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Christopher McGinnis
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


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My research investigates modern technology and its impact on the human experience.  Artworks inspired by this research visualize our pursuit of progress and its effect on all facets of society, ranging from industry to entertainment.  Iconography representing the abundance and promise of industrial modernism now evokes nostalgia for a time when American optimism was specifically manifested in large-scale construction and the built environment.


born: 1980, United States


University of Arizona, MFA 2010
Indiana University of Pennsylvania,  BFA, 2006

selected awards/honors

Visiting Artist Residency - LOMEA Art Symposium, Rousse Bulgaria, 2011
Professional Artist Opportunity Grant - Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
1885 Society Fellowship in the Humanities - University of Arizona, 2010
Medici Scholars Private Foundation Grant Award - AZ, 2009

selected publications

"Greenhouse 1"; Robert Rascza: Pittsburgh City Paper April 2012
Lassedra 8th World Art Print Annual Catalog;  Mini Print 2009: Sofia Bulgaria
Studio Visit Magazine; 2009 Issue. Boston, MA: Open Studios Press
Interview with Chris McGinnis; Dr. Kubilay Akman.  Istanbul, Turkey: EuroArt Magazine 2008

selected solo or two-person exhibits

Chris McGinnis, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Annex Gallery: New Paintings: Indiana, PA 2012
Chris McGinnis, University of Arizona Museum of Art: Desert Initiative DI;D1: Tucson AZ, 2012
Chris McGinnis, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts: Greenhouse 1, PIttsburgh, PA, 2012
Chris McGinnis and Dan Khun, Touchstone Center for Craft: Uniontown, PA, 2012

selected group shows

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts: Utopia/Dystopia, Grand Rapids MI, 2013
Buchanan Center for the Arts: 64 Arts: Monmouth IL. Juror Eric Fischl 2012
St. Vincent University Museum: Regional Artist Showcase: Latrobe, PA,  2012
Chabot Gallery: Creating Energy: Providence, RI, 2011



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