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B.S., History, U.S. Naval Academy, 1968
M.F.A., Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art, 1975
Ph.D., New York University, 1989
Barnaby Ruhe received his doctorate in shamanism and art practice, an interdisciplinary effort combining psychology, anthropology, art history, phenomenology and art studio action. He was senior editor of Art/World newspaper in the 1980s and '90s and wrote the first New York City reviews of work by Francesco Clemente and the Starn Twins, as well as essays on Francisco de Goya, Henri Matisse, Andy Warhol and Joseph Beuys. Ruhe currently serves on the board of Artists Talk on Art. A romantic artist, he incorporates sentiment, gesture and psychic journeying into his paintings, and he runs shaman healing workshops at Shamandome Camp at the Burning Man festival each summer. He is also a six-time world boomerang champion.
visual art; art criticism; art history; art and anthropology; art and psychology; shamanism; history of warfare and revolution
Barnaby Ruhe received a 2020 Encourage Grant from the City of Allentown, Pennsylvania Arts Commission for Fall 2020 to conduct a series of abstract paintings reflecting the times.