Alyse Ruriani is an artist, designer, and mental health advocate. In May 2017, she received her BFA in Graphic Design, with a minor in Culture & Politics and a concentration in Book Arts, from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, MD. Alyse works in mixed media and enjoys taking graphic design beyond the screen. She believes in the relationship between art and healing, and has a passion for using art as a catalyst for change and advocacy. Much of her work revolves around exploring the human experience, evoking emotion, making sense of her place in the world, and reflecting upon the dichotomies in life.
This Fall 2017, Alyse will be a candidate for a Masters in Art Therapy & Counseling at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her clinical interests include suicide prevention, mood disorders, adolescent mental health, eating disorders, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, among other topics.
When not working, Alyse can be found researching random topics on the internet, cuddling her cat, Boo, or spending time with family or friends.
*Alyse is currently working as a freelance designer- contact if interested in working with her!*