Joanna S. Ruggiero, M.F.A.

RESUME (selected)

EDUCATION
Vermont College, Montpelier, Vermont M.F.A.  1999
University of Massachusetts, Boston & Dartmouth Studio Art and Film 1995
Vermont College, Montpelier, Vermont B.A. 1996

EXTENDED STUDIES
Xu Gang, Professor of Chinese Brush Painting and Oil Painting, Guangxi Arts College, Nanning, Guangxi, China and San Francisco 1986-1988
Sam Messer, Los Angeles at University of Massachusetts 1994-95
Maggi Brown, Boston MA at Vermont College Graduate Studies 1998

AWARDS AND HONORS
John K.& Thirza F. Davenport Foundation Grant 1998 & 1999
Artist in Residency-Acadia National Park-Bangor Maine April 2001
John K. & Thirza F. Davenport Foundation Grant 1998-1999

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Watermark Studio Mentor,Plymouth MA Painting all levels 2000-2013
Currier Museum Manchester NH-Mentor Allstate Arts Youth Program 1999
Worcester Museum Worcester MA-Mentor Youth Arts Program 1999
Bar Harbor Elementary School-Created a program for art classes-Art in Nature 2001
Duxbury Museum and Art complex-Duxbury MA Painting all levels 2000-2002

COMMISSIONS AND DEDICATIONS
Painting commissioned by Vermont College 1998
Dedication of assemblage/sculpture to The Mianus gorge Preserve, Inc. Dedicated to the protection and stewardship of the virgin forest, wildlife and wetlands along the Mianus River-Bedford, N.Y. 1997

EXHIBITIONS 2000-2016
Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Artist Members Open
Salt Box Gallery Barnstable MA
Nirvana Small Space Barnstable MA
Art Exposure Plymouth MA
Romero Concert-Winter Celebration of Music, Art & Dance Plymouth Memorial Hall
Breakwater Gallery Provincetown MA
Bristol Museum-Bristol R.I.
Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston MA
Boston Center for the Arts, Boston MA
Department of the Interior-Acadia National Park Bar Harbor ME
Federal Reserve Gallery, Boston MA
International Society Gallery, with Doris Chu-Boston MA
Taking it to the Street, Women's Caucus for the Arts-Boston MA
Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville MA
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth MA-Regional Touring Exhibition-Women in the Arts
Art 54 International Exhibition-Soho New York City-featured review in Manhattan Arts
Cambridge Art Association
Private Collections
Corporate Collections
National Parks Revolving Collection

ARTICLES AND REVIEWS
Gruppenausstellung in der Gallery Art 54-Soho, New York City-Interview for magazine and exhibition Face to Face television program (Germany)
Manhattan Arts New York City featured review
Arts and Antiques Magazine
Boston Globe