Christy Rupp with Half-Life sculptures Date of Birth 1949 1973 B.A. Colgate University 1974 M.A.T. Rhode Island School of Design 1977 M.F.A. Rinehart School of Sculpture, Maryland Institute College of Art See Christy’s complete resume. Reagan Rat, 1981 Garbage is a combat zone where our desire for comfort and function meet the limits of our nest. –Christy Rupp See Christy’s press and publications including books, articles, catalogs, and radio interviews.