My strongest wish is to have unity in and with my work--so much so that if even a tiny part of my image isn’t in agreement with the whole, I can sense it, change it and seamlessly complete the painting. That I also want spontaneity with this fickle medium is a constant challenge. The demand to be extemporaneous requires an intense awareness of my feelings and yet makes it necessary that I forget them at the same time. When it works, it gives me the amazing sensation that the piece of art has mysteriously created itself.
A native of New York, Ms. Rutigliano attended Brooklyn College, The Brooklyn Museum Art School with Isaac Soyer, Douglaston Art League with Mr. Edgar A. Whitney, and studied privately with the esteemed Mr. Ernest Crichlow of the Art Students League.
In the past thirty years that she has been exhibiting nationally, Ms. Rutigliano has had ten one-woman shows in the NY Metropolitan area and has won numerous national awards, including the Edgar A. Whitney Award from the American Watercolor Society and Best in Show in the National League of American Pen Women exhibit in Washington, DC. Ms. Rutigliano has been in over 30 national juried shows and has had a one-woman show in Puerto Rico where she lived for several years and taught at the Art Students League in Old San Juan. Her art is in many collections both in the US and abroad.