Donna Ruff grew up in Miami Beach and in 1980 moved to New York to pursue a career in graphic design and illustration. In 1998 she left the commercial field and earned an MFA from Rutgers University, where she focused on printmaking and installation. In 2010 she moved to Santa Fe. She has created site-specific installations at the Eldridge Street Project on the Lower East Side of New York, PS 122 and ArtSPACE in New Haven, Connecticut. Exhibitions include Speaking Volumes at the Kohler Art Center in Wisconsin; Fireworks at the Hunterdon Museum in New Jersey; Paper[space] at the Philadelphia Art Alliance; Qville at the Flux Factory in Long Island City, NY; 4th International Graphic Trienniale in Prague; and Feedback: Artist to Artist at Kunstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, Germany, as well as numerous gallery exhibitions. Recently four of her New York Times pieces were purchased by the New Mexico Museum of Art. Her work was featured in Book Art: Iconic Sculptures and Installations Made from Books, published by Gestalten. In 2014 she co-curated All the News That’s Fit to Print, for the Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Fe.