Contemporary Practices: Penultimate Tenure Review Public Presentation: Alison Ruttan, Assistant Professor


Wednesday, October 24, 4:30–5:30 p.m.
MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave., room 707

Presented as part of her Tenure Review in the Department of Contemporary Practices.

Alison Ruttan's diverse art practices make reference to literature, evolutionary psychology, social behavior and the politics that drive our actions. "I am interested in the way visual representation can connect theory to the more speculative questions we have regarding what it means to be human". Ruttan will be presenting work from a variety of recent projects in Ceramics, Photography, Video and Drawing. A 15 minute Q&A will follow Ruttan's 45 minute presentation.

Alison Ruttan’s work has been exhibited at The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Illinois; Sweeney Art Gallery, Riverside, California; Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Illinois; Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, California; Galerie Wit, Wageningen, Netherlands; Gallery TPW,  Toronto, Canada; Rocket Gallery, London, England; Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois; The Drawing Center, New York City, New York; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her work has been written about in Art In America, Flash Art, Chicago Tribune, Art Papers, Chicago Magazine, New Art Examiner. Awards include The Illinois Arts Council, Jerome Foundation,  Art & Technology Residency; Wexner Museum, Artists Residency; Wild Animal Park.

This event is open only to the SAIC community.