Winter Rusiloski was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and grew up in a rural setting outside of the city. Landscape was always important to her growing up on acres of land where she frequently explored her family’s property. Rusiloski grew up painting the rural landscapes of Pennsylvania and the northeastern coast. Her focus shifted to abstraction and large gestural marks. She became a white-water rafting guide in order to spend most of her time on the river. After working mainly in abstraction, she traveled to Minnesota’s Boundary Waters and became interested in combining abstraction and landscape.

Rusiloski earned a BFA in Painting and Related Arts-Dance at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. During her final year, she studied abroad in Cortona, Italy with the University of Georgia. She earned an MFA in Painting with a fellowship award at Texas Christian University and once again studied abroad at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest. Rusiloski joined the Baylor University Department of Art in the fall of 2016.

Winter Rusiloski has exhibited nationally, internationally and is in numerous public and private collections throughout the United States. Her exhibition highlights include: The Texas Biennial 2009, three time Hunting Art Prize Finalist in Houston, Texas Paint Part 2-Out of Abstraction, a survey of Abstract Art in Texas at the Arlington Museum of Art, The Texas Oklahoma Art Prize at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art and The 30th September Competition at the Alexandria Museum of Art. Rusiloski’s work was also included in international exhibitions and publications including Studio Visit Magazine, Dallas Art Fair, and Art Santa Fe. Artspace 111 in Fort Worth, Texas and Mary Tomas Gallery in Dallas, Texas represent her work. She, her husband and five daughters live in West, Texas.