Ruth Wallen is a multi-media artist and writer whose work is dedicated to encouraging dialogue about ecological issues and social justice. After initial training and work experience in environmental science she turned to art to address the values that inform environmental policy, taking an active role in the development of the field of ecological art. She has created many web sites, outdoor interactive installations and participated in innumerable solo and group exhibitions including Weather Report: Art and Climate Change, curated by Lucy Lippard, the first large exhibition in the US developed to this subject. She also writes critically about ecological art as well as race, gender and visual culture. Ruth has been on the faculty of the MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts Program at Goddard College and a lecturer at the University of California, San Diego for many years and was a Fulbright Lecturer at the Autonomous University of Baja California, Tijuana.