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Installations

Since the 1980’s Ruffner has created numerous public art works, as well as many museum installations around the world.
2015: Institute for Systems Biology: Aesthetic Engineering

2015: Institute for Systems Biology: Aesthetic Engineering

During 2015, as Visiting Artist at the Institute for Systems Biology, Ruffner interviewed the ISB  senior faculty for her ‘Poetic Hybrids’ project at the Seattle Art Museum (and other venues.)   Following those interviews in 2015, the ’Aesthetic Engineering’ bronze and glass sculptures were exhibited throughout ISB.  This exhibit will continue through 2017.

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2014: Huntsville Museum of Art: Aesthetic Engineering

2014: Huntsville Museum of Art: Aesthetic Engineering

Solo Exhibition: Aesthetic Engineering, Huntsville Museum of Art, Installation view.
2014, steel, stainless steel and glass.

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2010: Imagination Cycle: Bellevue Arts Museum: Aesthetic Engineering

2010: Imagination Cycle: Bellevue Arts Museum: Aesthetic Engineering

Aesthetic Engineering: The Imagination Cycle, Installation view
2010, steel, stainless steel and glass

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2008: Imagination Cycle: Museum of Northwest Art: Aesthetic Engineering

2008: Imagination Cycle: Museum of Northwest Art: Aesthetic Engineering

2007, stainless steel, glass, fiberglass and mixed media

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Creativity, Flowering Tornado

Creativity, Flowering Tornado

Museum of Glass
A mixed-media installation which urges viewers to pause and contemplate art, life and creativity. Within six large gold frames, the steel elements include a heart, an arrow and a large chain. The sculptural forms range from spiritual to whimsical. Using metaphor and symbolism, Ruffner has created a glimpse into another world.

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Pause, Installation View

Pause, Installation View

Heller Gallery, NYC
steel, stainless steel, glass, aluminum and roses
Dimensions:  various
2001

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Mind Garden

Mind Garden

Seattle Art Museum
glass, steel, bronze and rose petals
Dimensions:  various
2000

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Perception of Beauty, Installation View

Perception of Beauty, Installation View

Meyerson Nowinski Gallery
wall panels of glass, mirrors and wood
Dimensions:  various
1998

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The Beauty of the Creative Process, Installation View

The Beauty of the Creative Process, Installation View

Laumeier Sculpture Park Museum
steel, glass and roses
Dimensions:  various
2001

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Beauty Trap, Installation View

Beauty Trap, Installation View

Bellevue Art Museum
glass, wood, steel and tchotchkes
dimensions: various
1995

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Possession of Creativity, Installation View

Possession of Creativity, Installation View

Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art
steel tornado with 1,000 glass drops
18' x 9' x 9'
1990

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7 Stages of Intimacy

7 Stages of Intimacy

Fay Gould Gallery

Lust, Relationship, Communication
7 Stations of Intimacy
Station 1 - Lust, Station 2 - Relationship, Station 3 - Communication Station 4 - Marriage Station 6 - Scorn Station 7 - Transcendence/Art

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Mixoglossia

Mixoglossia

Traver-Sutton Gallery

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