Ruth Santee is an Oakland based artist whose work has been exhibited in museum, non-profit and gallery venues. She received a BFA from the College of Santa Fe, NM and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Santee is a recipient of the Cadogan Fellowship Award from the San Francisco Foundation and a recipient of a commission from the San Francisco Arts Commission. Santee's work is in the permanent collection of the University of Oregon and the David Brower Center, Berkeley CA. Her work has been reviewed in publications including the Los Angeles Times, Oakland Tribune and the San Francisco Chronicle.
Santee is the director and co/owner of Transmission Gallery in Oakland, CA. Transmission Gallery is a contemporary gallery located in the heart of the Oakland art scene that exhibits work by local and regional artists. Transmission Gallery is a member of the Oakland Art Murmur and SF Art Dealers Association.
She has taught at the California College of Art Extended Ed Program, UC Davis and Bakersfield College. Currently she is a tenured professor at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton CA.