Location: Great Bend, Kansas, United States
Joanne Ruth Nuss, Artist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in sculpture.
Amassing many years of professional experience, Ms. Nuss is a prolific artist specializing in bronze sculpture. From a young age, she knew she wanted to delve into the field of art, having played with colors and paper as a child. She subsequently completed coursework at Valparaiso University, the University of Kansas and the University of Copenhagen between 1969 and 1974. In 1975, she received a Bachelor of Arts from Fort Hays State University. Thereafter, she studied under the prominent artist Beverly Pepper, in the master’s program at the Santa Fe Art Institute in 1991.
Ms. Nuss has performed one-woman shows in her career, including at the Bette Moses Gallery and the University Gallery at Fort Hays State University. Her work has been seen abroad at the American Legation Museum in Morocco and the Inma Gallery in Saudi Arabia. She has further been exhibited in group shows at the Second International Sculpture Fair in Boston, MA, the Joan Cooke Gallery in Kansas City, MO, and the Galerie de Rond-Point des Champs-Élysées in Paris, France. She was featured in the Upstream People Gallery in Omaha, NE, and the Lawrence-Arnotte Art Gallery in Morocco. She has also been a featured artist in Artist Spectrum Magazine and Who’s Who in American Art.
In recognition of her exceptional contributions to art, Ms. Nuss has received several accolades throughout her impressive career. Named the First Female Foreign Artist Commissioned for Architectural Major Project by Tangiers from 1988 to 1990, she was the recipient of the Presidential Citation for Recognition of Excellence by the American Biographical Institute in 2007, the Women Achievement Award in 2006, and the Distinguished Service to Humankind Award from the International Biographical Center in 2007.
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