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Recent Events

Artist Residency at the Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA

March 2017

Artist in Residence at MOG; Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA

Poetic Hybrids Augumented Reality Tour

Poetic Hybrids Augumented Reality Tour
  • September 1 & 2, 2016 @Seattle Art Museum
  • October 21 & 24, 2016 @9E2
  • May 19, 2017 @Institute for Systems Biology
  • Fall 2017 @Hudson Alpha Institute for Biotechnology

Originally inspired by interviews with genetic research scientists, Poetic Hybrids incorporates real time human creation with augmented reality to illustrate improbable hybrids with holograms. This project gives the audience an opportunity to influence the creation of holographic sculptures, first by choosing the components and then by ‘painting’ on the holograms.

Ruffner began the project by compiling a list of words scientists used when describing their reasons for becoming a scientist, their motivations, and what they find beautiful in their research. Viewers will be invited to select two of these evocative and ephemeral entities—including such varied ideas as “discovery,” “pattern” and “giggle”—to be hybridized by the team of artists. Rapidly designing, modeling and building each virtual hybrid, the artists will deploy the finished holographic sculptures to iPads where they can be both viewed and further altered by visitors using augmented reality.

Q&A and Screening of "A Not So Still Life"

  • Thursday, 19 February 2015 @Palm Desert Center

Public Art Documentary Film Series
Palm Desert, CA

Residency at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

  • Monday, 12 January 2015
  • Friday, 16 January 2015

Artist in Residence
Huntsville, AL

Ruffner to Lecture at Grantmakers in the Arts

  • Sunday, 12 October 2014
  • Wednesday, 15 October 2014

GIA 2014 Conference
Houston, TX

Solo Exhibition at Huntsville Museum of Art

  • Saturday, 04 October 2014
  • Sunday, 18 January 2015

Aesthetic Engineering
Huntsville Museum of Art
Huntsville, AL 35801

Group Exhibition at Koganezaki Crystal Park

  • Saturday, 06 September 2014 @Koganezaki Crystal Park
  • Wednesday, 08 April 2015 @Koganezaki Crystal Park

Group Exhibition, Various Glass Works in Each Unique Shape
Shizuoka-ken, Japan

California Dreamin': Thirty Years of Collecting

  • Saturday, 08 March 2014
  • Thursday, 31 July 2014

Group Exhibition
Palm Springs Art Museum
101 Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Ruffner at Seattle Art Museum

  • Saturday, 08 March 2014 @Seattle Art Museum
  • Friday, 13 March 2015 @Seattle Art Museum

Group Exhibition, Glass at Pilchuck: Making History
Seattle Art Museum
1300 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

Arboretum Foundation features Ginny Ruffner at Northwest Flower & Garden Show 2014

  • Wednesday, 05 February 2014
  • Sunday, 09 February 2014

Garden of Artful Delight
Homage to the Art and Garden of Ginny Ruffner
Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, WA 98112

Museum of Glass

  • Thursday, 02 January 2014
  • Sunday, 05 January 2014

Artist In Residence
Museum of Glass
Tacoma, WA. 98402

Ginny Ruffner at Friesen Gallery

  • Monday, 16 December 2013
  • Sunday, 26 January 2014

Solo Exhibition
Friesen Gallery
320 North 1st Avenue
Ketchum, ID 83340

Ruffner at Toyama Glass Art Gallery

  • Tuesday, 03 December 2013
  • Monday, 14 April 2014

New Aquisitions
Toyama Glass Art Gallery
7-38 Shinsakura-machi
Toyama-shi, Japan

MOG's Permanent Collection

  • Friday, 01 March 2013
  • Thursday, 01 May 2014

Group Exhibition
Museum of Glass
Tacoma, WA 98402

Creativity - Flowering Tornado Tour


  • Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA
  • Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA


  • Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC
  • Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL
  • Virginia Contemporary Art Center, Virginia Beach, VA


  • Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA
  • Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Montgomery, AL

The Beauty of the Creative Process

2001 @Laumeier Sculpture Park Museum
St. Louis, MO

Re: Collection

  • Tuesday, 01 April 2014
  • Sunday, 07 September 2014

Group Exhibition
Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

Perception of Beauty

1998 @Meyerson/ Nowinski Gallery
Seattle, WA