Ciara Rafferty
Ciara RaffertyArtist based in Brooklyn, NY


  • 2016, M.F.A.
    New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
  • 2008, B.A.
    University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
    Dual degree in Visual Arts and Art History (Cum Laude)
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  • Deck the Walls, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY, December 2014.
  • Back to the Basement: Visual Arts Alumni Exhibition, Visual Arts Center Gallery, University of San Diego, CA, October 2014.
  • All Roads Lead to Tourmaline, Surfindian Gallery, July 2012.
  • Deeper Visions, Shelter Surf Shop, Long Beach, CA March 2009.
  • Substitute Teacher, The Bishop’s School, private middle and high school, La Jolla, CA 2013-2015
  • Gallery Manager, Surfindian Gallery, San Diego, CA 5/2012 –12/2012
  • Lead Instructor/Studio Manager, My Art Shed, Private art studio, La Jolla, CA 2010 – 2012
  • Sales Associate/Curator, Contemporary Fine Arts Gallery, La Jolla, CA 2009 – 2010
  • Framing Assistant, JAG Art and Framing, Clairemont, CA 2008-2009
  • Art Professor, A.R.T.S. (A Reason To Survive), Non-profit art organization, San Diego, CA 2007-2008.