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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).

Photo Credit: Chris McPhearson



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

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

RESIDENCIES

2010/2011 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Resident

Exhibitions
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
Mohave Masks, Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, OR (catalog)

2016
Mojave Pictures, Taymour Grahne Gallery, NYC
Dark Matters, One River School. Englewood, NJ

2015
You Are Entering, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Solo Presentation at VOLTA NY with Two Rams Gallery, New York, NY

2014
Ritual for Letting Go, Two Rams Gallery, New York, NY

2012
Cast a Shadow, Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2010
Send Me Through, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York, NY

2009
Before and After Us, Artcore, Toronto, Canada

2008
One-Dog Night, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York, NY

2006
Today I Am a Knife, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York, NY

TWO AND THREE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2015
The Outside World, with Matthew F. Fisher, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

2014
Feeling Human, curated by Adam Mignanelli, with Mira Dancy and Austin Eddy, Bleecker Street Arts Club, New York, NY

2013
Schneids and Heids, with Daniel Heidkamp, Bendixen Contemporary, Copenhagen, DK

2009
Carry On, with Wes Lang, Eighth Veil, Los Angeles, CA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
Nude, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, DK (opening September 2017)
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

2016
A Verdant Summer, Taymour Grahne Gallery, NYC
Got it For Cheap, curated by Charlie Roberts, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, DK

2015
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

2014
Ritual Magic, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Et Brask Spark, Selections from the Collection of Jens Peter Brask, Munkeruphus Museum, Denmark

2013
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

2012
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

2011
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

2010
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

2008
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

2007
Irrational Exuberance, Maddox Arts, London, UK

2003
For Pleasure, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY (co-curator and exhibitor)

CURATORIAL

2015
Form is not Different from Emptiness, Left Field, San Luis Obispo, CA

2014
Not a Force but a Curvature, NOVELLA gallery, New York, NY

2013
Bathers, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY

2011
From Where You Just Arrived (co-organized with Jonas Wood) Pepin Moore, Los Angeles, CA

2010
BIG PICTURE, curated by Ryan Schneider and Tom Sanford, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York, NY

2009
Everybody, Envoy Gallery, New York, NY

2003
For Pleasure, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY

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

2015
Fortini, Amanda, “In Joshua Tree, A Desert Blooms,” Travel and Leisure
“Must See Booths at Volta NY,” ArtNet

2014
Whitewall Mag.com, “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

2013
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,” BlackBook.com
Considine, Austin, “Meaty Figuration at the Hole,” Art in America

2012
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 America.com

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

2010    
Indrisek, Scott, “Big Picture,” Modern Painters, October 2010
Indrisek, Scott, “Big Picture,” ArtINFO.com, August 5, 2010
Mason, Chris, Hum “Who Hiccup,” New York: Narrow House, 2010 (cover image)
Grimberg, David, “Interview: Tom Sanford & Ryan Schneider,” Kopenhagen.dk, July 13, 2010
“Big Picture,” BeautifulDecay.com, July 12, 2010
“Studio Visit: Ryan Schneider,” BeautifulDecay.com, May 2, 2010
Slezak, Lilly, “Ryan Schneider,” Art in America, May 2010
Curcio, Seth, “Ryan Schneider: Send Me Through,” DailyServing.com, 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.” Examiner.com, January 31, 2010
Coggins, David, “Ryan Schneider on Ambition and the Beach,” Art in America, January 20, 2010

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

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

2003
Open City Magazine, no. 18, 2003

 


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