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Gina Ruggeri

Lecturer in Art+Design

Gina Ruggeri is an American artist, born in 1970. She is known for her trompe l’oeil paintings on walls, which are a form of architectural intervention.

She earned her BFAsumma cum laude from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1992 and her MFA in painting and printmaking from Yale in 1996. Ruggeri has received various awards for her work, including grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), an artist-in-residency at the Grand Canyon National Park, and fellowships from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Yaddo, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Jentel in Wyoming, Lower East Side Printshop, and Marie Walsh Sharpe Studio Space Program.

In addition to participating in numerous exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad, Ruggeri has also had solo shows across the U.S. (and in Japan once) at such venues as the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut, and the Nancy Margolis Gallery in New York City.

In addition to her teaching at Purchase College, Ruggeri has taught drawing in the art department at Vassar College since 1996.