Ginny Ruffner

Foundation Board Member


Ginny Ruffner is a Seattle artist, trained at the University of Georgia as a painter, graduating
with honors and an MFA.

Ruffner has had 90 solo shows, several hundred group shows, and her work is in 59 permanent museum and public collections around the world.

Seattle public art installations include a 30-foot-tall kinetic water feature downtown, and a permanent installation in the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park.

Recent Augmented Reality (AR) projects include: ‘Reforestation of the Imagination,’ an AR artwork that was exhibited at the Smithsonian Museum in DC and accompanied by a book. This work is also currently traveling around the U.S. As well as the upcoming AR Walking Tour at the LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory) facility at Hanford, Washington.

She has written two books and been the subject of an award winning, full-length documentary titled “A Not So Still Life, the Ginny Ruffner Story”.

In 2016, Ruffner founded the non-profit SOLA (Support Old Lady Artists) to recognize female artists.

Ruffner has lectured and taught extensively, and has served as an artist-in-residence numerous times at schools and universities around the world.