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Ruth Marshall
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I was born in Melbourne, Australia and grew up in a secure working class home. Studying the piano for several years as a teenager introduced me to the discipline and power of the arts. In my twenties I traveled widely, living in Amsterdam, Holland for nearly two years as well as a long sojourn in Thailand and fulfilled a lifelong desire to see the ancient art of Egypt. I returned home to Australia and studied for my BA in sculpture and printmaking at Phillip Institute of Technology, where diversity and independence of study was encouraged.

Two years after completion I was awarded the Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship, a generous sponsor in promoting overseas education of Australian visual art students. In 1993 I began my Masters degree in sculpture at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Upon completion of my degree I obtained sponsorship and employment at the Wildlife Conservation Society. I have been employed at the Bronx Zoo as an exhibit sculptor and fabricator for nearly six years, where my primary goal is to replicate artificial natural environments, offering enriched and educational arenas for animals and humans alike.

As an exhibiting artist I have been active in presenting not only my sculpture, but books and drawings as well, from outdoor exhibits, nightclubs and wine stores to commercial art galleries.
 
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