2010 MFA Contemporary Art Practice, Portland State University

2007 BA Studio Art, Portland State University


Selected Exhibitions

2012     FFDG, The Diamond Sea, San Francisco CA
            Webb Art Gallery, Roustabout, Waxahachie TX
            Ditch Projects, Vanishing Totalities, Springfield OR (solo)

Rocksbox, Night-Tide Daytripping, Portland OR (solo)

2011     Vestibule, Object Lessons, Portland OR (collaborative solo show with Michelle    Liccardo)

Gallery Walk @ TBA Time Based Art Festival, This is Where You Go When You Know,
Portland OR (solo)

The Fishbowl II @ Blackfish, Philosocream (collaborative project with Lori Gilbert), Portland OR

Vestibule, Skulls & Weed, Portland OR

Salt Lake Art Center, ISC Traveling Exhibition, Salt Lake City UT

Worksound, Maybe Not, Portland OR

Door at Ludlow Street, Plant Delivery, New York NY

2010     Grounds for Sculpture, 2010 Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award Exhibit (Curated by Creighton Michael, Rocio Aranda Alvarado, and Oliver Herring), Hamilton NJ

Disjecta, Grown Ups, Portland OR

Igloo Gallery, Pop Coochie, Portland OR

Autzen Gallery, We Are On Earth When We Travel to the Moon, MFA thesis exhibition, Portland State Univesity (solo)

Pacific Northwest College of Art, SW x NW, NW x SW, Portland OR

Autzen Gallery, Rom’n Times, Portland State University

2009     Autzen Gallery, Reply All, Portland OR

Igloo Gallery, 2010, Portland OR

MK Gallery, Backscratcher Museum, Portland State University

Autzen Gallery, Close From Distant Shores, Portland State University

Igloo Gallery, Make A Woman, Portland OR

2008     Glisan Window Gallery, Text Works, Portland OR (solo)

Launchpad Gallery, Pay Attention!, Portland OR

2007     White Gallery, Friendships and Colonies, Portland State University (solo)

Littman Gallery, Exit 07 (curated by Kristan Kennedy), Portland OR

2006     MK Gallery, PSU Art Department Scholarship Exhibit, Portland State University

MK Gallery, Draw What?, Portland State University

Gallery H, Overlapping Lines, Ulsan South Korea




2011     Winning Pacific Coast Competitor—New American Paintings, Open Studios Press,
Wellesley, MA, Juror: Anne Ellegood, Senior Curator, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2010     Emergency Artist Grant, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York, NY

2010     International Sculpture Center Outstanding Student Achievement Award, Hamilton, NJ

2010     Laurel’s Graduate Full Tuition Remission Award, Portland State University

2006     Jean Kendall Glazer Scholarship, Portland State University




ArtCards, Brent Birnbaum, “Artlandia”, July 17, 2012
The Wallstreet Journal, Peter Plagens, “Our Next Art Capital: Portland?”, May 2, 2012
Art Uncovered on Breakthru Radio, interview with Thomas Seely, May 1, 2012
Fecalface.com, “Ralph Pugay – Night-tide Daytripping”, April 4, 2012
The Oregonian, John Motley, “Cartoonish scenes hold deeper ambitions”, March 23, 2012
Willamette Week, Richard Speer, “Night-tide Daytripping”, March vol. 38, no. 18
PORT, Jeff Jahn, “First Weekend Picks”, March 2, 2012
Justice League PDX, Daniel Glendening, “Review: Ralph Pugay | Night-tide Daytripping”, Mar. 8

APA Compass on KBOO Radio, interview with Kushlani de Soyza, Sep. 29

Portland Mercury TBA Blog, Matt Stangel, “Review: Michael Reinsch’s Gallery Walk”, Sep. 14

Tannerdobson.com, Tanner Dobson, “Worksound Done Sucking?”, Feb. 25

2010 Sculpture Magazine, “2010 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards”,

October vol. 29, no. 8

Professional Experience


2012     Adjunct Faculty, Portland State University
            Guest Artist Lecturer, Portland Community College – Cascade Campus

2011     Guest Artist Lecturer, Clackamas Community College
Guest Artist Lecturer, Oregon College of Arts and Crafts

Guest Artist Lecturer, Art Institute of Portland

Guest Artist Lecturer, Art Department Diversity Committee, Portland State University

2010     Project Volunteer, Shine A Light 2010, Portland Art Museum

Co-curator with Pat Boas, Dialogical, A.N. Bush Gallery, Salem OR

Co-curator with Avalon Kalin & Laurel Kurtz, Crowd Surfing, White Gallery, Portland State University

2008     Gallery Co-Director, Littman and White Galleries, Portland State University

Student host for PSU visiting artists Lucky Dragons, Daniel Bozhkov, Stephanie Syjuco, and Hank Willis Thomas

Art Department Diversity Lecture Series Facilitator, Portland State University