Isabel Rucker is a multi-disciplinary artist living in Wyoming where she seeks sunlight’s refracting and illuminating effects throughout the natural world and the shapes and patterns found there. She is working on a converging body of work including abstract watercolor paintings, sculptures, gemstone carving, and jewelry.
As for everyone, 2020 is proving to be a challenging year for public exhibitions and gallery visits but she is continuing to work daily in the studio. Currently she is building an experiential sculpture installation The Rainbow Room and she aims to reveal it in the summer. Also underway is new jewelry that is evolving to stone rather than metal based.
2020 began with participating in a yearly group Wallpaper exhibit by Teton Art Lab in Jackson, Wy. In 2019, she installed solo exhibits of her paintings in the Center for the Arts and St. John’s Hospital and created her second public sculpture for Jackson Hole Public Arts’ ArtSpot in downtown Jackson, Wy. In the autumn of 2019, she built a temporary sculpture for JH Public Arts’ PARKing Day and exhibited sculptures at West Weird Gallery.
Isabel was resident artist at the Jentel Foundation in 2017. She has lived and traveled throughout the country and world and received a BA Fine Arts from University of Oregon. She is continuing her education to become a Graduate Gemologist from Gemological Institute of America. She owns a jewelry business, Isabel Jewelry.
Past work includes public sculptures in Jackson and Pinedale, Wy, a massive 450’ long graphic novel drawn on rolls of paper, Unfurling, owning an art gallery, Isabel Jewelry and Gallery, 25 years of jewelry and metalsmithing, and extensive drawing and painting.
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