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Ruth Lantz, originally from Illinois, received her Masters in Visual Studies from the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) in Portland OR.  She has shown nationally including:  The University of Illinois at Chicago, The Pacific Northwest College of Art, Linfield College and Washington State University.  Her work has been seen in spaces such as:  The Laura Russo Gallery,   Disjecta,  Ditch Projects, and Swarm Gallery.  Lantz has been a recipient of grants from RACC and CAAP Grant (Community Arts Assistance Program) and a nominee for the Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA grant.   She is an adjunct professor at Portland Community College. She currently lives and practices in Portland, OR.  Lantz is a represented artist at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery in Portland, OR.

Lantz’ works are in the institutional collections of: University of Illinois of Chicago, Linfield College, City of Portland and Portland Community College.

Education

2010  MFA in Visual Studies, Pacific Northwest College of Art

2004  BFA in Studio Art, University of Illinois at Chicago

Selected Exhibitions

2017

  • “GlitchScape” North View Gallery, Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus, Portland OR

2016

  • “Ways of Making: Abstraction” Governors State University Visual Arts Gallery, University Park, IL
  • “Vista Vision”, Governors State University Black Box Gallery, University Park, IL**
  • Ruth Lantz and Dorothy McGuinness”, The Art Gallery at Lower Columbia College, Longview, WA

2015

  • PCC Faculty and Staff Exhibition”, PCC Cascade Campus Gallery, Portland OR
  • “Holding Sway”, PNCA Staff and Alumni Show, Pacific Northwest College of Art

2014

  • Landscape: A Survey of Regional Contemporary Painting” Linfield College, McMinnville OR
  • “Slow Burn”  Washington State Universtiy, Vancouver WA**
  • “Flatlands” Nisus Gallery, Portland  OR
  • ” Profound Impact; PNCA Staff and Alumnus, Heathman Hotel, Portland OR; Curated by Elizabeth Leach and MK Guth
  • “Selected Works” Vancouver City Hall,  Vancouver WA*

2013

  • “New Views”, Laura Russo Gallery, Portland  OR
  • “Free People”,  Jacobs Gallery, Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Eugene  OR
  • “Resumo”, Nisus Gallery, Portland  OR

2012

  • “Faculty Exhibition, Dengerink Administration Building @ Washington State University, Vancouver WA
  • “PNCA Alumni Exhibition”, Swigert Commons @ Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland OR
  • “Staff Exhibition, Swigert Commons @ Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland OR
  • “True Places”, Swarm Gallery, Oakland  CA
  • “Shifting Meridian”, Stumptown Downtown, Portland  OR**

2011

  • “Variations”, Gallery 214 @ Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland  OR
  • “Identity Paintings, Worksound, Portland  OR
  • “ON&ON&ON”, Ditch Projects, Springfield  OR

2010

  • “Morph/Shift”, Swigert Commons @ Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland  OR
  • “Graphomaina”, Garbageman Astronaut, Portland  OR
  • “PNCA MFA Thesis Exhibition”, Goldsmith Building, Portland  OR
  • “Transverse”, WorkSound, Portland  OR

2009

  • “Vacillations”, In House Gallery, Portland  OR*
  • “In Between”, The Lodge Gallery at Allied Works Architecture, Portland OR*
  • “Egocentric”, Disjecta, Portland  OR
  • “Infinite Spaces”, MFA Central Gallery, Portland OR*

2008

  • “Ritual of Initiation”, The Lodge Gallery at Allied Works Architecture, Portland  OR
  • “Meet and Greet”, PNCA MFA Annex, Portland  OR

2007

  • “Nebulosity”, Emission Studios, Chicago  IL*

2006

  • “See Under Me”. Emission Studios, Chicago  IL
  • “Old Town Art Fair”  (UR Chicago Representative), Chicago  IL

2005

  • “Autunno”, Pause Gallery, Chicago,  IL
  • “Diversity”, Montgomery Ward Lounge @ University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago  IL

2004

  • “Fresh”, Hallway 2, Chicago  IL
  • “Residue”, UIC Senior Thesis Exhibition, Chicago  IL

* denotes solo show