"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."
— Aristotle

Kimberly Ruggiero

Oil Painter


Kimberly RuggieroKimberly Ruggiero came to art after a corporate career. In 2000, she began her formal art training at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, in Lyme, CT. In recent years she has won recognition for her intimate figurative paintings.

“Studying the people and places around me and translating that experience to canvas is transcending. It requires an intensity of focus and sensitivity to the subject that is both spiritual and deeply sensual.”

Kimberly has received several awards for her figure paintings. Her work is found in private collections throughout New England and Florida.

A portion of all proceeds support Lyme Disease research and education; a cause of critical importance to Ruggiero who battled severe undiagnosed neurological Lyme Disease.


1999 - 2005       Drawing and Painting, Lyme Academy College of Fine Art, Old Lyme, CT
Studied painting with Hollis Dunlap, Jerry Weiss, Dolph LeMoult, and Colin Page
1985 BS Chemistry, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN


2012 Annual Juried Exhibition, New Haven Paint and Clay Club, New Haven, CT
2011 90th Annual Elected Artist Exhibition, Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme, CT
2011 Celebrating Lyme’s Beauty:  Paintings of the Grassy Hill Preserve, Lyman Allyn Museum
2011 Summer in CT, Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT
2010 Deck The Walls, Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme, CT
2010 New England Landscape Invitational, Lyme Art Association
2010 Summer in CT, Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT
2010 Exibit #2, Gallery on Main, Niantic, CT
2010 Exhibition of Seven, Southport Gallery, Southport, CT
2010 Madison Art Society 35th Juried Exhibition

Wet Paint for Lyme Disease Research Exhibition, University of New Haven

2009 Deck the Walls, Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme
2009 Paintings in the Academy Tradition, Stony Creek Gallery
2009 Invitational Plein Air Paint Out, Susan Powell Fine Art
2009 Wet Paint Silent Auction, Stony Creek Gallery
2009 Florence Griswold Museum Annual Invitational Fundraiser
2009 Madison Art Society 34th Juried Exhibition
2009 Juried Spring Exhibition, Lyme Art Association
2009 17th Annual Associate Artist Exhibition, Lyme Art Association
2008 32nd Annual Juried Alumni Exhibition, Lyme Academy College
2008 All Paintings Great and Small, Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme
2008 Touring Connecticut, CT Commission on Culture & Tourism Gallery
2008 New England Landscapes, Ruggiero Gallery
2008 Along the Shore – Plein Air Paintings, Susan Powell Fine Art
2008 1st Juried Exhibition- A Sense of Place, Sylvan Gallery
2008 Painting from Life:  Figure and Portrait Works, Ruggiero Gallery
2007 Traditions & Treasures:  Large and Small Works, Ruggiero Gallery
2007 Teachers and Friends, Ruggiero Gallery
2005 30th Juried Exhibition, Madison Art Society


  Susan Powell Fine Art, Madison, CT