Ruth Weisberg, artist, Professor of Fine Arts and former Dean at the USC Roski School, is currently the Director of the USC Initiative for Israeli Arts and Humanities. She received the Foundation for Jewish Culture's 50th Anniversary Cultural Achievement Award in September 2011. She has been the recipient of the Art Leadership Award, National Council of Art Administrators and the Women's Caucus for Art Lifetime Achievement Award, 2009, Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, Hebrew Union College, 2001, College Art Association Distinguished Teaching of Art Award 1999, Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome 2011,1995, 1994, and 1992.
Weisberg has had over 80 solo and 190 group exhibitions, including a recent major exhibition at the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena and a retrospective, at the Skirball Museum, Los Angeles as well as a solo exhibition at the Huntington in San Marino. She was featured in five Pacific Standard Time exhibitions including a solo exhibition at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts entitled Ruth Weisberg: Now & Then,2012 as well as included in the 'I,You',We' exhibition at the Whitney Museum in 2013. Her work is in sixty major Museum collections including The Art Institute of Chicago; The Biblioteque Nationale of France, Paris; Istituto Nationale per la Grafica, Rome; Detroit Institute of Arts; The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Norwegian National Museum, Oslo; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; National Gallery, Washington, D.C. and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Weisberg received her M.A. from the University of Michigan, and her Laurea in Painting and Printmaking from the Academia di Belle Arti, Perugia, Italy.