Maria Ruggiero

A photo of Maria Ruggiero


2D Media; Foundations

406B - Sherzer

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Kent State University; MFA, Painting


Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Maria grew up in Michigan, attending MSU for her BFA, later moving to Ohio to join Kent State University’s MFA program in painting. Maria Ruggiero’s work draws from personal experiences, especially those influenced by events involving her family and travel. Her paintings incorporate imagery from specific places, objects or events, and often explore the sometimes contradictory or complex aspects of human interactions with the natural world. Her recent exhibitions include a variety of national and regional juried shows including the 64 Arts National Exhibition, Monmouth IL, the 91st Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition at the Muskegon Museum of Art, the Alaska Watercolor Society 45th Exhibition, 311 Gallery “There’s Still Life in Still-Lifes, Raleigh, NC, Art League of Hilton Head 2019 Biennale, and Untitled, a Juried Exhibition at Athens Art Gallery, Crawfordsville IN. Maria also shows work as a visiting artist in WSG gallery, Ann Arbor, and is represented by Gallerie Nettles, Muenster, Germany.