Kaleigh Rusgrove

Visiting Assistant Professor of Photography

Art & Art History

Kaleigh Rusgrove began making photographs at age thirteen with her family’s point-and-shoot camera, and quickly determined it was a habit she should never give up. She received her BFA in Visual Communication from Endicott College in 2014, and an MFA in Studio Art from the University of Connecticut in 2018.

Rusgrove was the recipient of a 2019 Fulbright Grant, which brought her to Sydney, Australia to work with the Royal Botanic Garden and further her visual research exploring seed banking, climate change, and the uncertainty of the future. Together with her Western Sydney University colleague, Rusgrove also published her first article – Seeing Climate Change: Rethinking Visual Impact – in The International Journal of the Image in 2020.

In the last few years, Rusgrove has once again set roots in Connecticut. In addition to teaching Digital Media and Photography at UConn, she is slowly developing a new body of work exploring a longtime favorite subject matter; her relationship to family.

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