JONSARA RUTH bio

JONSARA RUTH is a designer, artist, educator and the founding director of the MFA Interior Design program at Parsons The New School for Design. In 2012, Jonsara founded Salty Labs to lead collaborative design projects with the mission of elevating human experience and improving environmental health. Projects span installations, interior design of public spaces, furniture design and manufacturing.

Ruth’s collaborative work with artist Lorella Di Cintio addresses interior landscapes, notions of dormancy, and
anonymity of makers. They began working together in 1998 in Detroit while studying architecture
at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Their site-specific work has continued in places worldwide and has
earned them shared residencies at The MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire and the Mateus Residency
in Portugal. Their work is exhibited in museums, galleries and private collections internationally.