School of Art and Visual Studies
Ruth Adams, a nationally recognized artist, is the Associate Director of the School of Art and Visual Studies and an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Kentucky. Ruth’s photography deals with issues of intimacy, voyeurism, mindfulness, death and rebirth. She is best known for her series unremarkable: a journey through cancer, chemotherapy, radiation and recovery and Organic Studies: Scanner as Camera. She loves combining new imaging technologies with the traditional sensibilities of a photographer and is one of the pioneers in the field of Scanner Art. She has exhibited internationally, won numerous awards and grants, and her photographs hang in numerous private and public collections. Ruth holds an MFA in Photography and Digital Art from the University Of Miami, a BFA in Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology, and a BS in Computer Science from Syracuse University. An experienced photographer, digital artist, and educator, Ruth has developed a reputation as a dynamic instructor and an innovative artist, and enjoys introducing students and patrons of the arts to both the digital and analog techniques available to today’s photographer.