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2011        Countermapping 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.

2010        Silkroads. Exhibition and artists residency, 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 Rossenberg, touring Comox Valley Art Gallery, Art Gallery of South Okenagan, 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 at <>

2006        Explorations in Fibers, Doris Ulman Galleries, Berea College, Kentucky.

                 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 (by invitation).

2003/4     Old Traditions - New Interpretations: Marianna Corless and Ruth Scheuing. 2 person exhibition,

         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; Textile Museum of Canada, 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.

                  Material, Process, and Objects: Expanding the Practice of Fiber Arts:  Prichard Art Gallery,

                  University of Idaho, Moscow Idaho. group exhibition curated by Layne Goldsmith.

                  Language of Crafts, Canadian Crafts Museum, Vancouver; group exhibition curated by Ron Kong.

1999        Digital Identities; Transforming Communities: Reinventing Ourselves, Surrey Art Gallery

                  group exhibition curated by Elizabeth Kidd; Surrey, BC.

1998        Dressing Down; group exhibition, curated by Robin Metcalf at Oakville Galleries, Oakville, Ont.

                  webs://textiles and new technologies; preparation of a web project 'to weave a virtual web'

invitational exhibition curated by Emily Dubois, UC Davis, California.

1998         Heroes, Goddesses and Monsters: Artists Interpretation of the Odyssey across 25 Centuries;

                  group exhibition Bowden College Museum of Art in Brunswick, Maine; USA.

                  Built to Code, with Katy Campbell and Laiwan at ArtSpeak Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.

                  curated by Susan Edelstein.                 

                  Made by Hand, anniversary group exhibition of Crafts Association of BC, by invitation;

                  Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver, BC. (cat.)

1997        Tracing Purpose; International Invitational  Group Exhibition; Kansas City.

1996        SYMPO - FIBRES  International  de Saint - Hyacinthe;  invitational international artist

                  residency and symposium , Centre Expression, Saint - Hyacinthe, Quebec.

                  Afterimages: Representing the Absent Body   group exhibition curated by Gil McElroy

Technical University of Nova Scotia, Faculty of Architecture, Halifax, N.S.

1996        Patternings, 2 person exhibition, Seymour Art Gallery, curated by Carole Badgely. N. Vancouver,

1995        8th International Lodz Triennale of Tapestry, Lodz, Poland  (by invitation).

                 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.

1993-95  Empty  Dress, group exhibition curated by Nina Felshin for Independant Curators Inc. New York

touring  in USA and Canada.

1993        Anatomy of a Suit, solo exhibition, Contemporary Gallery, Textile Museum, Toronto, Ont.,

                  curated by Sarah Quinton.

1993        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.

1992        Geometry of the Body, solo exhibition curated by Gemey Kelly, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville,NB.

                 Vestiges, group exhibition curated by Catherine Phoenix, Eye Level Gallery, Halifax, NS.

1991        Intertextile, solo exhibition curated by Glenn Allison; Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba.

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;

Galerie d'Art, Université de Moncton, NB and UNB Art Centre, Fredericton, NB.

1987        13  Men, solo exhibition, OR Gallery, Vancouver, BC.

1986        The Continuous Thread,  group exhibition, Eye Level Gallery, Halifax, NS.

                  Alterations, solo exhibition, The Other Gallery, Banff, Alta.

1984         Use-full / Use-less, solo exhibition Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS.




                                    2010            Recipient of Mayor’s Award (Crafts& Design Vancouver

                                    2007            Canada Council Project Grant

                                    2001            BC Arts Council Project Assistance

                                    1997            Canada Council A Grant

                                    1996            Chalmers Crafts Award Recipient

                                    1991/95      Canada Council B Grant

                                    1993/90/89Canada Council, Travel Grant

                                    1992            Canada Council, Chalmers Project Grant



1989                      Arts Administration Program, The Banff School of Management, Banff, Alta.

1981-84                Bachelor in Fine Arts , Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Halifax, NS.

1967                      Diploma in Chemistry, University of Bern, Switzerland.



since 1992               Instructor  Textile Arts Program,

                                    Capilano College, North Vancouver, BC.

1992-2004                   Coordinator  Textile Arts Program, Capilano College,

1989-91                    Assistant Head-Textiles, in Art Studio at

The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alta.

1987-89                    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, an 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.

2007                 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

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.

1998        Contemporary Truths: Recent Works of Tass Mavrogordato and Ann Newdigate,

                  The Craft Factor, Saskatoon, 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, B. C.

Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta



2010                   Urban Textiles: From Yarn Bombing to Crochet Ivy Chains, presented 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 transcripts.

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  -1997      Board member of Crafts Association of BC. (CABC).



1998- 2006   'to weave a virtual web' or 'the empress' new clothing', stories, myths and metaphors

                         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