Untitled Fiction. Gouache on Fabric

Untitled Fiction. Gouache on Fabric

UntitledFiction. Gouache on Fabric

Ian Ruffino

Columbus, OH



2001  MFA  The Ohio State University
1998  BFA   State University of New York (Buffalo)

Solo Exhibitions

2015   Fiction, Studio Walls (Columbus, OH)

2012   Sleep, CCAD Canzani Center (Columbus, OH)
2011    I Think We're Alone Now, Minnesota Center for the Book

Group Exhibitions

2015   Boundary Battle, Carmen Wiedenhoft Gallery
2012   Artists Among Us, Burchfield-Penney Art Center
2011   New Prints 2011/Autumn, International Print Center

Selected Collections

To come

Artist Statement

Ian submitted the following fragment from Robert Walser's Poets (1907) as his statement:

"Yes, and I knew a poet, the author of most captivating verses, who lodged for a time in the bathroom of a lady, which temps one to ask, if one may so ask, of course, whether or not he decently and promptly withdrew when the lady herself chose to take a bath.

Anyway, it is certain that this author felt uncommonly comfortable in the bathroom, which he decorated raffishly and romantically with old coats, fabrics, rags, and carpet remnants, and as far as is known, he maintained rigidly and stoutly that he was living in the Arabian style. Fantasy, ah, good heavens, what a nice, charming, and cheering creature she is."