EDUCATION

-MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Fiber and Material Studies, Chicago, IL, 2016

-BA, New York University, New York, NY, 2008

EXHIBITIONS + PERFORMANCES + SCREENINGS

-Stone Shover, solo exhibition, Randy Alexander Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2018

-An Image for a Vessel, group exhibition curated by Sharmyn Cruz Rivera, Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, 2018

-INTO SSSSSLUDGE, two-person performance with Betsy Johnson, Roots & Culture, Chicago, IL, December 16, 2017

-Moving Through Walls and Floors, two-person exhibition with April Martin, Roots & Culture, Chicago, IL, upcoming November 2017

-How to Survive, group exhibition curated by Emily Eddy, Pinky Swear, Chicago, IL, 2017

-Video! Video! Zine Annual Festival Day 2, group screening curated by Video! Video! Zine, Comfort Station, Chicago, IL, 2017

-The First Ritual Retreat on the Viability of Kidnapping, two-person performance with Betsy Johnson, Iceberg Projects, Chicago, IL, August 26, 2017

-How to Fight Like a Girl, group screening and installation curated by Emily Eddy, Compliance Division, Portland, OR, 2017

-TENSES, solo project, The Back Room at Kim’s Corner Food, Chicago, IL, 2017

-Cantering Loop, group exhibition curated by Kelsey Harrison, Ballroom Projects, Chicago, IL, 2017

-Disco Ball DJ Party Lights Magic, group screening curated by Video! Video! Zine, LVL3, Chicago, IL, 2017

-Precariat, group exhibition curated by Ariel Gantalen, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL, 2017

-Lenses, group exhibition curated by Anja Norell & Sarita Maritza, 2nd Floor Rear, Chicago, IL, 2017

-A Polite Distance, group exhibition curated by Matt Coleman, ACRE Projects, Chicago, IL, 2016

-Y, group exhibition curated by Edra Soto, EXPO Chicago, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL, 2016

-Club 2, solo durational screening installation, Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2016

-PDF/OBJECTS, group exhibition curated by Jason Lazarus (collaboration with Lori Waxman), Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL, 2016

-Dock 6 Design & Art #9, group exhibition curated by Edra Soto, Dock 6, Chicago, IL, 2016
-MFA Thesis Exhibition, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL, 2016
-Magic in the Woods, group screening event curated by Danielle Campbell, Chicago Filmmakers and Columbia College, Chicago, IL, 2016

-Club, solo durational screening installation, Roman Susan Gallery­­­, Chicago, IL, 2016

-SAIC at EXPO Chicago, group exhibition curated by Kori Newkirk, Navy Pier, EXPO Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2015

-CAKE (Chicago Alternative Comics Expo), Center on Halsted, Chicago, IL, 2015

-Draw Yourself Inside My Body + Spit Mixer, performance, Brain Frame Lit, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2014

-Objects, group exhibition, Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2014

-Slippery Slope, group exhibition, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2013

-CAKE (Chicago Alternative Comics Expo), Center on Halsted, 2013

-Surrounded, group exhibition, Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2013

-Draw Yourself Inside My Body, solo performance at The Land Line Issue 3 Release Party, Plaines Project, Chicago, IL, 2012

-Anatomy of a Shrine, group exhibition, Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2012

-Bodily Functions, solo exhibition, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2011

COLLABORATIVE + PUBLIC PROJECTS

-BUILD PRESENCE: A Movement Supportive Happening for Racial Justice, collective member, collaborative interactive installation in the public studio residency of Alexandria Eregbu at the Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago Home Theater Festival, and Woman Made Gallery, 2015

-20 Neighborhoods, creator, project director (including lead curriculum development), and exhibition curator of a 2-year community-based workshop and exhibition series in partnership with twenty Chicago neighborhood, housing, arts, and social service organizations, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2012-2013

-Lezurrexion, vocals & sax in a band with over 40 local performances, Chicago, IL, 2011 – present

-Neighborhood Gift Exchange, creator and director of 150-person, 2-day art-gift exchange and photo exhibition at Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival, on behalf of Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2011

-Criticorps, co-creator with Kristin Abhalter of performance-research project facilitating participatory observation, evaluation, and criticism during Version10 fest events and projects, Version 10 Arts Festival, Chicago, IL, 2010

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

-Thesis, group exhibition of 2014 women MFA graduates, co-curator Emanuel Aguilar, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2014

-20 Neighborhoods, group exhibition of over 150 community-based participants, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL 2012 + 2013

-Underground, group exhibition and zine library, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2011

-Cavernous, group exhibition and music event, Plaines Projects, Chicago, IL, 2010

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

-At Work with Thomas Kong, booklet published by Temporary Services, illustration, Oak Park, IL, July 2017

-Existential Crush, self-published zine, Chicago, IL, 2017

-Platforms: Ten Years of Chances Dances, exhibition catalog illustration, Chicago, IL, 2015

-Tremors Felt Across Nation, self-published zine, Chicago, IL, 2015

-The Eel Tank, self-published zine, Chicago, IL, 2013

-Radicalphabet, contributing artist for social justice-themed alphabet poster, L is for Liberation Collective, Chicago, IL, 2013

-1007 (issue 2, May 2013): contributing artist (comic “401k”) for arts and lit magazine, Chicago, IL, 2013

-The Land Line (issue 3, July 2012): contributing artist (illustration), Chicago, IL, 2013

-The Land Line (issue 2, April 2012): contributing artist (comic “Draw Yourself Inside My Body”), Chicago, IL, 2013

AWARDS

-Wassaic Project Residency and fellowship award, Wassaic, NY, June 2017

-Ox-Bow Fall Artists and Writers’ Residency and fellowship award, Saugatuck, MI, September 2016
-Anette Chicago Studio Residency, Chicago, IL 2016-2017

-ACRE Residency, Steuben, WI, 2015

-Ox-Bow Merit Scholarship, Saugatuck, MI, 2015

-Community Arts Assistance Program (CAAP) Artist grant from Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, 2012

-Community Arts Assistance Program (CAAP) Artist grant from Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, 2011

-Westhaven Park Community Design Project Competition (finalist), Chicago, IL, 2010

TALKS + PANELS

-At Work with Thomas Kong, roundtable with Dan Miller and Kate Sierzputowski, Compound Yellow, Oak Park, IL, July 2017

-Thesis, group exhibition of 2014 women MFA graduates: panel moderator with co-curator Emanuel Aguilar, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2014

-Artist Talk, Lisa Vinebaum’s Social Fabric(s) class, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2015

-Artist Talk, Maria Gaspar’s Contemporary Practices class, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2014

-!WOMEN ART REVOLUTION Film by Lynn Hershman Leeson: panelist with Maria Gaspar and Ni’Ja Whitson at documentary film screening and discussion, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL, 2011

PRESS

-Lori Waxman, “The year in visual art was a dizzying reflection of today”, Chicago Tribune, 14 December 2017

-Elliot Reichert, “Art Top 5: December 2017 – #1 Moving Through Walls and Floors”, Newcity, 29 November 2017

-The Visualist, “Top 5 Weekend Picks (8/24-8/30) – #2 The First Ritual Retreat on the Viability of Kidnapping”, Bad At Sports, 24 August 2017

-Annette Lepique, “Ruby T “TENSES” at The Back Room at Kim’s Corner Food”, Chicago Artist Writers, 21 June 2017

-The Visualist, “Top 5 Weekend Picks (5/25-5/31) – #3 Ruby T: TENSES”, Bad At Sports, 25 May 2017

-Alicia Eler, “A New Vision for Chicago’s Oldest Feminist Gallery”, Hyperallergic, 12 September 2013

-Bert Stabler, “Review: Slippery Slope/ Woman Made Gallery”, Newcity, 30 July 2013

-Noah Berlatsky, “Art imitates porn in Slippery Slope”, The Chicago Reader, 19 July 2013

-Lauren Weinberg, “Woman Made Gallery reaches out to 20 Neighborhoods this summer”, Timeout Chicago, 20 June 2012

-Bert Stabler, “Woman Made Gallery (Review: Underground & Bodily Functions)”, The Chicago Reader, July 2011

-Laura Pearson, “Underground at Woman Made Gallery”, Timeout Chicago, 20 July 2011