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Ginny Ruffner: Project Aurora


February 9, 2024 – June 2, 2024


This installation runs on a fixed schedule from Tuesday through Sunday, from noon until 10:00 pm. It is included in a paid General Admission ticket.

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Project Aurora (2022) is a wall of light 20’ in height and programmed to undulate, evoking the Aurora Borealis.

About the Artist:

Born in Atlanta, Ginny Ruffner (b. 1952) is a multimedia artist who lives and works in Seattle. She trained at the University of Georgia as a painter, graduating with honors and an MFA. She is best known for her sculptural work in glass, which is held in more than 50 museum and public collections around the world. Her career has spanned 90 solo and several hundred group exhibitions. Her recent work includes augmented reality (AR) projects, such as Reforestation of the Imagination, which was exhibited at the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C. The exhibition is currently traveling museums across the United States. She has authored two books and been featured in an award-winning documentary titled A Not So Still Life, the Ginny Ruffner Story (2010). In 2016, Ruffner founded the non-profit SOLA to recognize the work of female artists.