Multimedia Artist Inspires Ecology and Social Justice Dialogue
Ruth Wallen is a multimedia artist and writer whose work is dedicated to encouraging dialogue about ecology and social justice. She creates web sites and outdoor installations and has participated in innumerable exhibitions. Solo exhibitions range from Franklin Furnace, CEPA, New Langton Arts, to many San Diego venues.
Web site hosts include the California Museum of Photography and the Exploratorium, where her work is currently on view. She was part of Weather Report: Art and Climate Change at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, curated by Lucy Lippard, and recently has been addressing climate change in collaboration with scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Ruth writes critically about ecological art and race, gender and visual culture. She is on the faculty of the MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts Program at Goddard College, a lecturer at UCSD, and was a Fulbright Lecturer at the Autonomous University of Baja California, Tijuana.