Donna Ruff

B.1947 - American
Lives and Works in Miami and Santa Fe, USA

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6.4.15, (2015)

Hand cut newspaper

44 × 27.5 cm (17.25 × 10.75 in)

9.7.15, (2015)

Hand cut newspaper

42.5 × 35.5 cm (16.75 × 14 in)

9.18.15, (2015)

Hand cut newspaper

42 × 29 cm (13.75 × 11.75 in)

10.8.15, (2015)

Hand cut newspaper

42 × 33 cm (16.5 × 13 in)

10.1.15, (2015)

Hand cut newspaper

48 × 32 cm (19 × 12.5 in)

Oligarchy Acreage, (2014)

Hand cut newspaper

68.5 × 38 cm (27 × 15 in)

Ripped, (2013)

Found stretcher bars, acrylic and ink on tracing paper

68.5 × 48.5 cm (27 × 19 in)

SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS, INSTALLATIONS

2014 

 London14 Art Fair: London First, UK, with 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, USA

 2001 

 Hallway Project PS 122, New York, NY, USA

1997 

Barry University, Miami, FL, USA

      

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

Cut It Out, FOG Design + Art Fair, San Francisco, CA, USA

2015

CONTEXT Art Miami, FL, USA, with Sim Smith Gallery

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”

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 <Rethinking the Print>”

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 (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

 

CURATED EXHIBITIONS      

 2014

 Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM: “All the News That’s Fit to Print”

 2009

Heskins Laboratory, Yale University: “Status Update” (co-curator Debbie Hesse)

2004

New Art Center, Newton, MA: “Off the Wall <Rethinking the Print>”

       

GRANTS and AWARDS

New Art Center Curatorial Opportunity Grant

Manhattan Graphics Center Scholarship Grant

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

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

2010-2014

Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Contributing Faculty

Freshman Foundation, Interdisciplinary Theory and methodology, 2D, 3D and 4D

2002-2010

Westchester Art Workshop, Adjunct Professor

2000-2010

Norwalk Community College, Adjunct Professor of Art

2000-2001

Rutgers University, Part time Lecturer Graphic Design

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