Kimberly Ruth is a Brooklyn-based artist who works with text, photography, and video to explore the dependency that human relationships have on language and emotional production. Her group exhibitions include Slowness, Howard Art Project, Dorchester, MA (2013); Still Un-named, SOMA, Mexico City, MX (2012); and OK, Grandma, Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY (2012). Ruth participated in the SOMA Summer Program in Mexico City, MX (2012) and was awarded the Byrdcliffe Guild Residency (2012). Recent publications include Boston Globe (2013), Hack Writers (2011), and elimae (2010). Ruth received her B.A. and B.F.A. from SUNY New Paltz and her M.F.A. from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. While at Governors Island, Ruth will be working on a research-based text and video project that will analyze the structural form of an island as it relates to ideas of escapism, isolation, and power.
Image credit: courtesy of the artist