Ruth Skinner






I work as an arts organizer, researcher, educator, curator and publisher in London, Ontario. I'm currently completing a doctoral degree in Art and Visual Culture at Western University, where my research encompasses experimental publishing practices, artists' books, forensics and clairvoyance. I've completed a Masters Degree in Art History at Western University, a Bachelor of Photography at Emily Carr University, and a Bachelor of English Literature at Memorial University. 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, was a cofounder of Good Sport Gallery, and was manager of DNA Gallery's bookshop.

Since 2013, I've occupied the academic roles: course instructor, guest lecturer and researcher. I am currently Acting Manager of the Artlab Gallery at Western University. I am also a member of the cross-disciplinary research team behind the Renal Community Photo Initiative, an ongoing and participant-centric study which invites individuals undergoing dialysis to express themselves and their daily lives through photography.

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)