Richard Fruth received a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Photography in 1994 and a Master of Arts in Studio Arts in 1998 at Ball State University, Muncie, IN. Thereafter, he pursued a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture in 2001 at University of Cincinnati. His artwork focuses on three points of interest; the narrative, such as telling stories relating of the past, future, biological or psychological. His second point of interest focuses on time based concepts. His third point of interest focuses on the use or abuse of the English language, specifically how language becomes repetitive, negative and sometimes humorous. Currently, he is adjunct teaching art & design at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College and teaching introduction to woodworking at the Art Academy of Cincinnati as well as working on several projects & exhibitions for the upcoming 2014 & 2015 season. In addition to his academic pursuit, he participated in the Artist in Residence program at the Denali National Park and Preserve in June of 2010.