Nina Ruelle is a textile artist based in Providence, Rhode Island. In 2013 she graduated from Brown University magna cum laude with a BA in Visual Art and significant coursework in biology. In her work, she blends meticulous craftsmanship with material decadence, creating surfaces and sculptures that both invite and critique through their adornment. She is currently an artist-in-residence at the Dirt Palace, where she has lived since 2014. Previously, she has completed residencies at the Studios at MASS MoCA/Assets for Artists Residency and the Mildred's Lane Art Complex(ity), and has won scholarships to attend the Penland School of Crafts. Her works have been exhibited in various Rhode Island venues, including Anchor Gallery, the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, RISD's Expose Gallery, the David Winton Bell Gallery, the List Art Center, and the Dirt Palace Storefront Window. She has two upcoming shows in 2016, including a group show at the Green Space Gallery at the T.F. Green Airport and a solo show at the AS220 Project Space.