Bio/CV

Chip Rutan resides in the shoreline community of Old Saybrook, Connecticut. He received his MFA in visual art from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and previously studied art history and graphic design at the University of Bridgeport. He is a 2015 recipient of a Connecticut Office of the Arts, Artist Fellowship Grant. 

Contact
crutan@me.com

Education
MFA, Visual Art, Vermont College of Fine Arts
MBA, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Hartford
BA, Mathematics, University of New Haven
Art History and Graphic Design Studies, University of Bridgeport

Solo Exhibitions
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Equilibrium, 2016-2017 | Old Saybrook, CT
Exit Gallery, The Reader, 2014 | Essex, CT

Group Exhibitions
The Gallery at Constitution Plaza, Rhyme & Reason, 2017 | Hartford, CT
Atlantic Works Gallery, Here and There, 2017 | East Boston, MA
Main Street Art Gallery, Nexus, 2016-2017 | Newfields, NH
Chester Gallery, The May Show, 2015 | Chester, CT
Moore Gallery, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Encounters, 2015 | Montpelier, VT
The Arts Council of Greater New Haven, Somewhat Off the Wall, 2013 | New Haven, CT
Guilford Art Center, Dialogue: Representation & Abstraction, 2013 | Guilford, CT
Tivoli Artists Gallery, The Erotica Show, 2013 | Tivoli, NY
Mitchell College, Un/Natural Disasters, 2013 | New London, CT

Selected Juried Exhibitions
New Britain Museum of American Art, Nor’Easter, 2017, juried by Sarah Fritchey | New Britain, CT
Mystic Museum of Art, Photo Show 39, 2017, juried by Joe Standart | Mystic, CT
Essex Art Association, Weather Whether, 2017, juried by Lenny Moskowitz | Essex, CT
Essex Art Association, Up in the Attic, 2017, juried by Melanie Carr | Essex, CT
Black Box Gallery, Portraiture: Photography Now, 2016, juried by Kelli Pennington | Portland, OR
Essex Art Association, Where I Live, 2016, juried by Karen Bartone | Essex, CT
Mystic Museum of Art, Photo Show 37, 2015, juried by George King | Mystic, CT
Cambridge Art Association, Photography Now, 2015, Kathryn Schultz Gallery | Cambridge, MA
Mystic Arts Center, Photo Show 36, 2014, juried by Mary Kocol | Mystic, CT
Shoreline Arts Alliance, Images 2014, juried by A. Letorney, W. Meyers, S. Smith | Guilford,CT
South County Art Association, Photography and Printmaking, 2014, juried by Robert Hunt | Kingston, RI
West Hartford Art League, Exposures 2014, juried by Paula Tognarelli | West Hartford, CT
A Smith Gallery, Faces, 2013, juried by Craig J. Barber | Johnson City, TX
Mystic Arts Center, Photo Show 35, 2013, juried by Shane Gutierrez | Mystic, CT
Arc Studios & Gallery, Mayhem, 2013, juried by Alan Bamberger | San Francisco, CA
South Shore Art Center, Photography NOW, 2013, juried by Karin Rosenthal | Cohasset, MA
Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, 102nd Exhibition, 2013, juried by J. Pavone, S. Wilda | Mystic, CT
Shoreline Arts Alliance, Images 2013, juried by M. Axon, J. Chuang, M. Lynch | Guilford, CT
Hygienic Art Galleries, The f-Stops Here, 2013, juried by David Madasci | New London, CT
Viridian Artists, Inc., 3rd Juried Photography Exhibition, 2013, juried by Nat Trotman (Solomon R Guggenheim Museum) | NYC
West Hartford Art League, Exposures 2013, juried by Avery Danzinger | West Hartford, CT
Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Street View, 2012, juried by Anne Kelly | Lakewood, CO
ARC Gallery, NATIONAL EXPOSURE Revisited, 2012, juried by Charles Osgood | Chicago, IL
Provenance Center, Sexuality in Contemporary Society, 2012, juried by Nadesha Mijoba | New London, CT
Mystic Arts Center, Photo Show 34, 2012, juried by Lindsay Elgin | Mystic, CT
Darkroom Gallery, Macro/Micro, 2012, juried by Felice Frankel | Essex Junction, VT
West Hartford Art League, CT+6, 2012, juried by Susan Cross (MASS MoCA) | West Hartford, CT
Darkroom Gallery, Monochromatic, 2012, juried by Rafal Maleszyk | Essex Junction, VT
Soho Photo Gallery, National Small Works Competition, 2012, juried by Karen Marks (Howard Greenberg Gallery) | NYC
West Hartford Art League, Exposures 2011, juried by Sean Kernan | West Hartford, CT

Grants and Awards
Connecticut Office of the Arts, Artist Fellowship Grant, 2015
Best in Show, Essex Art Association, Weather Whether, 2017, juried by Lenny Moskowitz
Best in Photography, Essex Art Association, Up in the Attic, 2017, juried by Melanie Carr
3rd Place, Mystic Museum of Art, Photo Show 37, 2015, juried by George King
4th Place, Oxford Academy, Lights on Westbrook (fund raiser), 2015, juried by E. Dolle, R. Chappell, S, Perretan
4th Place, Oxford Academy, Lights on Westbrook (fund raiser), 2014, juried by Ralph Chappell
Exit Gallery Award, Essex Art Association, Pathways, 2013, juried by Miggs Burroughs
Best in Show, Chester Fair, Black and White Photography, 2013
3rd Place, Stamford Art Association, Trains, Planes and Automobiles, 2013, juried by Alex McFarlane
2nd Place, West Hartford Art League, CT+6, 2012, juried by Susan Cross (MASS MoCA)
Best in Show, West Hartford Art League, Exposures 2011, juried by Sean Kernan
Best in Show, Chester Fair, Color Photography, 2010

Publications
Incandescent (issue 12)

Mentions
Hartford Courant, Critics' Choice
ARTCARDS Review, Soho Photo Small Works National Competition Winners
Frank Mercado Photography, Street View
Hartford Courant, Olof Aspelin of Stafford Wins West Hartford Art League CT+6 Juried Show
Middletown Press, Essex Art Association’s new show opens July 25, with photographs by Chip Rutan

Memberships
Essex Art Association (elected artist; president)
Mystic Museum of Art (elected artist)
New Britain Museum of American Art
Real Art Ways
Slater Memorial Museum
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Yale University Art Gallery

Shoreline is an ongoing project created with the support of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development.

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