Resume

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EDUCATION

  • MFA, Graphic Design and Installation | 2010 | Eastern Michigan University
  • BFA Coursework | 2004-2008 | Eastern Michigan University
  • Bookbinding, Book and Paper Arts Coursework and Workshops | 1997-present
    • Hollander’s School of Book and Paper Arts, Ann Arbor, MI
    • Attained Master’s level with over 500 hours of workshops
  • Paper and Book Intensive | 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 | Ox Bow School for the Arts
  • Book Art Seminars | Spring 2003, Spring 2004 | Siena Heights University, Adrian, MI
  • Internship in Book Arts and Edition Binding | 2003-2004 | Bloodroot Press, Ann Arbor, MI
  • M.S. Operations Research | 1982 | M.I.T., Cambridge, MA
  • B.A. Mathematics and Economics | 1978 | University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

SELECTED JURIED EXHIBITIONS

  • FLUXJOB | Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN | 2014
  • BOOK AND PAPER ART | WSG Gallery Ann Arbor, MI | 2013
  • WALLBOUND | Atlanta Institute of Art – Decatur Decatur, GA | 2012
  • BEYOND WORDS: A CELEBRATION OF BOOK ARTS 2011 | WSG Gallery Ann Arbor, MI | 2011
  • WORDS AND NUMBERS | Union Street Gallery Chicago Heights, IL | 2011
  • GRADUATE STUDENT ART SHOW | Eastern Michigan University | 2010
  • GIFTS OF ART EXHIBITION | University of Michigan Hospital Taubman Gallery Ann Arbor, MI | 2009
  • BEYOND WORDS: A CELEBRATION OF BOOK ARTS 2009 | WSG Gallery Ann Arbor, MI | 2009
  • BOOKENDS: THE BOOK AS ART | Pyramid Atlantic Art Center Silver Spring, MD and Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA | 2009
  • BEYOND WORDS 2008 | WSG Gallery Ann Arbor, MI | 2008
  • COLLABORATION | Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI | 2009
  • STRUCTURE | Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI | 2009
  • UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT ART SHOW | Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, MI | 2007
  • BEYOND WORDS 2007 | WSG Gallery Ann Arbor, MI | 2007
  • MICHIGAN BOOK ARTS EXHIBIT | The Library of Michigan Lansing, MI | 2004

SELECTED SOLO, GROUP AND INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

  • INVISIBLE CITIES | Constellation Studios, Lincoln, NE | 2016
  • DIMENSIONS | Taubman Center, UM Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI | 2016
  • BOOK AND PAPER ARTS | WSG Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI | 2016
  • RUTH BARDENSTEIN SOLO SHOW | The Amster Gallery, Jewish Community Center, Ann Arbor, MI | 2014 – 15
  • RUTH BARDENSTEIN MIXED MEDIA | Kerrytown Concert House, Ann Arbor, MI | 2013
  • ORIGINS + ENDINGS: EXPERIMENTS IN COLLABORATION | Creative Rights Exhibit, Detroit, MI | 2013
  • EMERGING ARTISTS ANN ARBOR | Gallery One, Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, MI | 2012 – 2013
  • A CELEBRATION OF BOOK ARTS IN ANN ARBOR | Ann Arbor District Library, Ann Arbor, MI | 2012
  • DRUM LEAF BOOKS | WSG Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI | 2012
  • HOW TO OPEN A BOOK:  AN EXPLORATION OF BOOK ARTS | Mott Community College Fine Arts Gallery, Flint, MI | 2011
  • IN[VISIBLE] ARCHITECTURES | Eastern Michigan University Student Gallery, Ypsilanti, MI | 2010
    • Solo MFA Thesis Exhibit
  • DISTURBED CATENARY | WSG Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI | 2010
    • Installation and companion book, collaboration with Barbara Brown
  • THEATER BOOKS | WSG Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI | 2010
  • PROJECT TWO | Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, MI | 2009
  • PROJECT ONE | Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, MI | 2009
  • EMU GRADUATE ART EXHIBITION | Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, MI | 2007
  • AMA 2009 ART EXHIBITION | Riverside Arts Center Ypsilanti, MI | 2007
  • ADAM AND EVE EXHIBITION | Riverside Arts Center Ypsilanti, MI and Holland Area Arts Council, Holland, MI | 2006

SELECTED HONORS | AWARDS

  • RECOGNITION AWARD FOR ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE | Eastern Michigan University | 2009
  • DOROTHY LAMMING MFA SCHOLARSHIP | 2008-2009
  • HONORABLE MENTION AWARD | Undergraduate EMU Student Show | 2007

SELECTED BOOK DESIGN EXPERIENCE

  • ON THE FINDING OF OX GALLS AND THE MAKING OF OX GALL INK | Artists Book | 2013
    • Collaboration with Molly Nuzzo, hand-sewn and bound, Edition of 3
  • ENERGY: CHARLES MCGEE AT EIGHTY-FIVE | Published by Eastern Michigan University | 2009
    • Book design and cover design for 100-page Exhibition Catalog (distributed by Wayne State University Press)
  • A VERY BRIEF SURVEY OF BOOK DESIGN AND TYPOGRAPHY FROM 1400 TO 1900 | Artists Book | 2008
    • Original research paper on book and type design of printings of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, book design, hand-sewn and bound, Edition of 2.
  • TWO THINGS | Published on-demand by Lulu.com | 2004
    • Content, book design and cover design

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • SPEAKER | EXPERIMENTAL TYPOGRAPHY IN BOOK ARTS | Kerrytown Bookfest | 2013
  • VISITING ARTIST | WSG Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI | 2013
  • TEACHING ASSISTANT | FABRICS AND FIBERS IN BOOK ARTS | EMU Parsons Center for Arts and Sciences | 2013
  • VISITING ARTIST | WSG Gallery | Ann Arbor, MI | 2013
  • MAPPING COLLABORATIVE | FALL RESIDENCY | EMU Parsons Center for Arts and Sciences | 2012
  • TEACHING ASSISTANT | THE HAND PRINTED BOOK | EMU Parsons Center for Arts and Sciences | 2012
  • ARTIST IN RESIDENCE | SUMMER RESIDENCY | Hollanders School of Book and Paper Arts | 2011, 2012
  • ADJUNCT LECTURER | BOOK ARTS | Eastern Michigan University | 2011, 2012
  • INSTRUCTOR OF RECORD | ART101: FOUNDATIONS OF ART | Eastern Michigan University | 2010
  • CONSULTING VISUAL EDITOR | Bathhouse Hypermedia Journal | 2010 – 2012
  • CO-CURATOR| Structure: MFA Student Show, Eastern Michigan University | 2009
  • CO-JUROR | Concordia Undergraduate Art Show, Concordia University | 2009
  • GRADUATE ASSISTANT | ART HISTORY | Eastern Michigan University | 2008 – 2009
  • MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT | BURNS PARK CONSULTING| Ann Arbor, MI | 1994 – present
    • Consulting services to industry, government and non-profits specializing in strategic decision making, strategy development and implementation.