Ruth Patel is from Huntsville, Alabama, where she completed her B.A. in studio art at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. She is now a MFA candidate in visual art at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA. Ruth has been exhibited in solo, international, and group shows. Her solo venues have been in Huntsville, AL; there she has also had group exhibitions, as well as venues at Georgia Southern University and The Averitt Center for the Arts, Statesboro, GA. Her work has been exhibited internationally in a collaborative exhibition at Sheffield Hallam University’s Institute of Art, Sheffield, UK, 2013. She has also participated in a live painting demonstration at Evening of the Arts, Georgia Southern University. Ruth has been recognized for her excellence in art and academics by receiving awards such as the Carolyn Joyner Memorial Scholarship, Erzulie Johnson-Veasey Memorial Award, and Jeffrey J. Bayer Memorial Scholarship.