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Ruth Wallen is a multi-media artist whose work is dedicated to encouraging dialogue about ecological and social issues. Her multilayered installations and performances have been exhibited at Franklin Furnace, New Langton Arts, the Exploratorium, Sushi Gallery, and CEPA. Public installations include interactive "nature walks" at Carmel Mountain, the San Bernardino Children's Forest and Tijuana River Estuary. Publications about contemporary art include essays in LEONARDO, Exposure, High Performance, The Communication Review, Women's Studies, and With Other Eyes: Race, Gender, and Visual Culture. In addition to teaching at UCSD she is on the faculty of the interdisciplinary arts MFA program at Goddard College. In 1995-1996 she was a Fulbright lecturer at the Autonomous University of Baja California, Tijuana. Currently her work is included in Weather Report: Art and Climate change, curated by Lucy Lippard at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. Locally, look for her work as part of Public Address's exhibition at Southwestern College, and at new downtown gallery, PERI_scope, both opening in mid-October.

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Image courtesy of Artist Ruth Wallen and The Athenaeum.
Image courtesy of Artist Ruth Wallen and The Athenaeum.