A life-long New Englander, Caroline has always been active in visual art, education, and information design. She earned a degree in Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design and a master’s degree in the Studio for Interrelated Media at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
For several years, Caroline created video installations and other experience-oriented three dimensional works in addition to her painting. In graduate school, Ms. Rufo met artists with whom she founded an artists collective called “The Tea Group”. The Tea Group collaborated and exhibited for more than ten years. They created a Tea Room installation which served as the centerpiece for a series of exhibitions. Eventually, they were featured in a book about women’s groups, and the artists appeared on “The Today Show.”
Her current abstract paintings draw from ideas about artificial intelligence, chance operations, and linguistics. By collaborating with dancers, musicians, and other artists; her painting practice is energized.
Ms. Rufo has been featured in the Fuller Museum of Art and Craft’s Triennial Exhibition. She is represented by the Bowersock Gallery in Provincetown, MA and Mount Dora, FL; Page Waterman Gallery in Wellesley, MA; Masterpiece Fine Art and Framing in Boston; as well as Studio Hop in Providence, RI. Her work is exhibited in galleries throughout New England, in corporate settings, and private collections; in the US, Great Britian, and Japan.