Georgina Ruff

Adjunct Faculty
Art and Technology

Georgina Ruff investigates the relationships between post-war art and technologies. Her dissertation, "Beyond Light and Space: How the Lamp Changes Everything," focuses on lighting apparatuses: their physical presence, social, political, and historical connotations, and inevitable obsolescence. In addition to bulbs and wires, her recent research topics include immersive environments/installations and the embodied/participatory viewer. She recently moved to the East Bay from Germany, where she was supported by DAAD and UIC Dean's Scholar fellowships and published her work in "Acoustic Spaces" and "Moving Images, Mobile Bodies."


  • ABD, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • BA, Art History, Portland State University, 2007
  • BA, Studio Art, University of Maryland, 2002