Ginny Ruffner

Lebens-/Wirkungsdaten: US-amerikanisch, geboren 1952

Geburtsort:
  • USA, Atlanta
Biographie:
Ginny Ruffner lehrte zwischen 1984-1990 an der Pilchuck Glass School. 1989 entwirft sie in der Glashütte Vistosi auf Murano verschiedene Glaskunstobjekte. Ihre Arbeiten sind in verschiedenen Museen und Sammlungen vertreten.
Zur Künstlerin allg.: Ausst.Kat. Ginny Ruffner, Venice Works, 1989, Meyerson & Nowinski Art Associates Hrsg., Seattle 1997.
Quelle: http://www.lot-tissimo.com/de/cmd/d/o/152.25114/auk/44/


GINNY RUFFNER

Born
1952 Atlanta, Georgia

Education
1975 M.F.A., University of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia
1974 B.F.A., University of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia

Selected Public Collections
American Craft Museum, New York, New York
Bergstrom Mahler Museum, Neenah, Wisconsin
Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin
Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, New York, New York
Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York
The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan
Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana
High Art Museum, Atlanta, Georgia
Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Hokkaido, Japan
Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Huntington Museum, Huntington, West Virginia
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
Koganezaki Glass Museum, Kamomura, Japan
Kunstmuseum, Dusseldorf, Germany
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
The Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina
Musée de Design et d'Arts Appliques, Lausanne, Switzerland
Norton Museum of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, Florida
Queensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane, Australia
Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington
The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
Quelle: http://www.littletongallery.com/ruffner/resume.htm

Ginny Ruffner has long since been recognized worldwide as one of the major artists of the modern glass movement. This exhibition introduces her monumental large-scaled metal & glass sculptures. Ruffner's menagerie of glass sculptures are imbued with a combination of technical mastery and startling whimsical shapes and figures. Possessing extraordinary fine art skills, her uniquely narrative and sculptural pieces combine elements of painting, sculpture and art history. While many artists shy away from beauty and decoration, Ruffner embraces it, 'I feel like my purpose in life is to make beautiful things.'

Ruffner received both her M.F.A and B.F.A. in drawing and painting from the University of Georgia. A recipient of an N.E.A. Fellowship, Ruffner's earlier work uniquely merged the mediums of glassblowing and painting, culminating in her intricate, sculptural constructions. In 1995, the book Why Not: The Art of Ginny Ruffner, with an introduction by Arthur Danto, was published by the Tacoma Art Museum in association with the University of Washington Press. Creativity-the Flowering Tornado, a pop-up book, was published in conjunction with her 2003 solo exhibition at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL. Her current sculptural work combines bronze and glass. Public collections include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC and Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Lausanne, Switzerland.


Lloyd E. Herman, Smithonian Institution Traveling Exebition Service, American Glass - Masters of the Art, Washington, vor 2005
Ginny Ruffner lehrte zwischen 1984-1990 an der Pilchuck Glass School. 1989 entwirft sie in der Glashütte Vistosi auf Murano verschiedene Glaskunstobjekte. Ihre Arbeiten sind in verschiedenen Museen und Sammlungen vertreten.
Zur Künstlerin allg.: Aus …

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