Ruth Marsh is a multidisciplinary artist based out of Kjipuktuk/Halifax, Miꞌkmaꞌki/Nova Scotia. Their practice employs an absurdist approach which seeks to queer the intersections between DIY culture and science fact/fiction/fabulation/feminism to address absence, memory and healing in bodies and environments. They are interested in playfully exploring the ways in which effort, failure and repetition can translate into a study of enacted care and hopeful mourning.
Since graduating from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 2006, their practice has spanned painting, drawing, taxidermy, video, performance, installation and stop-motion animation. Ruth’s work has been shown in galleries, museums and festivals within Canada and internationally including The Confederation Centre of the Arts (Charlottetown, PE), The New Gallery (Calgary, AB), Trieste Science +Fiction Festival (Trieste, Italy), Labocine: The Science New Wave (online) and InScience International Film Festival (Nijmegen, Netherlands).