Abbi Ruppert earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2021.

She will begin her Master of Fine Arts studies at West Virginia University in August 2021.

Ruppert received the 2020 Outstanding Student Achievement Award in Contemporary Sculpture

from the International Sculpture Center, which included a feature

in Sculpture Magazine.


Ruppert exhibits her work across the country, recently showing at Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, Angad Arts Hotel in St. Louis, and Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Minneapolis. She also currently has public sculptures on display in Clear Lake, Iowa and downtown Knoxville, Tennessee.

When she is not driving cross country to deliver artwork for exhibitions, she enjoys spending time with her two

cats at home.