Born in New York City, Ruth Pastine studied at Cooper Union (BFA, 1987), the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Hunter College (MFA, 1993). Her work has been exhibited widely in the United States and Japan, and is included in many public and corporate collections including: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art – SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA; Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego – MCASD, CA; Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA; Lancaster Museum of Art and History – MOAH, CA; Brookfield Properties, Ernst & Young Plaza, Los Angeles, CA; AXA Art, Cologne, Germany; Qualcomm, San Diego, CA, CIM Group Headquarters, Los Angeles, CA, among others. Her public commission, Limitless, is installed in the adjoining lobbies of the Ernst & Young Plaza in Los Angeles. She currently lives and works in Southern California.