born in Rochester, New York, began her career as an artist in the 1980's at Fashion Moda, an alternative space in the South Bronx where artists made art, exchanged ideas and exhibited. She graduated Maryland Institute College of Art, Rinehart School of Sculpture in 1977 with an MFA in Sculpture. Rupp has taught in a number of universities including Bard College, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, School of Visual Arts, Brooklyn College (CUNY), and Lehman College (CUNY). She has been involved in a number of public art projects and commissions. Rupp's sculptures incorporate the science of animal behavior with metaphoric allusion of isolation and alienation, and her compositions are often related to environmental issues.