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Photo credit: Courtesy of the artist

Ruth Marshall hand knits pelts of exotic endangered animals. Each of her one-of-a-kind textiles represents an individual animal she spends months researching at various institutions.

Ruth was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. With a Master of Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York City, she joined the Wildlife Conservation Society / Bronx Zoo in 1995 and worked there for fourteen years as an exhibit sculptor.

Her work has widely been covered in the press and exhibited at museums including MASS Art in Boston, Museum of Arts & Design in NYC, The Textile Museum in Washington DC. Articles and books include The New York Times, VOGUE Knitting, and Surface Design Magazine, “Textiles: The Art of Mankind”, by Mary Schoeser, Thames & Hudson 2012, and her own book, “Vanished into Stitches”, available on Amazon. Recent exhibitions (2013-2014), include Montsalvat – center for the arts in Melbourne, Australia, the Australian Consulate in New York City, the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and The Arsenal – Central Park, New York City.

She currently resides in The Bronx, New York City where she teaches at the School of Visual Arts. She holds regular workshops and lectures about her art and is represented by Dam, Stuhltrager Gallery, Berlin, Germany.

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