Winter Rusiloski was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and grew up painting the rural landscapes of Pennsylvania and the northeastern coast. She earned a BFA in Painting and Related Arts-Dance at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, studying abroad in Cortona, Italy with the University of Georgia. She earned an MFA in Painting with a fellowship award at Texas Christian University, studying abroad at
the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest. Rusiloski joined the Baylor University Department of Art and Art History in the Fall of 2016 where she currently serves as Associate Professor of Art in Painting.


Abstraction, landscape’s vastness, and horizon are key elements in exploring spatial relationships. Journey and movement have been of paramount influence for the past twenty years. Abstraction creates loose narratives from memories and suggestive figurative elements within a Romantic landscape. Abstract forms, lines and marks suggest reoccurring ideas of obstacles, barriers, and opportunities. Collaged photographs were implemented in 2006 providing a varied vocabulary and
space; they act as another layer of mark making suggestive of an ambiguous narrative creating a secondary space within the paintings. These pairing releases representational areas within the work from their descriptive function, creating a dynamic spatial relationship with the whole.


Rusiloski’s abstracted landscapes have been included in 14 solo exhibitions, more than 30 national and international juried exhibitions, numerous invitational exhibitions and awards. Exhibition highlights include: The Next Big Thing First Place Winner 2022 at Studio Channel Islands in California, The Texas Biennial 2009, three time Hunting Art Prize Finalist, Paint Part 2-Out of Abstraction, at the Arlington Museum of Art, The Texas Oklahoma Art Prize at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art, The 30th, 32nd ,34th
and 35th International September Competition at the Alexandria Museum of Art, Gateway to Imagination at the Farmington Museum New Mexico and Contemporary Landscape at the CICA Museum in South Korea, Studio Visit Magazine, the Dallas Art Fair, Houston Art Fair and Art Santa Fe.