Abbi Ruppert is a sculptor, printmaker, installation artist and educator. Abbi earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2021 and a Master of Arts from West Virginia University in 2022. She currently lives and works in Morgantown, West Virginia, where she teaches 3D Foundations at WVU.
Abbi's most notable work in 2022 includes large scale public work on Evansdale Campus at West Virginia University, public work commissioned by Waynesburg University in Pennsylvania, and a site-specific installation in Cleveland, Ohio for Rooms to Let. In 2021, her sculpture Revival won both Second Place and the People's Choice award in the Art in Public Places sculpture exhibition in Knoxville, Tennessee. Abbi also received the 2020 Outstanding Student Achievement Award in Contemporary Sculpture from the International Sculpture Center, which included a feature in Sculpture Magazine. Upcoming engagements include a solo show at Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles, Missouri, coming 2024.
When not in the studio, teaching, or traveling to install or deliver work, Abbi enjoys exploring the great outdoors of West Virginia.