2006 New York University, Master of Fine Arts, New York, NY
2004 Brown University, BA in The Visual Arts + Program in Liberal Medical Education, Providence, RI


2019 The Privilege of Escape, Creative Time, NYC
2019 Risk Management, Grace Building plaza, Arts Brookfield, NYC
2018 Year of the Dog, Chinatown Park, Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston, MA
2017 Common Ground, Rufus King Park, Jamaica, Queens, NY
2015 Exhaust, SPACES, Cleveland, OH
2013 & 2014 The Course of Emotions: a mini-golf experience, Summer Streets, Urban Arts Program, NYC Department of Transportation, NYC
2010 Look Here, Cumberland Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Brooklyn, NY
2008 The Course of Emotions: a mini-golf experience, Rotary Ice House Gallery, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ
2005 star, Rosenberg Gallery, New York University, NYC
2004 Not Intended for Use, Brown University, Providence, RI


2019 Waiting for the Garden of Eden, WhiteBox, NYC
2016 Arts & Culture Hub, Summer Streets 2016, Urban Arts Program, NYC Department of Transportation, NYC
2015 Summer Long Sculpture Program, FIGMENT NYC, Governor's Island, NYC
2014 Barter Town (Trading Post XII: The People’s Economy), Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Barter Town (Trading Post XVI: Mesh & Lace), DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY
18th Annual Sculpture Exhibition, Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN
Make Things (Happen), Nathan Cummings Foundation, NYC
2013 Doing and Undergoing, Teachers College Building at Columbia University, NYC
La Bienal 2013: Here is Where We Jump, El Museo del Barrio, NYC
CARNE VALE!, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY
2012 united states, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
PULSE Projects, PULSE Art Fair (with Galerie Stefan Röepke), NYC
Systemic Risk, NURTUREart, Brooklyn, NY
2011 Notice of Public Hearing Art & Law Residency Exhibition, SculptureCenter, Long Island City, NY
Call and Response, Newark Arts Council Open Doors, Newark, NJ
Chain Letter, Samsøn, Boston, MA
2010 FRAMING AIDS, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, NY
Show VII, MMX Open Art Venue, Berlin, Germany
The Case of the Curious Pedestrian, Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership, Brooklyn, NY
The Golden Door, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ
Both Sides of the Pulaski, Fine Art Framing, Long Island City, NY
Brand X, Galerie Stefan Röpke, Cologne, Germany
Rompe Puesto, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY
2009 STATE FAIR, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
I can’t get no satisfaction: Contemporary views on the everyday, apexart, NYC
Movie Nite (in collaboration with Drew Gardner), Dixon Place, NYC
Kentucky Girlhood Project, Clara M. Eagle Gallery at Murray State University, Murray, KY
2008 How Soon Is Now? AIM 28 Exhibition, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
2006 This one time…, Kiana Malekzadeh Gallery, NYC
Normal Space, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY
curatorclusterfuckcompetition: Curator’s Choice, SCOPE NewYork, NYC
2005 Deck the Walls, Exit Art, NYC
Storefront/Forefront, Tower Records Building, NYC
I’m not a dictator, I just have a grumpy face, Weisspollack Galleries, NYC
2004 Subterranea, New York University, NYC


  • Tony Huffman, "Pause > System > Settings: Reconfiguring the Rules in Risa Puno’s Escape Room," Arcade Project, August 14, 2019.
  • Jan Garden Castro, "Analogies For Life: A Conversation with Risa Puno," Sculpture Magazine, August 2, 2019.
  • Jillian Steinhauer, "An Escape Room Where You Can’t Escape Your Privilege," The New York Times, July 23, 2019.
  • Kathryn Yu, "‘The Privilege of Escape’ Subverts the Escape Room Form," No Proscenium, July 22, 2019.
  • Sarah Cascone, "Creative Time’s Latest Public Art Project Is an Escape Room Designed to Teach You About White Privilege," artnet News, July 18, 2019.
  • Scott Lynch, "Artist Risa Puno's Escape Room In Midtown Focuses On Privilege & Inequity," Gothamist, July 18, 2019.
  • Lisa Spira, "The Privilege of Escape: Interview with Artist & Game Designer Risa Puno," Room Escape Artist, May 24, 2019.
  • Taylor Dafoe, "600 Artists Submitted Ideas for Creative Time’s Latest Commission. The Winner? A High-Concept ‘Escape Room’," artnet News, March 14, 2019.
  • Glenn Adamson, "Literally a melting pot," Letter from America, Crafts Magazine, November/December 2018.
  • Mark Feeney, "‘Year of the Dog’ installation comes to Chinatown Park," Boston Globe, February 20, 2018.
  • Diane Daniel, "Game Theory," American Craft Magazine, June/July 2017.
  • Christina Wallace and Cate Scott Campbell, "Risa Puno And The Art Of Play," podcast interview on The Limit Does Not Exist, Forbes, August 2, 2016.
  • Dee Perry, radio interview on The Sound of Applause, 90.3 WCPN, August 19, 2015.
  • Andrea Denhoed, “Give Yourself Away,” The New Yorker, October 15, 2014.
  • Conor Gillies, “Risa Puno: Please Enable Cookies,” Radio Open Source, October 9, 2014.
  • Lois Beckett, “How Much of Your Data Would You Trade for a Free Cookie?,” ProPublica, October 1, 2014.
  • AM DeBrincat, “fair game: Risa Puno in conversion with AM DeBrincat,” ArtFile Magazine, September 22, 2014.
  • Tina Ramnarine, “The Course of Emotions: Installation Artist Risa Puno on Her Mini Golf Course at Summer Streets,” StageBuddy, August 06, 2014.
  • Betsy Armour, “The Art of Collaboration,” Fine Art America blog, August 05, 2014.
  • Jennifer M. Wood, “Park Avenue goes car-free for Summer Streets 2013,” Time Out New York, July 31, 2013.
  • Jan G. Castro, “Innovative Low Cost Museum-Quality Art by Risa Puno and Soo Sunny Park,” International Sculpture Center blog, June 19, 2013.
  • Roz Baron, “Preview: Three Emerging Artists Featured in El Museo del Barrio’s 7th Biennial Exhibition,” Remezcla, April 2, 2013.
  • Jordan Galloway, “Culture and Cocktails at Brooklyn Art Night,” Brooklyn Based, March 16, 2012.
  • Brendan S. Carroll, “Risky Business,” Hyperallergic, February 24, 2012.
  • Michael Wilson, “Brooklyn Bridge,”, February 21, 2012.
  • La Shawn Pagan, “Absence -- Framing AIDS 2011,” The Queens Courier, December 8, 2010.
  • Briana Vannozzi, “The Art Of Mini-Golf,” NJN News, aired July 9, 2010.
  • Tammy La Gorce, “Come for Art, Stay for the Golf,” The New York Times, July 2, 2010.
  • Dylan Schenker, “The Jersey City Mini-Golf Experiment: The Golden Door Is Now Open,” Hyperallergic, July 1, 2010.
  • Don Ciandella, “A Mini-Golf Tribute to Jersey City’s Immigrants,” The Wall Street Journal, June 23, 2010.
  • Nicole Caruth, “Gastro-Vision: Whack! Contemporary Artists and Piñatas,” Art21 blog, May 21, 2010.
  • Simone Davis, “Pinata Party!!!”, January 10, 2010.
  • Gordon Fitch, “A State Fair In Queens,” ARTEZINE, Volume 17.5, June 17, 2009.
  • Jenine Clancy, radio interview, WMCX News, 88.9FM, September 2008
  • “Goings On About Town,” The New Yorker, July 21, 2008.
  • Walter Robinson, “Weekend Update,” artnet Magazine, March 20, 2006.


2019 Creative Time Open Call Award, NYC
Artist-in-Residence, Cold Hollow Sculpture Park, Enosburg, VT
2018 John Michael Kohler Arts Center Arts/Industry Residency, Sheboygan, WI
2017 Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant, NYC Parks
workshop with Carsten Höller, Fundación Botín, Spain
2016 member of NYC Dept. of Transportation Art Advisory Committee
2015 project grant, FIGMENT NYC, Governor's Island, NYC
2014 Open Studio Fellowship, Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN
2012 artist lecture, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
proposal finalist, New Children’s Museum, San Diego, CA
2011 teaching artist, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
Art & Law Residency Program, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, NYC
2010 artist panel, A-Lab Artist Forum: FRACTURE, Queens, NY
project grant, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ
2009 visiting artist, Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY
proposal finalist, Public Art Fund, NYC
project grant, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
visiting artist, Satellite Academy, NYC
2008 visiting artist, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ
2007 Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) Program, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
2006 Emerging Artist Grant, Scope New York, NYC