Biography

 

Joanne Beaule Ruggles

1946 Born in New York City, NY


Education:

1970 MFA Ohio State University

1968 BFA Ohio State University


Employment:

2004 Professor Emeritus, Art Dept., California Polytechnic State Univ., San Luis Obispo

1973 - 2004 Art Dept., California Polytechnic State Univ., San Luis Obispo


Recent Honors:

2015 Featured Artist, UniteWomen.org’s National Website

2014 Featured Artist, Acrylicworks: The Best of Acrylic Painting

2013 Featured Artist, Studio Visit (Volume 19), Open Studios Press

2012 Featured Artist, Strokes of Genius, The Best of Drawing / Exploring Line

2011 Featured Artist, Womens Caucus for Art National Website (June 2011)

2008 Puffin Foundation Grant

2006 Capelli d Angeli Foundation Grant

2005 James Irvine Foundation (Art Inspires Grant)

2005 Art In Embassies Program, US Dept. of State, American Embassy Freetown, Sierra Leone

2004 Cal Poly Distinguished Research Award

2000 Finalist, Cal Poly Distinguished Teaching Award

2000 Central Coast Wine Classic Commemorative Artist (also 2005, 2009, & 2010)

1999 Art In Embassies Program, US Dept. of State, American Embassy Luanda, Angola

1988-2004 Dorland Mountain Arts Colony Reviewer (for Artist Residency Grants)

1986-1996 Art in Public Places Jurist, San Luis Obispo County


International Exhibition Sites:

Museo Carrillo Gil, Instituto Nacional de Artes, Mexico

Durham Art Gallery, Durham, England

Silpakorn University, Art Centre, Bangkok, Thailand

National Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

National Museum, Singapore, Republic of Singapore

Westminster Gallery, London, England

Television Tower Exhibition Center, Berlin, Germany

Royal Society of Artists Gallery, Birmingham, England

Premio Internazionale Biella , Italy

Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Ateneo of Orense, Orense, Spain

Culture and Arts Foundation Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Kanagawa Gallery,Yokohama Japan

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sao Paulo, Brazil

State of Rio de Janeiro University, Brazil

AmerikaHaus, Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany

Malmo Konstall, Malmo, Sweden

Museum of Brazilian Prints, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

American Embassy, Luanda, Angola

Art Museum of Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Taipei City Fine Art Museum, Taiwan, ROC

Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Ibiza, Spain

American Embassy Freetown, Sierra Leone

Performance Works Granville Island, Vancouver, BC

Museum of Modern Art, Rijeka, Yugoslavia


Recent Solo Exhibitions:

2014 Hanging By a Thread: Mother Earth in Peril, Steynberg Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA

2011 Hanging By a Thread: Mother Earth in Peril, Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria, CA

2010 Eye, Hand, Heart, Western Colorado Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, CO

2009 Corpora in Extremis: 5 California Artists Take Bodies to the Limits, SLO Museum of Art

2007 Mapping the Body: Telling our Story, Steynberg Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA

2006 A Stone of Hope, ARC Gallery & Educational Foundation, Chicago, IL

2004 A Stone of Hope, SLO Art Center, Spotlight Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA

2001 Pain of Human Weakness / Joy of Human Strength, Linfield College, Portland, OR

2001 Geometry & the Human Figure, County of Los Angeles Century Gallery, Sylmar, CA

1999 Configurations: Aspects of the Human Condition, Art Center, San Luis Obispo, CA

1997 The Dance of Life, Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria, CA

1997 The Ground of Being, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

1997 Figurative Matters, Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee, WA

1996 Figuratively Speaking, California State University, Chico, Union Gallery, Chico, CA

1996 Sources and Refinements, San Bernardino County Museum, Redlands, CA

1996 Searching for Celestial & Other Heavenly Bodies, ARTernatives Forum, SLO, CA

1995 Go Figure, Sinclair College, Triangle Gallery, Dayton, OH


Selected Exhibitions :

2015

Voices, National Association of Women Artists Gallery, NYC, NY


2014

ACE 14, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA

Powerful Women, Linnea’s Cafe, San Luis Obispo, CA

Visions of the Mind, Robeson Gallery, Penn State, University Park Campus, PA

Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Gallery, New York, NY


2013

Clothing Optional, NAWA Gallery, New York, NY

Exposed, Steynberg Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA

Stories We Tell (WCA), Phoenix Gallery, New York City, NY

ACE 13, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA

The Wonder of Women, Women’s Museum of California, San Diego, CA

Women’s Rights / Visual Voices (WCA), National Steimbeck Center Museum, Salinas, CA


2012

Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze, The Kinsey Institute Gallery, University of Indiana, Bloomington, IN

Song of the Land, Hebrew Union College, Jack H. Skirball Campus, Los Angeles, CA

Herstorically Speaking, Johnson & Johnson World Headquarters Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ

Pattern, Rhythm, Cycles, Betty Barker Gallery, New Canaan, CT

Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Gallery, New York, NY


2011

Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA

Control, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY

DNA, Edward Williams Gallery, Fairleigh Dickenson University, Hackensack, NJ

What About Eve?, Grunwald Gallery, The Kinsey Institute, University of Indiana, Bloomington, IN

Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Gallery, New York, NY


2010

CBCRP Biennial, University of California, Oakland, CA

All About Color, New Jersey Foundation for the Blind, Denville, NJ

41st Annual National, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA

Woman, The Philippine Consulate, New York, NY

It Started With Eve, Hamilton Park Library, New York, NY


2009

Control, SOMarts, San Francisco, CA

120th Annual, Salmagundi Club, NYC, NY

XXXXalso Robeson Galleries, Penn State University, State College, PA

Password: Arts Secret Symbols, Broome Street Gallery, NY


2008

The Healing Power of Art, Manhattan Arts Internatinal (global online exhibit)

Proud Flesh, Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria, CA

XXXXalso Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA

Made in California, Brea Civic & Cultural Center Gallery, Brea, CA

Jouneys Through Cancer: Art of Healing & Hope, St. Joseph Medical Ctr., Towson, MD


2007

Indomitable Spirits: Giving Face/Voice to Courage, Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria, CA

Woman as Witness, ArtHouse Gallery at TVA, Santa Monica, CA

Response to the Muse, Armory Art Center, W. Palm Beach, FL

Women Working, OKeeffe Gallery, Studio Art Center, CSU/Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA

Angles & Demons: Blessed or Possessed?, A Shenere Velt  Gallery, Workmans Circle / Arbeter Ring, LA, CA


2006

Women & Sprituality, Interchurch Center, NY, NY

37th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA

Up Close and Personal, SCWCA Gallery at the Brewery, Los Angeles, CA

Venice Art Walk, Berman / Turner Projects & Track 16 Galleries, Bergamot Station, Los Angeles, CA


2005

A Struggle Illustrated: The Fight Against Breast Cancer, UCLA Powell Library Rotunda, LA, CA

Curators Choice 2001, SCWCA Gallery at the Brewery, Los Angeles, CA

All California Invitational, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA


2004

The Human Figure (Invitational), Olin Arts Center, Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, PA

Meditations on War, NAWA Fifth Avenue Gallery, New York, NY

Point of View (Invitational), Poughkeepsie Art Museum, Poughkeepsie, NY

Cerebral Candy, Lankershim Gallery, North Hollywood, CA


2003

War Stories, A Shenere Velt Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Figuratively Speaking, Coral Springs Museum, Coral Springs, FL

Face to Face, Stage Gallery, New York, NY

Female / Feminine / Feminist, Orlando Gallery, Tarzana, CA


2002

Reactions: Living in the New America, Union Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

By Her Hand, Cornell Museum, Delray Beach, FL

Artists Respond to Terrorism, ART Project / www.theARTproject.net

5th American Print Biennial, Marsh Art Gallery, University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, VA

Bare Facts: Unconventional Nudes, Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ


2001

National Painting Show, Olin Fine Arts Gallery, Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, PA

GA GA for LA LA, Eye Five Gallery / The Brewery, Los Angeles, CA

Things Considered, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY

Media Room Installation, College Art Association 2001 Conference, Chicago, IL

California Society of Printmakers Annual, Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA


2000

AIM FOR ARTS, International Painting Biennial, Performance Works, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC

W & J National Painting Show, Washington & Jefferson College, Olin Fine Arts Gallery, Washington, PA

Americas 2000, Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, Minot, ND

Worldwide Feminist Expo / NAWA Millennium Collection, Convention Center, Baltimore, MD


1999

Erase Hate / Create a New World, The Puffin Foundation Cultural Forum, Teaneck, NJ

Gathering of Women: A Healing Place, The Pennsylvania State University, State University, PA

Contemporary Visions 99, University Gallery, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT (Philip Pearlstein juror)

30th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Palm Springs Desert Museum, CA (William Wilson, juror)

Igniting the Edge, Media Room Installation, Los Angeles, CA


1998

Biennial Watermedia Competition and Exhibition, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA

In Human Form, Maude Kearns Art Center, Eugene, OR

Continuity & Change, New World Art Center, SoHo, New York, NY

Made in California, City of Brea Gallery, Brea, CA

Love - Hate and the Absence of Either, Museum of Arts Downtown Los Angeles, CA

A Show of Hands, Texas Tech Health Science Center, Lubbock, TX


1997

reSIDivists, The Ohio State University, Hopkins Hall Gallery, Columbus, OH

Pacific Cross Currents, Silpakorn University, Art Centre, Bangkok, Thailand

2nd Annual National Exhibition, SITE, Los Angeles, CA

Trial and Transformation, University of California, Irvine, Student Center, Irvine, CA

Bradley Biennial, Lakeview Museum of Arts & Sciences, Peoria, IL

Me, Myself and..., Museum of Arts Downtown Los Angeles, CA


1996

Human Figure and Portrait, Kougeas Gallery, Boston, MA

Plausible Deniability, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, CA

Family Values: Rhetoric vs. Reality, Vermont College, Norwich University, Wood Gallery, Montpelier, VT

Painting in General, Sawtooth Building Galleries, Winston-Salem, NC

International Juried Show, New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, Summit, NJ


A complete list of exhibitions 1970 to the present is available upon request.


Current Professional Memberships (* denotes juried or signature membership):

Art in Embassies, Program Artist, United States*

Womens Caucus for Art (National)

Womens Caucus for Art (S CA Chapter)

National Association of Women Artists*

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Founding Member

International Society of Acrylic Painters*

American Society of Contemporary Artists*

Women Painters West*

The Los Angeles Printmaking Society *

The California Society of Printmakers*

The Boston Printmakers*

San Luis Obispo Art Association

Arts Obispo


Biographical Sources:

Whos Who in America

Whos Who in American Art

The World's Whos Who of Women

Whos Who in the West

Whos Who of American Women

2,000 Notable American Women

Whos Who Among America's Teachers

Whos Who in American Education