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DONNA RUFF

SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS, INSTALLATIONS

2017
Rick Wester Fine Art, New York, NY: "The Migrant Series"
2014 
London14 Art Fair: London First, with Wendy Wolf at Fitzroy Knox Gallery
2009 
Experimental Space, Juvenal Reis Studios: “Dialogue”
BravinLee Projects Artist Book Program: “Es-tu comme moi?”
2007 
PVCC Gallery, Charlottesville, VA: “On the Seventh Day”
2005 
ArtSPACE New Haven: “Tempo”
NEXT Gallery, Metropolitan College, New York, NY: “Garden Journal”
2004 
Westchester Art Workshop: Donna Ruff
Norwalk Community College: “Glimpse”
2003 
Eldridge Street Project, New York, NY: “Nephesh”
2002 
NJ Printmaking Council
2001 
Hallway Project PS 122, New York, NY
1997 
Barry University, Miami, FL
      
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA: “Cut Up/Cut Out,”
2016.
Artium Gallery, Miami: "Geometry"
Blue Spiral Gallery, Asheville, NC: “Reduce,” group show of artists who work with subtractive processes

Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami: "Recently Acquired."
Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn: "Mapping Spaces: Carte Blanche," Dita Amory, curator
21Pop, "Cut it Out," invitational booth, FOG Design + Art Fair, San Francisco
2015
Central Booking Gallery, New York: "GOING BIG," Suzan Shutan and Susan Carr, curators
Peters Projects, Santa Fe: "Axle Indoors"
Wade Wilson Fine Art, Santa Fe: "Stubborn Matter," David Leigh, curator
2014
New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe: “Hunting and Gathering, Recent Acquisitions”
Williamsburg Art & Historical Center: “Paper Unbound”
Central Booking Gallery, New York: “Psyched”
Usable Space Gallery, Milwaukee, WI: “(Re)Motivated”
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Mesa, Arizona: “Fold, Paper, Scissors”
Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe: “All the News That’s Fit to Print”
2013
Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI: “Transformed Volumes”
CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles: “My Favorite Things”
Center for Book Arts, New York: “Brother, Can You Spare a Stack”
New Mexico Museum of Art: “Art on the Edge 2012,” Toby Kamps, curator
2012 
Williams Gallery, Lafayette University, Easton, PA: “Booked”
Axle Contemporary, Santa Fe: “CutGlueFold”
Galleri Urbane, Dallas and Marfa: “Director’s Choice”
Traveling exhibition: “Tribute to El-Mutanabbi Street,” artists book invitational, Beau Beausoleil and Sarah Bodman, curators
2011
Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY: “Marked Differences”
Trenton Artworks, Trenton, NJ: “Uncommon Threads”
Mass MOCA, North Adams, MA: Sol Lewitt Exchange
2010
Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY: “CUT UPS”
Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ: “Fire Works”
McKenzie Fine Art, New York: “Reader’s Delight”
John Michael Kohler Center for the Arts: “Speaking Volumes”
Tiger Strikes Asteroid Gallery, Philadelphia, PA: “Unveil”
2009
Center for Books Arts, New York: “Threads: Interweaving Textu[r]al Meaning”
General Store, Sydney, Australia: Independent Salon of Book Art
2008
 “Resistance!” Annual Rutgers Book Art Symposium (presenter)
Bookverks2008: “Information is not Knowledge”
Gallery 230 Brooklyn, NY: “Locus”
Philadelphia Art Alliance: “PAPER[space]”
Garson Baker Fine Art, New York, NY: “Small Wonders”
2007
Bendheim Gallery, Greenwich, CT: “Process”
Druckwerkstatt im Kulturwerk des bbk berlin: “Handgeschopft”
Dieu Donné Paper Mill, New York, NY: “Per Square Foot”
2006
Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University: “Disaster! One Year After”
German Consulate, New York: “Feedback: Artist to Artist”
NJ Print Council: “New Directions”
ALL Gallery, New Haven, CT: “TEXTure”
John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT: Invitational 2006
BAC Gallery, Brooklyn, NY: “Making your Mark: On Paper”
2005
PS 122 Project Room: “Project Room Artists 2005”
Rhys Gallery, Boston, MA: “Word of Mouth” 
Guilford Art Center, Guilford, CT: “(re)creation”
Ceres Gallery, New York, NY: “Baker’s Dozen”
Mills Pond House, St. James, NY: “Women, Words, and Images”
Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT: “Translucence”
2004 
Flux Factory, LIC, NY: “Qville”
New Art Center, Newton, MA: “Off the Wall ”
Gallery 402, New York, NY: The Print Show
4th International Graphic Triennale Prague (cat.)
Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ: National Print Exhibition
A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY: “Generations.04”
Indiana State University: “Against Tradition: Trends in Contemporary Printmaking”
2003
M. Zilinkas Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania
Salon Internacional de Gabado y Ediciones de Arte Contemporaneo,
Estampa, Spain (cat.)
Papellon de Cristal del Recinto Ferial de la Casa de Campo, Madrid, Spain
Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, Minnesota; “Flying Carpet”
Robert Peck Gallery, Central Wyoming College: "Printed and Bound"
2002
Korn Gallery, Drew University: “Kaboom!”
Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ: National Print Exhibition 
ExitArt, New York, NY; Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA: “Reactions” 
California State University, Fresno, CA: “From Stone and Plate” 
2001
Bharat Bhavan Fifth International Biennial of Print Art, Bhopal, India (cat.)
Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin: “Feedback: artists by artists” 
Zimmerli Art Museum: “Installed Collections/Collections Installed” 
Katonah Art Museum: “breaking the rules, art 2001”
New Jersey Printmaking Council: “Humanity” (Johnson & Johnson Purchase Award)
2000
Mattituck Museum: Connecticut Biennial 
Mason Gross Art Gallery, Rutgers University: “Paper Trail” 
Connecticut Graphic Arts Center: “Paper Works” 
College Art Association New York Area MFA Exhibition
New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts: International Juried Show, Dan Cameron, curator (Award)

1999-2000 Traveling Exhibitions
"Y2K: Creative Moves into the 21st Century," 
Mason Gross Art Gallery, Rutgers University;  Massachusetts College of Art; 
Rhode Island School of Design; Maryland Institute, College of Art.
"National Collegiate Handmade Paper Show," 
Columbia College, Chicago, IL; SUNY College, Buffalo, NY; 
Robert C. Williams American Museum of Papermaking, Atlanta, GA;
Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1999
Artworks, Trenton, NJ: “Innovations in Contemporary Printmaking” (Award)
Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ: National Print Exhibition 
       
CURATED REGISTRIES:
Drawing Center, New York, NY
Pierogi Flatfiles, Brooklyn, NY
Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY

CURATORIAL PROJECTS
 2014
 Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM: “All the News That’s Fit to Print” (co-curator Erin Elder)
 2009
Heskins Laboratory, Yale University: “Status Update” (co-curator Debbie Hesse)
2004
New Art Center, Newton, MA: “Off the Wall”
       
GRANTS and AWARDS
New Art Center Curatorial Opportunity Grant
Manhattan Graphics Center Scholarship Grant
Studio space residency PS 122, New York
Johnson & Johnson Purchase Award
Vermont Studio Center Fellowship
Rutgers University Research Grant
Purchase Award, Artworks 
Desi Award for Graphic Design
Society of Illustrators Commendation
      
RESIDENCIES and WORKSHOPS
2015 Escape 2 Create, Seaside, FL
2008/2009  Santa Fe Art Institute
2005 Artist in Residence, Montclair College
2001 Panelist, Digital Imaging Seminar, Fairfield University
Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
Tamarind Institute 
1997 Vermont Studio Center
       
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Allen Chasanoff collection of artists books
Library of Congress
Johnson & Johnson 
Norwalk Community College
Zimmerli Art Museum
American Embassy, Berlin
      
EDUCATION 
MFA  Rutgers University 
MA  Florida State University, Art History 
BA  University of Miami, Art 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Contributing Faculty, 2010-2014
Freshman Foundation, Interdisciplinary Theory and methodology, 2D, 3D and 4D

Westchester Art Workshop, Adjunct Professor, 2002-2010: 
Painting I, II, III
Drawing I. Foundations of drawing and composition
Art Galleries of New York. Five sessions of visiting galleries and discussion of contemporary art, term paper required.

Norwalk Community College, Adjunct Professor of Art, 2000-2010:
2D Design Principles of design through individual projects and critique for art majors, covering composition, texture, rhythm, balance and emphasis
Digital Imaging I/Photoshop. Along with class time exercises, students are given and critiqued on assignments in creation and manipulation of photo-based images; readings and discussion of the cultural language of image.

Art Appreciation. History of art with hands-on technique and process projects completed in class and independently.
The Creative Voice. Interdisciplinary studies in Visual Art, Music, Dance, Film, and Literature. Required course for non-humanities majors. Introduction to the elements of form and content in art.

Rutgers University, Part time Lecturer Graphic Design, 2000-2001. 

Graphic Design I, III Design, layout, form and communication.
Rutgers University, Teaching Assistant,1999-2000. 

Seminar in Contemporary Art. Survey of art and theory from 1960-present, emphasizing writings contemporary with the works studied. Helped develop course when first implemented.
      
    
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