Ruth Skinner






I work as an arts organizer, researcher, curator, publisher and educator in London, Ontario (I'm currently a contract instructor at Western University, Lakehead University, and Fanshawe College). My ongoing doctoral research encompasses experimental publishing practices, artists' books, forensics and clairvoyance. My research, teaching and curatorial interests span artists' publishing and distribution practices; histories, theories of representation & spectatorship; digital & media literacy, archival practices & access; histories, theories of photography; artist-run culture in Canada; intersections of art, esotericism & forensics.

I have operated as the art imprint Edna Press since 2017, and I am a co-organizer of Support project space alongside Tegan Moore and Liza Eurich. I am currently part of the Advisory Circle for the newly revitalized Embassy Cultural House. Previously, I've served on the Board of Forest City Gallery and was a cofounder of Good Sport Gallery

I am also a member of the cross-disciplinary research team behind the Renal Community Photo Initiative, a participant-centric study which invites individuals undergoing dialysis to express themselves and their daily lives through photography. I'm also a freelance editor.

Ruth Skinner's cv (pdf download)

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Recent Press

Debora Van Brenk, "Art, up-close and from a distance," Western News

Paul Mayne, "Alt press makes own headlines in exhibition," Western News

Jo Jennings, Emily Leighton, Crystal Mackay and Jennifer Parraga, "Bringing Healing into Focus," longform feature for Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, Lawson Health Research Institute and Western Arts & Humanities, Western University

Brennan Kelly's review of Adam Revington's DIY Karma Kit at Support, Peripheral Review

Kim Neudorf's review of co-organized exhibition this will never finish at Support, akimbo

Natalie Larios and Kerry Ssemugenyi on DNA Gallery & Bookshop, See Collective

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contact: ruth.skinner(a)