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Ruth Switalski is a Glasgow based artist and art psychotherapist. Her work in drawing, sculpture and installation holds a somatic approach to practice. Switalski studied BA(Hons) and MLitt in Fine Art: Painting at Glasgow School of Art 2009-2014 and MSc Art Psychotherapy, Queen Margaret University Edinburgh, 2021.

Selected Exhibitions

bodies of work, New Glasgow Society, 2021

Streaming: Collective conversations, Tragicom Collective, online exhibition for Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival

Zone, Ruth Switalski Curated by Ko-Fan Lin, MLitt Curatorial Practice Space, Glasgow


The Most Expensive Cupboard in Glasgow, Sid Young Collective; Wessel Baarda, Alex Burch, Katy Hundertmark, Cathleen Owens, Katerina Sidorova, Erika Silverman, Ruth Switalski, Suyong Yang, The Old School, Dornoch Street, Glasgow; 2018


Between Preservation and Immanent Decay, Marion Ferguson, B. Gilbert Scott, Ruth Switalski, Jennifer Wicks; Laurieston Arches, Glasgow International Festival, Glasgow;2018


Material Objects, Ruth Switalski and Anthony Brotheridge; Savoy Tower, Glasgow International Festival, Glasgow;2018


About eggshells and other possible becomings, Snehta, Athens, Greece;2017


- s c a p e, 1 Royal Terrace, Glasgow International Festival, Glasgow;2016


Suck it and See in the Bedroom, GARAGE, Annuale Festival, Edinburgh;2015


Draw-In, St Margaret’s House, Edinburgh;2014


Screenplay, Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh;2014


Information, Generation Festival, Paisley Museum, Paisley;2014


Skin & Bones: Ruth Switalski and Petter Yxell, 1 Royal Terrace, Glasgow;2014


Volume II, Iota gallery, Glasgow; 2013


Screenplay, SWG3, Glasgow; 2013


NITEFLIGHTS, Underground Car Park, 134 Renfrew Street, Glasgow; 2013


Pinch: Women in Contemporary Art in Glasgow, Studio 42, Glasgow; 2013


2018 Studio Pavillion, Collaborative Residency with Thom Ree, House for an Art Lover, Glasgow

2017 Snehta Residency, Athens, GR

2016 Beta-Beta | Common Ground Residency, Braemar


2013 Dumfries House Residency, Princes Trust, Ayrshire

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