Ruth Chambers

Visual Arts Department, Graduate Program Representative

Office: RC 149
Phone: 306-585-5575

Research interests
Ceramics, Installation, Contemporary Craft Theory

Ruth Chambers graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) and the University of Regina (MFA). She has taught at the University of Regina since 1994. Her work is primarily ceramic based, and at times incorporates other media, usually in an installation format. Solo exhibitions include Conservatory (2010), at the Godfrey Dean Gallery, Yorkton Saskatchewan, Temporary Adornment at the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario (2008), and Through the Skin at the International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago (2006). She is also a contributing editor of Utopic Impulses: Contemporary Ceramics Practice (2007), an anthology on contemporary Canadian ceramics. Recent installations have playfully and decoratively intervened into, disputed, and infected architectural structures with foliage-based porcelain ornamentation and lattice-based structures. She also assembles small compositions of fragile, improbable porcelain forms that address ideas of beauty and temporality through the tradition of the still life.

  • MFA (University of Regina) 1994
  • Associate, Ontario College of Art (Diploma Honours - Toronto) 1983
  • Conservatory, Godfrey Dean Art Gallery, Yorkton, SK
  • Tokoname Kiln Installation, Koyegama Gallery, Tokoname, Japan
  • Contributing editor of the anthology Utopic Impulses: Contemporary Ceramics Practice.
  • Temporary Andornment, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario, solo exhibition
  • Through the Skin, International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago, solo exhibition
  • Giardino Segreto, Estevan National Exhibition Centre, solo exhibition
  • Breathing Room, The Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, two-person exhibition
  • Beneath the Skin, Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, solo exhibition
  • Pneuma, SAW Gallery, Ottawa and the Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, solo exhibition
  • Interior Material, Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario, solo exhibition
  • Mobile Structures: Dialogues between Ceramic and Architecture in Canadian Art,Surrey Art Gallery, BC and MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, group exhibition
  • Historica Florisima, Prince Albert Art Gallery and Estevan Art Gallery, four-person exhibition
  • Contemporary Canadian Ceramics, Medicine Hat Museum and Art Gallery, group exhibition
  • Fire and Earth: Contemporary Canadian Ceramics, group exhibition, various galleries and Virtual Museum of Canada:
  • Founding and active member (1997-2006) of the interdisciplinary artistic collective Petri's Quadrille which investigated relationships between art and science through public presentations, exhibitions, performances, and publications