Erin Ruffino was born in Buffalo, New York in 1997. She lives and works in Fredonia, NY where she graduated May 2019 from the State University of New York at Fredonia with a BFA in Drawing and Painting. Her most recent exhibitions of 2019 include 'Flesh and Bone III' juried by Scott Hutchison in Washington D.C., and 'The 5x5 Project' at Abend Gallery in Denver, CO. Achievements this year include graduating with Summa Cum Laude honors, a merit certificate from SUNY Fredonia for Excellence in Drawing and Painting, and a certificate of achievement and third place prize for the WM Exhibition. Her work explores developing identity through figurative surrealism.