Born and raised in Puerto Rico.


Nick started his art career while in University and decide to take some time off to go to Penland Craft School in North Carolina.


He studied with Finn Lynggaard, one of the studio glass pioneers, and decided

this is what he wanted to do with his life. 6 years later, he was fortunate enough to train with Pino Signorretto, a Muranese glass master.


Nick has developed his own mixed media style which is very unique by

combining steel and blown glass, two labor intensive mediums.


When exhibiting one year at the Art Expo in New York,  Peter Max approached him and

was taken with his edgy style of art.  He stated it was a fresh and memorable look.


Nick Ruhlman has been a professional artist for 25 years, resides in Florida where he owns his fully equipped glass and metal studio where the work is created in collaboration with his wife Diane.


Some Private Collections

  • Sanford Orkin - Orkin Pest Control

  • Martina Navratilova - Professional Tennis Player

  • David Brenner - Stand up Comic

  • Arthur Cores - Boston Market

  • Brenda Gaines  "50 most powerful black executives in America"  -Forbes

  • Carol Camiener - Art Glass collector

  • Susan and Al Hofstadter - Art Collectors, currently owning the largest -Nick Ruhlman- collection.

  • Gael and Michael Mendelsohn - The Mendelsohn Collection

  • Rich Gerber -  Bread of Life

  • Robert Sanders - Greenberg Traurig LLP - “Listed, Best Lawyer in America, 2010 / Best Top 10 Lawyer in the US 2007-2010”

  • Nathan Benderson - Benderson Development Company

  • Joe Lewis - Developer, Chariman of Tavistock Group

  • David Cherubuni - President & CEO Cherubini Yachts

  • Stephen and Jill Karp - Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of New England  Development, Inc.  Cofounder of Nantucket Project, LLC


Public Collections

  • Ponderosa Steak House, Puerto Rico

  • Maitland Art Center, Orlando Florida

  • West Palm Beach Public Library, Florida

  • Hartman Design Group; Student Housing Development, Maryland

  • Downtown Chicago Public Library, Illinois

  • Dorothy Lane Market, Ohio.

  • The Washington Center, Washington, DC

  • Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota Florida




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