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

June

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

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

August

Light Up the Night Festival, Arts on the Avenue, Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada (Curator)

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

September

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

October

N[art] Exhibition, Portland, Oregon, USA (Group Show)

 

 

Group Exhibitions/ Collaborations

2017

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)

 

Retail

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

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 (Permanent Functional Installation)

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 funded in part by Canada Arts Council)

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

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

 

2015

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

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

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

Rock of the Woods Music Festival (Visual Arts 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 (Manager/ Designer)

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

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

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

 

 

2010

Featured Artist, Bern Gallery, Burlington, Vermont, USA

 

2009

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

 

Awards

2016    First Place Live Painting Competition, Light Up The Night Festival, Arts on the Avenue

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

 

2016

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

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

Kendall Patrick and the Headless Bettys: Manager / Merchandise designer

Nanaimo Pottery Co-op: Member

CARFAC (Canadian Artists Representation): Member

Music BC: Member

Potters Guild of British Columbia: Member

Ladysmith Art Gallery: Member

Nanaimo Art Gallery: Member

American Craft Council: Member

NCECA (National Council On The Education For The Ceramic Arts): Member

 

Mentorship/Apprenticeship

 

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

Summit Glass Studios Burlington, Vermont, USA 2006-08

 

Selected Media / Publications

2016

B.C. Almanac Show hosted by Gloria Macarenko. CBC Radio One. 

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

 

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