Education

MFA, Fine Art, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, 2006
BA, Anthropology/Gender Studies, Rice University, Houston, TX, 1998


Exhibitions

2024

High Society, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT (solo exhibition)

A Suitcase, Picture Theory, New York, NY

A Suitcase, Kunstraum Super, Vienna


2023

Double Take: Familiar Objects in Unexpected Materials, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT

In Medias Res, URSA Gallery, Bridgeport, CT

Winter Exhibition, ART06870, Greenwich, CT 

Fusion, Wábi Gallery, curated by Omola Studio, New Haven, CT 

The Past Pushes Forward, Omola Studio, New Haven, CT

Circadian Rhythms, Colorblends/URSA Gallery, Bridgeport, CT


2022

Avidya, URSA Gallery, Bridgeport, CT

Bringing It Downtown, URSA Gallery, Bridgeport, CT
Hello Neighbor, Something Projects, New Haven, CT


2020

989 Paces, 989 Paces, New Haven, CT


2019

Perverse Furniture, Artspace, New Haven, CT
near orbit: in state, on paper, Melanie Carr Gallery, Essex, CT


2018

Death Masks, Artspace, New Haven, CT (solo exhibition)
Science For a Better Life, CWOS Alternative Space, New Haven, CT (solo commissioned project)
Sour Milk, curated by Ben Quesnel and Christine Stiver, Greenwich, CT
Folded: New Acquisitions to the Artspace Flatfile, Artspace, New Haven, CT
Monsters among/within, Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery at Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT


2016

Lost & Found, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
In Politics We Trust, BOFFO, New York, NY


2015

In Conversation, Seton Gallery, University of New Haven, New Haven, CT


2014

UI, Independent Project, curated by Paul Theriault, New Haven, CT
Ellipses Project, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT (collaborative project with artist Cat Balco and University of Hartford students)


2013

The Furthest Distance Between Two Points, Wharton + Espinosa, Los Angeles, CA
Your Content Will Return Shortly, Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT


2012

Local Builders: An Anthology of Connecticut Sculptors, West Cove Studios,
New Haven, CT


2011

Body Asylum, Soi Fischer, Vancouver, BC, Canada


2010

Charnel House Scraps, Greene Park Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Jerry-Rigged, Curated by Jan Tumlir, Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA
Bourgeois Problems, Curated by Catherine Taft, François Ghebaly Gallery,
Los Angeles, CA
Betwixt and Between, Curated by Liza Statton, Artspace, New Haven, CT
Sameness, Difference, Variance, Curated by Eric Litke, West Cove Studios, New Haven, CT
Mythical State of Jefferson, Curated by Michael Crane, Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR


2009

Marine Salon No. 1, Marine, Los Angeles, CA


2008

Intersection 2008, Outpost for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA


2007

Performance/Film/Video, Daniel Hug Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Medical/Arts, NewTown @ the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
The Collective Body, Galerie Califia, Horazdovice, Czech Republic


2006

Greater LA MFA, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
Pharmakondriac, M.F.A. Thesis Show, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA


Grants and Awards

2024

Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Grant, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA

Artist Grant, The Puffin Foundation, Teaneck, NJ


2023

Connecticut Artist Fellowship, Connecticut Office of the Arts, Hartford, CT

The Bitsie Clark Fund for Artists Grant, New Haven, CT


2022
Finalist, Marjorie Strider Foundation Grant, New York, NY


2021

Artist To Watch – Ortega y Gasset Projects Open Call, Brooklyn, NY


2017

Artist’s Resource Trust Fund for Individuals, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Sheffield, MA


Video Screenings/Events

2022

“Your Brain on Avidya”, URSA Gallery, Bridgeport, CT


2019

“Video Snack 7: Video Object”, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA


2018

“Video Snack 6: Video as a Second Language”, Fikra Graphic Design Biennial, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates


2017

“Video Snack 6: Video as a Second Language”, El Museo de Los Sures, Brooklyn, NY


2007

“Legally!”, Hyperion Tavern, Los Angeles, CA


2006

“Video Nightmare”, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA


Curatorial

2019

Tilia Projects, New Haven, CT


2018

False Flag: The Space Between Paranoia and Reason, Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT


2013

Head, Institute Library, New Haven, CT


Talks

“No Dimension: Drugs, Dots, and Spaces of Molecular Embodiment,” Center for Collaborative Arts and Media, Yale University, Spring 2023

“The Pharma-Chroma-Ceutical Complex”, Artist Talk, University of Oregon, Spring 2023


Publications and Writing

“No Dimension: Drugs, Dots, and Spaces of Molecular Embodiment,” Ultra Space Volume One, Center for Collaborative Arts and Media, Yale University, April 2024

“Some tranquilizers overtranquilize, but on Stelazine she’s calm and alert,” The Perch, Volume 6: Substance, 2024

“Down in the Uncanny Valley: The Landscapes of Ruth Lantz,” Independent Essay, February 2024

“Tristes Nootropiques,” Utopian Megapraxis, (UU)ater, Issue 1, February 2024


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