Donna Ruff grew up in Miami Beach and moved to New York to pursue a career in graphic design and illustration. In 1998 she left the commercial field and earned an MFA from Rutgers University, where she focused on printmaking and installation. She has been chosen to create site-specific installations at the Eldridge Street Project on the Lower East Side of New York, PS 122, and for ArtSPACE in New Haven, Connecticut. Exhibitions include Speaking Volumes at the Kohler Art Center in Wisconsin; Fireworks at the Hunterdon Museum in New Jersey; Paper[space] at the Philadelphia Art Alliance; 4th International Graphic Trienniale in Prague; Feedback: Artist to Artist at Kunstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, Germany, and All the News That’s Fit to Print, at the Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Fe, which she co-curated. She has been included in numerous gallery exhibitions and her work is in the collections of the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Library of Congress, the Yale Art Museum, as well as other public and private collections. Publications that have featured her work include American Craft Magazine, New American Paintings, and Book Art: Iconic Sculptures and Installations Made from Books, published by Gestalten.