Rocco Ruglio-Misurell is a Berlin based artist with a BFA from The Art Institute of Boston and an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and was born in Newark, NJ. In 2009, Ruglio-Misurell received a Fulbright Fellowship to Berlin. Recent exhibitions include a solo show at the Helen Day Art Center in Stowe, VT (2017), a two person show at LVL3 in Chicago (2016) and a two person show at Aunt Linda in Berlin (2016) and past residencies include Mass Moca (2017), The Wassaic Project (2017), Vermont Studio Center (2016), Skowhegan (2011) and Ox-Bow (2008).
Along with Carrick Bell, Ruglio-Misurell co-runs HORSEANDPONY Fine Arts in Berlin. HPFA is an artist-run project space an with the aim of providing artists, curators, and other project spaces the opportunity to extend or act outside of their existing practices.
Pink Night and Other Explorations is a series of handmade silkscreen prints that explores reconfigurations of domestic motifs. Beginning with second-hand lace, construction materials, and a pleather crocodile purse, I transfer materials into images by creating spray paint masks, rubbings and contact prints. I hint at aspects of digital space which are repeated throughout the series, through analogue methods; cloning is replaced by rubbing, embossing effects are created through registration alignment and pixelation and screen aesthetics are made through grids and pattern interference.