John Ruggieri is an award-winning artist whose range of work includes painting, photography, public art, curatorial projects, and design. John’s art is in private collections across the US and Europe and has been exhibited at the Art Now Fair at Art Basel Miami Beach, Danforth Museum of Art, Texas Fine Arts Association, Provincetown Art Association & Museum, LFL Gallery, Samson Projects, Bernard Toale Galallery, Schoolhouse Gallery, and many others.
His art has been included in museum and gallery exhibitions nationally by curators such as TJ Norris, Neal Benezra, Zach Feur, Camilo Alvarez, Annette Lemieux, Michael Carroll, James Hull, and Helen Shlein. He holds a B.A. in Painting and Philosophy from Hampshire College and also is an alumnus of Rhode Island School of Design, where he studied Painting, Fashion Design, and Photography.
His creative projects have been featured in Newsweek and the Boston Globe. His public art project ART@NIGHT, and accompanying documentary video, was awarded a $30,000 grant from the Fund for the Arts, a restricted fund of the New England Foundation for the Arts. John received the Jean and Kalil Gibran Award for Excellence in Art from the Copley Society in Boston, juried by Carl Belz, Director of the Rose Art Museum.
He has taught or been a visiting artist with various schools and museums, including the Fuller Museum of Art, Provincetown Art Association & Museum, and the Rhode Island School of Design. His public projects have attracted major sponsors and partners, including IBM, Zipcar, Design Within Reach, Bain Capital, Hewlett-Packard, Modern Postcard, Harvard University Art Museums, Harvard Graduate School of Education, WBCN-FM, Wainwright Bank & Trust Company, Boston Private Bank & Trust Company, Boston Red Sox, Boston Magazine’s Home & Garden, and Improper Bostonian Magazine.