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Thomas Ruggio

Assistant Professor
Email: truggio@iona.edu
Phone: (914) 633-2628

Office Hours:

  • Monday, Noon - 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Noon - 2 p.m.
  • and by appointments
Thomas Ruggio has been teaching and writing courses in Fine Art and Art History for more than 15 years on the college level. In 2011, he founded the Studio Borgo art program in Lucca, Italy, for which he served as director and lead faculty. Spending part of the last several years living in Italy has allowed Mr. Ruggio to happily pursue a great passion- researching and teaching about the history and techniques of the great Italian old masters. 
 
As an artist, Thomas Ruggio’s artwork has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States, Italy, Germany and Mexico, some of which is included in American and European public and private collections. After studies at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture in New York City, he went on to receive a BA and an MFA from Queens College, CUNY. Thomas Ruggio is now the full-time lead faculty of Visual Arts at Iona College.