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Ruth Sorensen was raised in the remote village of Dillinghmam Alaska.  In 1998 she earned her Bachelor or Fine Arts in Painting at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle Washington.  Sorensen works in the medium of oil painting on canvas and panel, multi media sculpture and drawing, she has exhibited in Seattle, Alaska, Santa Fe and Hawaii and collaborated in 1% for the arts public works in AnchorageAlaska.  Many of her works have been acquired by the Alaska State Museum permanent collection. 

In 2011 Sorensen moved from Alaska to Hawaii, there she was invited to participate in a collaborative artist live/work space renovated in a historic landmark building in the heart of Chinatown in Honolulu.

In 2018 Sorensen opened KAILUA GALLERY featuring emerging and established artists working in original fine art painting sculpture and printmaking.  Gallery space functions as an active open art making studio for classes, private parties, popup retail space and art exhibitions.