Regula Ruegg was born 1954 in Switzerland.
After earning a PhD in Germanic Languages and Literature at the University of Zurich she was for 25 years teaching German at a highschool and Linguistics at the University of Zurich.

From 1999 to 2005 she studied stone sculpture with Franzisika Dora at the Art School of Wetzikon, Switzerland, with participation at the annual work exhibition. In 2003 she studied stone sculpture with Barbara Segal at the School of Visual Arts in New York.

Since 2001 photography has been a strong part of her life, developing an instrument of contemplation and refelction on travels as well as on daily life in a self-taught process: "My first interest in photography was mostly semiotic as a language of signs and images - architecture, landscape, cities. In recent years my interest has shifted to the "in between" of being in motion, physically or mentally in between points, stations or worlds." Moving to New York marked a turning point in her visual language: She developed a language expressing confusion and uncertainties due to a life between cultures.

Group Exhibitions:

  • 2012 19. Triennale Grenchen, Switzerland: Multiple art, art limited. Messe für Originaldruckgrafik.
  • 2012 Art&Friends @Deutsches Haus, New York
  • 2011 Art&Friends @Deutsches Haus, New York
  • 2010 Artful Photography MfA (Maryland Federation of Art) Annapolis, MD
  • 2010 Art@Deutsches Haus, New York
  • 2009 Art@Deutsches Haus, New York
  • 2009 Deutsche Bank, New York: Making it. Selection from the 2008 NYFA Mentoring Program
  • 2008 Art Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 2007 Print Basel, Switzerland
  • 2007 Kunst Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2003 Art@times, Callicon NY

Curatorial Work:

  • Art&Friends at Deutsches Haus, NY 2012 with Katrin Roos
    Group show with works Ivy Dachman, Alexander Hahn, Nils Hill, Erika Jakubassa, Katrin Roos, Regula Ruegg, Hans Witschi
  • Art&Friends at Deutsches Haus, NY 2011, together with Katrin Roos
    Group show with works by Gary Brotmeyer, Alexander Hahn, John Halpern, Katrin Roos, Regula Ruegg, Marc Shanker, Silvelin von Scanzoni
  • Art@Deutsches Haus, NY 2010 with works by Katrin Roos, Regula Ruegg, Silvelin von Scanzoni
  • Art@Deutsches Haus 2009
    Group Show: Drawings by Katrin Roos, Silvelin von Scanzoni; Photos by Ulla Hostaetter, Erika Jakubassa, Regula Ruegg
  • "Poems for the Eye" - Bodoni Blätter by Beat Brechbühl at Deutsches Haus, New York
  • Art@Deutsches Haus 2010
    Group Show: Objects/Photos by Katrin Roos; Photos by Regula Ruegg; Drawings by Silvelin von Scanzoni


  • 2008 NYFA Mentoring Program