Nicholas Ruth is the Class of ’64 Endowed Professor of Art at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, in New York.  Ruth received a BA from Pomona College, and earned an MFA in Painting from the Meadow’s School of Art at Southern Methodist University.  His work has been included in more than 100 exhibitions nationally and internationally, including the 9th Triennale Mondiale de l’Estampe Camalieres, the 2019 IPEP India Juried Print Exchange, 2nd Global Print 2015 Portugal, the Pacific States Biennial, and the Atlanta Print Biennial.  He has received recognition from the Dallas Museum of Art, the Print Center, and the New York State Council on the Arts.

During his IEA residency, Nick proposes to combine photographic information with hand and digitally drawn information, using a variety of digital and traditional print media outputs, for use in his images of signage in colorful but desolate landscapes.  He plans to experiment with the large-format Cannon printers, the large-bed scanner, and the laser cutter in order to be able to generate imagery with different surface and color characteristics.