TRANSFORMAZIUM
Ruthie Stringer
Dana Bishop-Root
Leslie Stem

832 Kirkpatrick Street
N.Braddock, PA 15104
transformazium@transformazium.org

EDUCATION
2013 Portland State University, MFA. Art & Social Practice

SELECTED COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITIONS & PROJECTS
2014 People's Biennial 2, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI
2014 Works on Paper, FrameHouse, Pittsburgh, PA 2013 Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Art Lending Collection (ongoing program)
Pittsburgh & Braddock Carnegie Library, Braddock, PA
2013- present Artist in the Library Series, Braddock Carnegie Library, Braddock, PA
2012 Intimate Friction, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA
2011 Pittsburgh Biennial, Miller Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2011 Grey Market, Fe Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2011-present General Sisters, collaboration with Ginger Brooks Takahashi, North Braddock, PA
2010 Fountain Art Fair, project: Ideas for Here and Now, New York City, NY
2009-present Resident Artist in Residence & Homecoming Residency, Braddock Carnegie Library, Braddock, PA
2009-11 Deconstruction, North Braddock, PA
2009-present Neighborhood Print Shop, BCLA, Braddock, PA
2009-11 Neighborhood Conversation Starters, North Braddock & Braddock, PA
2009 Family Portrait Project, Braddock & North Braddock, PA
2008 Art Makes Eye Contact, Secret Project Robot, Brooklyn, NY
2008 Points of Interest, Braddock and North Braddock, PA

SELECTED WORKSHOPS & TEACHING
2013 Carnegie Museum of Art, docent workshop, Pittsburgh, PA
2013 Bronx Musuem of the Arts, patron workshop, Bronx, NY
2013 Columbus Museum of Art, teen & docent workshops, Columbus, OH
2013 Hunter College, graduate workshop, New York, NY
2013 Portland State University, Co-Teaching with Harrell Fletcher, Intrm. Art and Social Practice, Portland, OR
2011 Queens Museum of Art, public workshop, Queens, NY
2011 Miller Gallery, public workshop, Pittsburgh, PA
2008 Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, workshop with Ginger Brooks Takahashi, Copenhagen, DK

VISITING ARTIST, LECTURES & PANELS
2014 Maryland Institute College of Art, Curatorial Practice MFA., visiting artist, Baltimore, MD
2014 Temple Contemporary, panel with Rick Lowe and Theaster Gates, Funeral for a Home, Philadelphia, PA
2014 Lewis & Clark College, Critical Seminar, visiting artist, Portland, OR
2014 Pacific Northwest College of Art and Design, Artist as Curator, visiting artist, Portland, OR
2013 Carnegie Museum of Art, public lecture with Paul Ramirez Jonas, Pittsburgh, PA
2013 The Pittsburgh Club, public lecture, Pittsburgh, PA
2013 Portland State University, Graduate Workshop, visiting artist, Portland, OR
2013 Vox Populi, Remake/Remodel, panel with Martha Wilson and Dempewolf, Philadelphia, PA
2013 Open Engagement Conference, Artists & Institutions, presenter, Portland, OR
2012 Carnegie Mellon University, Temporarry Art in Public Spaces, visiting artist, Pittsburgh, PA
2012 Duquesne University, visiting artist, Pittsburgh, PA
2012 ICA Philadelphia, The Peoples Conference, panel with Tom Finklepearl & J.Morgan Puett, Philadelphia, PA
2012 Carnegie Mellon University, Concept Studio, Visiting Artist, Pittsburgh, PA
2011 Tyler School of Art, lecture, workshop and studio visits, Philadelphia, PA
2011 Miller Gallery, workshop, Pittsburgh, PA
2010 Carnegie Mellon University, Mapping Braddock, Visiting Artist. Pittsburgh, PA
2009 Allegheny College, visiting artist, Meadeville, PA

2008 University of Pittsburgh, Studio Arts Department, visiting artist, Pittsburgh, PA

TEACHING AT THE BRADDOCK CARNEGIE LIBRARY, Braddock, PA
2013 - present Art Lending Facilitator curriculum development and implementation
2012 - present Shop Tech Training Program for the Neighborhood Print Shop
2009 - present Neighborhood Print Shop Adult Screen Printing Workshops + Job Training
2008 - present Out of School Time young adult curriculum development and teaching in collaboration
with the Braddock Youth Project:
- Suggesting Movement: Art in collaboration with my neighborhood.
- My Neighborhood Print Shop, My Business.
- What are the Resources in our Neighborhood?
- Represent!
- Body language: Examining Power and Performance Through Portraiture

GRANTS
2013 The Sprout Fund, Seed Award, Art Lending Collection
2013 Heinz Endowments, Small Arts Initiatives, Art Lending Collection
2013 Heinz Endowments, Arts & Culture Programs, Transformazium programs at the Braddock Carnegie Library
2012 Heinz Endowments, Small Arts Initiatives, Transformazium programs at the Braddock Carnegie Library
2011 The Pittsburgh Foundation, Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh, Resident Artist in Residence
2011 Laurel Foundation, Transformazium programs at the Braddock Carnegie Library
2010 The Sprout Fund, Seed Award

PUBLICATIONS & PRESS
2014 Cipher #1 Accepting Imbalances of Power in Socially Engaged Art, Nato Thompson
2013 Tribune - Review, Braddock Library Project Lends Paintings to Patrons, Rachel Weaver
2013 Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Braddock Library’s Art Lending Collection, Mary Thomas
2013 New York Times, Global Extravaganza, but on a Human Scale, Roberta Smith
2013 Blouin ArtInfo, REVIEW: The Carnegie International 2013, Sky Goodden
2013 The Gallerist, The 2013 Carnegie International Is a Quiet Triumph, Andrew Russeth
2013 Vogue, New World Order
2013 Pittsburgh City Paper, All You Can Art Day, Bill O’Driscoll
2013 Pittsburgh City Paper, The Carnegie International Returns, Bill O’Driscoll
2013 Art Newspaper, Like a Work, Get it on Loan, Julia Helpern
2012 Temporary Art Review, Transformazium, James McAnally
2011 Outpost Journal: Art/Design/Action from the Fringes, Transformazium, Meredith Younger
2011 Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Activist Art in Pittsburgh Biennial, Mary Thomas
2011 Make Your Own Gold, self published
2009 Deconstruction Pamphlet, self published
2009 Flashcards for the Artist Who Chooses To Define His/Her/Their Own Context, self published
2008 Activity Book, self published