Michael Ruffo
Bayonne Bridge
Oil on cotton, 2011

Michael Ruffo, a Staten Island native, has been painting since the age of ten. He received the BFA degree from the School of Visual Arts in 1991 and was awarded a scholarship to the Art Students League from the Salmagundi Club. Listed in Marquis Who's Who in America, Ruffo has been exhibiting his work since 1991. His panoramic painting of the Bayonne Bridge was featured in the museum’s exhibition Lifespan: The Bayonne Bridge in Transition in 2012.