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Ruth Poor

Ruth L. Poor, raised in Indiana, uses their work to dissect memories of the rural Midwest and to investigate intersections between power, American history, faith, and deviancy. Poor received their MFA from the Painting & Drawing department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and completed their B.A. in Studio Art and Religious Studies at Cornell College and DePauw University. They currently reside in Chicago, Illinois, where they teach at SAIC and advise with the Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project. They have shown work at the University of Chicago [Chicago, IL], the New York Academy of Art [New York, NY], Zolla/Lieberman Gallery [Chicago, IL], Pinto International Gallery [New York, NY], ADDS DONNA Gallery [Chicago, IL], Manifest Gallery [Cincinnati, OH], Woman Made Gallery [Chicago, IL], and Indiana University [Bloomington, IN].

Image: Ruth Poor, Lessons en Rouge, 2022, Spray paint, embroidery, machine stitching, acrylic, bbs, oil, on tapestry, 23" x 40" x 2"

Headshot: Ricardo Bouyett

CAC Residency

2024 - 2025,
Artist Resident