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Ryan Schneider

After many years of living and painting in New York City, I moved my home and studio to Joshua Tree, California, in 2015, where I created all of the work for this exhibition.

While working in an open-air studio, with the vast desert as a backdrop, I was forced to fight (and quickly inspired to embrace) nature’s elements such as strong winds, intense light and excessive heat (all of which helped to influence and shape this current body of work).Whereas my previous work had been informed and inspired by big-city living, dense population and “noise,” the juxtaposed spaciousness, isolation and solitude of the desert provided me with a vastly different, almost sacred, space in which to create a whole new body of work.For me, painting has always been a spiritual practice and, in my new (almost alien-like) surroundings, I felt like a conduit for the works that I created for this exhibition (as if they had been patiently awaiting my arrival in the desert in order to finally come to fruition).

New work by Ryan Schneider will be exhibited in Richard Heller Gallery's booth, 345, at Expo Chicago, 2018.

Photo Credit: Chris McPhearson

Born 1980, Indianapolis, IN
Lives and works in Joshua Tree, CA

2002 BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland


2010/2011 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Resident


No Filter Eden, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, DK

Mohave Masks, Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, OR (catalog)

Mojave Pictures, Taymour Grahne Gallery, NYC
Dark Matters, One River School. Englewood, NJ

You Are Entering, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Solo Presentation at VOLTA NY with Two Rams Gallery, New York, NY

Ritual for Letting Go, Two Rams Gallery, New York, NY

Cast a Shadow, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

Send Me Through, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York, NY

Before and After Us, Artcore, Toronto, Canada

One-Dog Night, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York, NY

Today I Am a Knife, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York, NY


The Outside World, with Matthew F. Fisher, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

Feeling Human, curated by Adam Mignanelli, with Mira Dancy and Austin Eddy, Bleecker Street Arts Club, New York, NY

Schneids and Heids, with Daniel Heidkamp, Bendixen Contemporary, Copenhagen, DK

Carry On, with Wes Lang, Eighth Veil, Los Angeles, CA


The Brask Collection Meets Willumsen– JF Willumsens Museum, Copenhagen, DK (2017/18)
Nude, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, DK
Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros, curated by Eric Fischl, Hall Art Foundation, Reading, VT
Trust Fall, galleryALSO, Los Angeles, CA
Group Show, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

A Verdant Summer, Taymour Grahne Gallery, NYC
Got it For Cheap, curated by Charlie Roberts, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, DK

Natural Selection, The Hole, New York, NY
Lesser Dieties of Summer, Underdonk, Brooklyn, NY
Refiguring, with Austin Eddy, Shara Hughes, Guy Yanai, and Tamara Gonzalez, Coburn Projects, London
Let’s Go Away for a While, curated by Maria Calandra and Erik den Breejen, One Mile Gallery, Kingston, NY
The Coyote, Gallerie Steinsland Berliner, curated by Brian Willmont, Stockholm, Sweden,
Ducks, curated by Ryan Travis Christian, Minotaur Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Media, curated by Jens-Peter Brask, Galleri Jacob Bjorn, Aarhus, Denmark

Ritual Magic, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Et Brask Spark, Selections from the Collection of Jens Peter Brask, Munkeruphus Museum, Denmark

The Delightful Land, curated by Chris Murtha, The New York Horticultural Society, New York, NY
Different Strokes, Louis B. James Gallery, New York, NY
Bathers, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY
Chicken or Beef? A Transcontinental Survey of Figurative Painting, curated by Jesper Elg and Kathy Grayson, The Hole, New York, NY
Tonight We Won’t Be Bored, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, DK

Habeas Corpus, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Pig Party, curated by Gina Beavers, New York City Gallery, New York, NY
Yeah We Friends and Shit, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY
Mie: A Portrait by 35 Artists, Freight and Volume, New York, NY

From Where You Just Arrived, Pepin Moore, Los Angeles, CA
Wild Beasts, Champion Contemporary, Austin, TX
B-B-B-Bad, Curated by Doug McClemont, Anna Kustera Gallery, New York, NY
Status: Somewhere Between Position and Condition, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Run and Tell That: New Work from New York, curated by Eric Gleason and David Lake Prince, SU Art Galleries, Syracuse, NY
Playing Fields, School of Fine Arts Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
ALBUM, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
BIG PICTURE, curated by Tom Sanford and Ryan Schneider, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York, NY
Small Oil Paintings, curated by Eddie Martinez, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin, Germany

Glass Houses, curated by Eddie Martinez, Werkstätte, New York, NY
The Boys Are Back in Town, curated by Wes Lang, V1, Copenhgen, Denmark
The Boys Are Back in Town, curated by Wes Lang, Romo Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Irrational Exuberance, Maddox Arts, London, UK

For Pleasure, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY (co-curator and exhibitor)


Form is not Different from Emptiness, Left Field, San Luis Obispo, CA

Not a Force but a Curvature, NOVELLA gallery, New York, NY

Bathers, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY

From Where You Just Arrived (co-organized with Jonas Wood) Pepin Moore, Los Angeles, CA

BIG PICTURE, curated by Ryan Schneider and Tom Sanford, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York, NY

Everybody, Envoy Gallery, New York, NY

For Pleasure, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY

Elephant, Expo Chicago: Gender, Ryan Schneider, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, September 14
Trainor, Sheryl, Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros at Hall Art Foundation, November/December, Art New England,

Kinsella, Eileen, 9 Must-See Summer 2016 Group Gallery Shows, A Verdant Summer, at Taymour Grahne Gallery, June 30, ArtNet News
Frontrunner Magazine, “Finding Clarity and Inspiration in the Desert”
ArtNet, “10 Must see Shows this Week”
Curate Joshua Tree

Fortini, Amanda, “In Joshua Tree, A Desert Blooms,” Travel and Leisure
“Must See Booths at Volta NY,” ArtNet

Whitewall, “Top Shows to see in New York”
Augutsen, Sola, “Birds, Barren Branches, and El Diablo,” Whitewall Magazine
NYC Art Scene, “El Diablo by Ryan Schneider”
Indrisek, Scott, “5 Must See Gallery Shows in New York” Blouin Art Info

Art Fag City, “This Weeks Must See Art Events”
Gallerist, NY, “12 Things to do in New York’s Art World”
Diamond-Hamer, Katy “A Dialogue with Ryan Schneider,” Eyes Toward the Dove
Indrisek, Scott, “Two Brooklyn Painters Have a Pow Wow,”
Considine, Austin, “Meaty Figuration at the Hole,” Art in America

Johnson, Ken, “The Double Dirty Dozen and Friends,” The New York Times
“Yeah We Friends and Shit,” The New Yorker, August 13 and 20, 2012
Vine, Richard, “Pictures of Mie,” Art in

Indrisek, Scott, “New York Invades Denmark,” Modern Painters, February 2011

Indrisek, Scott, “Big Picture,” Modern Painters, October 2010
Indrisek, Scott, “Big Picture,”, August 5, 2010
Mason, Chris, Hum “Who Hiccup,” New York: Narrow House, 2010 (cover image)
Grimberg, David, “Interview: Tom Sanford & Ryan Schneider,”, July 13, 2010
“Big Picture,”, July 12, 2010
“Studio Visit: Ryan Schneider,”, May 2, 2010
Slezak, Lilly, “Ryan Schneider,” Art in America, May 2010
Curcio, Seth, “Ryan Schneider: Send Me Through,”, February 6, 2010
Pasulka, Nicole, “Paintings of a Recovering Poet,” The Morning News, February 1, 2010
Horner, James, “Ryan Schneider’s color-shock at Priska C. Juschka Fine Art.”, January 31, 2010
Coggins, David, “Ryan Schneider on Ambition and the Beach,” Art in America, January 20, 2010

Wolf, Kate, “Wes Lang and Ryan Schneider’s Carry On at Eighth Veil,” Dossier, May, 2009

Fisher, Cora, “Ryan Schneider One-Dog Night,” The Brooklyn Rail, May 2008
New American Paintings, vol. 13, Feb/March 2008, 124-127
Sumpter, Helen, “Irrational Exuberance,” Time Out London, November 5, 2007

Open City Magazine, no. 18, 2003


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