Ruth Adams

PhotoRue@gmail.com  

Education

   1999       Master of Fine Arts, Photography and Digital Art

                  Thesis: Light Writings: Scanner as Camera

                  University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

   1994        Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photojournalism

                  Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York

   1988        Bachelor of Science, Computer Science

                  Syracuse University, London, UK and Syracuse, New York

Selected Exhibitions

   2016     NATIONAL

               Whitestone Gallery, “Considering Creation: Landscape Photography”, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Honorable Mention

               REGIONAL

               IDEASXLab Residency culminating in an exhibition at the Norton Cancer Institute, “unremarkable”, Louisville, Kentucky

               LOCAL

               Institute 193 project scheduled

   2015     REGIONAL

               Actors Theater Gallery, “Maps of the Imagination”, Louisville, Kentucky Exhibition part of Louisville PHOTO Biennial

               Anne Wright Wilson Gallery, “New Alchemy”, Georgetown, Kentucky

               LOCAL

               Solo – Mill & Max Contemplative Arts Gallery, “Meditating: Eyes Wide”, Lexington, Kentucky

               Lexington Art League, “FEAST: Please + Hunger + Ritual”, Lexington, Kentucky, Curator – Becky Alley

               Central Library Gallery, “Lexington New/Old Camera Club”, Lexington, Kentucky

               Markey Cancer Center, “Expressions of Courage”, Lexington, Kentucky

   2014     Solo – “Organic Studies: Scanner as Camera”, Clement Gallery, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio

               LOCAL

               University of Kentucky Barnhart Gallery, “UK Faculty Works-In-Progress”, Lexington, Kentucky

               Solo – Bodley-Bullick House, “Meditating: Eyes Wide”, Lexington, Kentucky

               Solo – Source on Main, “Meditating: Eyes Wide”, Lexington, Kentucky

               3rd place in the 2014 UKCI "China in My Lens" Photo Contest

   2013     NATIONAL

               Invited to present “unremarkable” with Pulitzer Prize winning Photographer John Kaplan’s exhibition “Not as I Pictured” at the CDC in Atlanta.

               REGIONAL

               Two person show – “Works by Ruth Adams and Matthew Albritton”, Gallery M/Pigment Gallery, Louisville, KY Exhibition part of Louisville PHOTO Biennial

               Spot 5 Art Center, “Process:Effect:Reconsider”, Louisville, KY Exhibition part of Louisville PHOTO Biennial

   2012     NATIONAL

               Two person show - “Transitional Moments: Recent Photographs by Ruth Adams and Marita Gootee”, Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery, Cincinnati, Show in conjunction with the month long FotoFocus festival

               Pajaro Vallery Arts Council Gallery, “Photo Alchemy: Alternative Processes in Photographic Media”, Watsonville, California, Jurors: Ted Orland, Brian Taylor, Janet Fine, Catalog Printed

               “unremarkable” as part of an Easter Exhibition at Christ Methodist Church, Plano, Texas

               REGIONAL

               The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, “Society for Photographic Education Members Exhibition”, Cincinnati, OH, Show in conjunction with the month long FotoFocus festival, Juror, Catherine Evans, Curator of Photography at the Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus, Ohio

               LOCAL

               University of Kentucky Art Museum, “METTLE: UK ART FACULTY EXHIBITION”, Lexington, Kentucky Curated by Lisa Dent, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Columbus Museum of Art

               “unremarkable”, prints shown at the UK Chandler Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky

   2011     REGIONAL

     The Rudyard Kipling, Motherlodge Arts Festival, Louisville, Kentucky

               LOCAL

               “Artist Books/Book Artists” an exploration of handmade artist books by six regional artists, M. S. Rezny Studio/Gallery, Lexington, KY – Two books purchased by UK’s Lucille Little Libraries for permanent collection.

               "Gummed-Up!" Rene M. Hales and more Gummists, M. S. Rezny Studio/Gallery, Lexington, KY

               Tuska Center for Contemporary Art, Recent Works by the UK Faculty, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

               CURATORIAL

               Transfixed: The Artist's Hand in Photographic Processes, Tuska Center for Contemporary Art, Lexington, Kentucky, group show with 8 national artists who use 19th century photographic processes

   2010     NATIONAL

               Work Commissioned by The Lexington Philharmonic, Horse Tails 2010, Lexington, Kentucky,  Premiere Exhibition at L.V. Harkness, Lexington, Kentucky

               The Center for Fine Art Photography, CONSUMPTION, Fort Collins, Colorado, Juror Brian Paul Clamp, Director ClampArt Gallery, Chelsea, NY, 48 images selected of 1129 images submitted

               Morpho Gallery, 5th Annual Photo Competition, Chicago, Illinois

               CAS Gallery, RE-U-NI-FY: The 2010 Alumni Exhibition, one of 10 invited alumni, Department of Art and Art History, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

               REGIONAL

               Traveling Show Where we Are: From Dreams to Reality, made possible in part through a grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women

                             Janice Mason Art Museum, Cadiz, Kentucky

                             M.S. Rezny Gallery, Lexington, Kentucky

                             Mass Media and Technology Hall Gallery, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

               The Rudyard Kipling, Motherlodge Arts Festival, PopUP Gallery at the RUD!, Louisville, Kentucky

               LOCAL

               Original Performance Art Collaboration, 80 Digits, Tense and Tickle, held at the Downtown Arts Center, Lexington, Kentucky.

               Tuska Center for Contemporary Art, Recent Works by the UK Faculty, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

   2009     INTERNATIONAL

               Images from unremarkable featured in the award winning film Not as I Pictured by Pulitzer Prize winner John Kaplan. Best of Competition, Documentary Short, Festival of Media Arts, Las Vegas, NV. 2010, Winner, Most Inspirational Film, Orlando Film Festival, 2010, Winner, M.I.L.K International Competition. 2009, Best Documentary Award, Human Spirit, Chagrin Falls Film Festival, 2010, Best Documentary, 2nd Place, Lake Michigan Film Competition, 2010, Honoree, Central Florida Film Festival, 2010, Best Documentary Nominee, Orlando Film Festival, 2010, Athens International Film + Video Festival, 2010

                Images from unremarkable and interview featured in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Video

               REGIONAL

               Mellwood Arts Center, Listening to the 70s: Then & Now, part of the First Louisville Visual Arts Festival, Louisville, KY

               LOCAL

               Tuska Center for Contemporary Art, Here & Now: Recent Works by the UK Faculty, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

               The Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, Naked Words - The Body-Love Project, Featured Artist, Lexington, Kentucky

   2008     NATIONAL – Solo Shows

               Main Gallery, unremarkable installation, The University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia

               Vern Riffe Center for the Arts, Appleton Gallery, unremarkable installation, Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, Ohio

               unremarkable installation, Virginia Intermont College, Bristol, Virginia

               Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, unremarkable installation, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

               CURATORIAL

               Scanner as Camera, Washington and Lee University Gallery, Lexington, Virginia, group show with 8 national artists who use the scanner as a camera

               LOCAL

               Mary Craik Gallery, Women of Wisdom 2008, Louisville, Kentucky, curator – Mary Craik

               Gallery on Main, Women of Whimsy, Richmond, Kentucky        

               Art Depository, Third Time Around: A Group Show of University of Kentucky Artists and Professors, Nicholasville, Kentucky, curator – Mary Custer, Gallery Director

               Singletary Center President’s Room, Kentucky Women’s Photography Network, Lexington, Kentucky

               Berea Arts Council, What Women See, Berea, Kentucky

               Shambahala Center of Lexington, Selections from Organic Studies, Lexington, Kentucky, curator – Adele Prager, Painter

               Berea Arts Council, Mask Exhibit, Berea, Kentucky

               Heritage Antiques Building, Goddess Reunion Tour, Lexington, Kentucky

               Learning Resource Center-BCTC Cooper Campus, A Closer Look, Lexington, Kentucky

   2007     NATIONAL

               The Weeks Gallery, 2 person show, unremarkable installation, Community Cultural Center at Jamestown Community College, Jamestown, New York. Curator-James Colby, Director of Exhibitions and Galleries at the Weeks Gallery, Jamestown Community College

               Light House Gallery, Art in Pathwork; Pathwork in Art, Sevenoaks Center, Madison, Virginia. Selections from Organic Studies, Curator-Cindy Haney, Painter

               Loudoun House, Photography What NOW, Lexington, Kentucky, Juror-Anita Douthait

               REGIONAL

               Manifest Gallery, unremarkable triptych, It's In Your Head: Approaches to Likeness, Cincinnati, Ohio

               About Art Gallery, The Infinite Fineness of the Feminine, Louisville, Kentucky

              LOCAL

               University of Kentucky Art Museum, unremarkable installation, University of Kentucky Art Department Faculty Exhibition, Lexington, Kentucky, curator-Carl Soloway, Cincinnati,Ohio

               Hillbilly Chic Studio, Pieces of Piece, Lexington, Kentucky, curator – Theo Edmonds

               Lexington Mayor’s Office, Visual Dialogue II, Lexington, Kentucky, curator – Helene Steene, Painter

               Shambahala Center of Lexington, Selections from Organic Studies, Lexington, Kentucky, curator – Adele Prager, Painter

               Art Depository, 2nd Annual Student / Teacher Exhibit, Nicholasville, Kentucky, curator – Mary Custer, Gallery Director

               University of Kentucky Vice Presidents Office, two pieces from Organic Studies on loan

               Singletary Center for the Arts President’s Room, Kentucky Women’s Photography Network, Lexington, Kentucky

   2006     INTERNATIONAL

               M.I.A.D VENADO TUERTO, Muestra the International of Art, 2006 Digital Art Internacional Exhibition, Venado Tuerto, Argentina, Juried; Moulin Rouge Featured Artist

               NATIONAL-Solo Shows

               The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, unremarkable installation, Durham, North Carolina. Curator-Courtney Reid-Eaton, Exhibitions Director

               The Center for Photography at Woodstock, unremarkable installation, Woodstock, New York. Curator-Ariel Shanberg, Executive Director

               Visual Arts of Georgia’s Arts for All Gallery, unremarkable installation, Atlanta, Georgia. Curator-Erica Mohar, Assistant Curator of Art, Columbus Museum of Art

                       Part of the Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival

               Light House Gallery, Organic Studies, Sevenoaks Center, Madison, Virginia. Curator-Cindy Haney, Painter

               NATIONAL-Group Shows

               Loudoun House, Photography NOW, Lexington, Kentucky, Juror-Sam Abell, National Geographic Society Photographer-in-Residence Juror’s Award

               Herron School of Art and Design, Technology of Meaning, unremarkable installation, Indianapolis, Indiana. Curator-David Russick, Gallery Director

               Center for Living Arts-Space 301, Transformation-Photography of the 21st Century, Mobile, Alabama. Curator-Margarita Skiadas, Assistant Professor of Photography, University of South Alabama

               CURATORIAL

               Scanner as Camera, Tuska Center for Contemporary Art, Lexington, Kentucky, group show with 8 national artists who use the scanner as a camera

               REGIONAL

               unremarkable triptychs displayed at Central Baptist Hospital’s 4th Annual Oncology Symposium: Art, Science, Health, Lexington, Kentucky

               unremarkable, World's Highest Resolution Seamless Display @ The Idea Festival, Louisville, Kentucky

               Organic Studies, Artemisia Restaurant and Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky, Curated by Ann Drury, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft Corporate Sales Manger

   2005     INTERNATIONAL

               The Contemporary Art Museum of ZULIA, MACZUL, SALÓN DE ARTE DIGITAL / IV Edición – 2005, Maracaibo, Venezuela, Invitational; Seed Pods, Leap of Faith, Moulin Rouge Mention of Honor

               Centro Cultural Pablo de la Torriente Brau, VII SALON INTERNACIONAL DE ARTE DIGITAL, Ciudad de la Habana, Cuba, Invitational; Kirksville

               NATIONAL

               Stepping Stone Gallery, 5th National Juried Photography Exhibition, Huntington, New York. Juror-Stella Johnson, photographer; May 30th Chemo #12 Last One!, May 31st, June 1st, and Jan 1st, Jan 4th, June 5th    Best In Show

               ATHICA: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Inc., Bodies in Crisis, Featured Artist, unremarkable installation, Athens, Georgia. Curators-Lizzie Zucker Saltz, Director and Caroline Cason, Board Member

               Art League of Long Island’s Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery, SHOOT: Unorthodox Photographic Imagery and Applications, Dix Hills, New York, Group Show, Curator-Carole Jay, Painter, Eight triptychs from unremarkable

               Upstream People Gallery, 7th Annual All Media, Omaha, Nebraska. Juror-Larry Bradshaw, Professor of Art, University of Nebraska, 660 pieces submitted, 230 pieces accepted; Magnolia

               Loudoun House, Social Scan: The Authentic Image, Lexington Art League, Lexington, Kentucky, Juror-Russell Joslin, Owner, Editor and Publisher, Shots Magazine; Jan 1st, Jan 4th, June 5th, and Jan 19th, Jan 29th, May 3rd

               REGIONAL

               University Museum Gallery, The Art of Illness: Examining the biomedical Paradigm, unremarkable installation, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. Curator-Steven Brown, Assistant Professor and Area Head of Photography/Digital Imaging, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

               LOCAL

               Icehouse Gallery, Work, Exhibition & Panel Discussion, Women Writer’s Conference, Lexington, Kentucky

               Tuska Center for Contemporary Art, Faculty Show, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

               Fauntleroy's Cafe, Solo Show, Organic Studies, Lexington, Kentucky

               Guest artist for Cumberland Gallery Spring Art Show, London, Kentucky

               Alfalfa Restaurant, unremarkable, Lexington, Kentucky, Fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

   2004     INTERNATIONAL

               Centro Cultural Pablo de la Torriente Brau, VI SALON INTERNACIONAL DE ARTE DIGITAL, Ciudad de la Habana, Cuba. Invitational; Moulin Rouge

               NATIONAL     

               Studio San Giuseppe Art Gallery, Two person show, Two Points of View, College of Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati, OH. Curators-Jerry Bellas, Professor/Art Department Chair and Director, Studio San Guiseppe Gallery and John A. Griffith, Assistant Professor of art; selections from Organic Studies

               Silvermine Guild Galleries, Spectra ’04: National Photography Triennial, New Canaan, Connecticut. Juror-Barbara Hitchcock, Curator and Cultural Affairs Director, Polaroid Corporation, over 1,100 pieces submitted, 117 pieces accepted; Jan 1, 2003, Jan 4th, June 5th

               Texas Artists Museum, 10th Annual Juried Photography Competition, Port Arthur, Texas; Japanese Hats

               Circle Gallery, Go Figure, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, Maryland. Juror-Dr. Wilford E. Scott, Department Head of Adult Programs, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, ~1000 pieces submitted, 70 pieces selected; untitled (Feet)

               Kimball Hill Galleries, Self-Portrait 2004 Exhibition, Northwest Cultural Council, Barrington, Illinois. Juror-William Thomas Chambers, nationally renowned portrait artist; Jan 1, Jan 4, June 5th

               Midwest Photography Invitational XII, National Touring Exhibition. Juror-Jerry Dell, Professor of Photography, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, Wisconsin; Moulin Rouge, New Harmony, Kirksville

              Charles H. MacNider Art Museum, Mason City, Iowa, January 2004

               DreamBox Foto & Gallery, Women Photographers Competition, Chicago, Illinois. Juror-Nancy Fewkes, Photographer, 100 artists submitted work, 23 artists accepted; untitled (Feet)

               Gallery West, 7th Annual Juried Show, Alexandria, Virginia. Juror-Trudi C. Van Dyke, Director and Curator, Ellipse Gallery, Arlington, Virginia, 275 pieces submitted, 62 pieces accepted; Moulin Rouge

               Jacksonville State University’s Hammond Hall Gallery, Collection of David Cummings, Jacksonville, Alabama. Curator, David Cummings, art collector; Moulin Rouge

               LOCAL

               Morlan Gallery, Solo show, unremarkable, Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky. Curator-Andrea Fisher, Director Morlan Gallery

               Tuska Center for Contemporary Art, University of Kentucky Art Department Faculty Exhibition, Lexington, Kentucky        

               Guest artist for Cumberland Gallery Spring Art Show, London, Kentucky

   2003     INTERNATIONAL

               Centro Cultural Pablo de la Torriente Brau, V SALON INTERNACIONAL DE ARTE DIGITAL, Ciudad de la Habana, Cuba. Juried; New Harmony

               NATIONAL

               Midwest Photography Invitational XII, National Touring Exhibition. Juror- Jerry Dell, Professor of Photography, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, Wisconsin; Moulin Rouge, New Harmony, Kirksville

                    Gogebie Community College, Ironwood, Michigan – January 2003

                    Center for the Arts & Nohr Gallery University of Wisconsin – Plattville – February 2003

                    University of Wisconsin – Fox Valley, Menasha, Wisconsin – April 2003

                    Margaret Mear Gallery, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, Winona – October 2003

               The New Gallery, University of Miami Alumnae Show (for Art Basil), 5 person Exhibition, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, Invited by Fine Art Faculty and Tracey McSwiney-Kallaher, Gallery Director and Coordinator of Special Events Department of Art and Art History; Images from Privacy vs. Voyeurism

               Robert Canaga Gallery, Look at me! Look at me!: An Exploration of the Self Portrait, http://www.RobertCanagaGallery,com, Juror-Robert Canaga, Gallery Owner; Green Belly, Maryland, Feet

               Permanent Installation, Memorial Hall, Organic Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies Programs, University of Miami, Miami, Florida

               LOCAL

               Barney Miller’s Gallery, Organic Studies, Gallery Hop, Lexington, Kentucky, Invited: 4 person show

   2002     NATIONAL

               Midwest Photography Invitational XII, National Touring Exhibition. Juror- Jerry Dell, Professor of Photography, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, Wisconsin; Moulin Rouge, New Harmony, Kirksville

                Lawton Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, Wisconsin

               Woman Made Gallery, Photo-Based Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois. Juror-Barbara Crane, Professor Emeritae, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Interview

               Union Street Gallery, Reactions, Living in the New America, Chicago Heights, Illinois. Juror-Ardell Arthur, Professor of Art History, Robert Morris College Institute of Art and Design, Chicago, Illinois; Anguish

                Period Gallery, 2002 Spring International Invitational Exhibition, Invitational Exhibition, Omaha, Nebraska. Juror- Gary Day, Professor/Chair, Department of Art, University of Nebraska; Monstera, Shaving Brush  Special Recognition

               Art Institute & Gallery, 11th Annual National Exhibition - Open Media Competition, Salisbury, Maryland. Juror-Michiel Plomp, Associate Curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, ~1000 pieces submitted, 48 pieces accepted; Moulin Rouge, Magnolia, New Harmony

               West Gallery, Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition: "Regarding Beauty", Texas Woman's University Denton, Texas. Juror-Deborah Willis, Professor of Photography, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University; New Harmony

               Jasper Arts Center: Krempp Gallery, 9th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Jasper, Indiana. Juror-Claudia Hammer, painter; Moulin Rouge

               Puna Contemporary Art Center, 2002 Independents' Show, Pahoa, Hawaii; New Harmony

               Anacortes Arts, 2002 Art at the Port Juried Art Exhibition, Anacortes, Washington. Jurors-Tom Livesay, Director, Whatcom Museum Bellingham, Washington, Alden Mason, Painter, Mary Randlett, Photographer, 402 pieces submitted, 102 pieces accepted; New Harmony Featured in both newsprint and glossy brochures

           Upstream People Gallery, 2002 Spring International Invitational Internet Exhibition, Omaha, Nebraska. Curator-Larry Bradshaw, Professor of Art, University of Nebraska and Director of Period Gallery; White Flower, Monstera

               Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences, Deus ex machina, Digital Photography Exhibition, Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois. Juror-John Paul Caponigro, internationally renowned artist, 450 pieces submitted, 100 pieces accepted; Magnolia http://gcc.bradley.edu/exhibit/

                University of Toledo Center for the Visual Arts, Toledo Friends of Photography 6th Biannual National Juried Photography Exhibition, Toledo, Ohio. Juror-Olivia Parker, internationally renowned artist, ~1000 pieces submitted, 73 pieces accepted; Moulin Rouge

               LOCAL

               University of Kentucky Art Museum, University of Kentucky Art Department Faculty Exhibition, Lexington, Kentucky, curator-Julien Robson Curator of Contemporary Art of the Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky; selections from Organic Studies and Privacy vs. Voyeurism

               Morlan Gallery, Secrets Revealed, Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky, curator-Andrea Fisher, Curator Morlan Gallery; Selections from Privacy vs. Voyeurism: Green Belly, Feet, Maryland, Portfolio

               Earth, Body, Spirit Gallery, Organic Studies, Solo Exhibition, Lexington, Kentucky

              Tuska Center for Contemporary Art, University of Kentucky Art Faculty Show, Lexington, Kentucky

               Singletary Center for the Arts President’s Room, Selections by Faculty of the Art Department, College of Fine Arts, Lexington, Kentucky

   2001     NATIONAL

               Visual Arts Center, Organic Studies, Invitational Exhibition, Pixels: Contemporary Photography and the Computer, Portsmouth, Virginia. Jurors-Ed  Gibbs, Professor of Photography and Director of the Visual Arts Center Featured on Website – http://www.tc.cc.va.us/visarts/SHOWS/pixels/index.htm

               Viridian Artists Incorporated, 12th National Juried Exhibition, New York, New York. Juror-Anne Lampe, Curator at the Whitney Museum of Art, New York City, 26 artists accepted out of ~679; New Harmony

                Pleiades Gallery of Contemporary Art, 19th Annual Juried Exhibition, New York, New York. Juror-Lisa Dennison, Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City; Kirksville

               Visual Arts Alliance of Nashville, Art by the Book Exhibition, Nashville, Tennessee. Juror-JoEl Levy Logiudice, Fiber Artist, Artists Book, Hana: A Document of Life  Best in Show

               Period Gallery, Photographic Processes III International Juried Art Exhibition, Omaha, Nebraska. Juror-Larry Bradshaw, Professor of Art, University of Nebraska; African Tulip, New Harmony Special Recognition

               Period Gallery, Photographic Processes III Internet Exhibition, Omaha, Nebraska.  Juror-Larry Bradshaw, Professor of Art, University of Nebraska; African Tulip, New Harmony

               REGIONAL

               Clara M. Eagle Art Gallery Murray State University, Organic Studies, Solo Exhibition, Murray Kentucky. Curators-Jim Bryant, Assistant Professor/Gallery Director, Nicole Hand Associate Professor, Murray State University

               LOCAL

               Lexington Opera House Gallery, The Faculties: A Night at the Arts, Lexington, Kentucky

   2000     NATIONAL

               Main Gallery, Bit By Bit, All Digital Show, Business of Art Center, Manitou Springs, Colorado. Jurors-Graham Nash & Mac Holbert-Nash Editions, Ken Musgrave-CEO/CTO, Pandromeda, Inc., Mel Strawn, Jerry Carter, Sandee Cohen; African Tulip, White Flower, Devil’s Backbone Jurors’ Top Five Award and Honorable Mention

               The Historical Museum of South Florida, University of Miami/Florida International University Alumni Invitational Exhibition, Invitational, Miami, Florida, Images from Organic Studies

               Robert Hittel Book Co., Books, Boxes, Etc., Invitational, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Hana: A Document of Life

               Permanent Installation, Science Hall, Organic Studies, Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri

               Thomson Photo Imaging Gallery, Organic Studies, Solo Exhibition, Curated-Kit Cowan, Coral Gables, Florida

               Art Gallery, Going Postal: A Mail Art Exhibition, St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley, St. Louis, Missouri; Kirksville

               LOCAL

               Robert C. May Gallery, Organic Studies, Solo Exhibition, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

               The President’s Room, Faculty Show, Singletary Center for the Arts, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

               Tuska Center for Contemporary Art, Faculty and Graduate Student Art Exhibition, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

   1999     NATIONAL

               Gallery West, Organic Studies, Five person invitational, Alexandria, Virginia. Curated-Manon Cleary; Shaving Brush, Monstera, Bottle Brush, Hibiscus, African Tulip, Air Plant, Crown of Thorns

               Gallery West, Second Annual Juried Invitational Competition 1999, Alexandria, Virginia. Juror-Manon Cleary, Professor of Art, University of the District of Columbia, 187 pieces submitted, 63 pieces accepted; Shaving Brush, Monstera First Place

               Beaumont Art League, Tri-State Plus ‘99, Beaumont, Texas. Juror-Geri Hooks, Director/Owner Hooks-Epstein Gallery, Houston, Texas, over 200 pieces submitted, 42 pieces accepted; Onions Second Place

               Period Gallery, Digital & Experimental ‘99, Omaha, Nebraska. Juror-Gary Day, Professor/Chair, Department of Art, University of Nebraska; Monstera, Shaving Brush Special Recognition

                Robert A. Peck Arts Center, Exhibition ‘99, Riverton, Wyoming. Juror-Laura Guinan; Shaving Brush, Monstera, Onions Purchase Award

               The University Gallery, Contemporary Visions ‘99, Bridgeport, Connecticut. Juror-Philip Pearlstein, internationally renowned painter; Onions

               United Arts Council of Collier County, Womanscape ‘99, Naples, Florida. Juror-Bonnie Clearwater, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami. 652 pieces submitted; 41 pieces accepted. Artists Book, Hana: A Document of Life.

               Federal Reserve Gallery, Cambridge Art Association National Prize Show, Boston, Massachusetts. Jurors-Peter Rathbone, Senior VP and Director of Sotheby’s New York; Eliza Rathbone, Chief Curator at the Phillips Collections, Washington, DC; Belinda Rathbone, photo historian, over 1400 pieces submitted; Shaving Brush

               Impact Artists Gallery, Total Woman, Buffalo, New York. Juror-Kay Barlow, Executive Director of the Adams Art Gallery of Dunkirk, New York; Shaving Brush, Monstera, Hana: A Document of Life.

               Fine Arts Gallery, Trap, All-Media National Exhibition, Davie, Florida. Juror-Marianne Lamonaca, Curator of The Wolfsonian Museum in Miami Beach, Florida; Institution

               Dishman Art Gallery, Dishman National All-Media Competition 1999, Beaumont, Texas. Juror-Michael Ray Charles, Associate Professor, The University of Texas at Austin, ~600 pieces submitted; 60 works accepted; Monstera

               LOCAL

               The University Gallery, Faculty Show, Truman State University, Kirksville. Missouri

               Lowe Art Museum, Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, Coral Gables, Florida

   1998     NATIONAL

               The Gallery at One Bausch & Lomb Place, Women’s Art Works 7, Rochester, New York. Juror-Karen McCready, Director Karen McCready Fine Art, 1200 pieces submitted; 49 pieces accepted; untitled.

               LOCAL

               Lowe Art Museum, Annual Student Exhibition, Coral Gables, Florida Ed Gannam Digital Imaging Award

               Traveling Light II, Invitational, Seminole Community College, Sanford, Florida

 

Publications

   2012     unremarkable, catalog printed by the Arts in Healthcare division of UK Healthcare

   2006     Contributing writer for The Joy of Digital Close-Up Photography, Chapter: Scanner as Camera, Lark/Sterling books, Text on concept and process with procedural images plus 20 image portfolio.

   2003     Camera Arts Magazine, The Art and Craft of Photography in the 21st Century, Organic Studies: Scanner as Camera, June/July 2003, pages 20 – 25, cover and table of contents. Juror: Steve Simmons, Publisher/Editorial Director. Cover Art plus 6 page, 7 image spread featuring article where I describe concept and process behind creating work.

 

Selected Reviews, Interviews and Published Images

   2014     UTNews, University of Toledo, February 3, 2014, Quotes and image promoting exhibition

                       http://www.utoledo.edu/offices/marketing/utnews/pdfs/UTnewspdfs/2014.02.03.UTNews.pdf

   2013     Lexington Art League, LAL Artist Archive, Interview and images posted as part of a database of visual artists living and working in Central Kentucky

                       http://www.lexingtonartleague.org/ruth-adams/ruth-adams

   2012     The Enquirer, Cincinnati, Ohio, Mount St. Joe Gallery has photo exhibits, September 29, 2012, Review and Image.

   2011     Skirt Magazine, Amazing Issue, Featured Artist, January, 2011

   2010     Horse Tails 2010: Celebrating the Unique Relationship between the Horse, Classical Music & Visual Art, pgs. 52-53, Commissioned work and Moulin Rouge, Welch Printing Co.

   2008     The West Georgian, Carrolton, Georgia, The remarkable physical and spiritual journey of Ruth Adams, January 30, 2008, Review and Image.

               The Roanoke Times, Roanoke, Virginia, Art using a regular scanner, Jay Conley, January 22, 2008, Photo and Interview

               Triathlon Made Easy, Interview and photographs about running triathlons as a cancer survivor, Lisa Buckingham, Collins & Brown, 2008

               Interviewed for BA (Hons) Dissertation by Rachael Allen at Fine Art at University of Cumbria, United Kingdom, Title: How ‘Artwork on illness’ functions in the Post-Modern era in relation to the portrayal of pain and suffering via art.

   2007     CR – a magazine about people and progress in cancer, unremarkable Photo spread and artist statement, selected by editor in chief, Gwen Darien

               Artdaily.org, The First Art Newspaper on the Net, UK Artist-Faculty make Mark on Life, Photo & caption http://www.artdaily.com/section/news/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=21566

               Three interviews about unremarkable, cancer and triathlon running at www.capessa.com

                  A Picture of Health: Photographs of an Illness - Cancer & Chemotherapy on Yahoo! Health http://health.yahoo.com/cancer-inspirational-stories/a-picture-of-health-photographs-of-an-illness/capessa--73-1_rutha.html

                  From Hodgkin's to Healthy - Lymphoma on Yahoo! Health

                       http://health.yahoo.com/lymphoma-inspirational-stories/from-hodgkin-s-to-healthy/capessa--73-3_rutha.html

                  Running for Her Life: a Cancer Comeback - Fitness on Yahoo! Health

                       http://health.yahoo.com/lymphoma-inspirational-stories/running-for-her-life-a-cancer-comeback/capessa--73-2_rutha.html

               CityBeat, Best of Cincinnati, Head Shop, Jane Durrell, March 28, 2007, Review

               WUKY – Focus on UK interview, interview regarding unremarkable installation at UK Art Museum

               Moulin Rouge, used for Mulberry and Lime Winter Gallery Advertisement

               Kentucky Kernel, Overcoming Tragedy, Picture with caption and article

   2006     INDYSTAR, Indianapolis, Indiana, Picture it otherwise: Show takes photography back to basics, S.L. Berry, October 27, 2006, Review and Image

               NUVO Newsweekly, Indianapolis, Indiana, Technology’s thoughtful side, Julianna Thibodeaux, November 22, 2006, Review

               ajc AccessAtlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, September 7-17, 2006,  P39, Published Image

               ajc AccessAtlanta, Atlanta, Georgia, May 18, 2006,  P26, Published Image

               INDY The Independent Weekly, Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Visual Health: Ruth Adams' photo diary of cancer treatment tells an unexpected story, Michele Natale, August 9, 2006, Interview/Review/Image

               Chronogram: Arts.Culture.Spirit, Woodstock, New York, Sparrow, May 2006, Interview and Image

               Pulse: Visual Art Magazine, Woodstock, New York, Picture shows, Cara Patterson, April 6, 2006, Review

   2005     New York Times, Art Review, ‘Shoot!’, Helen A. Harrison, Friday, October 2, 2005, Section 14, page 9, Review

               Art Papers Magazine, Reviews|Southeast, Athens, Georgia, Melissa Link, July/August 2005, page 38, Review

               Bellville New-Democrat, Bellville, Illinois, The Art of Illness: Prognosis is good for SIUE exhibit, Teri Maddox, January 22, 2005, page C1, Review and three images

               Athens Banner-Herald, Athens, Georgia, Illness as Art: ATHICA exhibit focuses on illness and recovery, Melissa Link, February 17, 2005, Marquee pages 8 - 9, Review and three images

               Flagpole, Athens, Georgia, Art Notes: “Crisis” at AthICA, Beth Sale, February 16, 2005, page 17, Review

               Limestone 2005, A Journal of Art and Literature: Silences, English Department, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, Magnolia

                Kentucky Kernel, Finding peace in (self) portraits, Ellie Fairbanks, August 25, 2005, page 1, Interview, portrait and one image.

               UK News Arts & Events, UK’s Adams raises money to run triathlon, fight cancer, August 15, 2005, page 12, Interview and one image

               Shalom, Newspaper of the Central Kentucky Jewish Federation, Race to Benefit Lymphoma Society, pg 20, October 2005, Story written by Ruth Adams

   2004     Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati, Ohio, ‘Two Points of View’ real, yet unreal, November 12, 2004, Review

               Herald Leader, Lexington, Kentucky, 378 Days in the Life of Cancer, Rich Copley, March 14, 2004, Review and interview with my portrait and four images

               Shalom, Newspaper of the Central Kentucky Jewish Federation, Surviving Cancer – An “unremarkable” Story, Lauren Cammack and Fran Morris Mandel, September 2004, Review and interview plus two images

   2003     Photo Portfolio Success: A Guide to Submitting and Selling your Photographs, pages, 7, 12,134-7,  140, 142 and 153, F&W Publications, Cincinnati, Ohio, Written and Curated: John Kaplan, Pulitzer Prize winning photographer, and Associate Professor, University of Florida, Interview and “New Harmony” pictured plus image on contents page

   2001     Daily Press, Hampton-Newport News, Virginia, Photographer Crosses Digital Divide for Art, Mark St. John Erickson, October 7, 2001, page J5, Review and “Shaving Brush” pictured

   2000     Shutterbug, Ethereal Flora: Ruth Adams’ Camera-Less Images, Rosalind Smith, June 2000, pages 4 and 86-90, Review & interview with seven images plus image on contents page

               The Photography Yearbook 2000, pages 140-141, editor Chris Hinterobermaier, Fountain Press Ltd., Surrey, England, three image portfolio

   1999     Exhibit: The Artist’s Information Source, Scott F. Rouse, October 1999, Review and interview

               Naples News-Press, Women Take on the World, February 27, 1999, Image and jurors mention

 

Selected Public Lectures

   2015     Georgetown College, Panel Discussion: New/Old Lexington Camera Club, in conjunction with New Alchemy Exhibition at Anne Wright Wilson Gallery, Georgetown, Kentucky

   2014     University of Toledo Visiting Artist Lecture in conjunction with solo exhibition

               WRFL – OFFICE HOURS, Interview about my current and previous research

               WUKY – CURTIANS @ EIGHT – Interview with Nick Lawrence about Meditating: Eyes Wide

   2012     The Society for Photographic Education, Midwest Regional Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio

                       Co-Presenter: Art After Trauma: Beauty Without Guilt with Deborah Orloff, Photography Coordinator and Professor of Art, University of Toledo

               College of Mt. St. Joseph’s, Gallery Talk: Meditating: Eyes Wide, Cincinnati, Ohio

               University of Kentucky Hospital, Lecture on Art and Healing with Cellist Benjamin Karp, Lexington, KY

               21 Nights, unremarkable, lecture in conjunction with ART21 preview at Parlay Social, Lexington, KY

   2010     University of Texas San Antonio, Working From Experience: Photographers Address Women’s Health Issues Through Their Art, Presentation of work and Panel Discussion, as a part of Women’s History Month, The Women’s Studies Institute and the Department of Art and Art History, San Antonio, Texas

               Invited to speak at the Lexington Creative Camera Club about my research, Lexington, Kentucky

   2009     Vanderbilt University, Retrospective on my research, Nashville, Tennessee

   2008     The Society for Photographic Education: Agents of Change: Art & Advocacy, National Conference, Denver, CO

                       Imagemaker presentation: unremarkable: Art and Healing, 111 proposals submitted, <50 accepted

               Washington & Lee University, Gallery Talk: Scanner as Camera, Lexington, Virginia

               University of West Georgia, Gallery Talk: unremarkable, Carrollton, Georgia

               Shawnee State University, Gallery Talk: unremarkable, Portsmouth, Ohio

   2007     University of Kentucky Art Museum, The Art of Healing, for the Medical School, Lexington, KY

               Interviewed by Nick Lawrence for WUKY’s Curtains @ Eight, regarding unremarkable installation in UK Faculty Show, Lexington, Kentucky

               Community Cultural Center at Jamestown Community College, Gallery Talk: unremarkable, Jamestown, NY

               University of Kentucky Art Museum, Art at Noon Gallery Talk: unremarkable, Lexington, Kentucky

               University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lecture to the Docents: unremarkable, Lexington, Kentucky

               University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lecture given to Dr. Kregor’s Medical Students titled unremarkable: Art and Healing

   2006     1st International Conference on the Arts in Society, Edinburgh, Scotland (cancelled due to illness)

                       Panelist: Teaching and Healing Through the Arts

               The Society for Photographic Education, National Conference, Chicago, Illinois

                       Panelist: Scanner as Camera, 139 proposals submitted, 38 accepted

               The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Gallery Talk: unremarkable, Durham, North Carolina

               The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Gallery Talk: unremarkable, Woodstock, New York

               Herron School of Art and Design, Gallery Talk: unremarkable, Indianapolis, Indiana

               Connections Guest Lecturer – unremarkable: Art And Healing, Christ Church Cathedral

   2004     The Society for Photographic Education, Midwest Regional Conference, Chicago, Illinois

                       Presenter: unremarkable, solo lecturer on work

   2003     The Society for Photographic Education, Midwest Regional Conference, Chicago, Illinois

                       Presenter: On Intimacy: Privacy vs. Voyeurism, solo lecturer on work

 

Curatorial

   2011     Transfixed: artist's hand in photographic process, Tuska Center for Contemporary Art, Lexington, Kentucky, group show of 19th century photographic processes being used by contemporary photographers

   2008     Scanner as Camera, Washington and Lee University Gallery, Lexington, Virginia, and Tuska Center for Contemporary Art, Lexington, Kentucky, group show with 8 national artists who use the scanner as a camera, Maggie Taylor, Christa Kreeger Bowden, Darryl Curran, J. Seeley, Valerie Mendoza, Rhona Shand, Stephen Althouse and Ruth Adams

 

Selected Public Collections

   Centro Cultural Pablo de la Torriente Brau, Ciudad de la Habana, Cuba

   Museo de Arte Contemporáneo del Zulia, Maczul, Maracaibo, Venezuela

   Project Women, Louisville, Kentucky

   Jewish Hospital of Louisville, Kentucky

   Robert A. Peck Arts Center, Riverton, Wyoming

   Noel Studio for Academic Creativity, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky

   St. Joseph’s Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky

 

Selected Awards

   2016     Honorable Mention Whitestone Gallery, “Considering Creation: Landscape Photography”, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

   2006     Al Smith Professional Assistance Award, Kentucky Arts Council, Frankfort Kentucky, $1,000

   2006     Top 50 Photographers, Critical Mass/Photolucida, Portland, Oregon

               Book Award Finalist (Top 20), Critical Mass/Photolucida, Portland, Oregon

               Juror’s Award, Photography NOW, Loudoun House, Lexington, Kentucky, Juror-Sam Abell, National Geographic Society Photographer-in-Residence

   2005     Best in Show, 5th National Juried Photography Exhibition, Stepping Stone Gallery, Huntington, New York

   2002     Special Recognition, 2002 Spring International Invitational Exhibition, Period Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska

   2001     Best In Show, Art by the Book Exhibition, Visual Arts Alliance of Nashville, Nashville, Tennessee

               Special Recognition, Photographic Processes III International Juried Art Exhibition, Period Gallery, Omaha, NE

   2000     Jurors’ Top Five Award and Honorable Mention, Bit By Bit, All Digital Show, Main Gallery, Business of Art Center, Manitou Springs, Colorado

   1999     Purchase Award, Exhibition ‘99, Robert A. Peck Arts Center, Riverton, Wyoming

               First Place, Second Annual Juried Invitational Competition 1999, Gallery West, Alexandria, Virginia

               Second Place, Tri-State Plus ‘99, Beaumont Art League, Beaumont, Texas

               Special Recognition, Digital & Experimental ‘99, Period Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska

   1998     Second Place - Fine Arts, Third Annual Graduate Student Research and Creativity Forum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida: 

               Ed Gannam Digital Imaging Award, Lowe Museum Annual Student Exhibition, Coral Gables, Florida

   1992     Third place - Pictorial Category, 47th College Photographer of the Year, Missouri School of Journalism, Columbia, Missouri

   1991     Second place picture story, Dive Dive Dive, May, National Press Photographers Association, Monthly Clip Contest

 

Other Professional Activities

   2015 – 2016          Vermont College of Fine Arts Low Residency MFA, Artist Teacher for Erica Meuser

   2015 – 2016          Consultant to Anne Leader as a part of her Kentucky Foundation for Women Artist’s Enrichment Grant

   2013     University of Toledo, Ohio, Lecture on my research and career to Alternative Process Photography class

   2011     University of Kentucky, ENG 205, The Rhetoric(s) of Disease, Lecture on my research, Invited by Professor Katherine Carpenter

   2011     Juror for the Lexington Creative Camera Club Annual Exhibition, Lexington, Kentucky

   2010     University of Texas San Antonio, Lecture on my research and Critique with photography students

   2009     Juror for the Vanderbilt University Art Department’s Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Award in Studio Art, a $25,000 travel grant and a $10,000 merit award to graduating art majors, Nashville, Tennessee

   2009     Invitation to speak to photography classes at Cincinnati Art Institute

   2008     University of West Georgia, Lecture on my research, and Two class critiques, Carrollton, Georgia

               Shawnee State University, One-on-one critiques with students

   2008     Juror for Lexington Art League’s The Nude International, Lexington, Kentucky

   2005     Juror for Cumberland Gallery Spring Art Show, London, Kentucky

   2004     Invited to be a juror for Sights Unseen Photography Contest at Headley-Whitney Museum, Lexington, Kentucky

 

Teaching Experience

   Fall 2000 – Present         Associate Director and Director of Undergraduate Studies, School of Art and Visual Studies, University of Kentucky, College of Fine Arts, Lexington, Kentucky

                                       (Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor in 2006, Promotion to Associate Director in 2012)

   Fall 1999 – 2000             Assistant Professor, Truman State University, Division of Fine Arts, Department of Art, Kirksville, Missouri

   Summer 2002                Instructor – Photoshop Crash Course Beginning; weeklong workshop THE MAINE PHOTOGRAPHIC WORKSHOPS, Camden, Maine

   Fall 1997                        Instructor - Creative Photoshop for Photographers, intermediate, weeklong workshop         SANTA FE PHOTOGRAPHIC WORKSHOPS, Santa Fe, New Mexico

   Jan 1995 - July 96          Instructor - Introduction to the Macintosh and Photoshop; Creative Imaging/Beginners, weeklong workshops   PALM BEACH PHOTOGRAPHIC CENTRE, Delray Beach, Florida .      Teaching Assistant - All other digital imaging classes

   June - Aug 1997            Consultant - Train digital technicians CAPE COD TIMES, Hyannis, Massachusetts

   June - Dec 1994            Photography Intern - Train staff photographers on use of new Macintosh system, Leafscan45, and digital darkroom software CAPE COD TIMES, Hyannis, Massachusetts

   June - Sept 1993           Photography Intern - Train staff photographers on use of new digital darkroom hardware and software THE HERALD-MAIL, Hagerstown, Maryland