March 13, 2012

5 Questions: SECA 2010 Award Winner Ruth Laskey

Five questions to SFMOMA artists, staff, or guests. Ruth Laskey is a winner of the 2010 SECA Art Award, and her work is on view in the fifth-floor galleries.

Ruth Laskey

Do you collect anything?

No. But I have a lot of books.

If you could steal any artwork in the world to have up in your home, what would it be?

A skyspace by James Turrell … I would love to spend time with one of those each day. This might have to do with my apartment being somewhat small and dark.

If you weren’t an artist, what would your gig be?

Chances are I would be working the same job I do now, which is at the CCA (California College of the Arts) library, cataloging books.

What’s your favorite tool?

A pencil. For the simple and unmediated act of making a mark on paper, and for the beauty of that imperfect line.

What should I ask you?

What color is my name?


Ruth Laskey is a San Francisco artist and a 2010 SECA Art Award winner. Her work is on view in the fifth-floor galleries through April 3. She also will be a part of the museum-wide Now Playing event with themed sodas at Blue Bottle Coffee.

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