garde; Criticality in Contemporary Ceramics and Fiber
Practices at the Universities Art Association of Canada in Guelph, Ont.
1995+1994 Short residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, AB.
1994 Presenter of A Continuing Thread: Penelope and other Stories, for ars textrina,
Ellensburg, WA. (published)
1993 Chair of panel Critical Thinking, for conference Making a Place for Tapestry,
Vancouver and co-editor of transcripts.
1992 Lecture + panelist for Textile as Language for Cloth - an Infinite of Gestures, a
symposium organized by Concordia University, Montreal.
1992 Panelist/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 Panelist/Presenter at Sartorial Codes organized in conjunction with Radical Textiles, a
2 person exhibition in San Francisco.
1991 Visiting Artist, Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Halifax.
2003/1 Nomination for Bronfmann Award
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
1995/1985 Banff Centre Scholarship
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
Subversive Stitches, by Robin Lawrence, Georgia Straight, May 6,1993
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.
1990 Senshoku alpha, 9 #114, by Naoko Furue (in Japanese).
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.
1986 The Continuous Thread, by Robin Metcalfe, Arts Atlantic 26 p.26.
WEBPAGE LISTING/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 and reappearing on that site
1996 as part of a listing of Canadian Women artists:
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)
2006 Explorations in Fibers, Doris Ulman Galleries, Berea College, Kentucky.
2004 11th International Lodz Triennale of Tapestry, Poland.
2003 Thinking Textiles, group exhibition, curated by Deborah Koenker, Richmond Art Gallery
2000 e-textiles: ventures - jacquard weaving, CD-ROM catalogue, Montreal, Quebec,
essays by Barbara Layne and Margo Mensing.
Language of Crafts, Canadian Crafts Museum, Vancouver, BC, essay by Ron Kong.
CONNECTION, re-CONNECTION, inter-CONNECTION, Mary Black Gallery,Halifax, N.S. essay by Ilona Hay.
1999 Digital Identities; Transforming Communities: Reinventing Ourselves
essays by Liane Davison and Elizabeth Kidd, Surrey Art Gallery, BC.
1998 Dressing Down, essay by Robin Metcalf, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ont.
1997 Tracing Purpose, Kansas City, as part Surface Design conference.
1996 Afterimages: Representing the Absent Body, Technical University of Nova Scotia, Halifax, N.S.
essay by by Gil McElroy.
1995 8th International Lodz Triennale of Tapestry, Poland.
1993 Empty Dress: Clothing as Surrogate in Recent Art, by Nina Felshin, ICI New York
Corpus, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, essay by Bruce Grenville.
1992 Geometry of the Body, Gemey Kelly, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, NB
Sixième Biennale de la tapisserie contemporaine, Montreal.
1990 Soft Ground, essays by Franklyn Heisler and Helen Marzolf, Muttard Art Gallery, Calgary.
1987 Centennial Celebration, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS.
Artropolis, Vancouver Artists League, Vancouver, BC.
1986 Echapée de Coeur, Manon Blanchette, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alta.