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Ralph Pugay
Ralph Pugay


James DePreist Visiting Professor
Art Practices
Art Building 120

Ralph Pugay holds an MFA in Contemporary Art Practice from Portland State University and is a 2013 residency graduate of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Recent solo exhibitions were held at the Seattle Art Museum (WA), Upfor (Portland, OR), Vox Populi (Philadelphia, PA) and FAB Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond). Notable group exhibitions include Disjecta’s Portland2014: A Biennial of Contemporary Art, A Light Spray at the Portland Museum of Modern Art and the 2012 CoCA exhibition (Seattle, WA). Pugay is the recipient of several awards, including the Seattle Art Museum's 2014 Betty Bowen Award, an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Oregon Arts Commission (2014) and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Award (2012). Pugay was a visiting faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University for the 2014/15 school year. He lives and works in Portland, OR.