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PHOTOGRAPHER ALLISON RUFRANO

Allison Rufrano is an accomplished artist living and working on Long Island. Rufrano’s thought provoking work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions internationally including in New York, Italy, Russia, China, Korea, and Japan. Her evocative use of light and subject enables Rufrano to tap into the viewers’ perception, creating a personal dialogue between her work and the observer.

Ms. Rufrano holds a BA in Fine Art with a Minor in Art History, a MFA in Photography and a MS in Art Education. With over fifteen years experience in Higher Ed, she is immersed in the exploration of new media and has been instrumental in the development and implementation of innovative program curricula. Professor Rufrano teaches at several colleges and universities on Long Island.

Email: RufranoPhoto@aol.com

Phone: 516.906.5177


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017 Visibly Invisible: Self Portraits, SoHo Photo Gallery, Tribeca, NY
2016 Involution, Art League of Long Island Strolling Gallery, Dix Hills, NY
2014 Emptiness is the Mother of All Things, fotofoto Gallery, Huntington, NY
2014 The Human Presence, Galleria di via Lucarelli, Gubbio, ITALY
2013 Looking Glass, Solarium Gallery, Nissequogue, NY
2013 Memory Box, SoHo Photo Gallery, Guest Artist, Tribeca, NY
2013 Cubs, fotofoto gallery, Huntington, NY
2012 Great Lengths, Park Hotel ai Cappuccini, Gubbio, ITALY
2012 Great Lengths, Sala Santa Caterine at NunAssisi, Assisi, ITALY
2012 Allison Rufrano Photographs, Palazzo dei Consoli, Gubbio, ITALY
2010 Great Lengths Installation, fotofoto Gallery, Huntington, NY
2008 Memory Box, fotofoto Gallery, Huntington, NY
2006 Only One, fotofoto Gallery, Huntington, NY
2005 Allison Rufrano: Photographs, Palazzo dei Consoli, Gubbio, ITALY
2004 Duplicity Revisited: A photographic Installation, fotofoto Gallery, Huntington, NY
2002 Personal Myths, Bar de Corso, Costacciaro, ITALY
1998 Duplicity, National Photography Museum, Brescia, ITALY


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 Anonymous, Patchogue Arts Gallery, Patchogue, NY
2017 A Visual Compendium: Three Person Exhibition, Alfred Van Loen Gallery, Huntington, NY
2016 Terry Street Art Fair, Patchogue, NY
2015 Alternative Historic Photography Experiments, Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY
2015 Unclear: Abstract Interpretations, OMNI Gallery, Uniondale, NY
2015 Exchange Exhibition, Solarium Gallery, Nissequogue, NY
2014 Made in America, Galleria di via Lucarelli, Gubbio, ITALY
2014 PROOF Annual Photography Benefit and Auction, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Chelsea, NY
2014 Northwest Meets Southeast, Art Space, Patchogue, NY
2014 Contemporary Photography, Solarium Gallery, Nissequogue, NY
2013 Three Person Exhibition, Galeria Via founded by Ciemi Takegaki, Chiba, JAPAN
2013 Studio Borgo Artist Workshop Exhibition, Hotel Universo Gallery, Lucca, ITALY
2013 Umbria Foto Festival Exhibition, Bethpage Public Library Gallery, Bethpage, NY
2013 Exquisite Uterus Project, Union Art Gallery of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI
2013 Umbria Foto Festival Exhibition, Martin Tempo Gallery, Gubbio, ITALY
2013 International Small Photo Exhibition, Umi Gallery, Narita City, JAPAN
2013 Exquisite Uterus Project, Red Gym Art Gallery, Madison, WI
2013 International Small Photo Exhibition, Genkan Gallery, Matsudo, JAPAN
2013 Exquisite Uterus Project, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
2012 A Show of Heads, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY
2012 Upheaval, Target Gallery at Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA
2012 Power, Politics, and Performance: Exquisite Uterus Project, Steinhilber Art Gallery, Oshkosh, WI
2011 A Book about Death, Student Art League Gallery, LIU Post, Brookville, NY
2010 Children, Margaviglia Festival, Assisi, ITALY
2008 Different Dimension, Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Novosibirsk, RUSSIA
2008 Ten, International Photography Festival, Pingyao, CHINA
2006 7 New York Artists, Han Gallery, Seoul, KOREA
2006 Exhibit and Auction for VIBS, Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, Riverhead, NY
2005 Faculty/Alumni Connections, Hutchins Gallery, Brookville, NY
2005 Instituzione Cultura Pontassieve, Florence, ITALY
2005 International Exchange, Women’s Center, Seoul, KOREA
2005 I-CON 24, Stony Brook, NY
2004 Photography Expo Exhibition, Briarcliffe Art Gallery, Bethpage, NY
2004 Under the Influence, Soho Photo, NYC, NY
2004 Darkroom to Digital, Hutchins Gallery, Brookville, NY
2004 Exhibit and Auction for VIBS, Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, Riverhead, NY
2003 Vision International Exhibition, Uma Gallery, NYC, NY
2003 Adelphi Authors & Artists, Swirbul Library Gallery, Garden City, NY
2002 Life of the City, Museum of Modern Art, NYC, NY
2002 Vision International Exhibition sponsored by Kodak and Durst, Costacciaro, ITALY
2002 Cuisine & Culture, Curator, Courtyard Gallery, Mineola, NY
2002 3 Woman Artists, St. Joseph’s College, Patchogue, NY
2001 BE Essere Semplice International Exhibition, Brescia, ITALY
2001 Portrait Exhibition sponsored by Kodak and Durst, Costacciaro, ITALY
2000 Night and Infrared Exhibition sponsored by Kodak and Durst, Costacciaro, ITALY
1999 Personal Myths, MFA Thesis, Hillwood Art Museum, LIU Post, Brookville, NY
1997 Paese in Photo sponsored by Kodak and Durst, Gubbio, ITALY


ANNUAL FACULTY EXHIBITIONS
2009-present Suffolk County Community College, Grant Campus: Gallery West, Brentwood, NY
2000-present Nassau Community College: Firehouse Gallery, Uniondale, NY
1999-present Long Island University Post: Steinberg Museum of Art at Hillwood, Brookville, NY
2008-2014 Nassau Community College: CCB Showcases Women’s History Month Exhibition
2000-2009 Briarcliffe College: Art Gallery, Bethpage, NY,
2000-2005 Adelphi University: Adelphi Authors & Artists, Swirbul Library, Garden City, NY


ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
SUFFOLK COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Adjunct Associate Professor 2009-present
NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Adjunct Associate Professor 2000-present
LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY POST, Adjunct Associate Professor 1999-present
SUNY FARMINGDALE STATE COLLEGE, Adjunct Instructor 2010-2011
BRIARCLIFFE COLLEGE, Associate Professor 2000-2009
ADELPHI UNIVERSITY Adjunct Instructor 2000-2005


EDUCATION
M.F.A. Photography, Long Island University Post, Brookville, NY
M.S. Art Education, Long Island University Post, Brookville, NY
B.A. Fine Art, Minor Art History, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
A.A. Fine Art, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY