Ruth Laskey

Artadia Awardee

“For Laskey, who approaches weaving as a painter, it has allowed her to integrate both the figure and ground, support and composition, into one seamless structure. It was terrific to see the complexity by which she embeds geometric forms through a distinctive use of the twill weave. The possibilities for her are endless.” – Jenny Gheith, Assistant Curator of Painting and Sculpture, SFMOMA

Ruth Laskey studied art history at the University of California Santa Cruz before deciding to focus on studio art and pursuing graduate work at the California College of the Arts. She initially worked as a painter before turning to focus solely on textiles. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the 11th Biennale de Lyon, Idaho’s Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Lehman College Art Gallery in New York, and the Oakland Museum of California, among others. Laskey lives and works in San Francisco.

Ruth Laskey is the recipient of the 2016 James D. Phelan Artadia Award.