Winter Rusiloski is an only child, born to Stanley and Patricia Rusiloski in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Early creative influences include: her father who worked as a mechanical engineer, constant dance lessons, and a great aunt, who was a proficient and well-traveled hobby painter. Her father taught her how to draw accurately and her aunt coached her on still lives and landscapes beginning at age nine.
Rusiloski moved to Fort Worth Texas in 2002, to pursue an MFA at Texas Christian University, where she continued to develop her landscape-inspired abstract paintings. She studied abroad again in 2003 with Texas Christian University at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Art in Budapest, Hungary. Rusiloski completed her MFA in Painting in 2004. Aside from her professional art career, Rusiloski has taught courses at Texas Christian University, El Centro College and Tarrant County College. She is currently an Associate Professor of Art at Tarrant County College Northwest.
Rusiloski went to Kutztown University in Pennsylvania where she earned a BFA, with dual majors in Studio Art – Painting and Related Arts – Dance. While studying at Kutztown University, Rusiloski worked as a white water rafting guide in Jim Thrope, PA, and visited the boundary waters in Northern Minnesota. These two influential forces led her to become re - interested in the traditional landscapes she was accustomed to painting. She began working to combine representational landscape painting with abstraction. During her undergraduate work, Rusiloski studied abroad with the University of Georgia in Cortona, Italy.
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