Cindy Ruskin

Cindy is an oil painter and oil painter. Originally from South Africa, she has a BA in art history from Harvard and has studied painting in San Francisco and New York City, and currently lives in Norwalk, CT.  

Cindy devoted more than two decades to creative projects with low-income children in New York City.  She created a large mosaic for the Lower Eastside Girls Club. She taught art at Avenues for Justice, an alternative-to-prison program for juvenile offenders,  and she volunteered in public schools, teaching art history, writing curriculum, and giving museum tours.

In early 2020, Cindy moved to Connecticut to become a fulltime artist .  
Cindy's paintings have been published in All SHE Makes magazine,  The Purposeful Mayonnaise Journal, Photo Trouvée, and GoddessArts magazines.  Interviews with Cindy are featured in the online publications Art Feeds Souls, Clover & Bee magazine, and Strictly Magazine.

In recent years, she exhibited her work online at the PxP Contemporary Gallery, the TMP Gallery, the Camelback Gallery, and the Arts to Hearts Project. Previously, Cindy's exhibits included a solo show in New York City, sponsored by ChaShaMa and a one-week-long guest show at the Matthew Marks Gallery, benefiting the Duk Lost Boys Clinic the Sudan.