Professor of Art and Architecture Nick Ruth and his hand-pulled monoprints will be featured on WXXI’s “Arts In Focus” feature that spotlights “emerging artists, seasoned professionals, and well established arts organizations in our region.” Ruth’s segment will premiere on Friday, May 5 at 8:30 p.m. and re-air on Saturday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m.
“I see the Arts InFocus program in part as a way to reach a new audience and share my work with people who might otherwise never see what I do,” says Ruth, whose featured prints include abstract images of cell towers, satellite dishes, billboards and other signs. “It is very gratifying to see something I care so much about presented so well.”
Ruth created his work in the Katherine D. Elliot Studio Arts Center’s printing shop, where he teaches intaglio printmaking. His pictures of the built environment, he says, are “often highly colorful and bleak at the same time. This is all part of my attempt to create meaningful visual experiences that also reference the tragic and comic ways we act and interact.”
Ruth earned his master’s in fine arts from Southern Methodist University, where he specialized in painting, and his bachelor of arts from Pomona College. Ruth’s work has appeared in more than 100 exhibitions, “including shows juried by curators from the Whitney Museum and Art Institute of Chicago.”
“Arts in Focus” listings may be viewed here.