Curriculum Vitae

 

Ciro Di Ruocco, (b.1984, USA)

CiroCapri84@gmail.com | CiroDiruocco.com |

Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

 

Education

2018

BA, (Candidate) in Visual Art, Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

 

Forthcoming Exhibitions

April

Archipelago, graduating student’s art exhibition, The View Gallery, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

 

Group Exhibitions/ Collaborations

 

2018

Waterfront Art Gallery: Fine Arts Juried Show, Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada

Liquids, Creams, and Gels. Gynocratic Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Online Exhibition)

Art Battle, Cumberland, British Columbia, Canada (Featured Painter)

 

2017

N[art] Exhibition, Portland, Oregon, USA (Curator)

Ceramic Exhibition, Waterfront Gallery, Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada (Invitational group show)

Friends For A_Dog Celebration, Burlington, Vermont, USA (Featured Artist / Ceramic Installation)

Impact Arts and Culture Conference, York, Pennsylvania, USA (Guest)

Ceramic Image Transfer Workshop – The Mud Studio, Middlesex, Vermont, USA (Demo/Teaching)

Canadian Clay Symposium, Ceramic Roadshow, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Best of BC, Gallery of BC Ceramics, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Group show)

Post Portrait, The View Gallery, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada (Student Exhibition)

CREATE Conference, Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

Progressions, Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada (Student exhibition)

Student Show, Waterfront Gallery, Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada (Student exhibition)

Leak, The Vault Cafe, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada (Group show)

Design/Activism: Art Against Opiate Addiction, Burlington, Vermont, USA (Group show)

Nanaimo Pottery Co-op Sale, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada (Group show)

 

2016

VIU Student Art Sale, The View Gallery, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

Robert’s Hall Tour, The Vault Cafe, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada (Live screen printing)

Off the Wall: an Exhibition of Drinking Vessels, The Potter’s Gallery, Courtney, British Columbia, Canada

Light Up the Night, Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada (Light Sculpture / Live Painting Competition)

Ladysmith Days, Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada (Featured Ceramic Artist)

Rock of the Woods Music Festival, Duncan, British Columbia, Canada (Visual Art Director)

Progressions The View Gallery, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada (student exhibition)

Économusée British Columbia Artisans at Work: Mary Fox (Film)

Portal Magazine Launch, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada (featured ceramic work and screen printing)

Waterfront Art Gallery: Fine Arts Juried Show, Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada

 

2015

Vancouver Island University Art Club Sale, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

N[Art] Exhibition, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA (guest co-curator)

Gallery of BC Ceramics, Granville Island, British Columbia, Canada (film collaboration for Mary Fox’s solo show)

Rock of the Woods Music Festival (Visual Art Director/ Artist)

Ladysmith Waterfront Gallery (student exhibition)

Progressions Nanaimo Art Gallery (student exhibition)

 

2014

Them All (Student and Alumni Show), Nanaimo Arts Council Gallery, Nanaimo, British Columbia

N[Art] Exhibition, Colorado, USA

Rock of the Woods Music Festival, Duncan, British Columbia

Ladysmith Days, Ladysmith, British Columbia

Progressions Student Art Show, Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo, British Columbia

 

2013

Indie Week Canada Music Festival, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Manager/ Designer)

University of Vermont Foundation: Cancer Society Art Auction, Vermont, USA

Rock of the Woods Music Festival, Glenora Farm, Duncan, British Columbia, Canada

Progressions Student Art Show, Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

 

2010

Featured Artist, Bern Gallery, Burlington, Vermont, USA

 

2009

Vermont State Craft Center, Artisans Hand Gallery, Montpelier, Vermont, USA

Retail

The Waterfront Gallery Store, Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada

The Gallery Store, Nanaimo Art Gallery, British Columbia, Canada

The Buzz Coffee House, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

The Chef’s Corner Café, Williston, Vermont, USA

Gallery of BC Ceramics, Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia,

Canada (March 2017 – February 2018)

 

Awards

2016   First Place Live Painting Competition, Light Up The Night Festival

2015   Nanaimo Arts Council Art Achievement Award

2015   Navigator’s Shane Koyczan Poetry Contest Winner

2015   Narcolepsy Awareness Day Proclamation by the Governor of the State of Vermont

2015   First place at the Nanaimo Arts Council’s Them All show (Student and Alumni)

2014   Vancouver Island University Student Travel and Conference Fund Recipient

2014   Vancouver Island University Art & Design Service Award

2014   San Valentino Photo Winner #WeLoveACM www.ACMILAN.com

 

Related Experience

Plainsman Clays Limited, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada: Social Media Strategist / Instagram Curator

Project Sleep, Non-Profit Organization, Los Angeles, California, USA: Co-advocate / Volunteer Creative Director

Kendall Patrick and the Headless Bettys: Band Manager / Merchandise designer

Rock of the Woods Music Festival: Visual Art Director (2014 -16)

Active Membership:

Nanaimo Pottery Co-op, CARFAC (Canadian Artists Representation), Music BC, Potters Guild of British Columbia, Ladysmith Art Gallery, Nanaimo Art Gallery, American Craft Council, NCECA (National Council on the Education for the Ceramic Arts)

 

Mentorship/Apprenticeship

Paul Blais – The Potters Mastermind April 2017 – Present

Mary Fox Pottery, Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada October 2014- March 2016

Summit Glass Studios Burlington, Vermont, USA 2006-08

 

Selected Media / Publications

2018

“Ceramic Artist Ciro Di Ruocco” with Rae-Anne LaPlante. Where You Live. Shaw TV. Nanaimo. January 2018.

2017

1340ART | International Art Magazine | Blog

2016

“Metis adoption. Sleep and work.” B.C. Almanac Show hosted by Gloria Macarenko. CBC Radio One. 22 September 2016.

2015

“Project Sleep – Sleep In 2015 ” with Fiona Shedden. Go Island! Shaw TV. Nanaimo. 23 March 2015.

DiRuocco, Ciro. “Cupid’s Sorrow.” Navigator 11 March 2015: 09.

Chadwick, Julie. “Project to raise awareness about various sleep disorders.” Nanaimo Daily News 4 March 2015: Cover.

Stuart, Alexandria. “Wide awake and sleeping.” Navigator 25 February 2015: 12-13.

Pescod, Nicholas. “Gallery hosting student art exhibition.” Nanaimo News Bulletin 24 February 2015: 12.

 

2014

DiRuocco, Ciro. “Heads turning.” Navigator 02 December 2014: 11. Heads turning