Christopher Ruane is an Augmented Reality artist and photographer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who specializes in massive photo and video montages. Sometimes with thousands of individual layers, his work often focuses on spirituality, technology, and the human experience. 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 and galleries across the United States and has been chosen for exhibitions by notable jurors from MOCA Cleveland, Andy Warhol Museum, Brooklyn 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 the last few years, Christopher and his work were featured in Camera Obscura Journal, Whirl Magazine, The Pittsburgh Post Gazette, The National Catholic News Service, The Washington Post, and The Huffington Post. In 2016 he was awarded The Charles Dodgson Black & White Award at The Berlin Photo Bienniale and also received awards in PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris and The International Photography Awards. In recent years Christopher was a Finalist for the Fomenar Prize 2017 and exhibited in Barcelona, Spain. In 2018 he won best Augmented Reality at The New Media Film Festival in Los Angeles, CA and created and launched his own Mixed Reality app, ARt, available now on iTunes and Google Play.