faculty profile

Kate Ruddle
Visiting Faculty
Sculpture/Ceramics

Kate Ruddle uses fabric, video and architectural elements to create objects and environments that explore how fabric can protect or control and reveal and define social position.

In 1999, she interned at Hogin Sails to gain an understanding of large-scale fabric manipulation to augment her sculptural installations.

Her Wrapping Set Series, influenced by a trip to Japan, was described in Artweek: “The folding or wrapping might reference the obi, or perhaps an origami project gone a bit awry. These pieces certainly convey a sense of great care and attention in their making, displaying thoughtfulness and unique personalities.” 

Selected Exhibitions: 
  • The Paper Show: Folded, Cut & Sculpted Shapes, Monterey Peninsula Airport, Monterey, CA, 2010
  • Pacific Rim Sculptors Group, Curator – Carin Adams, Cricket Engine Gallery, Oakland, CA, 2010
  • Smiths Art and Skills Service, SFMOMA, Allison Smith, and Red Cross, San Francisco, CA, 2010
Selected Publications: 
  • Sustainable Sculpture Exhibit, San Francisco Art Institute and Levi Strauss and Co ­– news segment on ABC7, 2011. http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/video?id=7906391
  • Chang, Dewitt. “Picks - Pacific Rim Sculptors Group, Carin Adams, Oakland Museum of Art.” East Bay Express, 2010.
Education: 
  • MFA, San Francisco Art Institute, 2000
  • Post Bac, San Francisco Art Institute, 1998
  • BFA, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1990
  • Yale University –Norfolk Fellowship, 1989