Christopher Ruane
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  • Murrysville, PA
  • United States
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Art Interests
Art History, Digital Imagery, Photography, Theology
Artist / Personal Statement
Christopher Ruane is a composite artist and photographer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 2004, he earned a B.F.A. in Applied Media Arts from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Christopher specializes in massive digital photomontages, sometimes with thousands of individual layers, each photographed and created separately. His work often focuses on the spiritual and contrasting human condition. Influences for his images come from nature, personal experiences, art history, and current events. The complexities of each piece are made to be studied to reveal an inner meaning and viewpoint about our culture, the current climate of the world and what we believe to be the truth of our origins.

His work has been shown in museums locally and galleries across the United States. In 2012, his image, The Good Samaritan, was the winner of The National Catholic Arts Exhibition at St Vincent College. His work has been chosen for exhibitions by notable jurors from MOCA Cleveland, Andy Warhol Museum, and Carnegie Museum of Art. Christopher has also received awards from notable Curators such as Linda Benadict Jones and Art Historian John T. Spike, past Director of the Florence Biennale. In 2013, Christopher and his work were featured in Camera Obscura Journal, Whirl Magazine, The Catholic Accent, The Pittsburgh Post Gazette and the National Catholic News Service.
Accomplishments / CV
2004- Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Bachelor of Fine Arts, Applied Media Arts

Selected Awards, Honors, Publications and Exhibitions
2013- The New Collective, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
2013- New York Center For Photographic Arts International Exhibition of Fine Art Photography, New York, NY- 1st Place Award
2013- Xavier University Multicultural Expressions Of Faith Exhibition, Cincinnati, OH- Purchase Award
2013- Catholic News Service, News Briefs: Artist Combines Faith, Imagery, & Biblical Messages
2013- The Catholic Accent, Feature Article: Art and Evangelization
2013- Camera Obscura Journal August 2013 Issue, Honorable Mention
2013- Camera Obscura Journal August 2013 Issue, Finalist
2013- Associated Artists 102nd Annual, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
2013- Whirl Magazine, March 2013 Issue
2013- Picture This!, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts- 1st Place Award
2012- 5th Annual Holiday Show at Fein Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2012- Fourth Nationwide Juried Catholic Arts Exhibition, St. Vincent College- 1st Place Award
2012- NYC Digital Photography Group Show, Soho Gallery for Digital Art, New York, NY
2012- PSA 2012 Annual Exhibition, Fein Art Gallery- Juror's Award
2012- Photographer's Forum Magazine, Hardcover Book, Best of Photography 2012.
2012- Scapes, Pittsburgh Society of Artists, Panza Gallery
2012- White Stone Gallery, Art and Faith 2012 Catalogue
2012- Confluence, Merrick Masters Exhibition, Merrick Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
2012- Picture This! Opportunity, Independence, Success, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
2011- Myths and Fables- Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Gallery Sim
2011- Prix de la Photographie, Paris- Official Selection
2011- 37th Westmoreland Nationals- 2011 Westmoreland Art Nationals Photography Award
2011- Extremes, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
2010- Three Rivers Arts Festival Emerging Artist Scholarship
2010- Three Rivers Arts Festival Visual Arts Exhibition, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
2010- 100 @ 100- Associated Artists of Pittsburgh’s President’s Choice, 907 Penn Gallery
2010- Interplay, Curated by Eric Shiner (Warhol Museum), Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
2008- Photographer’s Forum Magazine’s Best of Photography 2008 Finalist
2004- Photographer’s Forum Magazine’s Best of College Photography 2004 Finalist
2003- Photographer’s Forum Magazine’s Best of College Photography 2003 Finalist

Permanent Collections
St Vincent College, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Xavier University, Cincinnati Ohio

Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, member
Pittsburgh Society of Artists
National Association of Photoshop Professionals, member
Canon Professional Services

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