Ruth Pringle graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, Scotland in 1998. After a grant-funded research trip to Greenland, she settled in Stirling, Scotland where she worked for three years for the Changing Room Gallery by day and conspired with the experimental record label Diskono by night. The first resulted in being showcased by the Royal Scottish Academy as an emerging artist. The second in a performance/installation tour of Europe.
Pringle was then lured across the Atlantic by a generous assistance ship at Southern Illinois University to gain an MFA in August 2004 and ride a red bicycle. It was here she discovered a new digital world, which she has been embracing awkwardly ever since. Invitational exhibitions in America include The Stray Show, Chicago, Mad Art Gallery St Louis, The Chicago Solutions Show.