Michael Victor Ruggiero ▪ MVR
MVR nurtured signature drawing skills continuously from high school in Ohio through the Harvard Graduate School of Design in the1990's.
From 2000 with contemporary life (Life 21c) & landscape subjects, he advanced as a painter/pastel artist in New York City -- simultaneous with extensive digital practice as a NY State Registered Landscape Architect RLA.
In Spring 2018, he integrated digital processes from
design practice into his fine art for two exhibitions with Agora Gallery Contemporary Art NY, merging the two disciplines in the process.
Subsequently, in July 2019 for a Contemporary Art Barcelona exhibition, he coined the mixed media process he employs as the ▪XL Process and end results as ▪XL Works, which now underlie/constitute a unique brand of Contemporary Impressionism that MVR calls,
"for the sake of clarity, pxIm-pressionism".
In 2019 the ambitious The Landscape of 21C Liberty Triptych, which accelerated the ▪XL Process multifold, established his Sheroes NY Series.
In March 2020 Sheroes NY commanded center-stage in a progressive solo exhibition in Downtown Manhattan titled
‘ConTEMPO 2020 Art NYC Innovations’.
In that 7-month solo exhibition at OnTheFringeNYC Gallery in Tribeca, a number of ConTempo 'lucent mixed media' art innovations 2020 evolved.
Foremost were the 'LED Trans Lucent Canvas' and display ‘dynamic spotlit art’.
In 2021 the 'T-Lucent Canvas evolved into the 'SF Standing Free Canvas LED Panel', for which there is a Provisional Patent Application with U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Six (6) SF Canvas Works are highlighted in Home Page video, Life 21c Pages, and Shop 21c Collections.