Ruth Lantz, originally from Illinois, received her Masters in Visual Studies from the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) in Portland OR. She has shown nationally including: The University of Illinois at Chicago, The Pacific Northwest College of Art, and Washington State University. Her work has been seen in spaces such as: The Laura Russo Gallery, Disjecta, Ditch Projects, and Swarm Gallery. Lantz has been a recipient of the CAAP Grant (Community Arts Assistance Program) and a nominee for the Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA grant. She is an adjunct professor at Washington State University Vancouver and Portland Community College. She currently lives and practices in Portland, OR.