Abbi Ruppert is a sculptor, printmaker, installation artist and educator. Her work comes from a personal investigation of developmental trauma, rural poverty, and delicate family ties.
Abbi earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2021 and a Master of Arts from West Virginia University in 2022. Abbi now lives and works in Owensboro Kentucky, where she works as full-time Art Instructor & Program Coordinator at Owensboro Community & Technical College since August 2023.
Abbi’s most notable work in 2022 includes large-scale public work on Evansdale Campus at West Virginia University and public work commissioned by Waynesburg University in Pennsylvania. 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 exhibitions include a solo show at Foundry Art Centre in Missouri, coming September 2024.