Winter Rusiloski

Winter Rusiloski was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA.  She earned an MFA in painting at Texas Christian University in 2004 and a BFA from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania with dual majors in Studio Art - Painting and Related Art - Dance in 2002.  Rusiloski has studied internationally at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Art in Budapest, Hungary and in Cortona, Italy with the University of Georgia. Rusiloski is represented by Cohn Drennan Contemporary Gallery in Dallas and Artspace 111 Gallery in Fort Worth.  She has exhibited nationally with highlights including the Texas Biennial with juror Michael Duncan, three time Hunting Art Prize Finalist, Art in the Metroplex - Fort Worth Art Dealers Association Award by Juror Sarah Jayne Parsons, Texas Paint Part 2 - Out of Abstraction, a survey of abstract art in Texas at the Arlington Museum of Art - curated by Anne Allen and the Texas Oklahoma Art Prize at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art.

I was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and grew up in a rural setting outside of the city.  Landscape was always important to me, growing up on acres of land where I frequently explored our property and regularly walked to my Grandparents’ old farm.  We frequented the Jersey Shore and other beaches along the east coast.  After a trip visiting the Boundary Waters in Minnesota, I became preoccupied with the horizon line as well. Changes in atmosphere and nature, particularly sky and water, are fascinating.

 

These early influences led me to a current interest in the fusion of landscape painting with abstraction. The Texas landscape has continued to inspire me with the flatness of the land and big sky.  I work spontaneously, with specific memories and references in mind.  I enjoy the physicality of the paint and am interested in the ambiguous spaces I can create through abstraction.

 

Photographs are often collaged into the work to introduce a varied vocabulary and space.  The photographs act as another layer of mark making and are suggestive of an ambiguous narrative.  This pairing releases representational areas within the work from their descriptive function, creating a dynamic spatial relationship with the whole.

Education:

M.F.A.  Painting, Texas Christian University, 2004, summa cum laude
Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary, 2003
B.F.A.  Painting and Related Arts Dance, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, 2002, magna cum laude
University of Georgia Studies Abroad, Cortona, Italy, 2001

Gallery Representation:

Artspace 111 Gallery, Fort Worth, TX 2013 - present
Cohn Drennan Contemporary, Dallas, TX 2009 to 2015

Peer Reviewed Exhibitions

2017 Farmington Museum Gateway to Imagination, Farmington Museum, Farmington NM
Julie Sasse

40 Under 40 National Art Competition, Fort Works Art, Fort Worth, TX
Maggie Adler

30th Annual Northern National Art Competition, Nicolet Art Gallery, Rhinelander, WI
Gary Freeburg

30th September Competition, Alexandria Museum of Fine Art, Alexandria, LA
Mark Tullos

National Art Encounter Competition, Naples Art Association, Naples, FL
Alejo Benedetti, Jade Dellinger, Mallroy McCane O’Conner

Texas National, Koler Arts Center, Nacogdoches, TX
Benito Heurta

Chautauqua National Juried Exhibition Order and Chaos, Giles Gallery, Easter Kentucky Univeristy, Richmond, VA
Robert L. Croker

2016 Stroke of Genius, Maryland Federation of Art Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD
Joey P. Manlapaz

Concerning the Spiritual, Foundry Art Center, St. Charles, MO
Bob Langas, Michael Quintero

American Art Today: What is American Art? 16th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition, Bascom Center for the Visual Arts, Highlands, NC

Dr. William U. Eiland
Third Annual Regional Juried Exhibtion, Artspace 111, Fort Worth, TX, Juror

Dr. Eric M. Lee

2014 Art in the Metroplex, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX. FWADA Award Recipient
Juror Sara Jayne Parsons

2011 Studio Visit Magazine, Juried International Exhibition in Print, Winter Edition. Juror: Jonathan Greene,

Independent Curator Jonathan Greene

Non Peer Reviewed Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

anticipated- 2017  Solo Exhibition, Artspace 111, Fort Worth, TX

2016 Tempest, Weyland Art Gallery, Divine Word College, Epworth, IA

2015Magnificent Tempest, Artspace 111, Fort Worth, TX

2014Winter Rusiloski: Selections from the Tempest Series, Gallery 550, Addison, TX.

Artspace 111 Featured Artist, Fairmount Tour, Fort Worth, TX

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 Dual: Winter Rusiloski and Angel E. Fernandez, Texas Wesleyan University Art Gallery, Fort Worth, TX

deadWEST: DUAL- angelFERNANDEZ AND winterRUSILOSKI, deadWEST: GALLERY AND STUDIO, Lakeside, TX

Preservation is the Art of the City, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX. Invitational Exhibition

2016 Texas Contemporary Art Fair, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX

Preservation is the Art of the City, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX. Invitational Exhibition, Tracy Family  Award, Juror Dr. Anne Helmrich.

Greatest Hits, Artspace 111, Fort Worth, TX. Invitational Exhibition

Nature’s First Green is Gold, Artspace 111, Fort Worth, TX. Invitational Exhibition

deadWEST: OPEN RANGE, deadWEST Gallery and Studio, Lakeside, TX

2015deadWEST: PLACE AND IDENTITY, deadWEST Gallery and Studio, Lakeside, TX

26 Fall Gallery Night Group Exhibition, Artspace 111, Fort Worth, TX

FWADA Selections, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX

Preservation is the Art of the City, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX. Invitational Exhibition, Tracy
Family Award: Juror Benito Huerta

2014 Art for Advocacy, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, TX

Dallas Art Fair 2014 – Artspace 111, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, TX

A Way of Remembering, Curator Elaine Taylor, Fort Worth Community Arts Center,  Fort Worth, TX. Invitational Exhibition

2013 Pleasure Tempest: Bonny Leibowitz/Winter Rusiloski, Cohn Drennan Contemporary, Dallas, TX

Playful Intimate Assertive: Peter Colley, Angel Fernandez and Winter Rusiloski, Gallery 414, Fort Worth, TX

TASA One Foot Cube Exhibition, Lone Star College, Juror: Wade Wilson, 45Houston, TX

The Abstract Show, Artspace 111, Fort Worth, TX. Invitational Exhibition

Like, Artspace 111, Fort Worth, TX. Invitational Exhibition

Artspace 111 Pop-UP Gallery, Midland, TX. Invitational Exhibition

2012 The 2012 Hunting Art Prize Finalist Exhibition, Friedkin Companies Campus, Houston, TX

2012 ART Santa Fe – Cohn Drennan Contemporary –Santa Fe Convention
Center, Santa Fe, NM

AC/OC – Winter Rusiloski, Cathy Drennan and Carmen Menza, Cohn Drennan Contemporary, Dallas, TX

2011 TASA One Foot Cube Exhibition, East Fork Gallery, Trinity River Campus, Tarrant County College, Fort Worth, TX-Awarded  Second Place: Juror Heyd Fontenot

pARTners, Cohn Drennan Contemporary, Dallas, TX

Luminous Discharge, H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery, Dallas, TX. Invitational Exhibition

Linear Stratifications: Heidi Lingamfelter and Winter Rusiloski, Gallery 414, Fort Worth, TX

Publications:

Barbara Koreble “OPEN RANGE at deadWEST,” Glasstire, May 11, 2016 http://glasstire.com/2016/05/11/open-range-at- deadwest

Christopher Blay, “Ugly, Beautiful, Pretty, Kitsch ,“ The Fort Worth Weekly, October 28, 2015

http://www.fwweekly.com/2015/10/28/ugly-beautiful-pretty-kitsch/

Michael Granberry, “Arts and Features,” The Dallas Morning News, November 22, 2014

Anthony Mariani “North Texans, Rally Around this Exhibit,” The Fort Worth Weekly, October 27, 2014

Michael Granberry, “Bonny Leibovitz, Winter Rusiloski Stage Pleasure Tempest at Cohn Drennan,” The Dallas Morning  News, November 27, 2013

“Abstract Engagement,” Fort Worth Weekly, July 17, 2013

Gaile Robinson, “Landscape of 2 TCC Art Instructors to be Shown at Gallery 414,” DFW.com, March 10, 2011

 

Hanna Raskin, “Matching Easels,” Dallas Observer, January 27, 2011

Kelley Chinn, “A Firsthand Art Lesson that Mirrors Reality,” Fort Worth Star Telegram, April 23, 2010

J.R. Compton, “Art Here Lately #2: Dallas Artist in the Texas Biennial 2009,” The Dallas Art Review, 2009

Michelle Townsend Wallace, “Heidi Lingamfelter and Winter Rusiloski: Sky Water Leaves Grass Mokah Art Gallery” Dallas  Art News, December 7, 2009

Stephen Becker, “Trinity Perspectives: The Artists Speak,” Art and Seek, August 20, 2009

Selected Collections:

Key Management Group, INC,. NY

Tru-Form, Wilkes-Barre, PA

 

North Texas Commission, Irving, TX

Cohn Drennan Contemporary, Dallas, TX

Texas Christian University, Chancellor, Dr. Victor J. Boschini, Fort Worth, TX

Texas Christian University, Neeley School of Business, Fort Worth, TX

Texas Christian University, College of Education, Fort Worth, TX

Stellar Machine Inc., Kingston, PA

In the galleries by Gaile Robinson in DFW.com

Top 5 Artworks by Fort Worth Weekly

Ugly, Beautiful, Pretty, Kitsch by Christopher Blat in Fort Worth Weekly