Ali Ruffner

A Pennsylvania native, Ali Ruffner strives to uphold, expose, and respond with joy to the culture of a place by spending time collecting stories in the community. She’s traditionally trained in sculpture, large scale installations, public art, film, and painting.

More information on Emerald View Park can be found here.



Ali Ruffner and collaborator Gwen Sadler's long-term engagement with students at Brashear High School has led to their final design for Emerald View Park. A Monument to Pittsburgh Youth uses castings of the students' own hands and ceramic tiles with street-art inspired signatures of the participants to create a sculptural installation framed by the park trails. An elevation of the voices of this community's youth, the monument will function as a place for activity, socialization, and rest.


Join PACD staff at a public meeting to discuss this new artwork:

Emerald View Park Community Meeting

July 7, 2022

6:00 PM

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This project received a RADical ImPAct Grant from the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD).