Visiting Artist Ruth Scheuing

Posted on February 28, 2012

Ruth Scheuing at a TC-1 Jacquard Loom

We are very excited to welcome visiting artist Ruth Scheuing to the ACAD Fibre Program this March. Ruth will be giving a talk in the ACAD Boardroom, physician Thursday March 15 from 630 until 8 pm. The following day she will be available for critiques with Fibre students. Sign-up sheets will be posted soon for those who would like to discuss their work with the artist.

Ruth Scheuing | Sogdian Child's Coat on the Karakoram Highway; 38°56' N 75°25' E, Jacquard weaving, 50 x 60"

As an artist, educator and writer Ruth Scheuing explores how textiles communicate through patterns, language and mythology. More recently her focus has shifted to the relationship between nature and technologies, Jacquard weaving, Ada Lovelace, Cyborgs and GPS tracking. Recent works include ‘Silkroads’, an artist residency at the Surrey Art Gallery Tech lab and ‘Walking the line’, part of a web project organized by the Textile Museum of Canada. Her published writings include ‘The Unraveling of History: Penelope and other Stories’ and ‘material matters: the Art and Culture of Contemporary Textiles’. She currently teaches in the Textile Arts Program at Capilano University.

To see more of Scheuing’s work, visit her website.


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