About Kay Ruane, Artist


Kay Ruane is a Los Angeles-based artist who received her BFA from University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign and continued her studies at Indiana State University and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

She has exhibited widely in galleries and museums nationally, most recently the Julie Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art in Auburn, AL, and The Baker Museum in Naples, FL.

Her work is included in both private and public collections, including the DeCordova Museum, Fidelity Investments, 21C Museum, Arkansas Art Center, and the Fitchburg Museum.

Ruane has also been featured in several publications, including FLAUNT Magazine and ZYZZYVA: West Coast Writers & Artists Journal.

She has received numerous grants including the MCAD/McKnight Fellowship, Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant, Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship, Massachusetts Cultural Council Finalist in Drawing and Printmaking and the NEA Fellowship for Visual Artists award.

In addition, She has enjoyed several residency fellowships, including the Ragdale Foundation in Chicago, Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center in MA, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Vermont Studio Center full fellowship.