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Donna Ruskin is a Connecticut-based interdisciplinary artist, with a focus in photography. 


Her work has been widely exhibited in museums and galleries in the United States and abroad and is featured in numerous publications including The Dog In Photography 1989-Today, Taschen 2018, A Thousand Hounds, 2000 Taschen, Zoom International, and SHOTS Magazine, among others.


Her photographs are held in many permanent collections including Hewlett  Packard, Musee de la Photographie (Belgium), Museet for Fotokunst  (Denmark), Museum of the City of New  York, National Association of Security Dealers, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center (New Jersey).


She is the recipient of a NYFA Strategic Opportunity Stipend for her exhibition at “Art Wall on Third” in the Mid-Manhattan Library and a Director’s Fellowship for the Creative  Practices Certificate  Program at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York City.


Donna was a long-time Arts Administrator in the Education Department at ICP until 2016. She credits the many courses she took advantage of during her tenure as being an important part of her photographic education along with her studies at the School of Visual Arts and Parsons School of Design. In 2020 she decided to return to ICP, not as an employee but as a full-time certificate student in the Creative Practices Program which she graduated from in 2021 all done virtually via zoom. 




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