Since her graduation from the Carnegie Institute of Technology, (now Carnegie Mellon) Aaronel deRoy Gruber has been creating art: paintings, steel and Plexiglas sculptures, and for many years, photographs.
Long known for her artistic vision, Aaronel employs photographic processes that range from traditional methods to the latest in digital technology. As Murray Horne of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and curator of Wood Street Galleries in Pittsburgh, PA, has said, “There is a real lustrous-ness to it. A real feeling for the extravagant, but it’s not over the top.” This lavish feel shines in Aaronel’s photographs.
Aaronel’s art is included in the permanent collection of The Carnegie Museum of Art, including her 1968 Plexiglas sculpture, Spherical Plateaus. Additionally, her art is part of the permanent collections of the Butler Institute of American Art, the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, the Frick Art Museum, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. and the Kawamura Museum of Modern Art in Japan.